ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) announced a new world record TPC-H 300 gigabyte (GB) data warehousing benchmark for Oracle(R) Database 10g Release 2 and Oracle Real Application Clusters on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, overtaking IBM DB2's best benchmark performance in the same category. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020718/ORCLLOGO ) Running atop an eight-node HP BladeSystem cluster of ProLiant BL25p server blades, each with one AMD Opteron 2.6 GHz processor and Red Hat Enterprise Linux v.4, Oracle Database 10g Release 2 and Oracle Real Application Clusters achieved record-breaking performance of 13,284.2 QphH@300GB with a price- performance ratio of $34.20/QphH@300GB. This new industry-leading result surpasses IBM DB2's best TPC-H 300 GB benchmark running on IBM hardware using half the number of processors. "Oracle's commitment to delivering a world-class database with outstanding performance continues to see proof in these benchmark results," said Oracle Vice President of Server Performance, Richard Sarwal. "This is yet another validation of Oracle Database 10g Release 2, which, coupled with the high efficiency of Linux running on the HP BladeSystem, makes a great value proposition for organizations." As the leading database for production data warehousing, Oracle Database 10g provides a single, integrated database engine for scalable and high performing data warehousing implementations. This new record-breaking benchmark illustrates why customers choose Oracle on Linux for performance, power, value and reliability. "These benchmarks further reflect the benefits HP provides Linux customers," said HP BladeSystem Director, Mark Potter. "Oracle runs fast on the HP BladeSystem, allowing companies to streamline their business processes, optimize resources and increase performance. This new world record is further evidence that the powerful combination of Oracle on Linux powered by standards-based HP BladeSystem solutions can enable customers to achieve the highest levels of efficiency from their IT investments through scalability, manageability, and cost savings." About Oracle Database 10g The only database designed for grid computing, Oracle Database 10g delivers the highest 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 http://www.tpc.org . About Oracle Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, visit our Web site at http://www.oracle.com . Trademarks Oracle, JD Edwards, and PeopleSoft are registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. As of Sept. 16, 2005: Source: Transaction Processing Council (TPC), www.tpc.org HP Bladesystem ProLiant BL25p cluster (8 CPUs) with Oracle Database 10g Release 2 with Oracle Real Application Clusters, 13,284.2/QphH@300GB, $34.20/QphH@300GB, available 10/31/05. IBM eServer 325 cluster (16 CPUs) with IBM DB2, 13,194.9 QphH@300GB, $65/QphH@300GB, available 11/08/03. For more information on TPC-H and TPC-C benchmarks, please visit www.tpc.org. TPC is a registered trademark by the Transaction Processing Council. The above is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decision. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.
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