Oracle® Fusion Middleware Sets World Record for Single Node Performance with SPECjAppServer2004 Benchmark on HP Servers

ORACLE OPENWORLD SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12 -- Oracle today announced that Oracle® Application Server 10g Release 3, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, together with Oracle Database 11g running on an HP BladeSystem server blade and an HP StorageWorks 1000 Modular Smart Array (MSA1000) , set the world record single node result with the Java Application Server Performance Benchmark.(1) This achievement continues to build on Oracle's commitment of delivering the highest performing, most scalable and reliable Java Application Server to its customers.

Oracle Application Server 10g Release 3, together with Oracle Database 11g, achieved 2,056.27 SPECJAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard (jAppServer Operations Per Second). The Java Application Server was running on an HP ProLiant BL460c server blade, equipped with two Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® X5460 3.16 GHz processors and an HP StorageWorks MSA1000. The database server was running on an HP ProLiant BL480c server blade, equipped with two Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® E5440 2.83 GHz processors.

"Benchmark after benchmark, Oracle Application Server continues to deliver world record performance," said Juan Loaiza, Oracle senior vice president, Systems Technology. "This winning track record is further proof that Oracle Application Server clearly sets the standard for performance and scalability in the industry and with its superior features, delivers a comprehensive, affordable and manageable application deployment, business integration, and portal environment."

Over the past five years, Oracle has submitted record-setting application server benchmarks on a broad range of hardware and software platforms. Oracle is the performance and price/performance leader in multiple SPECjAppServer 2001(2) and SPECjAppServer2002(3) benchmark categories and also holds the world records for best performance and price/performance in the ECperf (4) benchmark of J2EE application servers reported in July 2002.

SPECjAppServer2004 is a multi-tier 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. For more information, visit

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:

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The company's comprehensive, standards-based family of middleware products, Oracle Fusion Middleware software spans portals and process managers to application infrastructure, developer tools, enterprise content management and business intelligence. Oracle Fusion Middleware enables organizations to increase their capacity for growth and change; improve insight into business operations; mitigate risk and drive compliance; and connect with customers, partners, and workers. More than 50,000 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 market-leading independent software vendors, value-added resellers and system integrators. For additional information visit:

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1 Oracle Application Server 10G Release - Java Edition on HP ProLiant BL460c G1 Blade Server, 2056.27 SPECJAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard (8 cores, 2 chips).

2 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 ProLiant 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).

3 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).

4 Sun Fire 3800 cluster with Oracle9i AS Release 2, 61,862.77 BBops/min@Std, $28/BBops (Best Overall Performance, ECperf benchmark).
HP ProLiant 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 SPECJAppServer2001 results, please visit:

For more information regarding ECperf benchmark results, please visit: x.jsp?page=results/performance.

Source: Oracle Corporation

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