For Immediate Release

  • Channa, Marketing Manager
    (301) 220-1919


April 17, 1996 -- Empress Software Inc. announces the release of EMPRESS DataWEB(TM). EMPRESS DataWEB(TM) is the first complete application development environment designed for HYPERMEDIA Web Data Management (HWDM). EMPRESS DataWEB(TM) allows users to easily and rapidly build Web-based applications utilizing the efficient and secure data storage and management capabilities of the EMPRESS RDBMS. Empress DataWEB(TM) will be available on CD-ROM for HP-UX, IBM-AIX, SGI Irix, SUN Solaris, SCO Open Server 5, Solaris x86 and Linux.

The World Wide Web is a graphically oriented environment and Empress' inherent ability to easily store and manipulate multimedia data types (i.e., images, video, sound, etc.) makes Empress a natural choice for the Internet. Applications built using EMPRESS DataWEB(TM) can be used as a public Internet application or an enterprise Intranet application. Empress will ship Empress DataWEB(TM) on May 1, 1996. Special introductory pricing begins at $997 (US$), for the four-user PC UNIX version.

At the core of EMPRESS DataWEB(TM) resides EMPRESS HYPERMEDIA(TM), the Empress Web HTML Toolkit. Applications built using EMPRESS HYPERMEDIA(TM) can dynamically transfer data from an EMPRESS database into hypertext templets, or transfer them as binary objects to state-of-the-art multimedia and hypermedia applications. Web data and binary objects can also be returned back to the database directly from the application. Other components of the Empress DataWEB(TM) include Empress RDBMS Lite, Empress SQL Server, Database Explorer, Server and Database Administrator Tools and Apache HTTP Server. Complete product documentation is also included in HTML format.

Empress Software Inc. manufactures and distributes the Empress RDBMS, including 4GL development tools, GUI development tools, an ODBC interface and other related products through a distributor network around the world. The Empress multimedia RDBMS is available for all leading UNIX platforms.

More information about Empress Software Inc. and its complete line of multimedia RDBMS products can be found at

Empress Software Inc.             Empress Software Inc.
3100 Steeles Ave East             6401 Golden Triangle Drive
Markham, Ontario, Canada          Greenbelt, MD 20770, USA
Phone: (905) 513-8888             Phone: (301) 220-1919
Fax:   (905) 513-1668             Fax:   (301) 220-1997