10 Apr 2012 Redwood Shores - Oracle WebLogic Server, a part of Oracle Fusion Middleware, and the no. 1 application server, achieved a world record result for a two processor system with the industry-standard SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark.
Oracle WebLogic Server was running on Oracle's Sun Fire x86 servers, together with Oracle Linux and Oracle Database 11g Release 2.
With 8,310.19 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (Enterprise Operations Per Second), this benchmark result delivers the highest EjOPS per core and per processor of any result ever published with the SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark.
Oracle's record-setting configuration delivers 53 percent improvement upon the previous best two processor result and showcases the performance of Sun Fire x86 servers, based on new Intel Xeon E5 processors, running Oracle software across multiple tiers.
At the application tier, the compact Sun Fire X4170 M3 server equipped with two new Intel Xeon E5-2690 2.9 GHz processors and running Oracle WebLogic Server with Oracle Linux delivered more than double the performance of IBM's 2-socket servers based on either x86 or POWER architectures that were running WebSphere Application server software.
At the database tier, Oracle Database 11g Release 2 running on a new 2-socket Sun Fire X4270 M3 server configured with Sun Storage 2540 M2 Arrays outperforms IBM's DB2 database deployed on either IBM x3850 X5 or PS701 servers.
In addition to this record setting result, Oracle WebLogic Server continues to hold the overall world record and the best dual-node benchmark results with the SPECjEnterprise 2010 benchmark.
SPECjEnterprise2010 is a Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE)-based industry standard benchmark, which tests an end-to-end technology infrastructure that includes server hardware, Java Virtual Machine (JVM), database, operating system, storage and network subsystems.
For the past decade, Oracle has consistently produced record-setting Java application server benchmarks across a broad range of hardware architectures and operating systems.
"This world-record benchmark result showcases the leading-edge performance and value that Oracle's software and x86 systems, with the new Intel Xeon E5 processor, can deliver to our customers", stated Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle.
"Oracle's platform architecture coupled with the breakthrough capabilities of the new Intel Xeon E5 processor delivers outstanding performance, as demonstrated in this record-breaking SPECjEnterprise2010 result", stated Boyd Davis, vice president and GM, Data and Connected Systems Group, Intel. "We look forward to enabling our mutual customers to harness the power of Oracle's software and their Intel-based servers."