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Archived Performance Articles
03 Apr 2015
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Oracle Server X5-2 Produces World Record 2-Chip Single Application Server SPECjEnterprise2010 Result [41667]
Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, Java HotSpot 64-Bit Server 1.8.0_40 Oracle Database 12c, and Oracle Linux

A report in the Oracle BestPerf blog says, "Two Oracle Server X5-2 systems, using the Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3 processor, produced a World Record x86 two-chip single application server SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark result of 21,504.30 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS. One Oracle Server X5-2 ran the application tier and the second Oracle Server X5-2 was used for the database tier..."
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20 Feb 2015
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Temenos WealthManager [40935]
Optimized for Oracle SuperClusterj

Temenos, a market leader for banking software, is always looking for ways to use innovation to improve banking for their customers. The benefits of using modern software are clear to them: customers are more agile, able to offer more personalized products and services, to operate at lower unit costs, to react quicker to market opportunities and to manage risk better. Temenos has grown its product set from core banking to payments, wealth management, business analytics and channels, offering a comprehensive solution set to meet the industry's needs. It has more than 1,600 installations in over 150 countries.

WealthManager is an integrated Wealth Management Platform designed to simplify and improve the daily work of professionals who advise and serve private investors. Recently Temenos achieved Oracle SuperCluster Optimized...
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21 Jan 2015
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CPU utilization of multi-threaded architectures explained [40459]
Martin Tegtmeier from ISV Engineering in Walldorf

Martin writes, "Simple CPU metrics (user/system/idle/io-wait) are still widely used although these numbers need interpretation on today's multi-thread/multi-core architectures. "Idle" as measured by operating systems cannot be literally translated into available CPU resources - turning capacity planning into a more complex problem.

Back in the days when 1 processor contained 1 core capable of running 1 thread, CPU utilization reported by the operating system indicated actual resource consumption (and resource availability) of the processor. In such environments CPU utilization grows linearly with increased workload..."
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09 Oct 2014
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ECS electraSWITCH On Oracle SPARC T5 [38712]
5x Better Performance, Linear Scaling

"ElectraCard Services, a MasterCard company, and Oracle recently conducted joint performance tests of electraSWITCH iTX on Oracle SPARC T-series servers with customer transaction mixes for Switching, ATM Transactions and Authorization Transactions. The measured results on the SPARC T5-4 were 5X better than previous results on the SPARC T4-4 showed near-linear scaling.

electraSWITCH 10 iTX from ElectraCard Services is a powerful payment processing application software that acquires, authenticates and routes financial transactions from multiple channels such as ATM, POS terminals, mobiles, IVR and kiosks to account management hosts, utility companies, service providers and interchanges such as MasterCard, Visa or domestic networks.

Oracle's SPARC T-servers running Oracle Solaris 11 are cost-effective, highly efficient cloud infrastructure platforms optimized to accelerate enterprise applications, delivering extreme performance and outstanding virtualization capabilities in a compact design.

The following three real world workloads were run to measure how well these combinations of hardware and software could perform while supporting a very high OLTP load..."
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01 Oct 2014
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Oracle FLEXCUBE on Oracle's SPARC T5 Servers [38558]
Demonstrates Superior Performance for Banks

The Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle FLEXCUBE offers a fully tested, tuned, and documented approach for deploying industry-leading Oracle FLEXCUBE solutions on Oracle's SPARC T5 servers with low cost, minimal risk, and rapid return on investment.

The Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle FLEXCUBE demonstrated high performance and efficiency for customer-facing online processing and back-office, end-of-financial-period batch processing, taking 128 minutes to process 10 million accounts for end-of-month and 40 minutes to process accounts for end-of-day periods. Online transaction processing (OLTP) performance reached 923 transactions per second with 200 concurrent users, with 98th-percentile response time of 343 milliseconds.

The Oracle Optimized Solution delivers exceptional value for Oracle FLEXCUBE users, including:...
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01 Oct 2014
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Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management Elastic Charging Engine Performance [38559]
White Paper (12-pages)

"As a global leader in the telecommunications industry, Oracle is committed to delivering high- performance carrier-grade solutions that deliver rich functionality with robust performance at volumes that are representative of telecommunications networks. This paper describes performance tests that demonstrate the performance characteristics of the Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management system and its Elastic Charging Engine component for a range of processing volumes in a specific configuration..."
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