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Sybase IQ 15.1 Delivers Top Performance Results for Enterprise-Scale Data Warehousing and Analytics with TPC-H™ Benchmark


Industry-Leading TPC-H Benchmark Results Achieved For Performance and Price/Performance at 3 TB Scale Factor on IBM System

DUBLIN, CALIF. — Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), an industry leader in delivering enterprise and mobile software, today announced that its industry-leading Sybase® IQ 15.1 column-based analytics server, working with the IBM® Power 595 system and running the AIX 6L version 6.1 Operating System (OS)1, achieved the best overall performance result currently published among all non-clustered systems for the TPC-H benchmark at the 3 TB scale factor2. In addition, the Sybase and IBM solution1 also recorded the best current overall price/performance result among non-clustered systems that deliver over 100,000 QphH for the TPC-H benchmark at the 3 TB scale factor4.

The TPC-H benchmark simulates decision support systems that analyze enterprise-scale data volumes, execute queries with a high degree of complexity, and give answers to critical business questions. This benchmark result provides another example of how Sybase IQ 15.1’s innovative architecture and query parallelism delivers maximum performance while requiring less overall IT resources by fully utilizing available assets, which significantly reduces ownership costs.

“Today’s forward-looking enterprises are searching for the fastest and most affordable ways to deliver results for mission-critical analytics, business intelligence and reporting solutions,” said Dan Lahl, Director of Analytics for Sybase. “This benchmark demonstrates that Sybase IQ, the leading column-based analytics server, combined with IBM Power systems, deliver on Sybase IQ’s promise of unsurpassed analytics query speeds, on terabytes of data, delivered to thousands of users at exactly the right time.”

The TPC-H benchmark results for this joint Sybase and IBM solution1 include:

* The best performance at the 3000 GB scale-factor (3TB) among non-clustered systems2 and second best performance of all results3 delivering 156,537.3 QphH@3000GB1
* The best price-performance at the 3000 GB scale-factor (3TB) of any non-clustered system performing over 100k QphH@3000GB4 delivering
* With Sybase IQ 15.1, the highest QphH performance ever published for Sybase IQ in the TPC-H benchmark – at least 18 times greater than any previous result achieved with Sybase IQ 12.6 or 12.75
* The IBM Power™ 595 server, driven by POWER6® processors, is the most powerful member of the IBM Power Systems™ family.

Sybase IQ combines extraordinary speed and agility with low total cost of ownership, enabling enterprises to perform the critical business analysis and reporting that was previously impossible, impractical or cost-prohibitive. More than 1,700 customers worldwide have adopted Sybase IQ’s innovative, column-based processing approach to power their critical analytical and reporting systems. Sybase IQ solutions empower businesses to more accurately predict outcomes, gain real-time insights into business operations, and actively mitigate risks in today’s competitive global climate.

Sybase IQ 15.1 Availability
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TPC Result References
1 IBM Power 595 Model 9119-FHA using Sybase IQ Single Application Server Edition v.15.1 ESD #1.2 – 156,537.3 QphH@3000GB, US$20.60/QphH@3000GB, Available as of 11/24/2009.

2 See “Top Ten Non-Clustered TPC-H by Performance, Version 2 Results” available at:

3 See “Top Ten TPC-H by Performance, Version 2 Results” available at:¤cyID=1

4 See “Top Ten Non-Clustered TPC-H by Price/Performance, Version 2 Results” available at:

5 See “Top Complete TPC-H Results List - Sorted by Database Vendor, Version 2 Results” available at:


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