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
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
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 bea.com.
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 http://www.spec.org/ .
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.
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SPEC and SPECjAppServer are trademarks of the Standard Performance
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www.spec.org as of November 8, 2005. For the latest SPECjAppServer2004 results
visit http://www.spec.org/osg/jAppServer2004 .
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