Anyone used Apollo/Rocket BDE replacement ?

Hi,

I am writing an application that uses DBF files and I really do not like
the idea of linking in the entire BDE just for a few db files.

Someone mentioned Rocket/Apollo which is supposed to be fast and compact
replacement for the BDE if you are using dBase or Paradox files.

Is there a trial version of this product that I can evaluate before
buying ?  What is your opinion on this product for those of you who are
using it ?

TIA

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S H Chua