Oracle Press Release

Oracle Achieves New World Record with SPECjEnterprise2010 Benchmark in Virtualized Environment


Demonstrates Extreme Performance of Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Database Running on a Virtualized SPARC T5-8 Server; Outperforms IBM’s Best Comparable Result

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 24, 2013

News Summary

    Further demonstrating extreme performance, Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Database running virtualized on a single Oracle SPARC T5-8 server have achieved a new world record result with the SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark beating IBM’s Power7+ benchmark result also running on a single virtualized server.

News Facts

Today, Oracle announced that Oracle WebLogic Server, a part of Oracle Fusion Middleware, and the #1 application server across cloud and conventional environments, outperformed the competition to achieve a new world record in a virtualized environment with the industry-standard SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark.
The record breaking result was achieved with Oracle WebLogic Server 12c and Oracle Database 12c running on Oracle’s SPARC T5-8 server with Oracle Solaris 11 virtualized with Oracle VM Server for SPARC. The configuration delivered the overall highest virtualized result with 36,571.36 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (1), delivering 3.3 times more performance than IBM’s comparable 8-chip benchmark result (2).

Benchmark Results

Oracle’s solution consisted of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c and Oracle Database 12c running on a single SPARC T5-8 server.
Both Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Database were virtualized with Oracle VM Server for SPARC. Both tiers communicated over physical network interfaces. Data files were distributed across 24 of Oracle’s F40 Flash Arrays.
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 produced record-setting Java application server benchmarks across a broad range of hardware architectures and operating systems. For more information on Oracle’s leading results, visit: http://www.oracle.com/benchmarks.

Supporting Quote

      · "Customers across all industries are moving their mission critical systems to virtualized environments" said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. "This world record benchmark result in a virtualized environment demonstrates that Oracle WebLogic Server continues to deliver industry leading performance, and the SPARC T5-8 server delivers best in class throughput in virtualized environments."

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THIS DOCUMENT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND MAY NOT BE INCORPORATED INTO A CONTRACT OR AGREEMENT.
SPEC and the benchmark name SPECjEnterprise are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Results from www.spec.org as of 9/23/2013.
(1) SPARC T5-8, eight SPARC T5 chips, 36,571.36 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS
(2) IBM Power 780, eight Power7+ chips, 10,902.30 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS

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