Oracle announced a new world record price/performance result with the TPC-C benchmark running Oracle Database 11g on Windows(1). With this result, Oracle now holds the top two record benchmark positions in the coveted Top Ten TPC-C price/performance category(2). Optimized for small, medium and growing businesses (SMBs), the combination of Oracle Database 11g and Windows on an HP ProLiant server provides an ideal platform to meet these companies’ individual business needs. This benchmark result further demonstrates Oracle’s commitment to providing customers of all sizes unmatched price/performance and scalability.

Achieving 102,454 transactions per minute with a price/performance of $.73/tpmC, Oracle Database 11g, Standard Edition One delivered 47 percent more performance at 20 percent less cost than its nearest competitor in the price/performance category(3). The record setting benchmark was achieved with Oracle Database 11g running on a Windows-based HP ProLiant ML350 server with one Intel Quad-Core Xeon 2.66 GHz processor and an HP StorageWorks 70 Modular Smart Array. Together, Oracle and HP delivered the best price per transaction per minute ever achieved for any TPC-C benchmark.

“Out of the gate, Oracle Database 11g sets a new price/performance bar for the industry and it will continue to excel as it matures,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president Systems Technology, Oracle. “This benchmark result furthers Oracle’s commitment to SMBs, and our continuing promise to deliver on a long tradition of database excellence. SMBs that once thought Oracle was only for large enterprises need to take another look at Oracle Database.”