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Sybase Delivers Top Performance Results for Data Warehousing and Analytics on TPC-H™ Benchmark


Industry-Leading Results Achieved For Performance at 1 TB Scale Factor for Sybase IQ on HP System

DUBLIN, CALIF. - Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), an industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, today announced that its industry-leading Sybase® IQ column-based analytics server, in collaboration with solutions from HP and Red Hat, achieved the top data warehousing benchmark result among currently published non-clustered Linux® and x86 systems in the TPC-H™ benchmark at the 1 TB scale factor2 .

The new TPC-H benchmark result of 102,375 queries per hour (QphH) was recorded using Sybase IQ 15.1 with the HP ProLiant DL785 G6 server and running the Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 5.3 platform, achieving a price/performance of $3.63 per transaction1. The benchmark represents the best result among Linux and x86 vendors in the non-clustered marketplace at this scale factor2 and is further proof of Sybase IQ‘s ability to deliver maximum performance by utilizing available assets while reducing the cost of ownership for mid-tier organizations.

“Today’s businesses require mission-critical analytics, business intelligence and reporting solutions that deliver unsurpassed speed and affordability,” said Dan Lahl, Director of Analytics for Sybase. “This benchmark serves as additional evidence of Sybase IQ’s superior performance and scalability. Working with leading industry partners such as HP and Red Hat, Sybase IQ 15.1 provides the leading analytics query speeds that organizations of all sizes require.”

“Companies need insight from their business intelligence, data warehouse and reporting systems as fast as possible,” said Michael McNerney, Director of Product Marketing, Business Critical Systems, HP. ”The benchmark achieved with Sybase software and the HP ProLiant DL785 G6 shows that customers can have greater speed, flexibility and analytical processing power in their mission-critical environments.”

“Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides a robust, high-performance and reliable platform for today’s enterprises,” said Rich Feldmann, Global Director, Financial Services Partners at Red Hat. “The combination of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3, HP and Sybase solutions has provided an impressive solution that is well-suited to meet the needs of industries that require fast and accurate information, such as financial service organizations.”

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 1,800 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.

To learn more about Sybase IQ and the additional features and benefits of Sybase IQ 15.1, visit: To read the Sybase IQ blog, visit:

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About Sybase
Sybase is an industry leader in delivering enterprise and mobile software to manage, analyze and mobilize information. We are recognized globally as the performance leader, proven in the most data-intensive industries and across all systems, networks and devices. For 25 years, our information management, analytics and enterprise mobility solutions have powered the world’s most mission-critical systems in financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing and government. For more information, visit and read Sybase blogs.

TPC Result References
1 HP ProLiant DL785 G6 using Sybase IQ Single Application Server Edition v.15.1 ESD #1 – 102,375 QphH@1000GB, US$3.63 USD per QphH@1000GB. Available as of 02/10/2010.

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


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