Oracle Press Release

New Oracle ZFS Storage Outperforms IBM and HP with World Record Industry-Standard SPC-2 Benchmark Results

Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4 Delivers Greater Throughput and Better Price/Performance for Data Mining and Business Intelligence than High-Performance Systems from IBM and HP

Redwood Shores, Calif. – September 10, 2013

News Summary

New Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4 achieves the highest ever Storage Performance Council SPC-2 Result for processing throughput and beats the price/performance ratio delivered by the IBM System Storage DS8870 and HP P9500 XP Disk Array by over 3x.

News Facts

The Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4 sets a new world record with aggregate throughput of 17,244.22 SPC-2 MBPS™ with SPC-2 Price Performance™ of $22.53(1). The SPC-2 benchmark consists of three application-oriented sequential I/O performance tests, which include large file processing, large database queries and video on demand.
The Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4 has 11 percent higher throughput and 5.8x better price/performance than the IBM DS8870, which is IBM’s best SPC-2 Result(2).
The Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4 has 31 percent higher throughput and 3.9x better price/performance than the HP P9500 XP Disk Array, which is HP’s best SPC-2 Result(3).
These world-record results demonstrate the performance and lower TCO possibilities that organizations using high-throughput business analytics and reporting can achieve with the new Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3 Series to realize real-time business advantage.

Supporting Quote

“Oracle ZS Series storage offers breakthrough streaming performance and value for high-throughput applications like data warehousing and business intelligence,” said Scott Tracy, vice president Storage, Oracle. “This SPC-2 result further demonstrates how the combination of a scalable storage operating system, high-throughput system design, and intelligent caching can lower the complexity and cost of storage for customers running data-intensive applications.”

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Footnotes

(1)Results as of September 10, 2013, for more information go to http://www.storageperformance.org/results SPC-2. Results for Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4 are 17,244.22 SPC-2 MBPS™, $22.53 SPC-2 Price-Performance. Full results are available at http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc2#b00067
(2)Results for IBM DS8870 are 15,423.66 SPC-2 MBPS, $131.21 SPC-2 Price-Performance. Full results are available at http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc2#b00062
(3)Results for HP P9500 XP Disk Array are 13,147.87 SPC-2 MBPS, $88.34 SPC-2 Price-Performance. Full results are available at http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc2#b00056

Contact Info

Michelle Jenkins
Oracle
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michelle.jenkins@oracle.com

Drew Smith
Blanc and Otus
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dsmith@blancandotus.com