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BEA WebLogic Server Extends its Reign as Industry’s Fastest Application Server


Latest Benchmark Results Demonstrate Even Faster Performance than Previous Benchmark Held by BEA; BEA has Dominated Industry Benchmark for 15 Months Running

Core News Facts:

1.BEA WebLogic Server has broken yet another new performance world record using a Sun Fire X8400 server, continuing its reign as SPECjAppServer record holder and industry’s fastest application server
2.WebLogic Server also continues to hold the record in the 4-socket and 2-socket benchmark category

Oracle OpenWorld, SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and SAN JOSE, Calif., October 24, 2006 — BEA Systems, a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced that BEA WebLogic Server® 9.2 (WLS) has once again broken its own performance record on the industry-standard SPECjAppServer2004 benchmark test; this time running on a Sun Microsystems Sun Blade 8000 Modular System . BEA WebLogic Server also continues to maintain its benchmark performance lead in the 4-socket and 2-socket categories running on HP Integrity servers.

BEA WebLogic Server is designed to require fewer CPUs than any other application server at a given workload, as illustrated by the SPEC benchmark. This can ultimately reduce licensing costs for businesses, increase productivity and lower the over all total cost of ownership (TCO) for customers.

“In the last 15 months, BEA WebLogic server has continued to dominate on the SPECjAppServer 2004 performance benchmark, and certainly longer than any other vendor,” said Wai Wong, executive vice president, products, BEA Systems. “This speaks volumes as to BEA’s industry leadership and commitment to technological excellence especially given the fact that some of our nearest competitors have not appeared on this list once during this time.”

The SPECjAppServer2004 benchmark was developed by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) (, an independent organization founded in 1988 whose members include leading hardware manufacturers, software vendors, and academic institutions.

Today’s news arrives on the heels of a recent Evans Data Group report that declared WebLogic Server the number one application server. For the report, titled “Professionals Choice: Application Servers 2006 User Ranking,” the editors interviewed more than 700 developers around the world and asked them to rate the top ones based on a number of pre-selected categories. Out of the 10 application servers that were evaluated, WebLogic server ranked number one, ahead of IBM Websphere, Oracle Application Server and RedHat/JBoss.

In addition to developers voting BEA WebLogic Server the number one application server, Gartner’s most recent Market Share AIM worldwide 2005 report ranks WebLogic Server number one in market share, with a 33.8 percent market share rating, compared to Oracle at just 2.5 percent. In the last year alone, BEA WebLogic Server sales grew faster than industry analysts projected the market to be growing. (For more information on the report, please see related press release titled BEA Systems Seizes Top Spot in Application Severs Based on Total Software Revenue in 2005, June 20, 2006.) Gartner also placed the software at the top of its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Servers (*EAS) 2Q 06.

BEA WebLogic Server is a key component of the BEA SOA 360º platform, which is designed to deliver the industry’s most unified SOA platform and spans all three of BEA’s product families, AquaLogic, WebLogic, Tuxedo and the company’s newest product initiative, BEA Workspace 360º. (See Sept. 19, 2006 press release titled “BEA Announces SOA 360º; Industry’s Most Unified SOA Platform to Transform and Optimize Business.”)

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About BEA

BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS) is a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software. BEA’s SOA 360o platform is the industry’s most 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 LiquidITyTM can be found at

About SPEC

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

BEA, Tuxedo, WebLogic, BEA JRockit and BEA WebLogic Server are registered trademarks and BEA WebLogic Enterprise Platform, BEA WebLogic Integration, BEA WebLogic Portal, BEA WebLogic Platform, BEA WebLogic Express, BEA WebLogic Workshop, BEA WebLogic Java Adapter for Mainframe, BEA Liquid Data for WebLogic, BEA eLink, Business LiquidITy and BEA WebLogic Enterprise Security are trademarks of BEA Systems, Inc. All other company and product names may be the subject of intellectual property rights reserved by third parties.

SPEC and SPECjAppServer are trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC). Competitive claims reflect results published on as of October 23, 2006. For the latest SPECjAppServer2004 results visit


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