IBM Announces The World's First 10 Terabyte Business Intelligence Benchmark Result
IBM eServer p690 and DB2 Database Delivers Unmatched Performance, Lowest Total Cost of Ownership
IBM today announced the world's first 10-terabyte performance benchmark for business intelligence applications using IBM's DB2 database software running on a cluster of IBM eServer systems.
Based on the data warehouse industry standard TPC-H benchmark, IBM set the
worldwide record, delivering a 10-terabyte business intelligence
performance benchmark. Ten terabytes of data is equal to the size of the
entire printed collection of the U.S. Library of Congress, or to three
billion pages of single-spaced text, which laid end-to-end, would encircle
the earth 20 times.
According to Winter Corporation, large data warehouses are projected to
grow 169 percent by 2004. According to the firm, based on a recent survey
of companies with large databases, data warehouses containing at least 10
terabytes of data is expected to grow rapidly within he next two years.
Other analysts believe that by 2004, enterprises will need to process 30
times as much data as they handled three years ago. With these benchmark
results, IBM demonstrates DB2 combined with the pSeries eServer has the
ability to keep up with this growth, providing rapid response for complex
query workloads on a very large scale.
Five eServer p690 servers, each with 32 POWER 4 microprocessors, and IBM's
DB2 database version 8.1 delivered the TPC-H benchmark result, signaling a
new milestone in enterprise data warehousing and demonstrating the extreme
scalability of a p690 cluster running with DB2.
TPC-H measures the performance of decision support systems to examine large
volumes of data, execute queries with a high degree of complexity, and give
answers to critical business questions. The test is a standard benchmark
defined by the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC), an
industry group whose members include most of the largest computer system
and database companies worldwide.
The IBM solution produced a TPC-H result at the 10TB database size of
62,214.7 QphH@10000GB with a price/performance, $266/QphH@10000GB on a
cluster of five p690's running AIX 5L V5.2 with DB2 UDB 8.1. In the recent
years, IBM's DB2 has demonstrated outstanding benchmark results in the
areas 100GB, 300GB, 1TB, 3TB, and now 10GB. For more information about
IBM's TPC-H benchmark results, as well as the full disclosure report, visit
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