January 6, 1999

For Immediate Release

Empress RDBMS and HP-UX 11 Empower 64 and 32-bit Users

Utilize 64-bit addressing, high-performance and reliability for database applications

Greenbelt, MD. - Empress announces Empress RDBMS's ability to support both 32-bit and 64-bit applications on Hewlett-Packard's HP-UX 11. The Empress RDBMS running under HP-UX 11 offers both 64-bit and 32-bit application developers a development environment which delivers high-performance, reliability, and optimized features for Internet computing.

Among Empress RDBMS's chief assets in the HP-UX 11 environment are high-performance and reliability. Empress provides high-performance through its solid, multi-tiered database architecture, powered by a fast and compact database engine. The reliability of Empress has been continuously proven in data-intensive, robust applications in fields ranging from telecommunications to healthcare systems.

"The choice of whether to use a 32-bit or 64-bit Hewlett-Packard platform for development should be the user's," states Njai Wong, Director of Product Development at Empress Software. "We have a responsibility to provide a solid, reliable and robust database management system. In addition, it is a primary objective of ours to optimize our database for performance within both 32-bit and 64-bit environments. With the support of the HP Partnership Software Provider Program, we met this objective in the release of Empress RDBMS for HP-UX 11."

Empress offers HP-UX 11 Internet application developers a powerful environment for creating either 32-bit or 64-bit database-fed Web applications to run mission-critical operations. This provides developers with a solid foundation for developing applications that enable both corporate and external communications. Empress Hypermedia , an Internet application development toolkit, is used for the creation of the actual Web applications.

Empress Software develops and supports the Empress Relational Database Management System. The Empress RDBMS V8.10 is one of the most powerful and cost-effective development databases available for scientific and engineering organizations using Unix, Windows or real-time environments. Empress RDBMS V8.10 is capable of managing text and multimedia data in the most demanding applications such as weather forecasting, space exploration, flight simulation and geographical information systems. Embedded systems applications include image and voice management, telecommunications, medical systems and network management.

For more information about Empress, please call 301-220-1919. Check our web site at www.empress.com or send e-mail to sales@empress.com. You can write to us at Empress Software, 6401 Golden Triangle Drive, Greenbelt, MD, 20770.

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
http://www.empress.com/               http://www.empress.com/
sales@empress.com                     sales@empress.com