Oracle Press Release

Oracle® Database on Fujitsu Server Cluster Delivers World-Record Result on SAP® Business Intelligence-Data Mart Standard Application Benchmark

Oracle Database Surpasses Best IBM DB2 Result by More Than Six Times

Redwood Shores, Calif – December 1, 2009

News Facts

Today, Oracle set a world-record result on the SAP® Business Intelligence-Data Mart (BI-D) Standard Application Benchmark(1), surpassing the best IBM DB2 result on this benchmark with more than six times the performance(2).
On a system comprised of a four-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 a world record result of 1,165,742 query navigation steps per hour on the SAP BI-D Standard Application Benchmark. Oracle and Fujitsu also delivered an outstanding three-node result with 900,309 query navigation steps per hour(3).
When measured from one-node(4), two-node(5), three-node and four-node configurations, as documented and certified by SAP, Oracle Database and Oracle Real Application Clusters demonstrated near linear scalability by achieving 320,363 (one-node), 609,349 (two-node), 900,309 (three-node) and 1,165,742 (four-node) query navigation steps per hour, while delivering unparalleled performance and high availability.
Additionally, the one-node, two-node, three-node and four-node results delivered 60 to 75 percent more performance-per-core and 3.2 to 3.5 times more performance-per-processor, respectively, than the highest IBM DB2 results on the SAP BI-D Standard Application Benchmark.

Supporting Quotes

"Oracle Database and Oracle Real Application Clusters continue to widen the gap from the competition when delivering outstanding performance and scalability,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. “Fast access to business intelligence is just one reason why customers choose to rely on Oracle Database for their data-intensive enterprise applications.”

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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 November 30, 2009. For more information, please visit http://www.sap.com/benchmark.
(1) The SAP BI-D Standard Application Benchmark performed on October 13, 2009 by Fujitsu in Walldorf, Germany has been certified (certification number 2009045) with the following data: Throughput/hour (query navigation steps): 1,165,742. Operating system all servers: SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10. RDBMS: Oracle 10g Real Application Clusters (RAC). Technology platform release: SAP NetWeaver® 7.0 (non-Unicode). Configuration: 4 servers (4 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.
(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 (certification number: 2008063) with the following data: Throughput/hour (query navigation steps): 182,112. 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..
(3) The SAP BI-D Standard Application Benchmark performed on October 14, 2009 by Fujitsu in Walldorf, Germany has been certified (certification number 2009044) with the following data: Throughput/hour (query navigation steps): 900,309. Operating system, all servers: SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10. RDBMS: Oracle 10g Real Application Clusters (RAC). Technology platform release: SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (non-Unicode). Configuration: 3 servers (3 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.
(4) The SAP BI-D Standard Application Benchmark performed on August 8, 2009 by Fujitsu in Walldorf, Germany has been certified (certification number 2009036) with the following data: Throughput/hour (query navigation steps): 320,363. Operating system, central server: SuSe Linux Enterprise Server 10. RDBMS: Oracle 10g Real Application Clusters (RAC). Technology platform release: SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (non-Unicode). 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.
(5) The SAP BI-D Standard Application Benchmark performed on August 11, 2009 by Fujitsu in Walldorf, Germany has been certified (certification number 2009037) with the following data: Throughput/hour (query navigation steps): 609,349. Operating system all servers: SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10. RDBMS: Oracle 10g Real Application Clusters (RAC). Technology platform release: SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (non-Unicode). 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.

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