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. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020718/ORCLLOGO) 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 benchmark. "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 Database." 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 http://www.tpc.org. Top Ten TPC-C by Price/Performance: http://www.tpc.org/tpcc/results/tpcc_price_perf_results.asp. 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 Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, visit our Web site at http://www.oracle.com. Trademarks Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Source: Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC), http://www.tpc.org. 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 6/8/07. (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.