SPARC T4-2 Server Achieves Best Single-System JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Benchmark


(As of Friday, 28 September 2012)

JD Edwards "Day-in-the-Life" benchmark on Oracle's SPARC T4-2 server with 2 processors supported 8,000 concurrent online users while concurrently executing mixed batch workloads at 95.5 UBEs per minute. The IBM Power 770 server with twice as many processors supported only 12,000 concurrent online users while concurrently executing mixed batch workloads at only 65 UBEs per minute. The SPARC T4-2 server was configured with Oracle Solaris 10 Containers to host Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0.2 with Tools, Oracle WebLogic server 10.3.4, Oracle HTTP server 11g and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 to reduce server footprint.

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JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is an integrated applications suite of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software with application modules that support a diverse set of business operations. The "Day-in-the-Life" (DIL) benchmark simulates the operation of a medium sized manufacturing company and their typical daily interactions with an ERP system, utilizing 5 of the most commonly used Enterprise modules. This includes load generated from both interactive users and batch (UBE) processes such as payroll, sales order, and purchase order processing, as well as manufacturing and shipping process tracking.

The DIL test suite provides simulated Interactive user load via HP LoadRunner scripts that emulate live user online transactions and track corresponding response times are within acceptable limits. Universal batch Engine(UBE) represent a variety of non-interactive batch type workloads that involve more complex queries of the database and may run for just a few seconds or for many hours. During testing, UBE's and interactive loads may be concurrently applied to the system.


One SPARC T4-2 server using Oracle Solaris Containers and consolidating JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle WebLogic servers, and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 is capable of supporting 33% more users per core while executing batch (UBEs) in parallel compared to IBM P770 server and utilizing only half of the CPUs.

The SPARC T4-2 executed the batch (UBE) processes concurrently at 95.5 UBEs per min while supporting 8,000 online users with sub-second average response time.

The SPARC T4-2 server has achieved 33% more users per core and 47% more UBEs per minute per core delivering 78% more users per RU than IBM's P770 server.

The SPARC T4-2 server optimized CPU utilization without noticeable impact on the average response time of interactive users scaling linearly from 2,500 to 8,000 users.

This benchmark demonstrates more than 2 times cost savings by consolidating the complete solution in a single SPARC T4-2 compared to earlier published results for 10,000 users and 67 UBEs per minute on two SPARC T4-2 and one SPARC T4-1.

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