Siemens Computer Systems confirms its position as top Oracle platform for data warehousing · Primergy servers score top perfomance marks in data warehousing: world number one in TPC-D throughput results for four processor systems Siemens Computer Systems has announced that its Primergy 870-40 server with a 100 GB database has achieved the best data throughput score of all the four processor systems tested against the TPC-D benchmark. This benchmark is used to measure the performance of server platforms and databases deployed in decision support and data warehousing environments. The Intel-based enterprise server also took second place in the price/performance category. The TPC-D benchmark simulates an environment in which 17 different complex queries and two update functions are executed on a database. The Primergy 870-40, with four Intel Pentium II Xeon 450 MHz processors, emerged as the winner in its class, with a data throughput of 1554.1 QthD (query throughput). The database used for the test was Oracle 8i running under the Solaris 7 operating system. In terms of query speed on the Oracle 8i database, the Primergy 870-40 also achieved the best results of all the Intel-based servers with four processors. The second place achieved by the same Primergy model in the price/performance category deserves special mention, because a record score in the data throughput benchmark is usually achieved at the expense of a relatively unfavourable price/performance ratio. In the case of the Primergy 870/40, however, the specific tuning of the standard components used not only promotes outstanding performance figures in absolute terms, but also provides a highly respectable price/performance ratio. "This latest benchmark success once again proves the outstanding performance of our Primergy servers, which have already set world records in other application areas," commented Bernd Puschendorf, Vice President Marketing in the Siemens Computer Systems Division. "The Primergy 870-40 also set a new world record for Intel-based four processor systems as a Web server in the "SPECweb96" benchmark, breaking the sound barrier of 10,000 Web operations per second for the first time, with 10,212 ops/sec." "With this new result Oracle8i maintains its leading position for single system performance, and as the overall leader of the data warehousing marketplace," added Raymond Wong, Vice President, Platform Technologies Division, Oracle Corporation. "Oracle 8i, the database for Internet Computing, manages large amounts of information securely, reliably and economically over computer networks. Oracle 8i is the most complete platform for the development and deployment of Internet and web-based applications. Built on a foundation of proven technology, Oracle 8i is designed to lower an organisation's computing costs, manage any type of content and deliver faster information access to all kinds of users." Primergy servers have been systematically designed to minimise the total cost of ownership. In the development of Primergy servers, Siemens Computer Systems focuses particularly on delivering high levels of reliability, ease of administration and maintenance, and scalable reporting. Technical data from the TPC-D benchmark for the Primergy 870-40: CPU: Xeon 450 MHz Operating system: Solaris 7 for Intel Database system: Oracle 8i SF=100 (Scaling Factor: Database with 100 GB of user data) Data throughput: 1554.1 QthD (query throughput) Query speed: 10018.5 QppD (query processing power) Price/performance ratio: $91 per QphD (query per hour) Siemens Computer Systems is the leading European supplier of information technology, and forms part of the Siemens Information and Communication Products Group. The company offers the industry's broadest range of computer systems from a single supplier, ranging from home computers and Net PCs through to notebooks, desktops, workstations, high-end servers and mainframe systems. In addition to its comprehensive range of hardware products, Siemens Computer Systems is focused on delivering platforms for solutions in key business areas including e-commerce, data warehousing and SAP R/3. The Siemens Information and Communication Products Group is a significant part of the DM50 billion turnover Siemens Information and Communications business segment. This new business was formed on the 1st October 1998 in response to the growing requirement for converged IT and communications products, solutions and services. For more press information Please contact: Rebecca Hartley Press Relations Direct Line: 01252 555396 Siemens Computer Systems firstname.lastname@example.org For further information about Siemens Computer Systems, please visit our web site at www.siemens.co.uk/cs
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