SPARC Enterprise M9000 Server with Oracle Database 11g Beats All Published Two- and Three-Tier Results on SAP ATO Benchmark


(As of Tuesday, 6 September 2011)

Showcasing the superior performance and scalability of Oracle’s software and hardware, Oracle today announced that Oracle’s SPARC Enterprise M9000 server running Oracle Database 11g Release 2 set a new world record on the SAP Assemble-to-Order (ATO) Standard Application benchmark (1).

This benchmark utilizes the Unicode version of the SAP enhancement package 4 for the SAP ERP 6.0 application that runs on top of Oracle Solaris, the #1 enterprise operating system, and relies on Oracle Database 11g Release 2 for managing data.

This record-breaking result demonstrates that Oracle’s integrated and consolidated solution based on a single SPARC Enterprise M9000 server is well suited for customers planning large deployments of SAP applications.


The SAP ATO benchmark captures the process of creating a final assembly order for such products as PCs, pumps, and cars across components of SAP Business Suite software. The benchmark assumes high-volume sales and short production times reflective of today’s production environments. In general, each benchmark user has its own master data, such as material, vendor, or customer master data to avoid data-locking situations. However, the SAP ATO benchmark has been designed to handle and overcome data-locking when users access common master data.

The most recent version of the SAP ATO standard application benchmark is based on the latest Unicode-based release of the SAP enhancement package 4 for SAP ERP 6.0 which includes more business functionality. The benchmark also places higher CPU demand on the system due to the reduced response time requirement present in the SAP standard application benchmark environment.

Unlike the simpler SAP SD benchmark, the SAP ATO is more complete and runs different transactions from many SAP components, providing a complex business scenario that more closely matches customer landscapes.


SPARC Enterprise M9000 server with 64 SPARC64 VII+ 3.0 GHz quad-core processors and running Oracle Database 11g Release 2 delivered a record result of 206,360 fully business processed assembly orders per hour, the highest score ever posted with the SAP ATO benchmark.

With this first SAP ATO benchmark result using Unicode encoding Oracle has chosen to use the more complex benchmarking environment to help customers gain a better understanding of performance results relevant to typical SAP deployments

Demonstrating the high scalability of the SPARC Enterprise M9000 server, this benchmark is another example of the server’s ability to produce outstanding performance.

In this benchmark both the application tier and the database tier were deployed on a single SPARC Enterprise M9000 server, demonstrating its capabilities for workload consolidation.

With this outstanding result Oracle demonstrates innovative way of deploying enterprise-class SAP applications on Oracle’s software and hardware, allowing customers to simplify deployments. Customers can get servers, storage, and operating system, as well as the most commonly deployed database with SAP software, from a single vendor with one support contract further reducing business risks and helping assure faster ROI.

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(1) The two-tier SAP ATO standard application benchmark performed on July 28, 2011, by Oracle in Burlington, MA, has been certified with the following data: SPARC Enterprise M9000 Server, 64 processors, 3.0 GHz, 256 cores and 512 threads running Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Solaris 10 achieved 206,360 fully business processed assembly orders per hour. Certification number 2011033.

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