Oracle® Application Server 10g Outperforms IBM WebSphere and BEA WebLogic

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., May 9 -- Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) today announced that Oracle® Application Server 10g, a key component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, together with Oracle Database 10g, set a record-breaking result in the SPECjAppServer2004 industry standard benchmark by delivering the highest performance per core across all platforms and application servers(1). Surpassing the best per core performance of IBM WebSphere(2) and BEA WebLogic(3), these results continue Oracle's excellence in setting world records in Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) application server benchmarks.

Oracle Application Server 10g coupled with Oracle Database 10g, achieved an impressive performance result of 874.17 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard (jAppServer Operations Per Second). Both the application server and database machines were running on an HP Integrity rx2660 server with two dual-core Intel Itanium 2 1.6 GHz processors and the HP-UX 11i v.3 operating system. The winning combination of Oracle Application Server 10g with Oracle Database 10g surpassed the best IBM WebSphere Application result in performance per core by more than seven percent. In addition, this remarkable Oracle SPECjAppServe2004 result outperformed the best BEA WebLogic result in performance per core by 19 percent.

"With its industry-leading performance, reliability, and broad range of integrated functionality, Oracle Application Server provides the premier platform for successfully developing, integrating and deploying enterprise class Java applications," said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. "This benchmark builds on Oracle's longstanding history of record-breaking high-performance results."

Over the past five years, Oracle has submitted record application server benchmarks on a broad range of hardware and software platforms. Oracle is the performance and price/performance leader in multiple SPECjAppServer 2001(4) and SPECjAppServer2002(5) benchmark categories and also holds the world records for best performance and price/performance in the ECperf(6) benchmark of J2EE application servers reported in July 2002.

SPECjAppServer2004 is a client/server benchmark for measuring the performance of a representative J2EE application and each of the components that make up the application environment, including hardware, application server software, JVM software, database software, JDBC drivers, and the system network. The workload is an application that emulates information flow among an automotive dealership, manufacturing, supply chain management, and an order/inventory system.

About Oracle Application Server

Oracle Application Server 10g sits at the core of Oracle Fusion Middleware and delivers comprehensive software for developing, integrating, and deploying enterprise applications, portals and Web services. Based on a powerful and scalable J2EE server, Oracle Application Server 10g includes best-in-class business integration, business intelligence and portal capabilities. It is the only platform designed for grid computing and to have full lifecycle support for SOA. It features everything necessary to successfully develop and deploy enterprise Java applications, a certified J2EE 1.4 compatible container, a rich set of tools and runtimes, Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle Application Developer Framework (ADF) and Oracle TopLink® persistence architecture. For more information about Oracle Application Server 10g visit:

About Oracle Fusion Middleware

The company's comprehensive, standards-based family of middleware products, Oracle Fusion Middleware enables customers to adopt and manage service-oriented architectures in heterogeneous computing environments. More than 35,000 customers now use Oracle Fusion Middleware and include leading organizations in the Financial Services, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Health Care and Public Sector industries. Oracle Fusion Middleware is also supported by 9,000 partners, including marketing leading independent software vendors, value added resellers and system integrators.

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Competitive benchmark results stated above reflect results published on as of May 8, 2007.

The comparison presented above is based on the best performance per core SPECjAppServer2004 results with Oracle Application Server 10g and IBM Websphere and BEA WebLogic. Source: Standard Performance Evaluation Council (SPEC). For more information regarding the latest SPECjAppServer 2004 results, please visit:

(1) Oracle Application Server on single-node HP Integrity rx2660 with 2 Dual-Core Intel Itanium 2 1.6 GHz processors (4 cores, 2 chips, 2 cores/chip), 874.17 JOPS@Standard (218.54 JOPs per core).

(2) IBM WebSphere Application Server V.1 on IBM System p5 505, (2 cores, 1 chip) 404.88 JOPS@Standard (202.44 JOPs per core)

(3) BEA WebLogic Application Server 9.2 on Insupr NF380D Systems, (8 cores/4 chips), 1466.29, JOPS@Standard (183.28 JOPS per core).

(4) Sun Microsystems SunFire V1280 with Oracle9i Application Server, 521.86Bops/min@Std, $1,133.64/BBops (Best performance SPECJAppServer 2001 Dual Node category) Oracle9i AS Release 2 Standard Edition on HP DL360, 183.33 BBops/min@Std, $325.13/BBops (Best price performance SPECJAppServer2001 Dual Node category). Oracle9iAS Release 2 on HP rp8400 Cluster, 2,529.10 BBops, $1342.74/BBops, (Best performance SPECJAppServer2001 MultipleNode category). Oracle9iAS Release 2 on HP ProLiant ML530G2 Cluster, 558.85 BBops/min@Std, $389.66/BBops (Best price performance SPECJAppServer2001MultipleNode category). Source: For more information regarding SPECJAppServer2001 results, please visit:

(5) Fujitsu-Siemens Computers' PRIMEPOWER 450/2500, Oracle Application Server 10g: 5,991.73 TOPS@MultipleNode, 654.20 Euros TOPS@MultipleNode (Best Overall Performance Result, SPECJAppServer2002 benchmark). HP Integrity Superdome, BEA WebLogic: 4,496.28 TOPS@MultipleNode, $652/TOPS@MultipleNode. IBM eServer xSeries 335 Cluster with IBM WebSphere 5.1 Application Server, 2,575.34 TOPS@MultipleNode, $330.07/TOPS@MultipleNode. Source: For more information regarding the latest SPECjAppServer 2002 results, please visit:

(6) Sun Fire 3800 cluster with Oracle9i AS Release 2, 61,862.77 BBops/min@Std, $28/BBops (Best Overall Performance, ECperf benchmark). HP DL360G2 cluster with Oracle9i AS Release 2, 24,639.37 BBops/min@Std, $5/BBops (Best Overall price/performance, ECperf benchmark). For more information regarding ECperf benchmark results, please visit: x.jsp?page=results/performance

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