The Winter Corporation\'s 2005 TopTen Program has found that Sun platforms run six of the top 10 data warehouses on the UNIXR platform by measures of both normalized data volume and the number of rows/records. The largest data warehouse in terms of data volume manages 93.5 terabytes of data while the largest in number of rows/records manges 533.7 million, the survey found.
"The TopTen program identifies the database owners and managers who are continually expanding the frontiers of database scalability," said Richard Winter, president of Winter Corporation. "Sun and its customers are active participants in this effort and we want to extend our gratitude to them for helping make the 2005 program a success."
The results clearly put Sun in the front rank of business intelligence data warehousing (BIDW) providers, where its position is assured by the reliability, availability and scalability of Sun FireTM servers running UltraSPARCR processors and the SolarisTM Operating System (Solaris OS).
Further results from the Winter survey include the following findings:
- Sun increased its total awards to 72 from 28 in 2003, a greater than 2x increase in winners overall.
- Sun had a 67 percent increase in its number of data warehouse winners for Normalized Data Volume for all environments.
- Sun customers run the top six online transaction processing (OLTP) sites for highest workload on UNIX, the largest processing 8.6 million SQL statements per hour.
- Sun IT infrastructure supports the world's largest scientific system, by normalized data volume, with 364 terabytes of data.
- The world's largest commercial database, which tops 100 terabytes, runs the Solaris OS.
The Winter TopTen Program uses an extensive questionnaire to identify the leading customer database and data warehousing implementations with a minimum of 1TB of data. Entrants also further validate their submissions by running queries developed by their database vendor and Winter Corporation or submitting system-generated documentation to support their results.
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