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Oracle and Sun Team Up to Break SAP Benchmark Record
Beat Best Results Achieved by Microsoft SQL Server 2005i
April 24, 2006,
Volume 98, Issue 4

This benchmark further demonstrates Oracle and Sun's leadership in high-transactional throughput systems for the financial services industry.

-- Richard Sarwal
 

Oracle Database 10g running on a Sun FireTM E6900 with the SolarisTM 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) have set a world record result on the SAP Transaction Banking (TRBK) Standard Application Benchmark, surpassing the best result of Microsoft SQL Server 2005i.

The TRBK benchmark is three-tiered and divided into two business scenarios. The first scenario, day processing, reflects usage by users and integrated systems that generally occurs during the daytime. The second scenario, night processing, reflects account balancing that generally occurs overnight in batch mode.

Oracle Database 10g achieved a world record performance result of 10,012,000 postings to bank accounts per hour on a Sun Fire E6900 with 8 UltraSPARCR IV+ 1.5 GHz processors and the Solaris 10 OS while running the SAP Account Management 3.0 application, which is part of the transactional banking category for SAP for banking products. During night processing, Oracle and Sun achieved 6,664,000 balanced accounts per hour. The benchmark scenario consisted of 30,000,000 accounts and 600,000,000 postings in the fact table.

With this record, Oracle and Sun exceeded the performance of the nearest competitor, running Microsoft SQL Server, by 21 percent on day processing and 56 percent on night processing.

"This benchmark further demonstrates Oracle and Sun's leadership in high-transactional throughput systems for the financial services industry," said Richard Sarwal, vice president of Server Performance, Oracle. "Organizations like retail banks are looking for solutions to continuously improve their processing power to keep pace with increasing demands - from daily transaction volumes to general account balancing."

Pieter Heyn, global manager of Banking Industry Solutions, Sun Microsystems, commented, "This new world record demonstrates Sun's commitment to support SAP's solutions for the financial services industry with a best in class SAP solution-based infrastructure."

In addition to this latest benchmark record, Oracle and Sun recently set world record performance results with TPC-H three-terabyteii and 10-terabyteiii benchmarks. "

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