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Oracle(R) Database with Oracle Real Application Clusters on IBM System p 570 with POWER6 Processors Achieves World Record Benchmark Results

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle today announced a world-record result on the SAP(R) Sales and Distribution- Parallel (SD-Parallel) Standard Application Benchmark running on the SAP(R) ERP 6.0 application.(1) With this result, Oracle(R) Database with Oracle Real Application Clusters continues to demonstrate exceptional grid computing capabilities, delivering excellent performance, scalability, and value.

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Oracle today announced a world-record result on the SAP(R) Sales and Distribution- Parallel (SD-Parallel) Standard Application Benchmark running on the SAP(R) ERP 6.0 application.(1) With this result, Oracle(R) Database with Oracle Real Application Clusters continues to demonstrate exceptional grid computing capabilities, delivering excellent performance, scalability, and value.

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Running IBM AIX 5L(TM) 5.3 on a 5-node IBM System p(TM) 570 Server cluster, each with 8 dual-core 4.7 GHz POWER6 processors, Oracle Database with Oracle Real Application Clusters achieved 36,000 SAP SD-Parallel Benchmark users. This world record is the highest ever measured result on the SAP SD- Parallel Standard Application Benchmark based on the number of SAP SD-Parallel Benchmark users.

"Customers around the world utilize Oracle to fuel their business-critical applications," said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. "This benchmark result reaffirms that Oracle Database with Oracle Real Application Clusters delivers the superior application performance and scalability for the most intensive SAP solution-based workloads."

About SAP Standard Application Benchmarks

SAP Standard Application Benchmarks were developed by SAP AG to provide comparative load analysis of SAP solutions. These results, as of Nov. 9, 2007, have been certified by SAP AG (certification number 2007066). For more details see http://www.sap.com/benchmark.

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(1) Results of the SAP SD-Parallel Standard Application Benchmark are as follows: 36,000 SAP SD-Parallel Benchmark users, 1.76 seconds average dialog response time, 3,673,670 full processed order line items per hour, 11,021,000 dialog steps per hour, 183,680 SAPS. Server configuration: IBM System p 570, 8 processors/16 cores/32 threads, POWER6, 4.7 GHz, 128 KB L1 cache and 4 MB L2 cache per core, 32 MB L3 cache per processor, 128 GM main memory, running AIX 5L version 5.3, Oracle 10g Real Application Clusters and SAP ERP 6.0. Certification Number: 2007066

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