Oracle SPARC Superclustre server beats IBM with nearly three times better throughput

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Oracle this week announced a world record TPC-C benchmark result for Oracle Database 11g:  Release 2 on a SPARC Supercluster with SPARC T3-4 servers, beating the fastest IBM TPC-C result with DB2 running on IBM’s POWER7-based server cluster.

Achieving 30,249,688 transactions per minute (tpmC) with a price/performance of $1.01/tpmC, the winning SPARC Supercluster with SPARC T3-4 servers consisted of 27 SPARC T3-4 servers with flash storage technology using Sun Storage F5100 Flash Arrays.

Oracle Real Application Clusters allowed the SPARC Supercluster with SPARC T3-4 servers to scale performance by nearly 3 times compared to the highest level ever recorded with the TPC-C benchmark while ensuring high availability and better response times. Oracle Real Application Clusters is in production use at thousands of customers, enabling transparent scaling of real-world business applications.

Oracle said it now holds the TPC-C world record in both major categories — performance and price/performance.

Oracle also unveiled the SPARC Supercluster based on SPARC T3-2 servers. Built using the same innovations that delivered the OLTP performance demonstrated in the TPC-C benchmark, it features the latest software and hardware from Oracle, including Oracle’s Sun FlashFire storage, InfiniBand networking and Oracle’s ZFS Storage Appliance products.

“Independently audited results are now available showcasing the latest technologies from IBM and Oracle. The comparison couldn’t be more clear. Oracle demonstrated a huge advantage on all the important metrics including performance, response time, and cost,” said Juan Loaiza, Oracle Senior Vice President, Systems Technology.