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Oracle Fusion Middleware Sets World Record SPECjAppServer2004 Performance Benchmark with HP Integrity Server Blades

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle today announced that Oracle(R) Application Server 10g Release 3, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, together with Oracle Database running on HP Integrity server blades and an HP StorageWorks 8100 Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA8100) set the overall world record for the highest ever Java Application Performance Benchmark.(1) Outperforming SPECjAppServer2004 benchmarks from IBM(2) and unseating BEA,(3) this world record result demonstrates Oracle's commitment to providing customers a standards-based application server with unmatched performance, scalability and manageability.

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Oracle today announced that Oracle(R) Application Server 10g Release 3, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, together with Oracle Database running on HP Integrity server blades and an HP StorageWorks 8100 Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA8100) set the overall world record for the highest ever Java Application Performance Benchmark.(1) Outperforming SPECjAppServer2004 benchmarks from IBM(2) and unseating BEA,(3) this world record result demonstrates Oracle's commitment to providing customers a standards-based application server with unmatched performance, scalability and manageability.

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Oracle Application Server 10g Release 3 together with Oracle Database achieved 10,519.43 SPECJAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard (jAppServer Operations Per Second). The Java Application Servers were running on 12 HP Integrity BL860c server blades, with the latest two Dual-core Intel(R) Itanium(R) 1.66 GHz processors running in the HP BladeSystem c-Class c7000 enclosure. The database server was running on an HP Integrity Superdome server with 40 Dual- Core Intel(R) Itanium(R) 1.6 GHz processors and an HP StorageWorks EVA8100. Both application server and database tiers were running HP-UX 11i v3. Reaching the highest performance ever achieved with the SPECjAppServer 2004 benchmark, these results surpassed the best SPECjAppServer2004 benchmark results from BEA WebLogic by 27 percent and IBM WebSphere with IBM DB2 UDB 9.1 by more than 140 percent.

"Oracle continues to outperform the competition with this SPECjAppServer2004 benchmark, demonstrating Oracle Application Server's unmatched scalability and performance," said Juan Loaiza, Oracle senior vice president, Systems Technology. "Oracle Application Server running on HP Integrity servers and HP BladeSystem blades offers customers a comprehensive solution for developing, integrating, and deploying enterprise Java applications, portals and Web services in SOA and Web 2.0 environment."

Over the past five years, Oracle has submitted record-setting application server benchmarks on a broad range of hardware and software platforms. Oracle is the performance and price/performance leader in multiple SPECjAppServer 20014 and SPECjAppServer2002(5) benchmark categories and also holds the world records for best performance and price/performance in the ECperf(6) benchmark of J2EE application servers reported in July 2002.

SPECjAppServer2004 is a multi-tier benchmark for measuring the performance of a representative J2EE application and each of the components that make up the application environment, including hardware, application server software, JVM software, database software, JDBC drivers and the system network. The workload is an application that emulates information flow among an automotive dealership, manufacturing, supply chain management and an order/inventory system.

"This impressive benchmark achievement further illustrates the power and versatility of HP's blade solutions," said Lorraine Bartlett, director of Integrity server marketing, Business Critical Systems, HP. "As undisputed market leader in blades, HP knows that customers look to HP BladeSystem c-Class for a standards-based, power-efficient, high-capacity blade solution for the most mission-critical applications."

About Oracle Application Server

Oracle Application Server 10g sits at the core of Oracle Fusion Middleware and delivers comprehensive software for developing, integrating, and deploying enterprise applications, portals and Web services. Based on a powerful and scalable J2EE server, Oracle Application Server 10g includes best-in-class business integration, business intelligence and portal capabilities. It is the only platform designed for grid computing and to have full lifecycle support for SOA. It features everything necessary to successfully develop and deploy enterprise Java applications, a certified J2EE 1.4 compatible container, a rich set of tools and runtimes, Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle Application Developer Framework (ADF) and Oracle TopLink(R) persistence architecture. For more information about Oracle Application Server 10g visit: http://www.oracle.com/appserver/.

About Oracle Fusion Middleware: Leader in Middleware

The company's comprehensive, standards-based family of middleware products, Oracle Fusion Middleware software spans portals and process managers to application infrastructure, developer tools, enterprise content management and business intelligence. Oracle Fusion Middleware enables organizations to increase their capacity for growth and change; improve insight into business operations; mitigate risk and drive compliance; and connect with customers, partners, and workers. More than 50,000 customers now use Oracle Fusion Middleware and include leading organizations in the Financial Services, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Health Care and Public Sector industries. Oracle Fusion Middleware is also supported by 9,000 partners, including market-leading independent software vendors, value-added resellers and system integrators. For additional information visit: http://www.oracle.com/middleware.

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

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SPEC(R) and the benchmark name SPECjAppServer(R) are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation.

Competitive benchmark results stated above reflect results published on www.spec.org as of November 12, 2007. Source: Standard Performance Evaluation Council (SPEC). For more information regarding the latest SPECjAppServer 2004 results, please visit: http://www.spec.org/.

(1) Oracle Application Server 10g Release 10.1.3.3.2 – Java Edition on HP- UX Integrity BL860c Server Blade Cluster, 10,519.43 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard (48 cores, 24 chips, 2 cores/chip) (2) BEA WebLogic Server 10.0 on Sun Blade 6000 Modular System using Solaris Containers, 8,253.21 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard (80 cores, 10 chips) (3) IBM WebSphere 6.1 Application Server on 20-Node xSeries Blade Center, each with Intel Xeon 3.6 GHz 4,368.02 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard (40 cores, 40 chips) (4) Sun Microsystems SunFire V1280 with Oracle9i Application Server, 521.86Bops/min@Std, $1,133.64/BBops (Best performance SPECJAppServer 2001 Dual Node category). Oracle9i AS Release 2 Standard Edition on HP ProLiant DL360, 183.33 BBops/min@Std, $325.13/BBops (Best price performance SPECJAppServer2001 Dual Node category). Oracle9iAS Release 2 on HP rp8400 Cluster, 2,529.10 BBops, $1342.74/Bbops (Best performance SPECJAppServer2001 MultipleNode category). Oracle9iAS Release 2 on HP ProLiant ML530G2 Cluster, 558.85 BBops/min@Std, $389.66/BBops (Best price performance SPECJAppServer2001MultipleNode category). Source: http://www.spec.org. For more information regarding SPECJAppServer2001 results, please visit: http://www.spec.org/jAppServer2001/results/jAppServer2001.html (5) Fujitsu-Siemens Computers' PRIMEPOWER 450/2500, Oracle Application Server 10g: 5,991.73 TOPS@MultipleNode, 654.20 Euros TOPS@MultipleNode (Best Overall Performance Result, SPECJAppServer2002 benchmark). (6) Sun Fire 3800 cluster with Oracle9i AS Release 2, 61,862.77 BBops/min@Std, $28/BBops (Best Overall Performance, ECperf benchmark). HP DL360G2 cluster with Oracle9i AS Release 2, 24,639.37 BBops/min@Std, $5/BBops (Best Overall price/performance, ECperf benchmark). For more information regarding ECperf benchmark results,

please visit: http://web.archive.org/web/20050306014256/ecperf.theserverside.com/ecperf/inde x.jsp?page=results/performance.

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