BEA WebLogic Server(R) 9.0 Continues to Set Performance Records Application Server's Industry-Leading Efficiency and Speed Helps Customers Cut

Costs and Do More With Less

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BEA Systems, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   BEAS), a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today
 announced SPECjAppServer2004 benchmark results on BEA WebLogic Server(R) 9.0
 reaffirming its industry leadership position in providing the best hardware
 utilization in the industry. The benchmark results, each setting a new
 performance record, prove that WLS requires fewer CPUs per JOPS (jAppServer
 Operations Per Second) than any other application server. For WLS customers
 this means an increase in performance while simultaneously reducing total cost
 of ownership (TCO).
     "BEA proves once again that WebLogic Server delivers the fastest and most
 efficient J2EE platform technology on the planet," said Ed Whelan, director,
 engineering, BEA Systems. "WebLogic Server has not only demonstrated its
 mettle on the HP(R)/Intel(R) platform, but has now done so on multiple
 platforms. This capability gives our customers the flexibility to rapidly
 build, manage and scale their applications."
     BEA WebLogic Server 9.0 is the industry's first hot-swappable application
 server allowing for zero downtime upgrades. For architects and developers
 building next-generation Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs), WebLogic
 Server with its advanced Web Services stack is the application infrastructure
 software of choice to build services and enterprise Java applications. WLS
 allows for blended development and deployment, supporting multiple programming
 models and open source frameworks like Spring and Apache Beehive. The WLS
 administrative console lets administrators inspect, configure and manage
 blended deployments including Spring beans and Apache Tomcat.
     BEA's SPECjAppServer2004 results beat every other vendors' top results by
 a significant margin, particularly in the area of total CPUs per 1,000 JOPS.
 IBM WebSphere 6.0's top result, 1343.47 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard
 required 20 Intel Xeon CPUs, for a total of 14.89 CPUs per 1,000 JOPS.  That
 translates to nearly double the number of CPUs than WebLogic Server 9.0 when
 it achieved its result of 1,374.11 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard.
     Sun's Java Application Server 8.1's best result, 1,201.44
 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard, was produced using 26 AMD Opteron CPUs and
 required 21.64 CPUs per 1,000 JOPS. That translates to nearly double the
 number of CPUs required by WebLogic Server 9.0 to achieve a significantly
 higher result of 1,781.47 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard.
     Oracle and JBoss have yet to submit SPECjAppServer2004 benchmark results.
     SPECjAppServer2004 is an industry-standard benchmark independently
 designed and validated by SPEC, a non-profit organization that establishes,
 maintains and endorses standardized benchmarks. SPECjAppServer2004 is
 specifically designed to measure the scalability and performance of Java 2
 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technology-based application servers, such as
 WebLogic 9.0.
     Recent SPECjAppServer2004 results
       Application                           Server              CPUs per 1,000
         Server        Date     Chipset       CPUs   JOPS@Standard     JOPS
     WLS 9.0          Aug-05  Intel Xeon        12       1664.36       7.21
     WLS 9.0          Aug-05  Intel Xeon        10       1374.11       7.28
     WLS 9.0          Sep-05  Intel
                               Itanium2          4        471.28       8.49
     WLS 9.0          Oct-05  AMD  Opteron      20       1781.47      11.23
     WAS 6            Jan-05  Power5            16       1334.96      11.99
     WAS 6            Dec-04  Intel Xeon        20       1343.37      14.89
     Sun AS 8.1       Apr-05  AMD  Opteron      26       1201.44      21.64
     About BEA
     BEA Systems, Inc. is a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software,
 providing standards-based platforms to accelerate the secure flow of
 information and services. BEA product lines -- WebLogic(R), Tuxedo(R),
 JRockit(R) and the new AquaLogic(TM) family of Service Infrastructure -- help
 customers reduce IT complexity and successfully deploy Service-Oriented
 Architectures to improve business agility and efficiency. For more
 information, please visit
     About SPEC
     SPEC is a non-profit organization that establishes, maintains and endorses
 standardized benchmarks to measure the performance of the newest generation of
 high-performance computers. Its membership comprises leading computer hardware
 and software vendors, universities, and research organizations worldwide.
 Steve Realmuto, a senior software engineer for BEA is on the Board of
 Directors. For complete details on benchmark results and the Standard
 Performance Evaluation Corporation, please see .
     About SPECjAppServer2004
     Created by SPEC, the SPECjAppServer2004 benchmark was developed to measure
 the performance of Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) application servers. New
 elements in the benchmark include a modified workload and features that stress
 more of the capabilities of J2EE 1.3 or later application servers. The
 benchmark tests performance for a representative J2EE application and each of
 the components that make up the application environment, including hardware,
 application server software, JVM software, database software, JDBC drivers and
 the system network. It was developed by SPEC's Java subcommittee, which
 includes BEA, Borland, Darmstadt University of Technology, Hewlett-Packard,
 IBM, Intel, Oracle, Pramati, Sun Microsystems and Sybase.
     NOTE:  BEA, Built on BEA, Jolt, Joltbeans, Steelthread, Top End, Tuxedo,
 BEA WebLogic Server, BEA JRockit, BEA Liquid Data for WebLogic, and WebLogic
 are registered trademarks of BEA Systems, Inc. BEA AquaLogic, BEA AquaLogic
 Data Services Platform, BEA AquaLogic Enterprise Security, BEA AquaLogic
 Service Bus, BEA dev2dev Subscriptions, BEA eLink, BEA MessageQ, BEA WebLogic
 Communications Platform, BEA WebLogic Enterprise, BEA WebLogic Enterprise
 Platform, BEA WebLogic Enterprise Security, BEA WebLogic Express, BEA WebLogic
 Integration, BEA WebLogic Java Adapter for Mainframe, BEA WebLogic JDriver,
 BEA WebLogic Log Central, BEA WebLogic Network Gatekeeper, BEA WebLogic
 Platform, BEA WebLogic Portal, BEA WebLogic SIP Server, BEA WebLogic WorkGroup
 Edition, and BEA WebLogic Workshop are trademarks of BEA Systems, Inc. BEA
 Mission Critical Support is a service mark of BEA Systems, Inc. All other
 company and product names may be the subject of intellectual property rights
 reserved by third parties.
     SPEC and SPECjAppServer are trademarks of the Standard Performance
 Evaluation Corp. (SPEC). Competitive claims reflect results published on as of November 8, 2005. For the latest SPECjAppServer2004 results
 visit .

SOURCE BEA Systems, Inc.

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