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Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Delivers Record Setting Performance for 2-Processor System on SPECjEnterprise2010 Benchmark

Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Running on a Sun Blade X6270 M2 Server Module is Nearly 47 Percent Faster than IBM’s blade server running WebSphere

Redwood Shores, Calif. – August 11, 2011

News Facts

Oracle today announced that Oracle® WebLogic Server 11g, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, together with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 running on Oracle’s Sun Blade X6270 M2 server module set a new record for all 2-processor systems on the industry-standard SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark (1).
Oracle’s integrated and optimized solution beat the best 2- processor IBM WebSphere and DB2 9.7 benchmark result using the same number of identical Intel Xeon processors, by nearly 47 percent (2).
Both the Application Server and Database Server were running Oracle Linux on Sun Blade X6270 M2 server modules and utilized Oracle’s Sun Storage 6180 Array for all database files.

Benchmark Details

The Sun Blade X6270 M2 server module with two Intel Xeon X5690 3.46 GHz processors, delivered a record result of 5,427 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS recording the highest EjOPS per core of any SPECjEnterprise2010 result to date.
Underscoring the scalability and superior performance of Oracle’s leading application server software running on x86 hardware, Oracle’s WebLogic Server now holds the overall world record (3) and the best 2- processor system benchmark in addition to delivering the highest performance per core(1) and per processor(4) of any result ever published on SPECjEnterprise 2010 benchmark.
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 (5,6). For more information on Oracle’s leading results, visit: http://www.oracle.com/benchmarks

Supporting Quote

“This latest superior benchmark result with Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 running on our Sun Blade X6270 M2 server clearly demonstrates Oracle’s leadership position against IBM’s WebSphere and DB2 9.7 running on a similar hardware configuration,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. “As a part of this end-to-end solution from Oracle, WebLogic Server 11g delivers the highest levels of availability and performance of any application server on the market today providing our customers with a gold standard for deploying both complex multi-tier applications as well as departmental web applications.”

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SPEC, SPECjEnterprise are registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. All results from www.spec.org as of August 10, 2011:
1. Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 with Oracle Linux running on a Sun Blade X6270 M2 Server with two Intel Xeon X5690 3.4 GHz processors, 5,427 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS: Aug 10 2011
2. IBM WebSphere Application Server V8 and IBM DB2 9.7 with Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 on IBM BladeCenter HS22 with two Intel Xeon X5690 3.4 GHz processors, 3,694 SPECjEnterprise2010EjOPS: June 17,2011
3. Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 on two Cisco Unified Computing System B440 MI Blade Servers, 17,301.86.44SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS. (World Record SPECjEnterprise2010 result).
4. Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 with Oracle Linux running on a Dell PowerEdge 910 server with four, ten-core Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4870 2.4 GHz processors, 11,946.60 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (“best in class” SPECjEnterprise2010 result for a four processor system. Highest EjOPS per processor: 2986.65/EjOPS per processor).
5. Oracle WebLogic Server 11g on five-node Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 cluster each with four 8-core UltraSPARC T2 Plus 1.6 GHz processors, 28,648.74 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@ Standard. (World Record SPECjAppServer2004 multi-node result – SPECJAppServer2004 is a retired benchmark.)
6. Fujitsu-Siemens Computers' PRIMEPOWER 450/2500, Oracle Application Server 10g: 5,991.73 TOPS@MultipleNode, 654.20 Euros TOPS@MultipleNode (Best Overall Performance Result, SPECjAppServer2002 benchmark – SPECjAppServer2002 is a retired benchmark).

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