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05 Apr 2016
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New Oracle Exadata X6 Database Machine Delivers Next-Generation Flash Performance, Massive Storage Capacity, and Real-Time OLTP [51338]
Oracle, April 5th, 2016

Oracle released the Oracle Exadata X6 Database Machine, introducing game-changing performance, capacity and availability, all at no additional cost. Oracle Exadata continues to lead the industry with breakthrough technology that delivers extreme performance and the best price/performance for online transaction processing (OLTP), analytics and consolidated database workloads.

Oracle Exadata X6 features the latest, fastest Intel Xeon processors, ultra-fast InfiniBand networking, scale-out Oracle Exadata Storage Servers with all-flash or disk plus flash storage, and Oracle Exadata's exclusive Storage Server Software. Since its 2008 debut, Oracle Exadata has redefined the integration of hardware, software and cloud, introducing dozens of breakthroughs that are unmatched by any other database, systems or cloud vendor.
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31 Mar 2016
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SPECjEnterprise2010: Oracle Server X6-2 World Record 2-Chip Single Application Server [51219]
BestPerf

Two Oracle Server X6-2 systems, using the Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 processor, produced a world record x86 two-chip single application server SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark result of 27,509.59 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS. One Oracle Server X6-2 system ran the application tier and the second Oracle Server X6-2 system ran the database tier.
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24 Mar 2016
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PeopleSoft Human Capital Management 9.1 FP2 [50975]
SPARC M7-8 Results Using Oracle Advances Security Transparent Data Encryption

Brian blogs, "Using Oracle Advanced Security Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), Oracle's SPARC M7-8 server using Oracle's SPARC M7 processor's software in silicon cryptography instructions produced results on Oracle's PeopleSoft Human Capital Management 9.1 FP2 Benchmark that were nearly identical to results run without TDE (clear-text runs). The benchmark consists of three different components, PeopleSoft HR Self-Service Online, PeopleSoft Payroll Batch, and the combined PeopleSoft HR Self-Service Online and PeopleSoft Payroll Batch. The benchmarks were run on a virtualized two-chip, 1 TB LDom of the SPARC M7-8 server..."
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28 Dec 2015
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Raspberry Pi vs SPARCstation 20: Fight! [48737]
Eschatology, December 26th, 2015

eschaton blogs, "A couple weeks back, I tweeted the following:

  • Turns out a Raspberry Pi now is about 6x as fast as a SPARCstation 20 was 20 years ago. And a Pi 2 is more like 15x as fast.

I was a little low in my numbers, too - they're more like 7x and 16x to 41x as fast - since I was going from memory!

Here's how I came up with that..."
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28 Dec 2015
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Oracle Magazine - Special Edition [48747]
December 2015

Recent benchmarks show that Oracle Database 12c In-Memory outperforms SAP's HANA in-memory database. So why is the loser protesting the results?

In an enterprise technology world featuring too much hot air and not enough world-class technology, SAP has done an excellent job spreading the myth that its five-year-old HANA database delivers game-changing performance for its customers' businesses. But SAP's problem is that HANA's performance simply can't match the marketing hyperbole SAP is spreading around.
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19 Nov 2015
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SPARC T7-2 World Record Performance for Two- and Four-Chip Systems [47678]
SPECvirt_2013 Result

Oracle's SPARC T7-2 server delivered a world record SPECvirt_sc2013 result for systems with two to four chips.

  • The SPARC T7-2 server produced a result of 3198 @ 179 VMs SPECvirt_sc2013.

  • The two-chip SPARC T7-2 server beat the best four-chip x86 Intel E7-8890 v3 server (HP ProLiant DL580 Gen9), demonstrating that the SPARC M7 processor is 2.1 times faster than the Intel Xeon Processor E7-8890 v3 (chip-to-chip comparison).

  • The two-chip SPARC T7-2 server beat the best two-chip x86 Intel E5-2699 v3 server results by nearly 2 times (Huawei FusionServer RH2288H V3, HP ProLiant DL360 Gen9).

  • The two-chip SPARC T7-2 server delivered nearly 2.2 times the performance of the four-chip IBM Power System S824 server solution which used 3.5 GHz POWER8 six core chips.

  • The SPARC T7-2 server running Oracle Solaris 11.3 operating system, utilizes embedded virtualization products as the Oracle Solaris 11 zones, which in turn provide a low overhead, flexible, scalable and manageable virtualization environment.

  • The SPARC T7-2 server result used Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.3 and Oracle Solaris Zones providing a flexible, scalable and manageable virtualization environment.

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