[From Oracle Corp.
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., 13-SEP-2004 Oracle today announced a record-breaking 8 processor TPC-H 300 GB data warehousing benchmark result for Oracle( Database 10g and Oracle Real Application Clusters on Linux, showing yet again Oracle's ability to manage data warehouses on low-cost clustered Linux servers.
Running on a two-node Dell PowerEdge 6600 server cluster, each with four Intel Xeon 3.0 GHz processors with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 operating system, Oracle Database 10g with Real Application Clusters achieved record performance for 8 processor systems, of 6,795.5QphH@300GB with a price-performance ratio of $42/QphH@300GB. This record result outperforms the previous best 8 processor TPC-H 300 GB result from IBM DB2, delivering four percent more performance at 36 percent less cost. This result also outperforms the next best 8 processor TPC-H 300 GB result from Microsoft SQL Server by 67 percent and costs less.
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