Oracle Press Release

Oracle Raises the Bar on Performance and Scalability with Latest Benchmark Result

Oracle® Database on Fujitsu Server Cluster Delivers World Record Result with SAP® Business Intelligence Data Mart Standard Application Benchmark – Outperforms Best IBM DB2 Result by More than Three Times

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

News Facts

Today, Oracle announced a world-record result on the SAP® Business Intelligence-Data Mart (BI-D) Standard Application Benchmark(1). This result surpasses the best IBM DB2 result on this benchmark with more than triple the performance(2).
On a system comprised of a two-node Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX300 cluster, each equipped with a two-socket, quad-core Intel Xeon x5570 2.93 GHZ processor, Oracle Database and Oracle Real Application Clusters on Linux delivered world record 609,349 query navigation steps per hour.
When measured from a one-node to a two-node configuration, as documented and certified by SAP, Oracle Database and Oracle Real Application Clusters showed 90 percent scalability by achieving 320,363 and 609,349 query navigation steps per hour, respectively, while delivering unmatched performance and high availability.
Additionally, the one-node and two-node results delivered more than 67 percent higher performance per core and 3.3 times more performance-per-processor, respectively, than the highest IBM DB2 results on the SAP BI-D Standard Application Benchmark.
The data mart scenario is one use of the business intelligence capabilities of the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform. The data mart contains a static snapshot of a huge amount of operational data. Multiple users run queries on this data in 10 InfoCubes that contain 2.5 billion (2,500,000,000) records. The key figure is the number of query navigation steps per hour against an enormous amount of data.

Supporting Quote

“Oracle continues to prove that it is far ahead of the competition when it comes to meeting the high-performance, data-intensive computing demands of our customers,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. "This new world-record result and superior scalability proof points clearly distinguish Oracle Database and Real Application Clusters in demanding enterprise application environments.”

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About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 175,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/

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Results as of October 12, 2009. Source: SAP, www.sap.com/benchmark.
(1) The SAP Business Intelligence-Data Mart (BI-D) Standard Application Benchmark performed on August 8, 2009 by Fujitsu in Walldorf, Germany has been certified with the following data: Throughput/hour (query navigation steps): 320,363. CPU utilization of central server: 99%. Operating system, central server: SuSe Linux Enterprise Server 10. RDBMS: Oracle 10g Real Application Clusters (RAC). Technology platform release: SAP NetWeaver 7.0. Configuration: Central server: Fujitsu Primergy RX300-S5, 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, 96 GB main memory. Certification number was not available at press time. For more information about this benchmark result, please visit: www.sap.com/benchmark.
The SAP BI-D Standard Application Benchmark performed on August 11, 2009 by Fujitsu in Walldorf, Germany has been certified with the following data: Throughput/hour (query navigation steps): 609,349. CPU utilization of servers: 96% (Node 1 active: 96%. Node 2 active: 95%). Operating system all servers: SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10. RDBMS: Oracle 10g Real Application Clusters (RAC). Technology platform release: SAP NetWeaver 7.0. Configuration: 2 servers (2 active nodes): Fujitsu Primergy RX300-S5, 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, 96 GB main memory. Certification number was not available at press time. For more information about this benchmark result, please visit: www.sap.com/benchmark.
(2) The SAP BI-D Standard Application Benchmark performed on October 17, 2008 by IBM in Rochester, MN, USA was certified on October 31, 2008 with the following data: Throughput/hour: 182,112 query navigation steps.CPU utilization of central system: 94% Operating system, Central server: i 6.1. RDBMS: DB2 for i 6.1 Platform release: SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (2004s). Configuration: Central server: IBM Power System 570, 4 processors / 8 cores / 16 threads, POWER6, 5 GHz, 128 KB L1 cache and 4 MB L2 cache per core, 32 MB L3 cache per processor, 128 GB main memory. Certification number: 2008063.

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