Oracle(R) Database 11g Running on HP with Windows Sets New World Record for Price/Performance with TPC-C Benchmark

Oracle Leads Competition with Top Two Price/Performance Results in the

TPC-C Top 10

Sep 13, 2007, 01:00 ET from Oracle

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today,
 Oracle announced a new world record price/performance result with the TPC-C
 benchmark running Oracle(R) Database 11g on Windows(1). With this result,
 Oracle now holds the top two record benchmark positions in the coveted Top
 Ten TPC-C price/performance category(2). Optimized for small, medium and
 growing businesses (SMBs), the combination of Oracle Database 11g and
 Windows on an HP ProLiant server provides an ideal platform to meet these
 companies' individual business needs. This benchmark result further
 demonstrates Oracle's commitment to providing customers of all sizes
 unmatched price/performance and scalability.
     Achieving 102,454 transactions per minute with a price/performance of
 $.73/tpmC, Oracle Database 11g, Standard Edition One delivered 47 percent
 more performance at 20 percent less cost than its nearest competitor in the
 price/performance category(3). The record setting benchmark was achieved
 with Oracle Database 11g running on a Windows-based HP ProLiant ML350
 server with one Intel Quad-Core Xeon 2.66 GHz processor and an HP
 StorageWorks 70 Modular Smart Array. Together, Oracle and HP delivered the
 best price per transaction per minute ever achieved for any TPC-C
     "Out of the gate, Oracle Database 11g sets a new price/performance bar
 for the industry and it will continue to excel as it matures," said Juan
 Loaiza, senior vice president Systems Technology, Oracle. "This benchmark
 result furthers Oracle's commitment to SMBs, and our continuing promise to
 deliver on a long tradition of database excellence. SMBs that once thought
 Oracle was only for large enterprises need to take another look at Oracle
     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. More information is available at
     Top Ten TPC-C by Price/Performance:
     About Oracle Database 11g
     Oracle Database is the only database designed for grid computing. With
 the release of Oracle Database 11g, Oracle is making management of
 enterprise information easier than ever; enabling customers to know more
 about their business and innovate more quickly. Oracle Database 11g
 delivers superior performance, scalability, availability, security and ease
 of management on a low-cost grid of industry standard storage and servers.
 Oracle Database 11g 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 11g's unique ability to manage
 all data from traditional business information to XML and 3D spatial
 information makes it the ideal choice to power transaction processing, data
 warehousing, and content management applications.
     About Oracle
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     Source: Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC),
     As of  September 12 2007, 2007:
     (1) HP ProLiant ML350G5, 102,454 tpmC, $.73/tpmC, Oracle Database 11g
         Standard Edition One running on Microsoft Windows 2003 Standard x64
         Edition SP1R2, available 12/31/07.
     (2) HP ProLiant ML350G5, 100,926.8 tpmC, $.74/tpmC, Oracle Database 10g
         Standard Edition One running on Oracle Enterprise Linux, available
     (3) Dell PowerEdge 2900, 69,564 tpmC, $.91/tpmC, Microsoft SQL Server 2005
         Standard Edition running on Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Standard
         Edition SP1, available 3/9/07.