Oracle's Newest SPARC T3 Servers Deliver Outstanding Results with Oracle Communications Order and Service Management

BENCHMARK SUMMARY

(As of Monday, 20 September 2010)

Two of Oracle's new SPARC T-Series servers, the SPARC T3-1 and SPARC T3-2, delivered outstanding results on Oracle Communications Order and Service Management . The SPARC T3-1 running Oracle Solaris 10 and Oracle Communications Order and Service Management 7.0 cluster on Oracle WebLogic Server 11g, and the SPARC T3-2 running Oracle Solaris 10 and Oracle Database 11g, handled a record number of orders, showing a 2.4x performance improvement over x86-based solutions.

BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

Oracle Communications Order and Service Management allows communications service providers to address the enterprise-wide central order management challenges that are critical to their business success. It is a core component of Oracle's solution for Rapid Offer Design and Order Delivery, which enables some of the largest communications providers in the world to support ever-increasing order volumes, sometimes measured in millions of orders per day, with a predictable low cost of ownership.

The benchmark simulates fulfillment of fixed-line phone activation orders that are executed as a sequence of tasks, and measures the number of completed tasks per second (tps).

BENCHMARK OUTCOME

Competitive Comparisons Table

Description Application Tier Database Tier Score (tps)
SPARC T-Series-based Solution SPARC T3-1 SPARC T3-2 1392
  Oracle WebLogic Server 11g R1 Oracle Database 11g R1  
x86-based Solution 2 x Dell PowerEdge R610 Dell PowerEdge 2950 572
  Oracle WebLogic Server 11g R1 Oracle Database 11g R1  
  • A SPARC T3-1 server running Oracle Communications Order and Service Management 7.0 cluster on Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and a SPARC T3-2 server running Oracle Database 11g achieved 2.4x better performance than a generic x86 solution based on two Dell PowerEdge R610 servers at the application tier and one Dell PowerEdge 2950 server at the database tier.
  • With a typical Oracle Communications Order and Service Management order containing on average 14 tasks, the results achieved on these SPARC T3 servers translate to over 350,000 orders per hour.
  • Comparative benchmarks, like this one, can aid customers in correctly sizing the hardware resources appropriate for their day-to-day workloads. Quite often, determining adequate resources for the task is simply not enough and customers are looking for additional headroom for future growth. In this particular exercise, the average server utilization for the database server (SPARC T3-2) was 70% and the average server utilization for the application server (SPARC T3-1) was 50%, allowing the Oracle solution to deliver world record performance while providing ample capacity for future needs.

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