SPARC T5-4 Produces World Record Performance for a Single Server on the TPC-H @10000GB Benchmark


(As of Monday, 25 November 2013)

Oracle's SPARC T5-4 server delivered world record, single server performance of 377,594 QphH@10000GB with price/performance of $4.65/QphH@10000GB on the TPC-H @10000GB benchmark. This result shows that the four-chip SPARC T5-4 server is significantly faster than HP's eight-chip Intel-based server.

This result demonstrates a complete data warehouse solution that shows the performance both of individual and concurrent query processing streams, including faster loading and refresh of the data during business operations. The SPARC T5-4 server delivers superior performance and cost efficiency when compared to HP's server.


The TPC-H benchmark was established by the Transaction Processing Council (TPC) to enable customers to evaluate the performance of various business intelligence/data warehousing (BIDW) and decision support systems (DSS) systems for various standard database sizes, referred to as the scale factor (SF). The benchmark measures the combined performance of a particular database manager on a specific computer system at various scale factors, including 100 GB, 300 GB, 1000 GB, 3000 GB, 10000 GB, and 30000 GB. It reports the composite TPC-H Query-per-Hour (QphH) performance metric, as well as the price/performance metric, which is the total cost of the solution, consisting of hardware, software, and three-year maintenance costs, divided by the QphH.


TPC-H@10000GB, Non-Clustered Systems
System Processor Proc/Core/Threads Memory Composite (QphH) $/perf ($/QphH) Power (QppH) Throughput (QthH) Database Available
3.6 GHz SPARC T5
2048 GB
377,594.3 $4.65 342,714.1 416,024.4 Oracle Database 11g Release 2 11/25/13
HP ProLiant DL980 G7
2.4 GHz Intel Xeon E7-4870
4096 GB
158,108.3 $6.49 185,473.6 134,780.5 SQL Server 2012 4/15/13

The SPARC T5-4 server with four SPARC T5 processors is 2.4 times faster than the HP ProLiant DL980 G7 server with eight x86 processors. The SPARC T5-4 server delivered 4.8 times better performance per processor and 3.0 times better performance per core than the HP ProLiant DL980 G7 server.

The HP DL 980 G7 TPC-H configuration costs 39% more per $/QphH@10000GB than the Oracle SPARC T5-4 TPC-H configuration.

The SPARC T5-4 server with 2 TB of memory is 2.4 times faster than the HP ProLiant DL980 G7 server with 4 TB of memory for Query-per-Hour Performance.

The SPARC T5-4 server took 9 hours, 37 minutes, and 54 seconds for data loading while the HP ProLiant DL980 G7 server took 79 hours, 28 minutes, and 23 seconds. The SPARC T5-4 loads data 8.3 times faster than the HP Proliant DL 980 G7.

The SPARC T5-4 server's average throughput for the first refresh transaction was 58.8 seconds while the HP Prolient DL980 G7 server's average throughput for the first refresh transaction was 416.4 seconds. The SPARC T5-4 server outperforms 7.1 times faster than the HP ProLiant DL980 G7 server on refresh function.


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