Oracle(R) Database 10g Sets World Record Performance for Linux on Non-Clustered Systems

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle Corp.
 (Nasdaq:   ORCL) today announced a world record TPC-C performance benchmark
 result for Oracle(R) Database 10g running with Linux-based SMPs.
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     Using NEC's Express5800/1320Xd with 32 Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processors at
 1.5 GHz with 6 MB L3 cache running on Novell's SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9,
 Oracle Database 10g achieved 609,467 tpmC (transactions per minute) with a
 price-performance ratio of $6.78/tpmC.*  This is the best TPC-C 32-way result
 on Intel(R) processors.  Today's announcement demonstrates Oracle's ability to
 support the scalability requirements of the most demanding enterprise
     "This benchmark confirms, beyond a doubt, the value of Linux in the
 enterprise," said Richard Sarwal, vice president of Server Performance at
 Oracle Corp.  "NEC, Oracle, Intel Corporation and Novell have worked together
 to enable Linux to scale on large SMPs, providing companies with low-cost
 computing options even at the high end of the market."
     Oracle has an extensive track record of delivering world record
 performance and scalability.  With Oracle Database 10g, the company continues
 to provide customers with industry-leading capabilities that support their
 demanding data warehousing and transaction processing requirements.
     About Oracle Database 10g
     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 all 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 transaction per minute (tpmC) and $/tpmC, respectively.
     About Oracle
     Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company.  For more
 information about Oracle, visit our Web site at .
     Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its
 affiliates.  Intel and Itanium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
 NEC is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation.  SUSE is a registered
 trademark of SUSE AG, a Novell company.  Other names may be trademarks of
 their respective owners.
     * Transaction Processing Council (TPC),  As of April 6, 2004:
 NEC Express5800/1320Xd, 609,467 tpmC, $6.78/tpmC available Sept. 1, 2004.

SOURCE Oracle Corp.

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