Oracle Press Release

Oracle Achieves World Record Result with SPECjAppServer2004 Benchmark

Oracle Software and Hardware Outperforms IBM

Redwood Shores, Calif. – June 15, 2010

News Facts

Today, Oracle announced that Oracle® WebLogic Server 11g, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, together with Oracle Database 11g running on Oracle Solaris and Oracle’s Sun SPARC Enterprise servers with Sun FlashFire technology achieved a world record multi-node result with the SPECjAppServer2004 industry standard benchmark(1).

Benchmark Details

Oracle WebLogic Server 11g with Oracle Database 11g achieved 28,648.74 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard (jAppServer Operations Per Second). The Java Application Server was running on a five-node Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 cluster powered by UltraSPARC T2 Plus 1.6 GHz processors. Oracle Database 11g was running on a Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server equipped with SPARC64(TM) VII processors and used six Sun Storage F5100 Flash Arrays. All Sun SPARC Enterprise servers were running Oracle Solaris, with proven enterprise-class reliability, security and performance.
Oracle’s complete, open and integrated solution used only one-third the number of systems, consumed 26 percent less physical space and delivered 1.7 times better performance per rack unit (RU) than the best published result by IBM(2). These results show that Oracle’s Sun SPARC Enterprise servers are the best platform for running Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware applications, delivering unmatched performance and efficiency.
For the past decade, Oracle has consistently published record-setting application server benchmarks on a broad range of hardware and software platforms(3).

Supporting Quote

“This benchmark result demonstrates that the Oracle software-hardware stack is the premier solution for running enterprise Java applications,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. “This is a testament to Oracle’s commitment to provide complete, open and integrated solutions that help our customers succeed in their businesses.”

Supporting Resources

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SPEC, SPECjAppServer are registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. All results from www.spec.org as of June 14, 2010:
(1) Oracle WebLogic Server 11g on five-node Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 cluster each with four 8-core UltraSPARC T2 Plus 1.6 GHz processors, 28,648.74 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@ Standard. (World Record SPECjAppServer2004 multi-node result)

(2) WebSphere Application Server V7 on IBM xSeries BladeCenter HS21 cluster (32 chips, 128 cores) 22,634.13 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard. (Best IBM SPECjAppServer2004 result)

(3a) Sun Microsystems SunFire V1280 with Oracle9i Application Server, 521.86Bops/min@Std, $1,133.64/BBops (Best performance SPECjAppServer 2001 Dual Node category). Oracle9i AS Release 2 Standard Edition on HP ProLiant DL360, 183.33 BBops/min@Std, $325.13/BBops (Best price performance SPECjAppServer2001 Dual Node category). Oracle9iAS Release 2 on HP rp8400 Cluster, 2,529.10 BBops, $1342.74/Bbops (Best performance SPECjAppServer2001 MultipleNode category). Oracle9iAS Release 2 on HP ProLiant ML530G2 Cluster, 558.85 BBops/min@Std, $389.66/BBops (Best price performance SPECjAppServer2001MultipleNode category). Source: http://www.spec.org. For more information regarding SPECjAppServer2001 results, please visit: http://www.spec.org/jAppServer2001/results/jAppServer2001.html.

(3b) Fujitsu-Siemens Computers' PRIMEPOWER 450/2500, Oracle Application Server 10g: 5,991.73 TOPS@MultipleNode, 654.20 Euros TOPS@MultipleNode (Best Overall Performance Result, SPECjAppServer2002 benchmark).

(3c) Sun Fire 3800 cluster with Oracle9i AS Release 2, 61,862.77 BBops/min@Std, $28/BBops (Best Overall Performance, ECperf benchmark). HP DL360G2 cluster with Oracle9i AS Release 2, 24,639.37 BBops/min@Std, $5/BBops (Best Overall price/performance, ECperf benchmark). For more information regarding ECperf benchmark results, please visit: http://web.archive.org/web/20050306014256/ecperf.theserverside.com/ecperf/index.jsp?page=results/performance.

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