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Oracle and HP Deliver Outstanding Result on SAP SD-Parallel Standard Application Benchmark

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle OpenWorld -- News Facts -- Continuing to demonstrate the superior performance and scalability leadership of Oracle(R) Database, Oracle (http://www.oracle.com/index.html) today announced a leading 16-core result on the three-tier SAP(R) Sales and Distribution Parallel (SD-Parallel) Standard Application Benchmark running the SAP ERP 6.0 application(1). -- Running HP-UX 11i v3 on a 4-node HP Integrity Blade BL860c server cluster, each with two dual-core Intel(R) Itanium(R) 1.66GHz processors, Oracle Database with Oracle Real Application Clusters achieved 4,325 SD-Parallel Benchmark users, achieving the leading 16-core result on the three-tier SAP SD-Parallel Standard Application Benchmark on an Intel(R) Itanium(R) -based platform. The three-tier configuration also utilized HP StorageWorks 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array. In addition, Oracle and HP delivered outstanding single system and 2-node results on this platform. When measured from one-, two-, and four-node configurations, as documented and certified by SAP AG, Oracle Database with Oracle Real Application Clusters on HP Integrity BL860c server blade running HP-UX 11i v3 shows an extraordinary 95 percent scalability, achieving 1,165, 2,220 and 4,325 SAP SD-Parallel Benchmark users while maintaining superior performance and availability(2,3). -- Today's announcement supports Oracle's strategy of delivering complete, integrated and end-to-end product suites on an open, standards-based middleware and database architecture. Oracle's approach helps customers to simplify computing environments, lower cost and risk, and provides greater choice and flexibility. Supporting Quotes -- "This benchmark further solidifies Oracle Database's leadership in delivering a scalable, high-performance platform for complex enterprise applications," said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. "When it comes to meeting the mission-critical demands of enterprise customers, Oracle continues to outpace the competition." -- "Customers that need a reliable, energy-efficient infrastructure can look to HP Integrity server blades and HP StorageWorks EVAs to cost-effectively manage their growing data," says Lorraine Bartlett, director of server marketing, Business Critical Systems, HP. "This benchmark result is more proof that HP Integrity server blade and StorageWorks solutions, together with the Oracle Database, deliver high availability, scalability and reliability to help protect customers' mission-critical data." Supporting Resources -- Oracle Database (http://www.oracle.com/database/index.html) -- Oracle Benchmarks (http://www.oracle.com/solutions/performance_scalability/index.html) -- Innovate Faster with Oracle Database 11g (http://tinyurl.com/5oszgv) -- Download a free, evaluation version of Oracle Database 11g (http://tinyurl.com/2xk6bn) -- About SAP Standard Application Benchmarks (http://www.sap.com/solutions/benchmark/index.epx) Terms, conditions and restrictions apply. About Oracle

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Oracle OpenWorld — News Facts — Continuing to demonstrate the superior performance and scalability leadership of Oracle(R) Database, Oracle (http://www.oracle.com/index.html) today announced a leading 16-core result on the three-tier SAP(R) Sales and Distribution Parallel (SD-Parallel) Standard Application Benchmark running the SAP ERP 6.0 application(1). — Running HP-UX 11i v3 on a 4-node HP Integrity Blade BL860c server cluster, each with two dual-core Intel(R) Itanium(R) 1.66GHz processors, Oracle Database with Oracle Real Application Clusters achieved 4,325 SD-Parallel Benchmark users, achieving the leading 16-core result on the three-tier SAP SD-Parallel Standard Application Benchmark on an Intel(R) Itanium(R) -based platform. The three-tier configuration also utilized HP StorageWorks 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array. In addition, Oracle and HP delivered outstanding single system and 2-node results on this platform. When measured from one-, two-, and four-node configurations, as documented and certified by SAP AG, Oracle Database with Oracle Real Application Clusters on HP Integrity BL860c server blade running HP-UX 11i v3 shows an extraordinary 95 percent scalability, achieving 1,165, 2,220 and 4,325 SAP SD-Parallel Benchmark users while maintaining superior performance and availability(2,3). — Today's announcement supports Oracle's strategy of delivering complete, integrated and end-to-end product suites on an open, standards-based middleware and database architecture. Oracle's approach helps customers to simplify computing environments, lower cost and risk, and provides greater choice and flexibility. Supporting Quotes — "This benchmark further solidifies Oracle Database's leadership in delivering a scalable, high-performance platform for complex enterprise applications," said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. "When it comes to meeting the mission-critical demands of enterprise customers, Oracle continues to outpace the competition." — "Customers that need a reliable, energy-efficient infrastructure can look to HP Integrity server blades and HP StorageWorks EVAs to cost-effectively manage their growing data," says Lorraine Bartlett, director of server marketing, Business Critical Systems, HP. "This benchmark result is more proof that HP Integrity server blade and StorageWorks solutions, together with the Oracle Database, deliver high availability, scalability and reliability to help protect customers' mission-critical data." Supporting Resources — Oracle Database (http://www.oracle.com/database/index.html) — Oracle Benchmarks (http://www.oracle.com/solutions/performance_scalability/index.html) — Innovate Faster with Oracle Database 11g (http://tinyurl.com/5oszgv) — Download a free, evaluation version of Oracle Database 11g (http://tinyurl.com/2xk6bn) — About SAP Standard Application Benchmarks (http://www.sap.com/solutions/benchmark/index.epx) Terms, conditions and restrictions apply.

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(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020718/ORCLLOGO) (1) Results of the three-tier SAP SD-Parallel Standard Application Benchmark as of Sept. 22, 2008, are as follows for the four-node configuration. The SAP certification number was not available at press time and can be found at http://www.sap.com/benchmark. Number of benchmark users & comp.: 4,325 SD-Parallel Average dialog response time: 1.96 seconds Throughput: Fully processed order line items/hour: 434,000 Dialog steps/hour: 1,302,000 SAPS: 21,700 Average database request time (dia/upd): 0.013 sec / 0.065 sec CPU utilization of central server: 99% Operating system, central server: HP-UX 11i v3 RDBMS: Oracle 10g SAP ERP Release: 6.0 Configuration: Four servers (4 active nodes): HP Integrity BL860C, 2 processors / 4 cores / 8 threads, Intel Itanium 9140 series, 1.67 GHz, 32 KB L1 cache, 1.25 MB L2 cache, 9 MB L3 cache, 24 GB main memory (2) Results of the two-tier SAP SD Standard Application Benchmark as of Sept. 22, 2008, are as follows for the one-node configuration. The SAP certification number was not available at press time and can be found at http://www.sap.com/benchmark: Number of benchmark users & comp.: 1,165 SD Average dialog response time: 1.94 seconds Throughput: Fully processed order line items/hour: 117,000 Dialog steps/hour: 351,000 SAPS: 5,850 Average database request time (dia/upd): 0.010 sec / 0.016 sec CPU utilization of central server: 99% Operating system, central server: HP-UX 11i v3 RDBMS: Oracle 10g SAP ERP Release: 6.0 Configuration: One server (1 active node): HP Integrity BL860C, 2 processors / 4 cores / 8 threads, Intel Itanium 9140 series, 1.67 GHz, 32 KB L1 cache, 1.25 MB L2 cache, 9 MB L3 cache, 24 GB main memory (3) Results of the three-tier SAP SD-Parallel Standard Application Benchmark as of Sept. 22, 2008, are as follows for the two-node configuration. The SAP certification number was not available at press time and can be found at http://www.sap.com/benchmark: Number of benchmark users & comp.: 2,220 SD-Parallel Average dialog response time: 1.94 seconds Throughput: Fully processed order line items/hour: 223,000 Dialog steps/hour: 669,000 SAPS: 11,150 Average DB request time (dia/upd): 0.012 sec / 0.046 sec CPU utilization of central server: 99% Operating system, central server: HP-UX 11i v3 RDBMS: Oracle 10g SAP ERP Release: 6.0 Configuration: Two servers (2 active nodes): HP Integrity BL860C, 2 processors / 4 cores / 8 threads, Intel Itanium 9140 series, 1.67 GHz, 32 KB L1 cache, 1.25 MB L2 cache, 9 MB L3 cache, 24 GB main memory

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