Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) and Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced a world record result on the SAP Transaction Banking (TRBK) Standard Application Benchmark that surpasses the best result of Microsoft SQL Server 2005.
This achievement underscores the superior transaction processing power of Oracle Database 10g running on a Sun Fire E6900 with the Sun Solaris 10 Operating System (OS) using the SAP TRBK Standard Application Benchmark for SAP for Banking solutions.
The three-tier benchmark focuses on day processing (the number of posting to accounts per hour) and night processing (the number of balanced accounts per hour). Running the SAP Account Management 3.0 application, part of the transactional banking category for SAP for banking products, Oracle Database 10g achieved a world record performance result of 10,012,000 postings to bank accounts per hour on a Sun Fire E6900 with 8 UltraSPARC IV+ 1.5 GHz processors and Sun Solaris 10 OS. During night processing, Oracle and Sun achieved 6,664,000 balanced accounts per hour. The benchmark scenario consisted of 30,000,000 accounts and 600,000,000 postings in the fact table. With this record, Oracle and Sun exceeded the performance of the nearest competitor, running Microsoft SQL Server, by 21 percent on day processing and 56 percent on night processing.
"This benchmark further demonstrates Oracle and Sun's leadership in high-transactional throughput systems for the financial services industry," said Richard Sarwal, vice president of Server Performance, Oracle. "Organizations like retail banks are looking for solutions to continuously improve their processing power to keep pace with increasing demands - from daily transaction volumes to general account balancing."
"This new world record demonstrates Sun's commitment to support SAP's solutions for the financial services industry with a best in class SAP solution-based infrastructure," said Pieter Heyn, Global Manager of Banking Industry Solutions, Sun Microsystems.
In addition to holding the performance world record for the SAP TRBK Standard Application Benchmark, Oracle and Sun recently set world record performance results with TPC-H three-terabyte and 10-terabyte benchmarks. Today's announcement is proof of Oracle and Sun's commitment to providing customers with a fast, reliable and scalable technology infrastructure.