Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 Server Outperforms IBM System p5 595 on SAP SD Two-tier Benchmark

BENCHMARK SUMMARY

(As of Tuesday, 08 July 2008)

Oracle's Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server running Oracle Solaris 10, SAP ERP 6.0, and Oracle Database 10g achieved 25,130 SAP SD users on an industry-standard measure of ERP performance, the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) Standard Application Benchmark.

BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

The SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark is a two-tier ERP business test that represents full business workloads of order processing and invoice processing, while demonstrating the ability to run both the application and database software on a single system. The SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark represents the critical tasks performed in real-world ERP business environments.

SAP maintains a suite of benchmark tests to demonstrate the performance of competitive systems on the various SAP products.

BENCHMARK OUTCOME

  • The Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server supported 25,130 SAP SD users completing business transactions that involve: creating the order, creating a delivery note for the order, displaying the order, changing the delivery, posting a goods issue, listing orders and creating an invoice. Compared to the 23,456 SAP SD users supported by the IBM System p5 595, the Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server is 7% better.
  • The Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server achieved a throughput of 7.7 million dialog steps, an equivalent to over 2.5 million fully processed business order line items per hour. This represents a 10% advantage over the throughput of the IBM System p5 595 that yielded a throughput of 7 million dialog steps.
  • The server's superior results on this benchmark demonstrate the ability to run both the application and database software in the highly scalable and reliable way using the Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server with Oracle Database 10g running on top of Oracle Solaris 10.

Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Source: SAP, www.sap.com/benchmark. Two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard SAP ERP 2005 application benchmark: Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server, 64 processors/128 cores/256 threads, UltraSPARC64 VI 2.4GHz running Oracle Solaris 10, Oracle Database 10g, and the SAP ERP application Release 6.0 (2005) ? 25,130 SAP SD Benchmark users, 129,420 SAPS. Certification number 2008040. IBM System p5 595, 64 processors/64 cores/128 threads, POWER5+ 2.3GHz running AIX Version 5.3, DB2 9 and the SAP ERP application Release 5.0 ? 23,456 SAP SD Benchmark users, 117,520 SAPS. Certification number 2006045.

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