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Oracle(R) Database 10g Release 2 Achieves Record TPC-H Three TB Benchmark for Windows With HP Integrity Superdome Server

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) today announced a record breaking TPC-H Three Terabyte (TB) benchmark for a database running on the Windows operating system, demonstrating the superior performance of Oracle(R) Database 10g Release 2 running on Microsoft Windows and an HP Integrity Superdome Server.(1) With this latest achievement, Oracle now holds nine of the top 10 performance world record benchmark results for the TPC-H 3TB scale factor.(2)

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) today announced a record breaking TPC-H Three Terabyte (TB) benchmark for a database running on the Windows operating system, demonstrating the superior performance of Oracle(R) Database 10g Release 2 running on Microsoft Windows and an HP Integrity Superdome Server.(1) With this latest achievement, Oracle now holds nine of the top 10 performance world record benchmark results for the TPC-H 3TB scale factor.(2)

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Running on an HP Integrity Superdome Server with 16 dual-core Intel Itanium processors on the Windows Operating System, Oracle Database 10g Release 2 achieved a record-breaking performance of 37,813.7 QphH@3000GB with a price-performance ratio of $38.00/QphH@3000GB. Setting the fastest results for a Windows-based system with the TPC-H 3TB benchmark, Oracle's result outperformed the previous best performance result by a competitor on Windows in both performance and price.(3)

"This benchmark solidifies Oracle's world-class reputation as the database performance leader and is a testament to our continued commitment to the Windows platform," said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. "Setting the new TPC-H 3 Terabyte record for fastest Windows-based system is an important proof point and further validates why customers rely on the high performance capabilities of Oracle Database 10g."

As the leading database for data warehousing systems, Oracle Database 10g provides a single, integrated database engine for scalable and high performing database applications. Building on its history of excellence, Oracle holds world records in the TPC-H 300GB(4), TPC-H One TB(5), TPC-H Three TB(6) and TPC-H non-clustered 10 TB(7) scale factor categories.

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-H

TPC-H is a decision support benchmark consisting of a suite of business oriented ad-hoc queries and concurrent data modifications. The performance metric is called the TPC-H Composite Query-per-Hour Performance Metric (QphH@Size) and reflects multiple aspects of the capability of the system to process queries. More information is available at http://www.tpc.org.

About Oracle

Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, visit our Web site at http://www.oracle.com.

Trademarks

Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

TPC-H, QphH, $/QphH are trademarks of the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC).

As of May 14, 2007: Source: Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC), www.tpc.org

(1) HP Integrity Superdome Server, 16 processors/32 cores/32 threads, Oracle Database 10g Release 2 Enterprise Edition, 37,813.7QphH@3000GB, $38.00/QphH@3000GB, available 5/14/07 (Best TPC-H 3TB result on Windows).

(2) To view the Top Ten TPC-H by Performance results, please visit: http://www.tpc.org/tpch/results/tpch_perf_results.asp

(3) HP Integrity Superdome Server, 32 processors/32 cores, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition, 30,956.6 QphH@3000GB, $75.16/QphH@3000GB, available 5/5/06 (Previous best TPC-H 3TB performance result by a competitor on Windows).

(4) HP BladeSystem ProLiant BL480c, 16 processors/32 cores/32 threads, 40,411 QphH@300GB, Oracle Database 10g Release 2 Enterprise Edition, $18.67/QphH@300GB, available 12/18/06 (TPC-H 300GB World Record Performance Result).

(5) HP Integrity Superdome Server, 64 processors/64 cores/64 threads, Oracle Database 10g Release 2 Enterprise Edition, 68,100/QphH@1000GB, $59/QphH@1000GB, available 1/18/06 (TPC-H 1000GB World Record Performance Result).

(6) Sun Fire E25K Server, 72 processors/144 cores/144 threads, Oracle Database 10g Release 2 Enterprise Edition, 114,713 QphH@3000GB, $36.68/QphH@3000GB, available 4/9/07 (TPC-H 3000GB World Record Performance Result).

(7) HP Integrity Superdome Server, 64 processors/128 cores/128 threads, Oracle Database 10g Release 2 Enterprise Edition, 171,380 QphH@10000GB, $32.91/QphH@10000GB, available 4/1/07 (TPC-H 10000GB Non-Clustered World Record Performance Result).

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