With this latest addition, Oracle's SPARC T4 servers now claim 12 world records set on various business-critical enterprise workloads and industry-standard benchmarks.
In this TPC-H benchmark, which evaluates the performance of various Business Intelligence/Data Warehousing and Decision Support Systems for several standard database sizes, referred to as the scale factor (SF), Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Solaris 11, the first Cloud OS, running on a SPARC T4-4 server with four SPARC T4 3 GHz processors, achieved a stellar result of 205,792 QphH@3000GB with a price of $4.10/QphH@3000GB.
The SPARC T4-4 server with Oracle Database 11g demonstrated over two times better performance per processor with 36 percent lower price per query (reported as $/QphH@3000GB) than IBM's most recent result by an eight processor Power 780 server running Sybase. Additionally, Oracle's solution offers better long-term value to its customers, as the TPC-H price/performance metric includes maintenance costs over a three-year period.
Compared to the best HP result at the three TB SF, Oracle's solution delivers 2.5 times faster performance per processor and is capable of loading the entire dataset in half the time of an eight processor HP DL980 server running Microsoft SQL Server.
Oracle's Sun Storage 2540-M2 arrays provided a well-balanced I/O configuration that allowed Oracle Database to achieve the I/O throughput of 17 GB/sec and execute refresh functions up to 3.4 times faster than IBM and up to 3.2 times faster than HP.
With this result, SPARC-based systems running Oracle Database 11g now hold TPC-H performance records at the 3TB SF for four processor systems, as well as an overall single system world record.
Oracle's SPARC T4-4 server, running Oracle Solaris 11 is a versatile, high performance, highly scalable, two or four-socket server based on the SPARC T4 processor. Optimized for a wide range of enterprise workloads, it delivers unsurpassed single and multi-thread throughput performance and boasts an unmatched combination of speed, security, and availability in a compact 5U design.
"This outstanding benchmark result showcases the superior performance of Oracle's SPARC T4 servers", stated Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. "Delivering leading benchmark results across multiple configurations and scale factors is further proof that Oracle continues to provide customers with the best foundation and long-term value for their data warehousing solutions."