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02 Jun 2014 Oracle regains the #1 UNIX Shipments Marketshare [36748]
Eric Reid

Eric writes, "Oracle has regained the #1 UNIX Server Shipments spot! According to IDC, Oracle's share was 33.6%, up from 32.7% in the year ago period, and 32.2% in C4Q13

While the UNIX server space is currently undergoing some contraction (on a pure numbers basis), this can be traced in part to an overall consolidation trend, due to the greatly-increased price-performance of our systems. Consider this: one SPARC T5-4 system has 1/16th the number of sockets and 1/192nd the number of cores of the previous high-end M9000-64 system -- all at 5X the price-performance..."
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24 Apr 2012 The Register Reports on Aggressive SPARC Upgrade Program [26077]
Oacle Offers up to $4,000 per Controller on Older SPARC Hardware

Writing in the The Register, Timothy Prickett Morgan draws attention to Oracle's Trade In, Trade Up offer on the SPARC SuperCluster T4-4, Enterprise M8000, and Enterprise M9000 hardware. Oracle's installed base can receive up to $4,000 per processor as a trade-in on SPARC and SPARC x64 machines that have been in service for the three months prior to accepting the deal. Oracle is also extending the offer to Fujitsu users. Prickett Morgan speculates that Oracle's sales force will concentrate its efforts on the SPARC SuperCluster T4-4 setups running Solaris 11 and able to support application server and database workloads.
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09 Apr 2012 Trade-in Older SPARC Servers, Get a $4,000 per CPU Allowance [25954]
Oracle's Upgrade Advantage Program Offer Expires May 31, 2012

Act now and get a trade-in allowance from Oracle on your old SPARC servers for a faster, more efficient SPARC Enterprise M8000, SPARC Enterprise M9000, or SPARC SuperCluster T4-4. The offer, which expires on May 31, 2012, and may not be combined with any other upgrade programs or promotions, includes a trade-in allowance of US$4000 per CPU. To learn more about the Upgrade Advantage Program (UAP) and other trade-ins, visit the UAP website. This is the perfect opportunity for savings and consolidation by reducing the number of systems in a datacenter or the number of datacenters in the organization.
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05 Sep 2011 New World Record for Oracle Database 11g on SAP Assemble-to-Order (ATO) Standard Application Benchmark [24502]
SPARC Enterprise M9000 Beats All Previously Posted Records

Oracle announced that Oracle Database 11g Release 2 running on Oracle’s SPARC Enterprise M9000 Server with 64 SPARC64 VII+ 3.0 GHz quad-core processors has set a new world record on the SAP Assemble-to-Order (ATO) standard application benchmark, delivering a record result of 206,360 fully business processed assembly orders per hour. In running this benchmark both the application tier and the database tier were deployed on a single SPARC Enterprise M9000 server, demonstrating its capabilities for workload consolidation.
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26 May 2011 Oracle Benchmarks Oracle Insurance Policy Administration for Life and Annuity on 100 Million Policy Database [24204]
Batch Cycle Executed in under 2.5 Hours

Oracle has announced superior performance in a recently completed benchmark test of Oracle Insurance Policy Administration for Life and Annuity Version 9.3 running on Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2 and Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 application servers.

The benchmark included 100 million policies and more than 2,000 concurrent users. According to the Oracle press release, the findings show that the technology combination can enable even the largest Tier One insurers to achieve the scalability, system availability and performance needed to meet increasingly rigorous requirements for better customer service and reduced risk.

The benchmark performance test included a data set containing five years of financial history, totaling nearly 30 terabytes of data.
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