Oracle Press Release

Oracle® Database 11g Sets Another TPC-C Price/Performance World Record

Oracle Database 11g and Dell PowerEdge Server on Windows Make a Winning Combination

Redwood Shores, CA – February 25, 2009

News Facts

Today, Oracle 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 four 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 104,492 transactions per minute with a price/performance of $.60/tpmC, Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition One running on a Windows-based Dell server with one Intel® Quad-Core Xeon® 2.83 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.2,3,4
Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition One is an affordable, full-featured database for servers with up to two sockets that provides enterprise-class performance, reliability, security and is simple to manage and scale.
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

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"This benchmark result demonstrates that Oracle continues to deliver the best price/performance in the industry, whether customers are running Windows or Linux,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. “The combination of Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition One running on a Dell PowerEdge 2900 server is the latest example of how Oracle provides customers with unparalleled value and cost efficiencies."
“Mission critical databases require powerful hardware systems, and these systems should be open and affordable,” said Brad Anderson, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Product Management, Dell. “Dell is focused on innovation based on industry standards. Through this approach, we are making it simple for organizations of all sizes to quickly and easily deploy the Oracle Database on flexible, cost-effective and standards-based PowerEdge servers.”

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As of February 20, 2009: Source: Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC),
(1) Dell PowerEdge 2900 Server, 104,492 tpmC, .60/tpmC, available 2/20/2009.
(2) Dell PowerEdge 2900 server, 97,083 tpmC, .68/tpmC, available 6/16/08.
(3) HP ProLiant ML350 G5, 102,454 tpmC, .73/tpmC, available 12/31/07
(4) HP ProLiant ML350 G5, 100,926 tpmC, .74/tpmC, available 6/8/07.

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