BEA WebLogic Server® Establishes New Performance Record Using Latest HP Integrity Server
Rock-Solid Foundation for Building SOAs While Lowering Overall TCO
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-Benchmark tests run using BEA WebLogic Server 9.1 and four HP Integrity servers powered by the dual-core Intel® Itanium® 2 processor offers fast Java performance and low total cost of ownership
SAN JOSE, Calif., September 7, 2006 — BEA Systems (NASDAQ:BEAS), a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced that the company has set another new benchmark performance record using HP’s newest 4-processor Integrity server based on Dual Core Intel Itanium 2 and BEA WebLogic Server.
“WebLogic Server along with an HP Integrity server featuring dual-core processing technology can offer developers who are creating next-generation service-oriented architectures a rock-solid foundation to build out from,” said Peter Cooper Ellis, executive vice president of engineering, at BEA Systems. “In addition, the hardware/software combination is designed to offer unmatched performance and the lowest total cost of ownership which is tantamount to BEA’s liquid philosophy of freeing up IT resources for value-added projects.”
The benchmark was developed by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) (www.spec.org), an independent organization founded in 1988 whose members include leading hardware manufacturers, software vendors, and academic institutions.
The configuration consisted of four 4-processor, dual-core Intel® Itanium® 2-based HP Integrity rx6600 servers running HP-UX 11i v2 and BEA WebLogic Server 9.1 and scored 4,915.49 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard (jAppServer Operations Per Second) – ultimately 68% faster than an IBM p550 Power5+ system, which scored 2,921.48 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard using the same number of CPU processor chips and CPU cores.
“HP Integrity servers loaded with WebLogic can enable customers to respond more quickly to changing business requirements, with the world record-setting benchmark results to prove it,” said Don Jenkins, vice president of marketing, Business Critical Servers, HP. “The performance score complements the overall value HP Integrity servers bring to enterprise infrastructures – flexible capacity, secure availability and simplified management.”
BEA WebLogic designed to help reduce costs while delivering high performance
BEA WebLogic Server is designed to help the overall cost of management and operations while delivering high reliability, continuous uptime and scalability for mission-critical applications. The time-tested, enterprise-grade kernel can support maximum uptime with advanced failover features, clustering and hot-swappable application deployment. The blended development model is designed to help enable choice and flexibility leveraging traditional Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) development paradigms and open source frameworks. Maintaining deployed systems can be simplified with advanced administration and management capabilities that are designed to provide a proactive ‘fix it before it breaks’ system.
Today’s news is the latest in a series of WebLogic product family announcements. On August 28, 2006, BEA announced WebLogic Real Time (WLRT) Core Edition 1.1, the industry’s first Java Runtime designed to meet certain latency requirements for Java. Just a month prior, BEA announced new releases of BEA WebLogic Server, BEA WebLogic Portal and BEA Workshop for WebLogic – raising the bar in SOA enablement.
In June, BEA announced that WebLogic was officially granted NIST NIAP EAL2 Common Criteria Certification and that BEA JRockit—running on a two-chip, dual-core Intel Xeon box— is the world’s fastest JVM. Additionally, a recent Gartner report (Market Share: AIM and Portal Software Worldwide 2005, June 6, 2006) ranked BEA Systems first in the worldwide application servers segment based on total software revenue in 2005.
To learn more about BEA or see WebLogic in action, register today for BEAWorld 2006 at bea.com/beaworld.
BEA Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAS) is a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software. BEA delivers the unified SOA platform for business transformation and optimization in order to improve cost structures and grow new revenue streams. Information about how BEA is enabling customers to achieve Business LiquidITy™ can be found www.bea.com.
SPEC is a non-profit organization that establishes, maintains and endorses standardized benchmarks to measure the performance of the newest generation of high-performance computers. Its membership comprises leading computer hardware and software vendors, universities, and research organizations worldwide. For complete details on benchmark results and the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation, please see http://www.spec.org/.
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SPEC and SPECjAppServer are trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC). Competitive claims reflect results published on www.spec.org as of August 31, 2006. For the latest SPECjAppServer2004 results visit www.spec.org/jAppServer2004/results/jAppServer2004.html
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