Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Smaller, but way faster and cheaper: IBM sets new TPC-C record

I am traveling right now, but wanted to point you to a new TPC-C benchmark result. IBM set a new record running DB2 9.7 on a POWER7-based system. The IBM system is more than 35% faster than the so-far top Oracle result, providing 41% better price/performance and 35% better energy efficiency per transaction. This should set an end to the misleading and silly Oracle advertisements (I hope, but am not sure).