Oracle(R) Database 10g Release 2 on Linux Sets World Record TPC-H Benchmark Result in 300 GB Category

Benchmark Outperforms IBM DB2's Best Result

Sep 21, 2005, 01:00 ET from Oracle Corporation

    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.
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     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 .
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     As of Sept. 16, 2005:
     Source:  Transaction Processing Council (TPC),
     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.
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