Oracle(R) Database Standard Edition One and Oracle Enterprise Linux on HP Set New World Record for Price Performance with TPC-C Benchmark

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Oracle Outperforms the Competition with Industry's Lowest Ever Transaction Cost

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) announced a new TPC-C benchmark result on an HP ProLiant ML350 with the best ever price/performance. This result sets a world record in the price/performance category, which measures the cost per transaction of the configuration benchmarked. It demonstrates that Oracle(R) Database not only provides customers with a highly performant and scalable data management solution, but can also deliver unparalleled cost savings with record-breaking performance on HP ProLiant systems, ideally suited to small and medium sized businesses (SMB).


Achieving 100,926 transactions per minute with a price/performance of $.78/tpmC(1), Oracle Database 10g Release 2 Standard Edition One delivered 45 percent more performance at 14 percent less cost than its nearest competitor(2). To set this new TPC-C price performance record, Oracle Database 10g Release 2 Standard Edition One was run on an HP ProLiant ML350 server with one Intel Quad-Core Xeon 2.6 GHz processor and HP StorageWorks arrays. The operating system used was Oracle Enterprise Linux, which is fully compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and supported under the Oracle Unbreakable Linux program. Together, Oracle and HP delivered the best price per transaction per minute ever achieved for a TPC-C benchmark.

"With this world record price/performance result, along with our world record results for overall highest performance, Oracle has become both the fastest database and the value leader. This accomplishment is extraordinarily rare. It is the equivalent of having the car with the best value in the world also win the international track racing competitions," said Juan Loaiza, Oracle Senior Vice President Systems Technology. "SMB and departmental organizations will want to take another look at Oracle. The combination of Oracle Database performance, socket-based pricing for Oracle Database Standard Edition One, and Oracle Enterprise Linux provide an unbeatable platform for the needs of SMBs and departments."

Adding to the success of this benchmark result, Oracle and HP capture the leadership positions in all major TPC-C categories including the world record non-clustered and clustered performance results with more than 4 million(3) and 1.1 million(4) transactions per minute, respectively.

About TPC-C

TPC-C is an OLTP (online transaction processing) benchmark developed by the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC). The TPC-C benchmark defines a rigorous standard for calculating performance and price/performance measured by transactions per minute (tpmC) and $/tpmC, respectively. More information is available at Top Ten TPC-C by Price/Performance:

About Oracle Database 10g

The only database designed for grid computing, Oracle Database 10g delivers superior performance, scalability, availability, security and ease of management on a low-cost grid of industry standard storage and servers. Oracle Database 10g is designed to be effectively deployed on everything from small blade servers to the biggest SMP servers and clusters of all sizes. It features automated management capabilities for easy, cost-effective operation. Oracle Database 10g's unique ability to manage data from traditional business information to XML documents and spatial/location information makes it the ideal choice to power online transaction processing, decision support and content management applications.

About Oracle Unbreakable Linux

Oracle Unbreakable Linux is Oracle's brand around its global support offerings for Red Hat Linux and the completely compatible Oracle Enterprise Linux. The Oracle Unbreakable Linux Support Program provides enterprises with industry-leading global support for Linux and was developed in response to customer demand for true enterprise-quality Linux support and the need to significantly reduce IT infrastructure costs. Oracle is committed to delivering high-quality, comprehensive and integrated support solutions to help drive the adoption of Linux in the enterprise. In addition to this support offering, Oracle continues to enhance Linux capabilities in the enterprise, most recently with the addition of the Oracle Management Pack for Linux and provides on-going contributions to the community.

About Oracle

Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, visit our Web site at


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Source: Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC),

As of June 8, 2007 (1) HP ProLiant ML350, 100,926/tpmC, @ $0.78/tpmC, Oracle Database 10g

Standard Edition One running Oracle Enterprise Linux with Unbreakable

Oracle Linux Support available 06/08/07. (TPC-C World Record Price

Performance Result)

(2) Dell PowerEdge 2900,69,564 tpmC, @ $0.91/tpmC, Microsoft SQL Server

2005 Standard Edition running Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Standard

Edition SP1, Available 03/09/07

(3) HP Integrity Superdome Server, 4,092,799 tpmC @ $2.93/tpmC, Oracle

Database 10g Enterprise Edition, available 8/23/07. (TPC-C World

Record Performance Result)

(4) HP Integrity rx5670 Cluster, 1,184,893 tpmC, @ $5.52/tpmC, Oracle

Database 10g Enterprise Edition, available 4/30/04. (TPC-C World

Record Clustered Performance Result)

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