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Oracle(R) Fusion Middleware Sets World Record Single Node Result for x86-Based Systems with SPECjAppServer2004 Benchmark
Nov 02, 2007 (08:11 AM EDT)

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle today announced that Oracle(R) Application Server 10g, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, together with Oracle Database, running on a Rackable Systems(R) rack-mount server set a world record single node result for x86 based systems with the SPECjAppServer2004 industry standard benchmark, outperforming a recent BEA result on a similar configuration(1, 2). This achievement builds on Oracle's commitment to providing customers with an Application Server with world-class performance and scalability.

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Powering the mid-tier, Oracle Application Server 10g Release 3, achieved an outstanding performance result of 1,672.64 SPECJAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard (jAppServer Operations Per Second) on Rackable Systems C2002 high efficiency servers powered by dual Quad-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) 2.66 GHz processors on Linux. Coupled with this, the back-end systems consisted of Oracle Database running on similar hardware and dual Quad-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) 2.33 GHz processors.

"This world record Java Application Server benchmark result is further validation that Oracle Application Server continues to provide the industry's most comprehensive, scalable middleware platform for mission critical application deployments," said Juan Loaiza, Oracle senior vice president, Systems Technology. "Oracle Application Server's hot-pluggable architecture coupled with its unmatched scalability is an ideal choice for organizations with heterogeneous IT environments."

Over the past 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(3) and SPECjAppServer2002(4) benchmark categories and also holds the world records for best performance and price/performance in the ECperf(5) benchmark of J2EE application servers reported in July 2002.

SPECjAppServer2004 is a client/server 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 workload is an application that emulates information flow among an automotive dealership, manufacturing, supply chain management and an order/inventory system.

About Oracle Application Server

Oracle Application Server 10g sits at the core of Oracle Fusion Middleware and delivers comprehensive software for developing, integrating, and deploying enterprise applications, portals and Web services. Based on a powerful and scalable J2EE server, Oracle Application Server 10g includes best-in-class business integration, business intelligence and portal capabilities. It is the only platform designed for grid computing and to have full lifecycle support for SOA. It features everything necessary to successfully develop and deploy enterprise Java applications, a certified J2EE 1.4 compatible container, a rich set of tools and runtimes, Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle Application Developer Framework (ADF) and Oracle TopLink(R) persistence architecture. For more information about Oracle Application Server 10g visit: .

About Oracle Fusion Middleware: Leader in Middleware

The company's comprehensive, standards-based family of middleware products, Oracle Fusion Middleware software spans portals and process managers to application infrastructure, developer tools, enterprise content management and business intelligence. Oracle Fusion Middleware enables organizations to increase their capacity for growth and change; improve insight into business operations; mitigate risk and drive compliance; and connect with customers, partners, and workers. More than 50,000 customers now use Oracle Fusion Middleware and include leading organizations in the Financial Services, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Health Care and Public Sector industries. Oracle Fusion Middleware is also supported by 9,000 partners, including market-leading independent software vendors, value-added resellers and system integrators. For additional information visit: .

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Competitive benchmark results stated above reflect results published on as of August 29, 2007. The result above is based on the best performance result for a single node x86-based system with SPECjAppServer 2004. Source: Standard Performance Evaluation Council (SPEC). For more information regarding the latest SPECjAppServer 2004 results, please visit: .

(1) Oracle Application Server 10g Release 3 on Rackable Systems C2002, with Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2.66 GHz processors (8 cores, 2 chips, 4 cores/chip) on Linux, 1,672.64 SPECJAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard.

(2) BEA WebLogic Server 10.0 on Inspur NF280D System, with Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2.66 GHz processors ((8 cores, 2 chips, 4 cores/chip) on Linux, 1,538.65 SPECJAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard.

(3) Sun Microsystems SunFire V1280 with Oracle9i Application Server, 521.86Bops/min@Std, $1,133.64/BBops (Best performance SPECJAppServer 2001 Dual Node category). Oracle9i AS Release 2 Standard Edition on HP DL360, 183.33 BBops/min@Std, $325.13/BBops (Best price performance SPECJAppServer2001 Dual Node category). Oracle9iAS Release 2 on HP rp8400 Cluster, 2,529.10 BBops, $1342.74/Bbops (Best performance SPECJAppServer2001 MultipleNode category). Oracle9iAS Release 2 on HP ProLiant ML530G2 Cluster, 558.85 BBops/min@Std, $389.66/BBops (Best price performance SPECJAppServer2001MultipleNode category). Source: . For more information regarding SPECJAppServer2001 results, please visit: .

(4) Fujitsu-Siemens Computers' PRIMEPOWER 450/2500, Oracle Application Server 10g: 5,991.73 TOPS@MultipleNode, 654.20 Euros TOPS@MultipleNode (Best Overall Performance Result, SPECJAppServer2002 benchmark).

(5) Sun Fire 3800 cluster with Oracle9i AS Release 2, 61,862.77 BBops/min@Std, $28/BBops (Best Overall Performance, ECperf benchmark). HP DL360G2 cluster with Oracle9i AS Release 2, 24,639.37 BBops/min@Std, $5/BBops (Best Overall price/performance, ECperf benchmark). For more information regarding ECperf benchmark results, please visit: x.jsp?page=results/performance.

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