ZFS Storage ZS3-4 Delivers World Record SPC-2 Performance Results

BENCHMARK SUMMARY

(As of Tuesday, 10 September 2013)

The Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4 delivered the best overall performance result to date on the SPC-2 benchmark with a world record 17,244.22 SPC-2 MBPS, while also delivering the second best current SPC-2 Price-Performance score of $22.53 (1) This demonstrates the ability of the Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4 to simultaneously deliver both extreme performance and unprecedented value to customers.

BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

SPC-2 consists of three distinct workloads designed to demonstrate the performance of a storage subsystem during the execution of business-critical applications that require the large-scale, sequential movement of data. Those applications are characterized predominately by large I/Os organized into one or more concurrent sequential patterns. A description of each of the three SPC-2 workloads is listed below as well as examples of applications characterized by each workload.

  • Large File Processing: Applications in a wide range of fields, which require simple sequential process of one or more large files such as scientific computing and large-scale financial processing.
  • Large Database Queries: Applications that involve scans or joins of large relational tables, such as those performed for data mining or business intelligence.
  • Video on Demand: Applications that provide individualized video entertainment to a community of subscribers by drawing from a digital film library.

BENCHMARK OUTCOME

The Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4 delivered an overall score of 17,244.22 SPC-2 MBPS™ and a SPC-2 price-performance of $22.53 on the SPC-2 benchmark. (1)

This is over a 1.6X generational improvement in performance and over a 1.5x generational improvement in price-performance over Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage 7420 SPC-2 benchmark results. (2)

The Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4 has 6.8X better overall throughput and nearly 1.2X better price-performance than the IBM DS3524 Express Turbo, which is IBM's best overall price-performance score on the SPC-2 benchmark. (3)

The Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4 has over 1.1X higher overall throughput and over 5.8x better price-performance than the IBM DS8870, which is IBM's best overall performance score on the SPC-2 benchmark. (4)

The Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4 has 1.3X higher overall throughput and 3.9x better price-performance than the HP StorageWorks P9500 XP Disk Array on the SPC-2 benchmark. (5)

The Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4 has 7% higher throughput and 3.3x better price/performance than the previous performance leader, the Fujitsu ETERNUS DX8700 S. (6)

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Results as of September 10, 2013, for more information see http://www.storageperformance.org/results

(1) SPC-2 results Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4, 17,244.2 SPC-2 MBPS™, $22.53 SPC-2 Price-Performance

(2) SPC-2 results Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage 7420, 10,703.69 SPC-2 MBPS™, $35.24 SPC-2 Price-Performance

(3) SPC-2 results IBM System Storage DS3524 Express Turbo, 2,510.56 SPC-2 MBPS™, $26.76 SPC-2 Price-Performance

(4) SPC-2 results IBM System Storage DS8870, 15,423.66 SPC-2 MBPS™, $131.21 SPC-2 Price-Performance

(5) SPC-2 results HP StorageWorks P9500 XP, 13,147.87 SPC-2 MBPS™, $88.34 SPC-2 Price-Performance

(6) SPC-2 results Fujitsu ETERNUS DX8700 S2 16,038.74 SPC-2 MBPS™, $79.51 SPC-2 Price-Performance.

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