SEATTLE, WA – May 21, 2009 – Birdstep Technology Inc. Raima Division (OSE: BIRD), which offers state-of-the-art embedded database technologies, today announced the launch of a new replacement pricing program targeting MySQL developers looking to mitigate the uncertainty introduced by the Oracle acquisition of Sun Microsystems. The replacement pricing program consists of Birdstep honoring existing MySQL deployment contracts with an additional 40% discount on deployment costs for the remainder of the deployment contract. This MySQL replacement pricing program is available to MySQL developers until October 1, 2009.

"RDM Server is a high-performance embeddable client/server engine closely resembling MySQL with its broad support of SQL, industrial standard API’s, and intelligent data flow and interoprability", says Duncan Bates, V.P. Product Management, Birdstep Technology Raima Division. "With companies like IBM, Symantec, Boeing, General Dynamics, and other notable customers entrusting their high profile projects to the Raima technology we've proved to be a reliable and flexible player in the market."

RDM Server is available on a broad range of operating systems and the platform SDKs are free and available for download at http://www.raima.com/products/rdm-server/sdk-download . To find out how to migrate an application from MySQL to RDM Server a migration guide is available for download at http://www.raima.com/pdf/collaterals...rdm_server.pdf .

Birdstep has been a premium provider of embedded database solutions for over 25 years and offers world class product support. For additional information about the MySQL replacement licensing program visit the Raima.com Website at http://www.raima.com/products/rdm-se...ql-replacement .

About The Raima Database Manager Family
Raima released the first version of the Raima embedded database in 1984. Since then the family has grown into three successful embedded database products. RDM Embedded pioneered the embedded market space under the name dbVista. Building on the success of RDM Embedded, Raima released the product in a client/server configuration under the name Velocis, now called RDM Server. Please find free SDK downloads of the RDM Products at www.raima.com/downloads.

About Birdstep
Birdstep Technology, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Birdstep Technology ASA, is a leading provider of high-performance, real-time, always on, embedded databases for both in-memory database usage and persistent storage devices. Raima Database Managers are found in everything from low cost real-time applications to high performance, high-availability application. With over 20 000 developers enjoying the flexibility of these COTS databases, the products are currently successfully deployed in over 25 million systems.

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