Oracle Press Release

Oracle® Database 11g Continues to Deliver Record Results with TPC-C Benchmark

Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition One and HP ProLiant Deliver Highest Performance per Processor of any TPC-C Result ever Published

Redwood Shores, CA – March 30, 2009

News Facts

Today, Oracle announced a new world record TPC-C benchmark for a two-socket system with Oracle® Database 11g Standard Edition One running on Oracle Enterprise Linux, (1) demonstrating the superior enterprise-class performance, scalability and flexibility of Oracle Database for customers of all sizes.
Achieving 631,766 transactions per minute with a price/performance of $1.08/tpmC, Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition One running Oracle Enterprise Linux on an HP ProLiant DL370 G6 server equipped with two Intel® Xeon® x5570 quad-core 2.93 GHz processors, delivered the fastest result for a two-socket system as well as the highest transaction-per-minute-per-processor of any TPC-C result ever published. The storage subsystem consisted of HP StorageWorks MSA2324fc and MSA70 enclosures.
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 http://www.tpc.org/.

Supporting Quotes

“Oracle Database continues to deliver world record benchmark results, showcasing its superior performance and scalability in demanding OLTP scenarios,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. “Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition One provides exceptional value and the ability to easily scale as business and IT needs grow.”
“Customers need data center infrastructure that offers them both speed and flexibility to effectively grow their business,” said Mike Gill, vice president, Industry Standard Servers, HP. “Through achieving this TPC-C benchmark, the new HP ProLiant G6 servers combined with Oracle Database software can deliver unprecedented performance per processor and scalability to customers.”

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As of March 30, 2009: Source: Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC), www.tpc.org.
(1) HP ProLiant DL370 G6, 631,766 tmpC (315,883 tpmC per processor) $1.08/tpmC, 3/30/09.

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