Oracle Press Release

Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliance Beats IBM on SPC-2 Benchmark Performance Results

Demonstrates Superior Large-Scale Sequential Workload Processing For Business-Critical Applications

Redwood Shores, Calif. – April 19, 2012

News Facts

Oracle today announced the Sun ZFS Storage 7420 appliance beat IBM’s highest current SPC-2 Result, based on SPC-2 throughput performance(1).
Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage 7420 appliance delivered 10,703.69 SPC-2 MBPS™ and SPC-2 Price-Performance of $35.24(2).
Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliance’s SPC-2 MBPS performance was:
43 percent higher throughput than the IBM XIV at 7,467.99 SPC-2 MBPS(3).
242 percent higher throughput than the IBM V7000 at 3,132.87 SPC-2 MBPS(4).
10 percent higher throughput than the IBM DS8800 at 9,705.74 SPC-2 MBPS(1).
The Sun ZFS Storage Appliance’s SPC-2 Price-Performance was:
4.3x better price-performance than the IBM XIV at $152.34(3).
Over 2x better price-performance than the IBM V7000 at $71.32(4).
7.7x better price-performance than the IBM DS8800 at $270.38(1).
The SPC-2 benchmark consists of three distinct workloads designed to demonstrate the performance of a storage subsystem during the execution of business critical applications that require the large-scale, sequential movement of data. Workloads include large file processing, large database queries and video on demand.

Supporting Quote

“Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliances can deliver outstanding performance and cost savings versus other competitive solutions,” said Phil Bullinger, senior vice president, Storage, Oracle. “This latest result on the SPC-2 benchmark demonstrates the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance excels on workloads that matter most in the enterprise, and can do so at a fraction of the cost.”

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(1) Results as of April 19, 2012, for more information see http://www.storageperformance.org/results.

IBM DS8800, http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc2#b00051. For additional analysis and breakdown of results, please see http://www.ideasinternational.com/Benchmark-Top-Ten/SPC-2-SPC-2-E.

(2) Sun ZFS Storage 7420 Appliance http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc2#b00058.

(3) IBM XIV, http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc2#be00001.

(4) IBM Storwize V7000, http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc2#b00052.

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