Oracle Press Release

What Customers and Partners are Saying About Oracle’s SPARC T5 and M5 Servers with Oracle Solaris

March 26, 2013

Advanced Systems Group

“Our customers continue to benefit from Oracle’s SPARC T4 servers – as an ideal platform for virtualizing and consolidating critical applications,” said John Murphy, executive vice president, Advanced Systems Group (ASG). “From what we have already seen of SPARC T5 Servers we expect them to further redefine the economics of enterprise computing and give our customers even more performance and reliability at a lower total cost of ownership.”

Bank für Sozialwirtschaft AG

“A major financial services institution serving public health and social services customers, Bank für Sozialwirtschaft AG requires high performance, highly reliable infrastructure to serve its customers," said Thomas Beneke, SAP IT Manager, Bank für Sozialwirtschaft AG. "We selected Oracle's SPARC T5 servers running Oracle Solaris 11 to support our SAP R3 deployment based on expected higher performance, and scale which will enable us to handle additional workloads and improve response times for our organization with virtually no changes to our SAP architecture."

BMC Software

“The BMC Software Control-M Workload Automation solution, an industry leader in workload automation, has supported Oracle Solaris for more than 10 years,” said Erez Gordon, Product Development Manager, Control-M Workload Automation, BMC Software. “We started with Oracle Solaris 2.5 and now have support for Oracle Solaris 11. Because Control-M is an enterprise workload automation solution, it also integrates with Oracle business applications and databases, making it easy to manage workloads across Oracle applications, databases and operating systems. We are proud to partner with Oracle to ensure that customers get maximum value from SPARC T5 and Oracle Solaris 11 servers by making it easy for them to automate their scheduled business and IT processing.”


“Clients look for high stability, reliability and scalability when evaluating infrastructure to run analytics and process database transactions,” said Ron Lennis, Oracle practice manager at Forsythe. “Oracle’s SPARC T5 Server running Oracle Solaris 11 offers these attributes as well as innovative power management features and a new directory-based protocol that reduces unnecessary coherence chatter and memory latency. We look forward to begin testing it in our Technology Evaluation Center (TEC).”


“Running Oracle Database on Oracle SPARC T4 Servers and Oracle Solaris have long provided us the performance, reliability, and availability we need to meet our customers’ most demanding workload requirements,” said Mike Thompson, President and CEO, Groupware. “We are looking forward to further defining the speed of what’s possible with the new SPARC T5 servers.”


“As data volumes continue to grow and real-time information requirements increase, Informatica customers are looking for their underlying infrastructure to continue to scale and give them the performance gains needed to keep up with their evolving needs. We have a significant base of customers committed to Oracle’s SPARC servers and Oracle Solaris and we're delighted that Oracle has made strategic investments in the platform to increase performance for our joint customers,” said Ash Kulkarni, SVP and GM, Data Integration, Informatica.


“JomaSoft is very impressed by the performance of Oracle's new SPARCT5 server running Oracle Solaris. JomaSoft's Virtual Datacenter Control Framework (VDCF) is a management solution for creating, migrating and patching in Oracle Solaris 10 and 11 environments with Oracle VM Server for SPARC and Oracle Solaris Zones. Our test results indicate that VDCF will run on average 40 percent faster core-to-core on SPARC T5 compared to a SPARC T4 server, without any configuration change at the application level. With double the number of cores on SPARC T5, and overall faster single thread performance, JomaSoft views SPARC T5 as an ideal platform for customer consolidation and virtualization projects,” said Marcel Hofstetter, CEO at JomaSoft.

MSC Software

“Oracle’s SPARC T-series servers deliver impressive performance and scalability with increasing user loads on MSC’s SimManager application,” said Leo Kilfoy, General Manager, Simulation Process & Data Management Business Unit, MSC Software. “With the SPARC T5 servers’ processor and throughput enhancements, we’re looking forward to testing SimManager on the new systems. These new SPARC T-series servers help assure us that Oracle is actively investing in both Oracle Solaris and SPARC servers.”


“ORSYP is very impressed by the performance of Oracle's new SPARC T5 server running Oracle Solaris. ORSYP’s Dollar Universe benchmarks show that the SPARC T5-1B system easily supported a typical workload of 65,000 jobs per day with an average of 98 percent room to spare at this load level, and 89 percent available during load peaks. The SPARC T5 server executed the workloads 3x faster than the SPARC T4. ORSYP definitely sees Oracle’s SPARC T5 server as an ideal platform for workload automation and job scheduling,” said Guy Muller, ORSYP VP of Engineering.


“We believe that great software demands a great platform to run on. That is why we are committed to SPARC and Oracle Solaris to develop and operate our GPM software. Our customers depend their businesses on the stability and reliability of our solutions; in Oracle Solaris we have found an extremely stable and reliable platform for our software development and operations business. We are excited about the improvements in performance and throughput that Oracle's new SPARC T5 CPU is promising to deliver and look forward to begin testing in our lab and remain committed to the SPARC platform with Oracle Solaris," said Henning Voss, CEO and founder of the PORTRIX Group, a Hamburg- based Oracle ISV partner, specialized in software solutions for the logistics industry.


“SAS® Business Analytics enables faster, more accurate data-driven decisions. Implementing SAS Business Analytics on SPARC servers with Oracle Solaris solves critical business issues in transformational ways. SPARC and Oracle Solaris have long been a proven platform for SAS applications. We've seen in-house that the technically advanced features and design of the SPARC M5 servers along with processor and throughput enhancements provide a very well-suited platform for enterprise class SAS application deployments,” said Craig Rubendall, SAS Senior Director of Research and Development.

Siemens PLM Software, Inc.

“Using Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter benchmarks, Oracle's SPARC T4 server running Oracle Solaris 11 has delivered impressive performance and scalability numbers. Our initial testing of a SPARC T5-2 server with 1000 concurrent users indicated that the SPARC T5 processor with its single thread performance improvements has doubled CPU capacity compared to the SPARC T4 for similar Teamcenter workloads,” said Chris Brosz, Vice President Technical Operations, Siemens PLM Software, Inc. “We believe the new SPARC T5 series server is a strong indicator of Oracle’s commitment to Oracle Solaris and SPARC and will be well received by our mutual customers.”


“Storix customers value the extreme stability and reliability of SPARC servers with Oracle Solaris, and we are proud to be partnering with Oracle to support the launch of the SPARC T5 server. Our customers are looking forward to deploying SPARC T5 running Storix System Backup Administrator (SBAdmin), which enables simplified provisioning, migrations and bare-metal recovery. ”With the SPARC T5's new CPU performance and throughput improvements, we are excited to begin testing our ability to easily migrate legacy SPARC servers with Oracle Solaris to the SPARC T5 in our labs. Storix remains committed to the SPARC and Oracle Solaris platform,” said David Huffman, President/CEO, Storix.


“Swisscom hosts one of the largest banking infrastructure in Switzerland and has a big demand for fast and reliable systems. Within the context of a Proof of Concept, we were able to test the SPARC T5 server together with Oracle Enterprise Database 11g Release 2. The results convinced us the SPARC T5 proved to be about 2x faster than our current environment, running on SPARC Enterprise M8000. Particularly its power to handle heavy load was really astonishing. Together with our customer we decided to migrate the current platform to SPARC T5 systems. Beside the performance boost our customer can benefit from an improved price/performance ratio,” said Stefan Mühlebach, Chief Engineer Finnova Core-Systems, Swisscom.


"Temenos banking customers value the extreme stability and reliability of SPARC and Oracle Solaris, and we are proud to be working with Oracle to support the SPARC T5 product launch. Oracle’s SPARC T5 server with Oracle Solaris 11 has delivered impressive performance and throughput results on our flagship banking solution, T24,” said Simon Henman, Technology Manager, Temenos. “In our testing we found that the SPARC T5 server had 30 percent better response time compared to a similarly configured SPARC T4 server running our T24 banking application. This will dramatically reduce the time it takes our banking customers to run the end of day, end of month and end of quarter calculations. We expect our customers will also find a nearly 3x increase in online transaction processing (OLTP) throughput, resulting in improved value from the overall solution.”

Trend Micro

“Many Trend Micro customers value the extreme stability and reliability of SPARC and Oracle Solaris, especially for their mission-critical business applications. Trend Micro Deep Security has long provided critical security, including intrusion prevention, integrity monitoring and log inspection, for Oracle Solaris customers to ensure protection and compliance for their data center. We are proud to be working with Oracle to support the SPARC T5 product launch. With the SPARC T5’s new CPU and throughput improvements, we are looking forward to begin testing the new hardware in our labs and providing better performance and continuing support for Oracle Solaris on the latest SPARC platforms,” said Warren Wu, Director of Product Management, Trend Micro.

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