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Oracle Sets New World-Record Result on SAP® Sales and Distribution-Parallel Standard Application Benchmark

Oracle’s Newest SAP SD-Parallel Benchmark Result on Sun Fire x86 Servers Running Oracle Solaris Beat Highest Result of IBM POWER 7 on Two-Tier SAP SD Benchmark

Redwood Shores, Calif. – September 13, 2011

News Facts

Demonstrating the power and value of Oracle’s integrated portfolio, Oracle today announced a new world-record result on the SAP® Sales and Distribution-Parallel (SD-Parallel) standard application benchmark running the SAP enhancement package 4 for the SAP ERP 6.0 application (1).
Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Real Application Clusters running on a six-node cluster of Oracle’s Sun Fire X4800 M2 servers, each equipped with eight Intel® Xeon® E7-8870-processors and Oracle Solaris, achieved a world-record result of 134,080 SAP SD-Parallel benchmark users.
This Oracle result surpassed the performance of IBM’s best result on the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark – 126,063 SAP SD benchmark users – running the SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 on an IBM Power 795 server with DB2 database(2).
This outstanding result showcases Oracle’s world-record performance and scalability while delivering high availability by combining Oracle Database 11g Release 2 with Oracle Real Application Clusters together with the Sun Fire X4800 M2 servers, with the built-in RAS capabilities, running Oracle Solaris.

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"This world-record benchmark result demonstrates that Oracle performance on the SAP SD-Parallel benchmark has beaten the performance of IBM's largest and fastest Power 7 system on the two-tier SAP SD benchmark. Further, Oracle's superior scalable cluster architecture has full high availability unlike IBM's that does not scale beyond a single server," said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle.

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Results as of September 13, 2011. Source: SAP, www.sap.com/benchmark.
(1) The SAP SD-Parallel standard application benchmark performed on August 25, 2011, by Oracle in Burlington, MA, has been certified with the following data: 134,080 SAP SD-Parallel benchmark users, (world-record SAP SD-Parallel benchmark result) 0.87 seconds average dialog response time, 14,805,000 fully processed order line items per hour, 44,415,000 dialog steps per hour, 740,250 SAPS, 0.011 seconds/0.048 seconds average dialog response time (dialog/update). CPU utilization of servers, 92% (node 1 active: 89%, node 2 active: 93%, node 3 active: 93%, node 4 active: 93%, node 5 active: 92%, node 6 active: 92%). Server configuration: 6 Sun Fire X4800 servers each with 8 processors / 80 cores / 160 threads, Intel Xeon Processor E7-8870, 2.40 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 30 MB L3 cache per processor, 512 GB main memory, Solaris 10 operating system, Oracle Database 11g Release 2 with Oracle Real Application Clusters, SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0. Certification Number 2011036
(2) The two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark performed on November 1, 2010, by IBM in Beaverton, OR, USA, was certified on November 15, 2010, with the following data: 126,063 SAP SD benchmark users, 0.98 seconds average dialog response time, 13,772,670 fully processed order line items per hour, 41,318,000 dialog steps per hour, 688,630 SAPS. Average database request time (dialog/update): 0.011 sec / 0.024 sec. CPU utilization of central server: 96 percent. Server configuration: IBM Power System 795, 32 processors / 256 cores / 1024 threads, POWER7, 4.00 GHz, 32 KB (I) and 32 KB (D) L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 4 MB L3 cache per core, 4096 GB main memory gain running AIX 7.1 operating system, DB 2 9.7 and SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0. Certification number: 2010046

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