Oracle Press Release

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

Winning Combination Includes Oracle Database 11g with Oracle Enterprise Linux Running on HP ProLiant ML350 G6 Server

Redwood Shores, CA – May 27, 2009

News Facts

Continuing to lead the TPC-C benchmark price/performance category, Oracle and HP have set a new world record for Oracle® Database 11g Standard Edition One running on Oracle Enterprise Linux.(1) With this result, Oracle now holds the top five record benchmark positions in the Top Ten TPC-C price/performance category.
Achieving 232,002 transactions per minute with a price/performance of $.54USD/tpmC, Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition One with Oracle Enterprise Linux running on an HP ProLiant ML350 G6 server with a single-socket Intel® Xeon® E5520 quad-core processor and HP Smart Array P411 controller delivered the best price-per-transaction-per-minute ever achieved with the TPC-C benchmark, in addition to delivering the fastest result for a one socket system.
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, can easily scale as demand increases, and is upwardly compatible with other database editions.
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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"Delivering the top five results in the distinguished Top Ten list for the TPC-C price/performance category showcases the outstanding performance, scalability and value Oracle Database delivers to customers” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. "With this result, Oracle Database running on an HP ProLiant server demonstrates a winning combination."
"Customers who want database solutions at the best value can continue to turn to Oracle and HP,” said John Gromala, director, product marketing, Industry Standard Servers, HP. “The TPC-C benchmark is the industry standard OLTP benchmark, and HP’s leading price/performance further reinforces the significant value HP ProLiant servers running Oracle Database provide to our customers.”

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As of May 21, 2009: Source: Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC),
(1) HP ProLiant ML350 G6 server, 232,002 tpmC, $0.54USD/tpmC, available May 21, 2009.
Dell PowerEdge 2900 Server, 104,492 tpmC $.60USD/tpmC, available 2/20/2009.
Dell PowerEdge 2900 server, 97,083 tpmC $.68USD/tpmC, available 6/16/08.
HP ProLiant ML350 G5, 102,454 tpmC, $.73USD/tpmC, available 12/31/07.
HP ProLiant ML350 G5, 100,926 tpmC, $.74USD/tpmC, available 6/8/07.

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