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Oracle® Application Server 10g Release 3 on HP Servers Sets World Record with Java Application Server Performance Benchmark; Outperforms BEA and IBM


Oracle is the Clear Winner for Deploying, SOA, Web Services and Business Critical Enterprise Application

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., 19-DEC-2006 Oracle today announced that Oracle® Application Server 10g Release 3, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, together with Oracle Database 10g Release 2, set a record-breaking result with the SPECjAppServer2004 industry standard benchmark(1). This achievement builds on Oracle’s commitment of providing customers with the highest performing and most scalable Java Application Server. Oracle has a history of world records in Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) application server benchmarks, as Oracle Application Server 10g Release 3 continues to outperform rivals BEA WebLogic(2) and IBM WebSphere(3).

Oracle Application Server 10g Release 3, the industry’s only grid-ready application server, together with Oracle Database 10g Release 2, achieved a world record performance result of 6812.79 JOPS@Standard (jAppServer Operations Per Second). The database was running on an HP Integrity Superdome server with 32 Dual-Core Intel® Itanium® 1.6 GHz processors. The J2EE application servers were 11 HP Integrity rx3600 servers each with 2 Dual-Core Intel Itanium 1.6 GHz processors. Both database and application server machines were running the HP-UX 11i v2 operating environment.

Oracle’s world record result outperformed the best SPECJAppServer2004 result from BEA WebLogic. In addition, this winning combination of Oracle Application Server 10g Release 3 with Oracle Database 10g Release 2 surpassed the best IBM WebSphere with IBM DB2 UDB 9.1 SPECjAppServer2004 result by more than 55 percent.

“Oracle’s customers run some of the largest and most sophisticated Java-based applications in the world and rely on the high performance and scalability of Oracle Application Server 10g Release 3,” said Richard Sarwal, vice president of Server Performance at Oracle. “This benchmark is further validation that Oracle delivers the premier application server on which to develop, integrate, deploy and manage business critical enterprise applications, portals and Web services.”

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(4) and SPECjAppServer2002(5) benchmark categories and also holds the world records for best performance and price/performance in the ECperf(6) 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® persistence architecture. For more information about Oracle Application Server 10g visit:

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SPEC® and the benchmark name SPECjAppServer® are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation.

Competitive benchmark results stated above reflect results published on as of December 18, 2006. The comparison presented above is based on the best performing SpecJAppServer2004 benchmark results with Oracle Application Server 10g, BEA WebLogic and IBM Websphere:

Source: Standard Performance Evaluation Council (SPEC). For more information regarding the latest SPECjAppServer 2004 results, please visit:

(1) Oracle Application Server Release 3 on 11-Node HP Integrity rx3600, each with Dual-Core Intel Itanium 2 1.6 GHz (4 cores, 2 chips, 2 cores/chip), 6812.79 JOPS@Standard;.

(2) BEA WebLogic Server 9.2 on 10-Node Sun Blade 8000 Modular System, each with AMD Opeteron 885, 2.6 GHz (8 cores, 4 chips, 2 cores/chip (4 chips/blade) 6,662.98 JOPS@Standard.

(3) IBM WebSphere 6.1 Application Server on 20-Node xSeries Blade Center,each with Intel Xeon 3.6 GHz (2 cores, 2 chips, 1 core/chip), 4,368.02 JOPS@Standard

(4) 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:

(5) 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). HP Integrity Superdome, BEA WebLogic: 4,496.28 TOPS@MultipleNode, $652/TOPS@MultipleNode. IBM eServer xSeries 335 Cluster with IBM WebSphere 5.1 Application Server, 2,575.34 TOPS@MultipleNode, $330.07/TOPS@MultipleNode. Source: For more information regarding the latest SPECjAppServer 2002 results, please visit:

(6) 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:


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