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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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25 Aug 2014
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How to Get the Best Performance from Oracle VM Server for SPARC [38031]
by Jon Anderson, Pradhap Devarajan, Darrin Johnson, Narayana Janga, Raghuram Kothakota, Justin Hatch, Ravi Nallan, and Jeff Savit

This article presents a set of best practices which can be used to improve virtual networking performance on Oracle VM Server for SPARC.

Please note that the configuration and setup of Logical Domains (LDOMs) is beyond the scope of this document except in the specific context of virtual network performance. The information included here is intended as a companion, not a replacement, for the official Oracle VM Server for SPARC documentation and hardware-specific documentation...
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30 Jul 2014
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Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 Sets World Record on SPC-2/E Benchmark [37585]
New World Record Demonstrates Customers Can Maximize Storage Performance and Data Center Budget Simultaneously with Oracle ZS3 Series

Recently Oracle published a new SPC-2/E world record benchmark for the ZS3-2 storage platform demonstrating, once again, that the Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 offers customers excellent price/performance for high-throughput workloads such as data warehouse, business analytics and video on-demand applications.

The ZFS Storage ZS3-2 beats IBM DS8870 by 10x and HP P9500 by 7x on price/performance.

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18 Jul 2014
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Infor LN on Oracle SPARC T5: 10X faster, 10X lower cost [37407]
Leading ERP System Scales on SPARC

Parnian Taidi writes, "The value any ERP system can deliver depends on real-world performance, not just theoretical capabilities. Infor and Oracle recently conducted joint performance tests using Infor LN on Oracle SPARC T-series servers with customer-based transaction mixes, at the Oracle Solution Center in Linlithgow, UK. The measured results were 10X faster than previous records and showed near-linear scaling in both 2-tier and 3-tier deployments.

Infor LN is a uniquely powerful ERP solution for complex manufacturing, optimized for distributed global operations and equipped with the tools to improve operational performance in manufacturing plants, across the supply chain, and throughout the aftermarket service business. 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..."
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