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May 12, 2003

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EMPRESS RDBMS Now Available on SGI® Altix 3000 64-bit Linux

Beltsville, MD, May 12, 2003 - Empress Software announces availability of the EMPRESS Embedded RDBMS V8.62 on SGI Altix 3000 systems that use Intel Itanium 2 processors and the 64-bit Linux operating system. The EMPRESS Embedded RDBMS on SGI systems running 64-bit Linux further extends the list of software development tools and runtime components available to high performance SGI customers for cross platform application development on IRIX and 64-bit Linux as well as UNIX, Windows and real-time platforms.

EMPRESS RDBMS is a high-performance database engine for embedded applications. Empress Software and SGI pursue similar interests in the fields of government and defense, manufacturing, energy, and other data intensive technical and scientific applications. The Empress database engine and its standard application programming interfaces provide SGI customers with a reliable, cost-effective full-featured embeddable database management system.

"For over 12 years, SGI and Empress Software have been delivering increasingly advanced technology to our mutual customers. On IRIX and now on 64-bit Linux, the proven combination of high-performance SGI systems and the EMPRESS Embedded Real-time Database, equals a winning combination of power and flexibility at an attractive price," states John Kornatowski, president of Empress Software.

About Empress Software, Inc.

Empress Software develops and supports the EMPRESS embedded real-time data management system. EMPRESS RDBMS is a full-featured, high-performance database engine especially designed for developers operating on UNIX, Windows or real-time environments. Empress has been utilized successfully in diverse fields including image and voice management, telecommunications, medical systems, telephony systems, geographical information systems and network management. For more information, please call 301-220-1919. Check our web site at www.empress.com or send e-mail to info@empress.com.

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Empress Software Inc.               Empress Software Inc.
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