Sun Storage 6780 Array Delivers 2x Better Price/Performance than IBM

BENCHMARK SUMMARY

(As of Tuesday, 1 June 2010)

Oracle's Sun Storage 6780 array demonstrates competitive value with 2x better price/performance than a similarly configured IBM DS5300 disk system using the SPC-1 benchmark. Additionally, this benchmark shows 34 percent better IOPS performance and 2.7x better response times under light load than the previous generation of modular storage arrays.

BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

SPC Benchmark-1 (SPC-1) is an industry-standard storage benchmark that provides a comprehensive performance analysis environment for storage subsystems. The I/O workload in SPC-1 is characterized by predominately random I/O operations, as typified by multi-user OLTP, database, and email server environments. SPC-1 uses a highly efficient, multithreaded workload generator to thoroughly analyze direct-attach or network-storage subsystems. The SPC-1 benchmark enables companies to rapidly produce valid performance and price/performance results using a variety of host platforms and storage network topologies.

BENCHMARK OUTCOME

These SPC-1 benchmark results below show both the competitive advantage and generational improvement of the Sun Storage 6780 array configured using 8Gb fibre channel (FC) host interfaces.

  • The Sun Storage 6780 array delivered over 2x better SPC-1 price/performance than the IBM DS5300 on the SPC-1 benchmark.
  • The Sun Storage 6780 array delivered 2.5x better performance, 3x better price/ performance, and over 2x better response times than the EMC CLARiiON CX3 Model 40.
  • The Sun Storage 6780 array delivered 34% more SPC-1 IOPS than the previous generation of Oracle's StorageTek 6540 array.
  • The Sun Storage 6780 array delivered a SPC-1 LRT of 1.78 milliseconds, which is 2.7x better than the StorageTek 6540 array SPC-1 LRT of 4.82 milliseconds.

Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. SPC-1, SPC-1 IOPS, $/SPC-1 IOPS, and SPC-1 LRT reg tm of Storage Performance Council (SPC). Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Competitive data obtained from www.storageperformance.org. as of the date located next to the respective claim. Sun Storage 6780 array 62,261.80 SPC-1 IOPS, ASU Capacity 13,742.218GB, 6.89 $/SPC-1 IOPS, Data Protection Mirroring, TSC price $429,294, 1.78 ms SPC-1 LRT, Identifier A00094. IBM System Storage DS-5300 (FDE) Revised 3/8/2010 62,243.63 SPC-1 IOPS, ASU Capacity 13,742.218GB, 14.16 $/SPC-1 IOPS, Data Protection Mirroring, TSC price $881,130, 1.75 ms SPC-1 LRT, Identifier A00080. StorageTek 6540 Array 46,491.72 SPC-1 IOPS, ASU Capacity 6,890.000GB, 6.62 $/SPC-1 IOPS, Data Protection Mirroring, TSC price $307,710, 4.82 ms SPC-1 LRT, Identifier A00051. EMC CLARiiON CX3 Model 40 24997.49 SPC-1 IOPS, ASU Capacity 8,465.016GB, 20.72 $/SPC-1 IOPS, Data Protection Mirroring, TSC price $517,851, 4.34 ms SPC-1 LRT, Identifier A00059.

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