Oracle Press Release

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

Oracle Continues to Deliver Exceptional Data Warehousing Performance, Beats IBM

Redwood Shores, Calif. – October 14, 2010

News Facts

Today, Oracle announced a world record non-clustered TPC-H 3TB benchmark result demonstrating the superior scalability of Oracle® Database 11g running on Oracle’s Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server (1).
This result sets a new record, outperforming the best IBM TPC-H 3 TB result, delivering 27 percent more performance with a 19 percent better price/performance (2).

Benchmark Details

Running on a Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server, equipped with 32 SPARC64 VII 2.88 GHz processors, and Sun Storage 6180 arrays, Oracle Database 11g with Oracle Solaris achieved a world record TPC-H 3 TB non-clustered performance result of 198,907.5 QphH@3000GB with a price of $16.58/QphH@3000GB.
Additionally, Oracle Database 11g running on the Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server loaded the entire database 2.7 times faster than the IBM Power 595 system(3) while maintaining the highest level of storage redundancy.

Supporting Quotes

benchmark result clearly demonstrates the superior data warehousing performance and value delivered by the combination of Oracle Database 11g and Oracle’s Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server," said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. "This benchmark result provides customers with a great metric to substantiate their investment in Oracle."

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Source: Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) www.tpc.org
As of October 6, 2010:
(1) Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server: 198,907.5QphH@3000GB, $16.58/QphH@3000GB, available 04/05/2011 (world record non-clustered TPC-H 3TB result).
(2) IBM POWER 595 Model 9119-FHA, 156,537.3 QphH@3000GB, $20.60/QphH@3000GB, available 11/24/2009. (Best IBM TPC-H 3000GB performance (QphH) and price/performance ($/QphH) result).
(3) Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server Database Load Time - 3:40:11, IBM POWER 595 Database Load Time - 10:02:25. 602 min /220 min = 2.7

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