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Oracle Delivers Near-Linear Scalability with Latest Benchmark Result

Oracle® Database on Sun’s Intel®-based Blade Module Sets World Record Result on SAP® Sales and Distribution-Parallel Standard Application Benchmark with the SAP Enhancement Package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 (Unicode).

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, Calif – October 13, 2009

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Demonstrating the superior performance and scalability leadership of Oracle Database, Oracle today announced an eight processor world-record result on the SAP® Sales and Distribution-Parallel (SD-Parallel) Standard Application Benchmark running the SAP enhancement package 4 for the SAP ERP 6.0 application (Unicode)(1).
Running the Solaris 10™ operating system on a cluster of four-node Sun Blade X6270 server module nodes, each with two Intel® Xeon® x5570 quad-core 2.93 GHz processors, Oracle Database and Oracle Real Application Clusters achieved 13,718 SAP SD-Parallel Benchmark users, outperforming by 66 percent the previous best eight processor two-tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark result with the SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP (Unicode) held by Microsoft SQL Server(2).
This result also delivered exceptional one-, two- and four-node results on the Sun Blade X6270, demonstrating the outstanding scalability of Oracle Database and Oracle Real Application Clusters. When measured from one-, two- and four-node configurations, as documented and certified by SAP, Oracle Database with Oracle Real Application Clusters demonstrated near-linear scalabililty, achieving 3,800(3), 7,220(4) and 13,718(1) SAP SD-Parallel Benchmark users, respectively, while providing a high level of performance and availability. No other vendor has delivered results showing this level of performance or scalability on the Intel® Xeon® x5570 platform.
Additionally, the single-node result with Oracle Real Application Clusters delivers more performance-per-processor and per-core on the SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark running SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 (Unicode) and outperforms the best SAP SD two-tier results from IBM DB2(5) and Microsoft SQL Server(6) with this benchmark result, utilizing the same number of cores.

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“Oracle Oracle Database continues to outpace the competition in performance and scalability. This benchmark demonstrates once again that Real Application Clusters scales performance for real-world complex business applications,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. “Together, Oracle and Sun are a winning combination.”

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Results as of October 12, 2009. Source: SAP, www.sap.com/benchmark.
(1) The SAP Sales and Distribution-Parallel (SD-Parallel) Standard Application Benchmark performed on September 29, 2009, by Sun Microsystems in Walldorf, Germany, has been certified with the following data: 13,718 SAP SD-Parallel Benchmark users. 0.86 seconds average dialog response time, 1,515,300 fully processed order line items per hour, 4,546,000 dialog steps per hour, 75,770 SAPS, 0.018 seconds/0.031 seconds average database request time (dialog/update). CPU utilization of servers: 99% (nodes 1 through 4 active: 99%). Operating system all servers: Solaris 10; RDBMS: Oracle 10g Real Application Clusters (RAC); SAP Business Suite software: SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 (Unicode); Configuration: four servers (4 active nodes): Sun Blade X6270, 2 processors / 8 cores / 16 threads, Intel Xeon Processor X5570, 2.93 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 8 MB L3 cache per processor, 48 GB main memory. SAP certification number was not available at press time. Please see www.sap.com/benchmark for more information.
(2) The two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark performed on August 27, 2009, by HP in Marlborough, MA, USA, was certified on September 11, 2009, with the following data: 8,280 SAP SD Benchmark users, .096 seconds average dialog response time, 907,000 fully processed order line items per hour, 2,721,000 dialog steps per hour, 45,350 SAPS, 0.20 seconds/0.022 seconds average database request time (dialog/update).CPU utilization of central server: 99%. Operating system, central server:
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition; RDBMS: SQL Server 2008; SAP Business Suite software: SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 (Unicode). Configuration: Central server: HP ProLiant DL785 G6, 8 processors / 48 cores / 48 threads, Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor 8439 SE, 2.8 GHz, 128 KB L1 cache and 512 KB L2 cache per core, 6 MB L3 cache per processor, 128 GB main memory. Certification number: 2009035
(3) The SAP SD-Parallel Standard Application Benchmark performed on September 29, 2009 by Sun Microsystems in Walldorf, Germany, has been certified with the following data: 3,800 SAP SD-Parallel Benchmark users (1,900 SAP SD-Parallel Benchmark users per processor, 475 SAP SD-Parallel Benchmark users per core), 0.99 average dialog response time, 415,000 fully processed order line items per hour, 1,245,000 dialog steps per hour, 20,750 SAPS, 0.016 seconds/0.011 seconds average database request time (dialog/update). CPU utilization of central server: 99% (1 node active: 99%). Operating system, central server: Solaris 10. RDBMS: Oracle 10g Real Application Clusters (RAC). SAP Business Suite software: SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 (Unicode). Configuration: 1 server (1 active node): Sun Blade X6270, 2 processors / 8 cores / 16 threads, Intel Xeon Processor X5570, 2.93 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 8 MB L3 cache per processor, 48 GB main memory. SAP certification number was not available at press time. Please see www.sap.com/benchmark for more information.
(4) The SAP SD-Parallel Standard Application Benchmark performed on September 11, 2009 by Sun Microsystems in Walldorf, Germany, has been certified with the following data: 7,220 SAP SD-Parallel Benchmark users, 0.99 seconds average dialog response time, 788,330 fully processed order line items per hour,2,365,000,000 dialog steps/hour, 39,420 SAPS, 0.017 seconds/0.018 seconds average database request time (dialog/update). CPU utilization of central server: 99% (nodes 1 through 2 active: 99%). Operating system: Solaris 10. RDBMS: Oracle 10g with Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC). SAP Business Suite software: SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 (Unicode). Configuration, 2 servers (2 active nodes): Sun Blade X6270, 2 processors/ 8 cores / 16 threads, Intel Xeon X5570 processor, 2.93 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 8 MB L3 cache per processor, 48 GB main memory
SAP certification number was not available at press time. Please see www.sap.com/benchmark for more information.
(5) The two-tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark performed on June 1, 2009, by IBM in Beaverton, OR, USA was certified on June 16, 2009 with the following data: 3,752 SAP SD Benchmark users (938 SAP SD Benchmark users per processor, 469 SAP SD Benchmark users per core), 0.97 seconds average dialog response time, 410,300 fully processed line items per hour, 1,231,000 dialog steps per hour, 20,520 SAPS, 0.013 seconds/0.016 seconds average database request time (dialog/update). CPU utilization of central server: 99%. Operating system, central server: AIX 6.1. RDBMS: DB2 9.5. SAP Business Suite software: SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 (Unicode). Configuration, central server: IBM System 550, 4 processors/8 cores/16 threads, POWER6, 5.0GHz, 128 KB L1 cache and 4 MB L2 cache per core, 32 MB L3 cache per processor, 64 GB main memory. SAP certification number 2009023.
(6) The two-tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark performed on July 25, 2009 by HP in Houston, TX, USA, was certified on August 4, 2009, with the following data: 3,415 SAP SD Benchmark users (1,708 SAP SD Benchmark users per processor, 427 SAP SD Benchmark users per core), 0.98 seconds average dialog response time,373,330 fully processed line items per hour,1,120,000 dialog steps per hour, 18,670 SAPS, 0.018 seconds/0.20 seconds average database request time (dialog/update). CPU utilization of central server: 99%. Operating system, central server: Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition. RDBMS: SQL Server 2008. SAP Business Suite software: SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP (Unicode). Configuration, central server: HP ProLiant BL460c G6, 2 processors/8 cores/16 threads, Intel Xeon Processor x5570, 2.93 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 8 MB L3 cache per processor, 48 GB main memory. SAP certification number 2009031.

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