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December 02, 2010 16:05 ET

Oracle Beats IBM With Nearly Three Times Better Throughput at 26 Percent Lower Price/Performance

Oracle SPARC Supercluster With SPARC T3-4 Servers Demonstrates Better Response Time and Low Cost per Transaction With Record Breaking TPC-C Benchmark Result

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - December 2, 2010) -  Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

News Facts

  • Today, Oracle announced a world record TPC-C benchmark result for Oracle® Database 11g Release 2 on a SPARC Supercluster with SPARC T3-4 servers(1), beating the fastest IBM TPC-C result with DB2 running on IBM's POWER7-based server cluster(2).
  • Achieving 30,249,688 transactions per minute (tpmC) with a price/performance of $1.01/tpmC, the winning SPARC Supercluster with SPARC T3-4 servers consisted of 27 SPARC T3-4 servers with flash storage technology using Sun Storage F5100 Flash Arrays.
  • Oracle Real Application Clusters allowed the SPARC Supercluster with SPARC T3-4 servers to scale performance by nearly 3 times compared to the highest level ever recorded with the TPC-C benchmark while ensuring high availability and better response times(3). Oracle Real Application Clusters is in production use at thousands of customers, enabling transparent scaling of real-world business applications. 
  • Oracle now holds the TPC-C world record in both major categories -- performance(1) and price/performance(4). 
  • Also today, Oracle unveiled the SPARC Supercluster based on SPARC T3-2 servers. Built using the same innovations that delivered the OLTP performance demonstrated in the TPC-C benchmark, it features the latest software and hardware from Oracle, including Oracle's Sun FlashFire storage, InfiniBand networking and Oracle's ZFS Storage Appliance products.

Supporting Quotes

  • "Independently audited results are now available showcasing the latest technologies from IBM and Oracle. The comparison couldn't be more clear. Oracle demonstrated a huge advantage on all the important metrics including performance, response time, and cost," said Juan Loaiza, Oracle Senior Vice President, Systems Technology. 

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As of December 2, 2010: Source: Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC),

(1) Oracle Sun SPARC T3-4 server cluster, 30,249,688 tpmC, $1.01/tpmC, available 6/1/11.
(2) IBM Power 780 Server Model 9179-MHB, 10,366,254/tpmC, $1.38/tpmC, available 10/13/2010 (Best IBM DB2 TPC-C result).
(3) Based on average response time of New Order transaction in TPC-C benchmark.
(4) HP ProLiant ML350 G-6, 290,040 tpmC, .39/tpmC, 4.22 Watts/tpmC, available 8/16/2010.

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