Oracle(R) Database 10g Achieves Record Performance With NEC Itanium(R) 2 Based Express5800/1160Xe Server

Jan 26, 2006, 00:00 ET from Oracle Corporation

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle
 (Nasdaq:   ORCL) today announced a TPC-C record performance benchmark result for
 Oracle(R) Database 10g on NEC hardware and the Red Hat(R) Linux operating
 system.  This latest benchmark signifies world-class achievement among
 eight-processor systems using Linux and the best performance on an Intel-based
 eight-processor server platform.
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     Running on NEC's Express5800/1160Xe Server, corresponding to
 "NX7700i/3040H-16" server in the Japanese market, with 8 Intel(R) Itanium 2
 1.6 GHz processors, Oracle Database 10g on Red Hat Enterprise Linux v4
 operating system, achieved 254,471 tpmC (transactions per minute) with a
 price-performance ratio of $5.32/tpmC.
     "This latest benchmark underscores the industry-leading performance that
 Oracle consistently delivers for high-end IT systems and the enterprise-proven
 capability of Linux," said Richard Sarwal, vice president of Server
 Performance, Oracle.  "Customers can confidently rely on Oracle Database 10g
 to provide a strong return on investment with the best database available to
 execute their mission critical enterprise applications."
     Oracle Database 10g provides a single, integrated database engine for
 cost-effective, scalable and high-performing online transaction processing
 (OLTP) and data warehousing implementations.  Oracle's latest benchmark builds
 upon its extensive history of providing world-class performance, availability
 and security for today's intense OLTP environments.
     About Oracle Database 10g
     The only database designed for grid computing, Oracle Database 10g
 delivers superior performance, scalability, availability, security and ease of
 management on a low-cost grid of industry standard storage and servers.
 Oracle Database 10g is designed to be effectively deployed on everything from
 small blade servers to the biggest SMP servers and clusters of all sizes.  It
 features automated management capabilities for easy, cost-effective operation.
 Oracle Database 10g's unique ability to manage data from traditional business
 information to XML documents and spatial/location information makes it the
 ideal choice to power online transaction processing, decision support and
 content management applications.
     About TPC-C
     TPC-C is an OLTP (online transaction processing) benchmark developed by
 the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC).  The TPC-C benchmark
 defines a rigorous standard for calculating performance and price/performance
 measured by transactions per minute (tpmC) and $/tpmC, respectively.
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     Source:  Transaction Performance Processing Council (TPC),
     As of Jan. 18, 2006:  NEC Express5800/1160Xe Server, 254,471 tpmC,
 $5.32/tpmC, 8 processors/8 cores/8processor threads, available 2/17/06.
     For more information on TPC-H and TPC-C benchmarks, please visit TPC is a registered trademark by the Transaction Processing

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