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Oracle® Database 10g Achieves Record Performance With NEC Itanium® 2 Based Express5800/1160Xe Server


REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., 26-JAN-2006 Oracle today announced a TPC-C record performance benchmark result for Oracle® Database 10g on NEC hardware and the Red Hat® Linux operating system. This latest benchmark signifies world-class achievement among eight-processor systems using Linux and the best performance on an Intel-based eight-processor server platform.
Running on NEC’s Express5800/1160Xe Server, corresponding to “NX7700i/3040H-16” server in the Japanese market, with 8 Intel® Itanium 2 1.6 GHz processors, Oracle Database 10g on Red Hat Enterprise Linux v4 operating system, achieved 254,471 tpmC (transactions per minute) with a price-performance ratio of $5.32/tpmC.

“This latest benchmark underscores the industry-leading performance that Oracle consistently delivers for high-end IT systems and the enterprise-proven capability of Linux, ” said Richard Sarwal, vice president of Server Performance, Oracle. “Customers can confidently rely on Oracle Database 10g to provide a strong return on investment with the best database available to execute their mission critical enterprise applications.”

Oracle Database 10g provides a single, integrated database engine for cost-effective, scalable and high-performing online transaction processing (OLTP) and data warehousing implementations. Oracle’s latest benchmark builds upon its extensive history of providing world-class performance, availability and security for today’s intense OLTP environments.

About Oracle Database 10g
The only database designed for grid computing, Oracle Database 10g delivers superior performance, scalability, availability, security and ease of management on a low-cost grid of industry standard storage and servers. Oracle Database 10g is designed to be effectively deployed on everything from small blade servers to the biggest SMP servers and clusters of all sizes. It features automated management capabilities for easy, cost-effective operation. Oracle Database 10g’s unique ability to manage data from traditional business information to XML documents and spatial/location information makes it the ideal choice to power online transaction processing, decision support and content management applications.

About TPC-C
TPC-C is an OLTP (online transaction processing) benchmark developed by the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC). The TPC-C benchmark defines a rigorous standard for calculating performance and price/performance measured by transactions per minute (tpmC) and $/tpmC, respectively.

About Oracle
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Source: Transaction Performance Processing Council (TPC), As of Jan. 18, 2006: NEC Express5800/1160Xe Server, 254,471 tpmC, $5.32/tpmC, 8 processors/8 cores/8 processor threads, available 2/17/06.

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