Oracle Press Release

Oracle® Database 11g Sets New World Record TPC-H Three Terabyte Non-Clustered Benchmark Result on Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 Server

Oracle Continues to Demonstrate Outstanding Data Warehousing Performance with Record Price/Performance

Redwood Shores, Calif. – May 18, 2010

News Facts

Today, Oracle announced a world record non-clustered TPC-H Three Terabyte (TB) benchmark result for Oracle® Database 11g running on Oracle’s Sun SPARC® Enterprise M9000 server(1), demonstrating the superior scalability and integration of Oracle Database and Oracle’s Sun SPARC servers.
This result set a new record, topping the best IBM TPC-H 3 TB result (2), delivering 20 percent more performance at a better price/performance cost.
Oracle's Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server, part of the Sun SPARC Enterprise Server Family, is Oracle's highest performance and largest multiprocessor enterprise server.
Oracle Solaris is a leading enterprise operating system, providing best in class reliability, security and scalability.

Benchmark Details

Running on a Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server with quad-core SPARC64(TM) VII+ 2.8 GHz 32 processors, 128 cores, Oracle Database 11g running on Oracle Solaris achieved a world record TPC-H 3 TB non-clustered performance result of 188,229.9 QphH@3000GB with a price of $20.19/QphH@3000GB.
TPC-H is a decision support benchmark consisting of a suite of business-oriented ad-hoc queries and concurrent data modifications. The performance metric is called the TPC-H Composite Query-per-Hour Performance Metric (QphH@Size) and reflects multiple aspects of the capability of the system to process queries. More information is available at http://www.tpc.org.

Supporting Quote

"Oracle Database 11g continues to showcase its leadership in data warehousing by delivering record-breaking TPC-H benchmark results across large scale factors," said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. "This result demonstrates that the combination of Oracle Database 11g and Oracle’s Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server provides customers with a high performance foundation for their data warehousing applications."

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Source: Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) www.tpc.org
As of May 17, 2010:
(1) On Oracle’s Sun SPARC M9000 server, 188,229.9 QphH@3000GB, $20.19/QphH@3000GB, available 04/10/2010. (world record non-clustered TPC-H 3TB result).
(2) IBM POWER 595 Model 9119-FHA, 156,537.3 QphH@3000GB, $20.60/QphH@3000GB, available 11/24/2009. (best IBM TPC-H 3TB result).

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