Oracle and Compaq Announce Near Linear Scalability of SAP® R/3 on Oracle9i Real Application Clusters
Oracle OpenWorld, SAN FRANCISCO, December 4, 2001
Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ: ORCL), the world's largest enterprise software company, and Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ) today announced initial performance tests with SAP R/3 4.6C and the Oracle9i Database with Real Application Clusters that showed excellent scalability and throughput results. The testing environment included SAP® R/3® 4.6C and Oracle9i Real Application Clusters running the parallel SD workload on a four-node Compaq Tru64 UNIX ES45 AlphaServer cluster with 16 processors. The robustness of Oracle9i Real Application Clusters and Compaq's TruCluster Server software technology provides the foundation for linear scaling which enables on-demand capacity planning and flexibility in deployment. The performance increased by a factor of 1.8 when going from a one-node configuration to two-node configuration, and by a factor of 1.8 going from a two to four-node configuration.
The SAP R/3 application is an enterprise class application used by some of the largest companies in the world, and when combined with Oracle9i Real Application Clusters on Compaq, provides a compelling mix of out-of-the-box scalability and fault tolerance.
"We are pleased to demonstrate the ability to scale the number of users for SAP applications using Oracle9i Real Application Clusters technology with absolutely no application modifications required by SAP," said Charles Rozwat, executive vice president of Server Technologies at Oracle.
"With this significant cluster test for an SAP system, Compaq and Oracle have clearly demonstrated the power of clustering to provide unparalleled scalability and reliability without sacrificing performance in building the real-time enterprise," said Rich Marcello, vice president and general manager of Compaq's High Performance Systems Division.
The current performance test results build on long-standing engineering relationships between Compaq, SAP and Oracle. The companies are working to finalize official certification of the results, including official support for Oracle9i Database by SAP.
About Oracle9i Database with Real Application Clusters
Oracle9i Database with Real Application Clusters is Oracle's next-generation cluster technology, and is the result of more than ten years of development, which led to 16 patents, with 29 additional patents pending. Based on Oracle Cache Fusion Architecture, Oracle9i Real Application Clusters delivers nearly linear scalability and unbreakable reliability for all applications. Oracle9i Real Application Clusters provides transparent application scalability by quickly and efficiently sharing frequently accessed data across all the computers in the cluster.
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As of December 4, 2001: These benchmarks fully comply with the SAP Benchmark Council's issued benchmark regulations and has been audited and certified by SAP: HP Superdome, 64 processors, PA8700 750 MHz, 2.25 MB Cache, 128 GB memory, SAP R/3 4.6C, three-tier, 130,570 fully processed assemble orders per hour, Oracle9i HP-UX 11i, certified December 4, 2001. IBM RS/6000 Enterprise Server Model S80, 24 processors, RS64-III 450 MHz, 8 MB L2 cache, 32 MB memory, SAP R/3 4.6B, three-tier, 54,220 fully processed assembly orders per hour, DB2 UDB V7.1, AIX 4.3.3, certified August 23, 2000. More information is available under http://www.sap.com/benchmark.
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