Beats IBM DB2 on Price/Performance September 29, 2012,
Volume 175, Issue 4
Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition One and Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2, running on a Cisco UCS C240 M3 Rack Server with two Intel Xeon E5-2690 2.9 GHz processors achieved 1.6 Million transactions per minute (tpmC) with a price/performance of $0.47/tpmC. This result demonstrated 34 percent more performance at 32 percent less cost per transaction than IBM DB2 on a 2 processor POWER7-based system. In addition, this record breaking result outperformed IBM DB2 on a similar Flex System configuration utilizing the same number of identical Intel processors and the same amount of memory capacity.