Oracle(R) Database 10g Release 2 on Linux Produces New Leading TPC-H Benchmark Result in 300GB Category

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today Oracle
 (Nasdaq:   ORCL) announced a new world record TPC-H 300 gigabyte (GB) benchmark
 for Oracle(R) Database 10g Release 2 and Oracle Real Application Clusters on
 Red Hat Enterprise Linux.  Oracle has surpassed the industry-leading benchmark
 result it set in September, raising the bar even higher for data warehousing
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     Running on an eight-node HP BladeSystem cluster of ProLiant BL25p server
 blades, equipped with AMD Opteron 2.6 GHz dual-core processors and Red Hat
 Enterprise Linux v.4, Oracle Database 10g Release 2 and Oracle Real
 Application Clusters achieved a new world record performance of 18,725.9
 QphH@300GB and a price-performance ratio of $27.97 /QphH@300GB.
     "We are constantly striving to increase database performance and provide
 our customers with world-leading performance and reliability for their data
 warehouses," said Richard Sarwal, vice president of Server Performance,
 Oracle.  "Benchmarks are one way with which to measure ourselves and this
 latest result demonstrates the power and value of Oracle on Linux."
     As the leading database for data warehousing, Oracle Database 10g provides
 a single, integrated database engine for reliable, scalable and high
 performance data warehouses.  Since its release in January 2004, Oracle
 Database 10g has established an extensive track record of delivering world
 record performance, price-performance and scalability -- including world
 record performance at the largest TPC-H scale factors -- one, three and 10
     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-H
     TPC-H is a decision support benchmark consisting of a suite of business
 oriented ad-hoc queries and concurrent data modifications.  The performance
 metric is called the TPC-H Composite Query-per-Hour Performance Metric
 (QphH@Size) and reflects multiple aspects of the capability of the system to
 process queries.  More information is available at .
     About Oracle
     Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company.  For more
 information about Oracle, visit our Web site at .
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 Corporation and/or its affiliates.  Other names may be trademarks of their
 respective owners.
      As of Nov. 11, 2005:
      Source:  Transaction Processing Council (TPC),
      HP BladeSystem ProLiant BL25p Cluster 8PDC,
      (8 Nodes/8 CPUs/16 Cores/16 Threads)
      18,725.9 QphH@300GB, $27.97/QphH@300GB, available 11/11/05.
     For more information on TPC-H and TPC-C benchmarks, please visit  TPC is a registered trademark by the Transaction Processing

SOURCE Oracle Corporation

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