Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 Achieves Two World Record SPC-2/E Results

BENCHMARK SUMMARY

(As of Wednesday, 25 June 2014)

Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 achieved the best overall SPC-2 Price-Performance of any SPC-2 or SPC-2/E benchmark result to date, setting a world record $12.08 per SPC-2 MBPS. Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 also achieved a world record SPC-2/E composite performance per watt efficiency of 3.67 SPC-2 MBPS/watt.

Additionally, Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 delivered the second best SPC-2 performance score of any storage device category HDD system with 16,212.66 SPC-2 MBPS; behind only the larger Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4 at 17,244.20 SPC-2 MBPS. These three results demonstrate the ability of Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 to simultaneously deliver extreme performance, great storage energy efficiency, and unprecedented value to customers.

BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

SPC Benchmark 2 (SPC-2) consists of three distinct workloads that 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 as well as examples of applications characterized by each workload are listed below.

  • 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.

SPC-2:

  • Provides a level playing field for test sponsors.
  • Produces results that are powerful and yet simple to use.
  • Provides value for engineers as well as IT consumers and solution integrators.
  • Is easy to run, easy to audit/verify, and easy to use to report official results.

SPC Benchmark 2/Energy (SPC-2/E): consists of the complete set of SPC-2 performance measurement and reporting plus the measurement and reporting of energy use. This benchmark extension provides measurement and reporting to complete storage configurations, complementing SPC-2C/E, which focuses on storage component configurations.

 

BENCHMARK OUTCOME

Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 delivered the top SPC-2 Price-Performance of $12.08 and it delivered an overall score of 16,212.66 SPC-2 MBPS for the SPC-2/E benchmark. (1)

Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 produced the top SPC-2/E benchmark performance per watt efficiency of 3.67 SPC-2 MBPS/watt. (2)

Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances hold the top two results on the SPC-2 benchmarks for storage device category HDD based systems. (3)

Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 has an 11x price performance advantage over the IBM DS8870. (4)

Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 has an 8x price performance advantage over the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP). (5)

Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 has a 7.3x price performance advantage over the HP P9500 XP disk array. (6)

 

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Results as of June 25, 2014, for more information see http://www.storageperformance.org/results

(1) SPC-2/E results Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2, 16,212.66 SPC-2 MBPS™, $12.08 SPC-2 Price-Performance

(2) SPC-2/E results IBM XIV Storage System, 7,467.99 SPC-2 MBPS™, $152.34 SPC-2 Price-Performance

(3) SPC-2 results Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4, 17,244.20 SPC-2 MBPS™, $22.53 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 Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP), 13,147.87 SPC-2 MBPS™, $95.38 SPC-2 Price-Performance

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

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