Oracle Press Release

Oracle Delivers Exceptional Value and Performance with Latest Benchmark

Oracle® Database 11g on Windows-based Dell PowerEdge Server Achieves World Record for Price/Performance with TPC-C Benchmark

Redwood Shores, CA – November 19, 2009

News Facts

Oracle® Database 11g Standard Edition One delivered a new world record price/performance result with the TPC-C benchmark(1).
Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition One running on a Windows-based Dell PowerEdge T710 server with a single Intel® Xeon® E5520 2.26 GHz processor set a world record TPC-C price/performance result of $0.50/tpmC with a performance result of 239,392 tpmC.
Oracle holds the world record for performance(2) and price/performance and delivered the top six results(3) in the TPC-C Top Ten by Price Performance.
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 Oracle Database editions.

Supporting Quotes

"Continually delivering world record TPC-C price/performance results demonstrates Oracle’s commitment to providing superior value to customers,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. "Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition One provides the mission-critical reliability Oracle is renowned for and enables customers to easily upgrade, protecting their investment, as their requirements grow."
“Once again Dell is beating out the competition delivering the top price/performance results for online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads using industry standard database benchmarks,” said Sally Stevens, vice president of Platform Marketing, Dell. “These results illustrate how Dell PowerEdge servers provide an uncompromising platform offering customers robust functionality, great performance and superior value.”

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As of November 18, 2009. Source: Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC), www.tpc.org:
(1) Dell PowerEdge T710 server, 239,392 tpmC, $0.50/tpmC, available 11/18/09.
(2) Sun SPARC Enteprise T5440 server cluster 7,646.486.7 tpmC, $2.36/tpmC, available 12/14/09.
(3)(a) Dell PowerEdge T710 server, 239,392 tpmC, $0.50/tpmC, available 11/18/09.
(b) HP ProLiant ML350 G6 server, 232,002 tpmC, $0.54USD/tpmC, available 5/ 21/09.
(c) Dell PowerEdge 2900 Server, 104,492 tpmC $.60USD/tpmC, available 2/20/09.
(d) Dell PowerEdge 2900 97,083 tpmC, .68/tpmC, available 6/16/08.
(e) HP ProLiant ML350G5, 102,454 tpmC, .73/tpmC, available 12/31/07.
(f) HP ProLiant ML350G5, 100,926 tpmC, .74/tpmC, available 6/8/07.

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