June 12, 2006

MySQL Helps Set Record in Java Server Benchmarks

Anonymous Reader writes "CUPERTINO, Calif. -- June 12, 2006 -- A popular application server benchmark, featuring a complete open source software stack with MySQL 5.0 database, the Solaris™ 10 Operating System, and Sun Java™ Systems Application Server 9.0 Platform Edition (Project GlassFishSM) has shattered the competition by offering up to 8.6 times lower cost of acquisition than the comparable solution (1,4), according to the benchmark test results published at http://www.spec.org/jAppServer2004/results/jAppSer ver2004.html.

Maintained by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC®), the SPECjAppServer®2004 test is a recognized industry standard benchmark used to measure performance of Java EE application server platforms and each of the components that make up the application environment -- including hardware, database software, JDBC drivers, JVM software and the system network. It is designed to model a real-world automotive dealership application, including manufacturing, supply-chain management and an order/inventory system.

“Open Source software can provide dramatic benefits for enterprise IT applications – especially in terms of real performance and TCO,” said Ethan O’Rafferty, director of Strategic Alliances for MySQL AB. “We are proud that Solaris 10 is an ideal deployment platform for MySQL 5.0.”

The MySQL and Sun combination attained a result of 712.87 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard running a 64-bit version of MySQL 5.0 and SJSAS 9.0 on Sun Microsystems' Sun Fire™ X4100 servers powered by Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ processors(1). The result demonstrates superb scalability of the whole solution, as compared to the previous result of 266 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard that was achieved with Single-Core AMD Opteron processors (2). This solution also demonstrated the best database performance, measured in SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard per database core (SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard /DB core), of any competitive submission using less than 20 total cores in database and application tiers. MySQL’s SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard /DB core metric surpassed an Oracle-powered result by over 30 percent (3).

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With headquarters in Sweden and the United States -- and operations around the world -- MySQL AB supports both open source values and corporate customers' needs in a profitable, sustainable business. For more information about MySQL, please visit www.mysql.com.

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Notes: The competitive benchmark results stated above reflect results published on www.spec.org as of May 25, 2006. For the latest SPEC jAppServer2004 benchmark results, visit http://www.spec.org/jAppServer2004/results/jAppSer ver2004.html.

(1) SPECjAppServer2004 result of 712.87 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard was produced with the following configuration: Application tier- 3x Sun Fire X4100 servers (12 cores, 6 chips). DB tier- 1x Sun Fire X4100 server (4 cores, 2 chips). Price/performance – US$72/SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard is based on the Bill of Materials (BOM) included with the submission, as of 5/23/2006. Detailed calculations located at http://blogs.sun.com/roller/page/tomdaly/20060607.

(2) SPECjAppServer2004 result of 266 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard was produced with the following configuration: Application tier- 3x Sun Fire V20z servers (6 cores, 6 chips). DB tier- 1x Sun Fire V20z server (2 cores, 2 chips)

(3) SPECjAppServer2004 result of 542.17 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard was produced with the following configuration: Application tier-1x HP rx4640 server (4 cores, 4 chips). DB tier- 1x HP rx4640 (4 cores, 4 chips). Price/performance – US$621/SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard.

(4) SPECjAppServer2004 result of 1664.36 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard was produced with the following configuration: Application tier-6x HP DL380 G4 servers (12 cores, 12 chips). DB tier- 1x HP rx8620 (16 cores, 16 chips). Price/performance – US$621/SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard is based on the list price of the Bill of Materials (BOM) included with the submission, as of 5/23/2006.

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