Oracle Database on Dell PowerEdge Servers Sets Record for Best Price for Performance

Oracle has achieved a new world record TPC-C benchmark with its Database 11g Standard Edition One running on Windows on Dell PowerEdge servers. You might be asking what TPC-C is and wondering why you should care?

The TPC-C is an online transaction processing benchmark developed by the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC). Or in simple English, this benchmark is revered as the de facto standard for calculating performance and price/performance. When you want to get the most bang for your computing buck, this is where you go to get the stats.

Oracle was able to achieve a whopping 104,492 transactions per minute with a price/performance of $.60/tpmC (transactions per minute) with the Oracle Database 11g Standard Edition One running on a Dell server with one Intel Quad-Core Xeon 2.83 GHz processor. This is the best price-per-transaction-per-minute ever achieved with the TPC-C benchmark. Our friends at Oracle now hold the top four record benchmark positions in the Top Ten TPC-C price/performance category.

Dell has the top two spots and five out of the Top Ten TPC-C by Price/Performance (Version 5 Results as of February 25, 2009). Our core strength is providing great technology that’s powerful, reliable, flexible and cost effective. We’ve been a primary driver on the price-performance value curve for years and will continue to be. Dell PowerEdge servers can help the most frugal CIO cut operating expenses through energy savings, realize ROI through TCO savings over the entire product lifecycle, and use data center space more efficiently.

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