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Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Delivers World Record Dual-Node Result with SPECjEnterprise2010 Benchmark on Cisco Unified Computing System B440 M2 Server

Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Demonstrates Stellar Performance; Beats IBM Websphere’s Best Result by Over 50 Percent

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – October 5, 2011

News Facts

Today Oracle announced that Oracle WebLogic Server 11g, a part of Oracle Fusion Middleware, and the #1 application server by both vendor share and growth, together with Oracle Linux and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 running on a Cisco® Unified Computing System™ B440 M2 server set a world record dual-node result with the SPECjEnterprise2010 industry standard benchmark(1).
This world record dual-node result with Oracle WebLogic Server 11g, using a total of eight processors, delivered over 50 percent more performance than IBM WebSphere's best eight processor SPECjEnterprise2010 result running IBM DB2 9.7 on a POWER7 server(2).

Benchmark Details

The Java application server was running on a two-node Cisco Unified Computing System B440 M2 server each with four, ten-core Intel® Xeon® E7-4870 2.4 GHz processors with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology. Both the application server and database server were running Oracle Linux.
The record result achieved 26,118.67 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS, the highest EjOPS per processor of any SPECjEnterprise2010 result to date, showcasing the superior performance and scalability of Oracle WebLogic Server 11g(1).
Underscoring the scalability and superior performance of Oracle’s leading application server software running on x86 hardware, Oracle WebLogic Server now holds the overall world record(3) and the best dual-node(1) benchmark results in addition to delivering the highest EjOPS per processor(1) and per core(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 Quotes

"This world record dual-node benchmark result showcases the superior performance, scalability and flexibility of Oracle WebLogic Server 11g,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle.
“The unique, integrated architecture of Cisco Unified Computing System has enabled our customers to achieve a whole new level of application performance. Many world records have been attained on benchmarks with Oracle software and USC in the past two years, which is a solid proof point to the performance leadership of Cisco and Oracle,” said Soni Jiandani, senior vice president, Server, Access, and Virtualization Technology Group, for Cisco.

Supporting Resources

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SPEC, SPECjEnterprise are registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. All results from www.spec.org as of October 5, 2011:
1. Oracle WebLogic Server 11g on a dual-node Cisco UCS B440 M2 server and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 on a Cisco UCS B460 M2 server each with four, ten-core Intel® Xeon® E7-4870 2.4 GHz processors, 26,118.67 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (World record dual node and highest EjOPS per processor).
2. IBM WebSphere Application Server V7 on IBM Power 780 and DB2 9.7 on IBM Power 750 Express, 16,646.34 SPECjEnterprise2010EjOPS (Best IBM SPECjEnterprise2010 result).
3. Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 with Oracle Real Application Clusters and Oracle Solaris running on a four-node SPARC T4-4 cluster, each system with four SPARC T4 3GHz processors, 40,104.86 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (World Record SPECjEnterprise2010 result.)
4 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 (Best 2-processor system benchmark result and highest performance per core).
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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