Oracle Press Release

Oracle® Database 11g Sets New World Record For Price/Performance with TPC-C Benchmark

Winning Combination Includes Oracle Database 11g with Windows Running on Dell PowerEdge 2900 Server

June 17, 2008

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Oracle today announced a new world record TPC-C benchmark for Oracle® Database 11g Standard Edition One running on Windows(1). With this result, Oracle now holds the top three record benchmark positions in the Top Ten TPC-C price/performance category. This benchmark result further demonstrates Oracle's commitment to providing enterprise-class scalability, and performance at a low cost to customers of any size.

Achieving 97,083 transactions per minute with a price/performance of $.68/tpmC, Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition One running on a Windows-based Dell PowerEdge 2900 server with one Intel Quad-Core Xeon 2.66 GHz processor, delivered the best price-per-transaction- per-minute ever achieved with the TPC-C benchmark. Oracle continues to lead in the TPC-C Price/Performance category with the top results on Windows and Linux.

"This benchmark result further demonstrates that Oracle can deliver unparalleled performance at an affordable price, regardless of a customer's choice of operating system," said Sushil Kumar, senior director, Database Availability, Manageability and Performance Product Management, Oracle. "Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition One running on Dell's PowerEdge 2900 server provides customers with undeniable value by offering a scalable, high performing solution for Windows-based environments."

Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition One is an affordable, full-featured database for servers with up to two sockets. It provides enterprise-class performance and security, is simple to manage, and is upwardly compatible - allowing it to easily scale as a customers demand increases. For more information about Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition One visit:

About TPC-C

TPC-C is an OLTP (online transaction processing) benchmark developed by the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC). The TPC-C benchmark defines a rigorous standard for calculating performance and price/performance measured by transactions per minute (tpmC) and $/tpmC, respectively. More information is available at Top Ten TPC-C by Price/Performance:

About Oracle Database 11g

Oracle Database is the only database designed for grid computing. With more than 400 new features, 36,000 person-months of development, and 15 million test hours, Oracle Database 11g is making the management of enterprise information easier than ever, enabling customers to know more about their business and innovate more quickly. Oracle Database 11g delivers superior performance, scalability, availability, security and ease of management on a low-cost grid of industry standard storage and servers.

About Oracle

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As of June 16, 2008:
(1) Dell PowerEdge 2900, 97,083 tpmC, .68/tpmC, Oracle Database Standard Edition One, available 6/16/08 (#1 TPC-C by Price/Performance). HP ProLiant ML350G5, 102,454 tpmC, .73/tpmC, Oracle Database Standard Edition One, available 12/31/07 (#2 Top Ten TPC-C by Price/Performance). HP ProLiant ML350G5, 100,926 tpmC, .74/tpmC, Oracle Database Standard Edition One, available 6/8/07 (#3 Top Ten TPC-C by Price/Performance)

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