Oracle Press Release

Oracle Introduces Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle E-Business Suite for Mission-Critical Environments

Oracle SPARC SuperCluster T4-4-Based Solution Costs Up to 56 Percent Less Upfront Than IBM and HP

Redwood Shores, Calif. – September 28, 2012

News Facts

Designed, tuned, tested and fully documented, the Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle E-Business Suite is based on Oracle SPARC SuperCluster T4-4, Oracle Solaris and Oracle VM Server for SPARC, and is ideal for customers looking to modernize their mission-critical Oracle E-Business Suite environments, lower operating expenses and maximize user productivity.
The Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle E-Business Suite can deliver significant cost savings versus both new and existing hardware infrastructure.
Up to 56 percent lower acquisition cost versus new IBM POWER7 and HP Superdome2-based configurations(1).
Up to 40 percent lower five-year TCO when consolidating existing IBM and HP infrastructure, while reducing rackspace footprint up to 73 percent(2).
The new solution helps customers meet service level agreements (SLAs). A half-rack SPARC SuperCluster easily supports hourly throughput of approximately 200,000 Oracle Financials transactions with 2,000 concurrent users in the application tier domain with 80 percent additional capacity available for higher loads or further consolidation.
The new solution also helps expedite Oracle E-Business Suite deployments by up to 5x using its tested, documented sizing guides and High Availability best practices(3).
The Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle E-Business Suite will be demonstrated at Oracle Open World, September 30 – October 4, in DEMOgrounds pod S-101, demo #3248.
It will also be discussed in more detail in “Accelerate Oracle E-Business Suite Deployment with SPARC SuperCluster” on October 1, at 12:15 pm, Moscone West, Room 2001.

Oracle Hardware and Software Engineered Together Delivers Better Performance, Helps Streamline Operations

Customers can further enhance their Oracle E-Business Suite and other application environments using the Oracle Optimized Solution for Backup and Recovery, which provides end-to-end data protection and faster backup and recovery via the SPARC SuperCluster’s native high performance networking. It also provides virtually unlimited scalability and no-single points of failure with a flexible multi-tier architecture to meet SLAs as data capacity grows.
Additionally, using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c customers can manage and monitor their infrastructure with a single tool, streamlining management and simplifying operations.
Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services and Oracle Premier Support Services can also help shorten time to value, providing mission critical support for Oracle E-Business Suite upgrade and consolidation projects.

Supporting Quotes

“The Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle E-Business Suite delivers high volume batch and OLTP performance with mission critical availability and disaster recovery for Oracle E-Business Suite environments, while reducing risk and enabling significant savings in TCO,” said Ganesh Ramamurthy, vice president of engineering, Oracle. “Built on the SPARC SuperCluster, our newest solution takes advantage of Oracle hardware and software engineered together to deliver the high performance and availability needed for business-critical applications.”
"The major benefits of the Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle E-Business Suite to us are better flexibility, reduced costs and also reduced implementation timeline for the project,” said Hamid Ben Daas, Deputy Head of IT Operations, Accor. “It was then much easier to provide disaster recovery for our solution and our application."

Supporting Resources

Oracle Hardware on Facebook, Twitter
Connect with Oracle Solaris via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
Join us for Oracle OpenWorld 2012 San Francisco. Register to attend.

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Footnotes

(1) Comparison based on current published list pricing of a half rack SPARC SuperCluster solution: one SPARC SuperCluster half-rack with eight 3.0 GHz SPARC T4 processors, eight channels, eight cores each with built in storage (36 × 600GB) and one Exadata Storage module versus IBM configuration example of the IBM POWER 780: one IBM Power 780 with eight 3.8 GHz POWER7 processors, 1 channel, 8 cores, and 512GB memory and IBM storage DS8700 (384 × 146GB FC, one base cabinet and one expansion cabinet) and HP Superdome2: two Superdome2 each with sixteen 1.73 GHz Itanium 9350 processors, two channels, eight cores, and 1TB memory with HP EVA8000 storage (182 × 300 GB FC, one base cabinet and one expansion cabinet). Actual deployments and configurations will vary.
(2) Comparison based on occupied rack space and current published list pricing of a half rack SPARC SuperCluster solution (one SPARC SuperCluster half-rack with eight 3.0 GHz SPARC T4 processors, eight channels, eight cores each with built in storage (36 × 600GB) and one Exadata Storage module versus IBM POWER p595: two IBM Power 595 each with eight 5 GHz POWER6 processors, four channels, eight cores, and 512GB memory with IBM storage DS6000 (192 × 300GB drives, 12 enclosures) and HP Superdome2 (two Superdome2 each with sixteen 1.73GHz Itanium 9350 processors, two channels, eight cores, and 1TB memory with HP EVA8000 storage (182 × 300 GB FC, one base cabinet and one expansion cabinet). Actual deployments and configurations will vary.
(3) Comparison based on Oracle internal testing of the number of days required to deploy Oracle E-Business Suite using the Oracle Optimized Solution versus a standard new installation: Hardware including servers, storage, data center switches, corporate network, OS and virtualization; Oracle E-Business Suite installation including app tier and Oracle Database plus patches, auto config, customizations and cloning; Solution tuning including Oracle E-Business Suite OLTP tuning, Oracle Database tuning for OLTP and batch, network and OS tuning and database partitioning; HA/DR implementation including HA software, cloning and failover testing.

 

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