Oracle Press Release

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

Oracle Software and Hardware Delivers the Highest SAP SD-Parallel Benchmark Performance Result Ever Achieved; Showcases Near Linear Scalability

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – October 4, 2011

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Demonstrating the superior performance, reliability and near linear scalability of Oracle Database clusters running on Sun Fire X4800 M2 servers with Oracle Solaris, Oracle today announced a new overall 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.
To facilitate this benchmark, Oracle created a base configuration that included Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Real Application Clusters running on Oracle’s Sun Fire X4800 M2 servers, each equipped with eight Intel® Xeon® E7-8870-processors and Oracle Solaris, the #1 enterprise operating system. This configuration has been replicated to create four distinct clusters that delivered the following outstanding performance results:
Two node: achieved a result of 49,860 SAP SD-Parallel benchmark users(1).
Four node: achieved a result of 94,736 SAP SD-Parallel benchmark users(2).
Six node: achieved a leading result of 137,904 SAP SD-Parallel benchmark users(3).
Eight node: set a new overall world record result on the SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark of 180,000 SAP SD-Parallel benchmark users(4).
The new world-record result of 180,000 SAP SD-Parallel benchmark users far exceeds the performance of any IBM result ever published with the SAP SD standard application benchmark(5, 6).
When measured with two-, four-, six- and eight-node configurations, Oracle Database with Oracle Real Application Clusters running on Sun Fire X4800 servers with Oracle Solaris show an extraordinary ninety percent scalability, while maintaining superior performance and availability(2, 3,1, 4).

Supporting Quote

"These benchmark results vividly demonstrate that Oracle’s scale-out technology delivers both world-leading performance and virtually linear scalability from small systems to the largest systems,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. “When it comes to meeting the needs of mission-critical enterprise customers, Oracle clearly outpaces the competition.”

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Results as of October 4, 2011. Source: SAP, www.sap.com/benchmark.
(1) The SAP SD-Parallel standard application benchmark performed on September 26, 2011, by Oracle in Burlington, MA, USA, has been certified with the following data: 49,860 SAP SD-Parallel benchmark users. 0.91 seconds average dialog response time, 5,481,670 fully processed order line items per hour, 16,445,000 dialog steps per hour, 274,080 SAPS, 0.010 seconds/0.030 seconds average database request time (dialog/update). CPU utilization of servers, 91% (node 1 active: 88%, node 2 active: 94%). Server configuration: 2 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, and SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0. Certification Number: 2011040
(2) The SAP SD-Parallel standard application benchmark performed on September 26, 2011, by Oracle in Burlington, MA, USA, has been certified with the following data: 94,736 SAP SD-Parallel benchmark users, 0.41 seconds average dialog response time, 10,921,000 fully processed order line items per hour. 32,763,000 dialog steps per hour. 546,050 SAPS, 0.010 seconds/0.041 seconds average database request time (dialog/update). CPU utilization of servers, 93% (node 1 active: 89%, node 2 active: 94%, node 3 active: 94%, node 4 active: 94%). Server configuration: 4 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, and SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0. Certification Number: 2011039
(3) The SAP SD-Parallel standard application benchmark performed on September 20, 2011, by Oracle in Burlington, MA, has been certified with the following data: 137,904 SAP SD-Parallel benchmark users 0.81 seconds average dialog response time, 15,309,330 fully processed order line items per hour, 45,928,000 dialog steps per hour, 765,470 SAPS, 0.009 seconds/0.045 seconds average database request time (dialog/update). CPU utilization of servers, 89% (node 1 active: 85%, node 2 active: 90%, node 3 active: 86%, node 4 active: 86%, 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, and SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0. Certification Number: 2011038
(4) The SAP SD-Parallel standard application benchmark performed on September 5, 2011, by Oracle in Burlington, MA, has been certified with the following data: 180,000 SAP SD-Parallel benchmark users (overall world-record result on SAP SD benchmark) 0.63 seconds average dialog response time, 20,327,670 fully processed order line items per hour, 60,983,000 dialog steps per hour, 1,016,380 SAPS, 0.010 seconds/0.055 seconds average database request time (dialog/update). CPU utilization of servers, 89% (node 1 active: 85%, node 2 active: 89%, node 3 active: 90%, node 4 active: 90%, node 5 active: 90%, node 6 active: 89%, node 7 active: 89%, node 8 active: 90%). Server configuration: 8 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, and SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0. Certification Number: 2011037
(5) 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 (second highest IBM SAP SD result), 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
(6) The SAP SD standard R/3 Enterprise 4.70 application benchmark performed on May 11, 2005 by IBM in Beaverton, OR, USA was certified on May 13, 2005 with the following data, 168,300 SAP SD benchmark users (overall best IBM SAP SD benchmark result), 1.95 seconds average dialog response time, 16,896,67 fully processed order line items per hour, 50,690,000 dialog steps per hour, 844,830 SAPS, Average DB request time (dia/upd): 0.026 sec / 0.028 sec, CPU utilization of database server: 99%, CPU utilization of application servers: 85% (dia: 85%, upd: 85%, msg/enq: 44%). Operating System all servers: AIX 5.3. RDBMS: DB2 UDB 8.2.2. Server configuration: IBM eServer p5 Model 595, 32-way SMP, POWER5, 1.9 GHz, 32 KB(D) + 64 KB(I) L1 cache per processor, 1.92 MB L2 cache
and 36 MB L3 cache per 2 processors, 256 GB main memory. 12 Application servers: 11 Dialog/Update servers: IBM eServer p5 Model 595, 64-way SMP, POWER5, 1.9 GHz. Certification number: 2005021

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