Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Sets Record Performance for a 4-Processor System and Achieves Highest Performance Per Core with SPECjEnterprise2010 Benchmark

Friday, April 8, 2011

Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Running on Dell Beats IBM WebSphere on a Similar Configuration

Redwood Shores, Calif. – April 8, 2011

News Facts

Today, Oracle announced that Oracle® WebLogic Server 11g ( , a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g ( , together with Oracle Database 11g ( Release 2 running on a Dell server set a new record result for a four processor system with the SPECjEnterprise2010 industry standard benchmark (1).
Oracle® WebLogic Server 11g coupled with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 beat the best IBM WebSphere result with IBM DB2 9.7 on this benchmark, using the same number of processors (2).
Both the Application Server and Database Server were running Oracle Linux ( .

Benchmark Details

The result, delivered on a Dell PowerEdge 910 server with four, ten-core Intel® Xeon® processors E7-4870 2.4 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, outperformed IBM WebSphere running on a similar configuration by more than 60 percent.
The record result achieved 11,946.60 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS, recording the highest EjOPS per core and per processor of any SPECjEnterprise2010 result to date - showcasing the superior performance and scalability of Oracle® WebLogic Server.
SPECjEnterprise2010 is a Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE)-based industry standard benchmark, which tests an end-to-end technology infrastructure that includes server hardware, Java Virtual Machine (JVM), database, operating system, storage and network subsystems.
With this result, Oracle WebLogic Server now holds the overall world record (3) and fastest performance for a 4-processor system with the SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark in addition to delivering the highest performance per core and per processor of any result ever published with this benchmark.
For the past decade, Oracle has consistently submitted record-setting Java application server benchmarks on a broad range of hardware and software platforms (4,5). For current leading results, visit:

Supporting Quote

“In similar test situations, Oracle continues to outperform IBM time and time again,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. “Today’s customers need fast, reliable systems to power their critical application environments. In this benchmark, Oracle WebLogic Server outperformed IBM WebSphere by more than 60 percent - demonstrating that it is the highest performing and most scalable application server available.”

Supporting Resources

Oracle Fusion Middleware (
Oracle WebLogic Server (
Oracle Database (
Oracle Linux (
Oracle Benchmarks (
Oracle’s Java Website (
About SPECjEnterprise2010 Benchmarks (

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SPEC, SPECjEnterprise are registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. All results from as of April X, 2011:
(1) Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 with Oracle Linux running on a Dell PowerEdge 910 server with four, ten-core Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4870 2.4 GHz processors, 11,946.60 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (“best in class” SPECjEnterprise2010 result for a four processor system. Highest EjOPS per core: 298.66/EjOPS per core. Highest EjOPS per processor: 2986.65/EjOPS per processor).

    (2) WebSphere Application Server V7 on IBM Power 750 Express and DB2 9.7 on IBM BladeCenter PS702 Express, 7,172.93 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (Best IBM SPECjEnterprise2010 result for a four processor system).

(3) Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 on two Cisco Unified Computing System B440 MI Blade Servers, 17,301.86.44SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS. (World Record SPECjEnterprise2010 result).
(4) Oracle WebLogic Server 11g on five-node Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 cluster each with four 8-core UltraSPARC T2 Plus 1.6 GHz processors, 28,648.74 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@ Standard. (World Record SPECjAppServer2004 multi-node result)
(5) Fujitsu-Siemens Computers' PRIMEPOWER 450/2500, Oracle Application Server 10g: 5,991.73 TOPS@MultipleNode, 654.20 Euros TOPS@MultipleNode (Best Overall Performance Result, SPECjAppServer2002 benchmark).

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