Elisabeth Stahl on Benchmarking and IT Optimization

No Exalytics Benchmarks, Oracle All By Myself

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I understand that Sting and Tom Petty will be performing at OpenWorld this week, along with a very large ferris wheel. But the guy I am really looking for is Eric Carmen, born in that great city of Cleveland, Ohio, to sing about the latest benchmark results from Oracle.

Today, Oracle published four SAP SD Parallel 2-tier benchmark results in order to highlight the 80-core Sun Fire X4800 M2, based on the Xeon E7-8870 processor. Most notably for these results is what they are not.

  • They are NOT results on the SPARC T4, the SPARC Supercluster, or anything SPARC.
  • They are also NOT on the Exadata, the Exalogic, or new Database Appliance (based on Xeon X5675).
  • They are NOT even on the new Exalytics (which happens to be based on the E7-4800 with 40 cores plus extra memory, storage and network interfaces.)
  • And they are most certainly NOT based on the SAP SD benchmark, where there are many results from multiple vendors to compare; they were published on the SAP SD-Parallel benchmark, which uses a different data distribution entirely. Oracle is the ONLY ONE to have published on this latest version of this benchmark. The last result from absolutely anyone else on the entire benchmark is from 2008.
  • “When I was young, I never needed anyone . . . those days are gone.”


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    Written by benchmarkingblog

    October 3, 2011 at 10:49 am

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    1. >They are NOT even on the new Exalytics (which happens to be based on the E7-4800 with 40 cores plus extra memory, storage and network interfaces.)

      …actually Exalytics is just a stock x4470M2 …there is no “extra memory”…all 64 DIMMS are populated with 16GB DIMMS…. are you kidding? Sun has nothing like the *that’s* “extra memory” 🙂


      November 10, 2011 at 11:48 am

    2. I can’t wait to see Oracle Exalogic SPECjAppServer2010 results. Oracle says so much about the amazing performance of that machine, but no benchmark results. Why would that be? Why publish WebLogic results on DELL, CISCO, etc., but not on their own hardware?

      Roman Kharkovski

      November 11, 2011 at 2:41 pm

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