Oracle's Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server has achieved a new single-system performance world record on the TPC-H data-warehousing benchmark at the 1TB scale factor, demonstrating the effectiveness of Oracle Solaris 10 running Oracle Database 11g on the Sun SPARC platform.
The TPC-H is a performance benchmark established by the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) to demonstrate Data Warehousing/Decision Support Systems (DSS). TPC-H measurements are produced for customers to evaluate the performance of various DSS systems. The benchmark measures high-load multiple query throughput as well as single query performance.
This leading TPC-H benchmark utilized the 2.4GHz SPARC64 VI processor-based Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server with Oracle's StorageTek 2540 arrays running Oracle Solaris 10 and Oracle Database 11g with Automatic Storage Management.
Using the same number of cores, the Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server outperformed the best competing single system result, posted by the HP Integrity Superdome, by 69 percent with 18 percent advantage on price/performance.
Demonstrating superior I/O throughput when coupled with Oracle Solaris and Oracle Database 11g, Oracle's solution relied on twenty StorageTek 2540 arrays to deliver data rates of 13GB/sec with near linear scaling.
These achievements clearly demonstrate the performance leadership of large SMP SPARC processor-based systems in the most demanding enterprise application environments.
Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. TPC Benchmark H, TPC-H, QphH are trademarks of the Transaction Performance Processing Council (TPC). More info http://www.tpc.org. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.  Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server (32 processors, 64 cores, 128 threads) 118,573 QphH@1000GB, $23.38/QphH@1000GB available 06/18/07. HP Integrity Superdome (32 processors, 64 cores and 64 threads) 69,999 QphH@1000GB, $28.69/QphH@1000GB available 06/18/07.  The IO throughput was captured during execution of the benchmark using iostat utility under Oracle Solaris.