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Oracle and Sun Set New World Record for SAP® Transaction Banking Standard Application Benchmark


Oracle® Database 10g Running on Solaris 10 Significantly Outperforms Microsoft SQL Server 2005

REDWOOD SHORES and SANTA CLARA, Calif., 21-APR-2006 Oracle and Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: SUNW) today announced a world record result on the SAP® Transaction Banking (TRBK) Standard Application Benchmark that surpasses the best result of Microsoft SQL Server 2005. This achievement underscores the superior transaction processing power of Oracle® Database 10g running on a Sun Fire(TM) E6900 with the Sun Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System (OS) using the SAP TRBK Standard Application Benchmark for SAP for Banking solutions.

The three-tier benchmark focuses on day processing (the number of posting to accounts per hour) and night processing (the number of balanced accounts per hour). Running the SAP Account Management 3.0 application, part of the transactional banking category for SAP for banking products, Oracle Database 10g achieved a world record performance result of 10,012,000 postings to bank accounts per hour on a Sun Fire E6900 with 8 UltraSPARC IV+ 1.5 GHz processors and Sun Solaris 10 OS. During night processing, Oracle and Sun achieved 6,664,000 balanced accounts per hour. The benchmark scenario consisted of 30,000,000 accounts and 600,000,000 postings in the fact table. With this record, Oracle and Sun exceeded the performance of the nearest competitor, running Microsoft SQL Server, by 21 percent on day processing and 56 percent on night processing.

“This benchmark further demonstrates Oracle and Sun’s leadership in high-transactional throughput systems for the financial services industry,” said Richard Sarwal, vice president of Server Performance, Oracle. “Organizations like retail banks are looking for solutions to continuously improve their processing power to keep pace with increasing demands – from daily transaction volumes to general account balancing.”

“This new world record demonstrates Sun’s commitment to support SAP’s solutions for the financial services industry with a best in class SAP solution-based infrastructure,” said Pieter Heyn, Global Manager of Banking Industry Solutions, Sun Microsystems.

In addition to holding the performance world record for the SAP TRBK Standard Application Benchmark, Oracle and Sun recently set world record performance results with TPC-H three-terabyte and 10-terabyte benchmarks. Today’s announcement is proof of Oracle and Sun’s commitment to providing customers with a fast, reliable and scalable technology infrastructure.

About SAP Standard Application Benchmarks
SAP Standard Application Benchmarks were developed by SAP AG to provide comparative load analysis of SAP solutions. For more details see

About Sun Fire E6900 and the Solaris 10 OS
The Sun Fire E6900 servers are powered by 1.5 GHz UltraSPARC IV+ processors and run the most advanced operating system on the planet, Solaris 10. These high-performance servers deliver the industry’s only “on the fly” upgrade path that allows customers to leverage the binary compatibility of the UltraSPARC microprocessor and the Solaris Operating System to quickly and easily take advantage of the latest server technology. With up to 24 UltraSPARC IV+ processors, this enterprise server provides unprecedented utilization, scalability, and resource provisioning, and can save costs through consolidation.

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
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About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
A singular vision – “The Network Is The Computer”(TM) – guides Sun in the development of technologies that power the world’s most important markets. Sun’s philosophy of sharing innovation and building communities is at the forefront of the next wave of computing: the Participation Age. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at

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As of April 19, 2006. For more details, please see

(1)Results on the SAP TRBK Standard Application Benchmark:

Sun Fire E6900 DB Server (8 1.5 GHz US-IV+ processors, 16 cores, 16 threads, 56 GB memory): 10,012,000 Day posts/hr, 6,664,000 Night bal accs/hr, Solaris 10, Oracle 10g, SAP Account Management 3.0 (64-bit) Cert #2006018.

HP Integrity rx8620 DB server (16 Itanium 2 processors, 16 cores, 16 threads, 64 GB memory): 8,279,000 Day posts/hr, 4,270,000 Night bal accts/hr, Windows 2003 DE, SQL Server 2005, SAP Account Management 3.0 (32-bit), Cert #2005052.

As of April 19, 2006. Source: Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC),

(2)Sun Fire E25K, (72 chips, 144 cores, 144 threads) 105,430.9/QphH@3000GB, $54.87/QphH@3000GB, available 1/23/06. (World record TPC-H 3TB result).

(3)Sun Fire E25K, (72 chips, 144 cores, 144 threads) 108,099.7/QphH@10000GB, 53.80/QphH@10000GB, available 1/23/06. (World record TPC-H 10TB result)
TPC-H, QphH, $/QphH tm of Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC).


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