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HP, Oracle Deliver Record-breaking Data Warehousing Benchmark

Press release from the issuing company

PALO ALTO, Calif., and REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Aug. 6 Hewlett-Packard Company and Oracle Corporation today announced a record-breaking data warehousing benchmark for the HP Superdome server, Oracle9i Database and the HP Surestore disk array XP512. This new single-system 1,000 GB TPC-H benchmark beats the IBM RS6000 SP550 clustered system -- while using half the number of processors -- and delivers the best performance per central processing unit (CPU) against results from IBM, NCR and Sun Microsystems(2). It also surpasses the HP Superdome server's previous world-record (1) by 35 percent, further illustrating the world-class power and return on investment that the HP Superdome server, Oracle9i Database and HP Surestore disk array XP512 are capable of providing to data warehousing environments. A single-system 1,000 GB TPC-H benchmark of 13,160 queries per hour (QphH) was set, with a price performance of $713/QphH and an availability date of September 5, 2001. The TPC-H benchmark is an industry-standard test used to measure the capability of a system to execute complex ad-hoc queries against large databases. It is a real-world performance test for decision support and data warehousing applications. "In today's intensively competitive world, companies need to know more about their customers, their products and their services,'' said Mark Hudson, worldwide marketing manager, HP Business System and Technology Organization. "This record TPC-H number illustrates that HP Superdome servers, HP Surestore disk arrays XP512 and Oracle9i Database have the raw power to not only provide faster results but also provide the foundation for corporations to unlock important information through the execution of extremely complex queries.'' "The combination of Oracle and HP solutions deliver accurate and timely business intelligence with less technical complexity and investment. Not only does Oracle9i Database deliver more performance with half the processors, but IBM DB2 costs three times more(2),'' said Chuck Rozwat, executive vice president of Server Technologies, Oracle. "Oracle9i Database is the leading database server for data warehousing, and this benchmark illustrates why so many customers continue to choose Oracle over competing database products.'' The test was performed on a PA-RISC 8600-based HP Superdome server with 64 processors running HP-UX 11i, 128 GB of memory, four HP Surestore disk arrays XP512 and Oracle9i Database.