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Craig Mullins Gives Two Thumbs Up to EMPRESS Embedded Database

Beltsville, MD, January 20, 2006 - Craig Mullins, a respected Senior Database Specialist with over 20 years of related Database experience, has reviewed the EMPRESS Embedded Database and gives it two thumbs up in the embedded space. Empress Software Inc. is pleased to provide the following excerpts that summarize Craig's findings for our vendors, customers and prospective clients.

Reliability, Power and Small Footprint
" The Empress embedded DBMS offers reliability and power within a small footprint as is required for an embedded database. Empress is configurable and the footprint of the database depends on the options you need. Delivering performance and service within a small amount of memory and disk is the hallmark of the Empress DBMS engine."

"Sometimes technicians unfamiliar with the concept tend to dismiss embeddable solutions as lacking the functionality of a real DBMS, but that is not so with Empress. The Empress DBMS provides the features and functionality that you have come to expect with relational database systems. The full range of data types is available including 3 types of character data, decimal, currency, integer, date, time, and even multimedia data. Indeed, Empress is highly capable of managing the data requirements of demanding applications such as weather forecasting, space exploration, flight simulation and geographical information systems. Empress has also been utilized extensively in more traditional applications such as financial and banking systems, ERP systems, and Point of Sale systems."

Data Integrity, Range Checks, Triggers
"Furthermore, Empress provides data integrity features like declarative referential integrity, range check constraints, and triggers that are sometimes lacking in early or other "small" DBMS products."

Robust SQL
Empress supports a robust implementation of SQL, as well. Features like outer join, EXCEPT, and INTERSECT, as well as a nice selection of aggregate and built-in functions make writing SQL in Empress a snap if you are familiar with the SQL implementation of other popular SQL DBMS products."

Empress Quote
"Whether developing a commercial appliance like a DVR (Digital Video Recorder) or a complex medical instrumentation system, database developers need not sacrifice quality for cost," comments John Kornatowski, president of Empress Software, "EMPRESS provides the embedded developer the best of all worlds, a powerful, stable, feature rich database that scales easily without a hefty price tag,."

Links to the Article
Craig's original article may be found here: Craig Mullins Article in DBAzine
A PDF version of Craig's article is here: Craig Mullins Article in PDF Format

Craig Mullins

Craig S. Mullins is a contributing Editor of DBAzine.com, as well as a published author in the Database field. He is president and principal consultant of Mullins Consulting, Inc. Craig has more than two decades of experience in all facets of database systems development. Craig has developed and taught DB2 and SQL Server classes. Craig has authored more than one hundred database articles in the past several years. For more information, check Craig's web site at http://www.craigsmullins.com or send e-mail to craig@craigsmullins.com

About Empress Software, Inc.

Empress Software develops and supports the EMPRESS embedded real-time data management system. EMPRESS Embedded Database is a full-featured, high-performance database engine especially designed for developers operating on UNIX, Linux, Windows or real-time environments. Empress has been utilized successfully in diverse fields including image & voice management, networking, telecom, military & defense, process control, automotive and data acquisition. 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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