World Record x86 Performance for Oracle on Middleware and Transactional Database Benchmarks

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Oracle announced two x86 world record benchmark results delivered by its software and hardware. An x86 world record result was achieved on the SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark, with Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, Oracle Database 11g Release 2, running Oracle Linux on Oracle's Sun Fire X4800 M2 server. In addition, an x86 world record TPC-C benchmark result was set with the Sun Fire X4800 M2 server, running Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2, Oracle Tuxedo, and Oracle Database 11g Release 2.

"These benchmark results demonstrate the outstanding performance of the Oracle stack - industry-leading software running on state of the art x86 servers, along with networking and storage components. Customers can be confident that with Oracle's complete technology stack, they have the best solution for running their Java applications and enterprise OLTP workloads," said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle.

In the SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark, which is based on real-world ERP, manufacturing and supply chain management business cases, Oracle achieved both a single node and an x86 world record result of 27,150 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (SPECjEnterprise Operations Per Second).

The middle tier of Oracle's solution was running Oracle Fusion Middleware and consisted of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c and Java HotSpot 64-Bit Server VM version 7 update 2, the Java Virtual Machine, running on top of the Sun Fire X4800 M2 server. At the database tier, Oracle's Sun Fire X4470 M2 server running Oracle Database 11g Release 2, had data files distributed across four of Oracle's Sun Storage F5100 Flash Arrays and log files placed on two of Oracle's Sun Storage 2540 M2 arrays. Oracle WebLogic Server, running on Oracle's most powerful Sun Fire server, now holds the x86 world record and a single node world record, in addition to holding the overall world record result on the SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark.

On the TPC-C benchmark, the popular yardstick for comparing OLTP performance on various hardware and software configurations, Oracle achieved 5,055,888 transactions per minute (tpmC) with a price/performance of $.89/tpmC.

The Sun Fire X4800 M2 server, was equipped with eight Intel Xeon E7-8870 processors and 4TB of Samsung's Green DDR3 memory, and running Oracle Database 11g. The Sun Fire X4800 M2 server, was using Sun Storage F5100 Flash Arrays for database storage. Oracle Database 11g now holds the TPC-C performance world record for all x86 systems, as well as the overall world record.

Details about the benchmarks are available from Oracle at

In addition, more information is available about  Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, Oracle Database 11gOracle Linux, Sun Fire X4800 M2 server, and  Oracle Tuxedo.