Oracle this week announced that Oracle WebLogic Server, a strategic component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, together with Oracle JRockit, Oracle Enterprise Linux and Oracle Database 11g running on a Dell PowerEdge server, set a world record two-socket, single-node result with the SPECjAppServer2004 industry standard benchmark.
Oracle WebLogic Server is the application server that Oracle acquired with the BEA acquisition last year, "and so among other things this is significant and representative of the continued investment that Oracle is putting into WebLogic server," observes Mike Piech, senior director of Oracle Fusion Middleware, to 5 Minute Briefing. "WebLogic Server has held some of the world records in different categories over many years and here we are yet again setting a new world record so that is indicative of that continued investment that Oracle is putting into the WebLogic Server product and related products."
Oracle WebLogic Server 10g Release 3 Standard Edition with Oracle JRockit and Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition, achieved 3,975 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard (jAppServer Operations per Second). The Java Application Server was running on a Dell PowerEdge R610 server with a two-socket Intel Xeon x5570 quad-core 2.93 GHz processor.
Oracle Database 11g was running on a Dell PowerEdge R900 server with a four-socket Intel Xeon x7460 hex-core 2.66 GHz processor. Both application server and database machines were running Oracle Enterprise Linux.
For more than five years, Oracle has submitted record-setting application server benchmarks on a broad range of hardware and software platforms. Oracle is the performance and price/performance leader in multiple SPECjAppServer 2001 and SPECjAppServer2002 benchmark categories and also holds the world records for best performance and price/performance in the Ecperf benchmark of J2EE application servers reported in July 2002.
SPECjAppServer2004 is a multi-tier benchmark for measuring the performance of a representative J2EE application and each of the components that make up the application environment, including hardware, application server software, JVM software, database software, JDBC drivers and the system network. "The benchmark itself is significant because it is really intended to be representative of a real-world application. It is not a contrived benchmark or something that is a very specific use case that is kind of esoteric and not really relevant to our customers," emphasizes Piech.
For more information on the benchmark, go here. For more on Oracle benchmarks, go here.