Oracle Press Release

Oracle Achieves World Record Single Node Result with SPECjEnterprise2010 Benchmark

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g on New Oracle SPARC T3 Server Beats IBM Websphere on POWER7 Server

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – Sept. 20, 2010

News Facts

Today, Oracle announced that Oracle® WebLogic Server 11g, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, together with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 running on Oracle’s SPARC T3 servers with Oracle Solaris achieved a world record single-node result on SPECjEnterprise2010 industry standard benchmark(1).
This result surpasses the best IBM single-node result on this benchmark by 32 percent(2).

Benchmark Details

Oracle WebLogic Server 11g with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 achieved 9,456.28 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS. Oracle WebLogic Server was running on an Oracle SPARC T3-4 server powered by four SPARC T3 1.6 GHz processors. Oracle Database 11g was running on a SPARC T3-2 server equipped with two SPARC T3 1.6 GHz processors and used Sun Storage 6180 Arrays. Both SPARC T3 servers were running Oracle Solaris, the #1 enterprise operating system providing best-in-class reliability, security and performance.
Oracle’s complete, open and integrated solution consumed only half as much physical space and delivered three times better performance per rack unit (RU) than the best published single-node result by IBM(2).
SPECjEnterprise2010 is a Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) -based industry standard benchmark, which tests an end-to-end technology infrastructure that includes server hardware, Java Virtual Machine (JVM), database, operating system, storage and network subsystems.
For the past decade, Oracle has consistently submitted record-setting Java application server benchmarks on a broad range of hardware and software platforms (3,4,5,6). For current leading results, visit: http://www.oracle.com/solutions/performance_scalability/benchmark_results.html.

Supporting Quote

“This benchmark result clearly demonstrates the industry leading performance of the new Oracle SPARC T3, and the benefits of Oracle's hardware/software integration,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle.

Supporting Resources

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SPEC, SPECjEnterprise are registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. All results from www.spec.org as of September 20, 2010:
(1) Oracle WebLogic Server 11g on a Oracle SPARC T3-4 server and Oracle Database 11g on SPARCT3-2 server , 9,456.28 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS. (World Record SPECjEnterprise2010 single-node result). SPARC T3-4 - 5RU, SPARC T3-2 - 3RU, SPARC Enterprise M3000 - 2RU, Two Sun Storage 6180 - 6RU. Complete solution occupied 16 rack units and delivered 591 EjOPS/RU.
(2) WebSphere Application Server V7 on IBM Power 750 Express and DB2 9.7 on IBM BladeCenter PS702 Express, 7,172.93 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (Best IBM SPECjEnterprise2010 single-node result). IBM Power 750 Express - 4RU, IBM BladeCenter PS702 Express chassis - 9 RU, IBM System Storage DS4800 - 4 RU, Six IBM System Storage DS4000 EXP810 Storage Expansion Unit - 18 RU, Two network switches - 2 RU. Complete solution occupied 37 rack units and delivered 194 EjOPS/RU..
(3) 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)
(4) 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.
(5) 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).
(6) 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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