Oracle Achieves World Record Single Node Result with SPECjEnterprise2010 Benchmark

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g on New Oracle SPARC T3 Server Beats IBM Websphere on POWER7 Server

News Facts

· Today, Oracle announced that Oracle® WebLogic Server 11g, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, together with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 running on Oracle’s SPARC T3 servers with Oracle Solaris achieved a world record single-node result on SPECjEnterprise2010 industry standard benchmark(1).

· This result surpasses the best IBM single-node result on this benchmark by 32 percent(2).

 Benchmark Details

· Oracle WebLogic Server 11g with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 achieved 9,456.28 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS. Oracle WebLogic Server was running on an Oracle SPARC T3-4 server powered by four SPARC T3 1.6 GHz processors. Oracle Database 11g was running on a SPARC T3-2 server equipped with two SPARC T3 1.6 GHz processors and used Sun Storage 6180 Arrays. Both SPARC T3 servers were running Oracle Solaris, the #1 enterprise operating system providing best-in-class reliability, security and performance.

· Oracle’s complete, open and integrated solution consumed only half as much physical space and delivered three times better performance per rack unit (RU) than the best published single-node result by IBM(2).

· SPECjEnterprise2010 is a Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) -based industry standard benchmark, which tests an end-to-end technology infrastructure that includes server hardware, Java Virtual Machine (JVM), database, operating system, storage and network subsystems.

· For the past decade, Oracle has consistently submitted record-setting Java application server benchmarks on a broad range of hardware and software platforms (3,4,5,6). For current leading results, visit: http://www.oracle.com/solutions/performance_scalability/benchmark_results.html.

Supporting Quote

·“This benchmark result clearly demonstrates the industry leading performance of the new Oracle SPARC T3, and the benefits of Oracle's hardware/software integration,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle.

Supporting Resources

· Oracle Fusion Middleware ·

Oracle WebLogic Server

· Oracle Database

· Oracle Solaris

· Sun SPARC Enterprise Servers

· Sun Open Storage

· Java EE

· Oracle Benchmarks

· About SpecjEnterprise2010 Benchmarks

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SPEC, SPECjEnterprise are registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. All results from www.spec.org as of September 20, 2010:

(1) Oracle WebLogic Server 11g on a Oracle SPARC T3-4 server and Oracle Database 11g on SPARCT3-2 server , 9,456.28 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS. (World Record SPECjEnterprise2010 single-node result). SPARC T3-4 - 5RU, SPARC T3-2 - 3RU, SPARC Enterprise M3000 - 2RU, Two Sun Storage 6180 - 6RU. Complete solution occupied 16 rack units and delivered 591 EjOPS/RU.

(2) WebSphere Application Server V7 on IBM Power 750 Express and DB2 9.7 on IBM BladeCenter PS702 Express, 7,172.93 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (Best IBM SPECjEnterprise2010 single-node result). IBM Power 750 Express - 4RU, IBM BladeCenter PS702 Express chassis - 9 RU, IBM System Storage DS4800 - 4 RU, Six IBM System Storage DS4000 EXP810 Storage Expansion Unit - 18 RU, Two network switches - 2 RU. Complete solution occupied 37 rack units and delivered 194 EjOPS/RU..

(3) Oracle WebLogic Server 11g on five-node Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 cluster each with four 8-core UltraSPARC T2 Plus 1.6 GHz processors, 28,648.74 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@ Standard. (World Record SPECjAppServer2004 multi-node result)

(4) Sun Microsystems SunFire V1280 with Oracle9i Application Server, 521.86Bops/min@Std, $1,133.64/BBops (Best performance SPECjAppServer 2001 Dual Node category). Oracle9i AS Release 2 Standard Edition on HP ProLiant DL360, 183.33 BBops/min@Std, $325.13/BBops (Best price performance SPECjAppServer2001 Dual Node category). Oracle9iAS Release 2 on HP rp8400 Cluster, 2,529.10 BBops, $1342.74/Bbops (Best performance SPECjAppServer2001 MultipleNode category). Oracle9iAS Release 2 on HP ProLiant ML530G2 Cluster, 558.85 BBops/min@Std, $389.66/BBops (Best price performance SPECjAppServer2001MultipleNode category). Source: http://www.spec.org. For more information regarding SPECjAppServer2001 results, please visit: http://www.spec.org/jAppServer2001/results/jAppServer2001.html.

(5) Fujitsu-Siemens Computers' PRIMEPOWER 450/2500, Oracle Application Server 10g: 5,991.73 TOPS@MultipleNode, 654.20 Euros TOPS@MultipleNode (Best Overall Performance Result, SPECjAppServer2002 benchmark).

(6) Sun Fire 3800 cluster with Oracle9i AS Release 2, 61,862.77 BBops/min@Std, $28/BBops (Best Overall Performance, ECperf benchmark). HP DL360G2 cluster with Oracle9i AS Release 2, 24,639.37 BBops/min@Std, $5/BBops (Best Overall price/performance, ECperf benchmark). For more information regarding ECperf benchmark results, please visit: http://web.archive.org/web/20050306014256/ecperf.theserverside.com/ecperf/index.jsp?page=results/performance.