November 19, 2003

Oracle Database 10g on Linux Sets New World Performance Record

REDWOOD SHORES, November 19, 2003 - ( Oracle Database 10g set a new world performance
record with the first TPC-H one-terabyte benchmark on Linux. The record-setting benchmark is the result of collaboration between Lenovo, a Chinese
hardware manufacturer and member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, and Oracles China Development Center in Beijing and Server Technologies Group in Redwood
Shores, Calif.

The system benchmarked was a four-node Lenovo Cluster Server DeepComp 6800, each with four Intel Itanium 2 1.3 GHz processors running Oracle(r) Database
10g with Real Application Clusters and the Linux operating system. The record-setting result of 9,950.7 QphH@1000GB demonstrates Oracles unparalleled
scalability for data warehouse workloads on Linux and further illustrates the company's performance superiority on Linux using clustering technology.

This was the first time Oracle and Lenovo conducted a benchmark together and we successfully delivered the first one-terabyte benchmark on Linux, said
Kevin Walsh, head of the Oracle China Development Center and vice president of Internet Technologies, Oracle Corporation. Oracle is working with
partners, like Lenovo, to deliver optimal performance, making it easier for customers to achieve their business and financial goals. The China
Development Center will continue working with Lenovo and other OEMs to validate and fine-tune their Linux clusters for Oracle Database 10g.

Only IBM DB2 and Oracle Database 10g have cluster results in the TPC-H 1TB scale factor category. The Lenovo 4x4 server cluster running Oracle Database
10g with Real Application Clusters on Linux delivered 3.5 times more performance per processor than IBM DB2s best TPC-H 1TB result on a 32x4 server
cluster on Microsoft Windows.

About Oracle Database 10g
Oracle Database 10g is designed to be effectively deployed on everything from small servers to the biggest SMP servers and from clusters to enterprise
grids. It features automated tuning and management capabilities that make it easy and cost effective to operate. Its unique ability to natively manage
all your data from traditional business information to OLAP, to XML documents, to spatial/location information make it the ideal choice to power Online
Transaction Processing, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, and Content Management applications.

About TPC-H
TPC-H is a decision support benchmark consisting of a suite of business oriented ad-hoc queries and concurrent data modifications. The performance metric
is called the TPC-H Composite Query-per-Hour Performance Metric (QphH@Size) and reflects multiple aspects of the capability of the system to process
queries. More information is available at

About Lenovo
Established in 1984, Lenovo, formerly known as Legend, is the largest IT company in China. Its PC is the best-selling brand in China and Asia Pacific
(excluding Japan). Beside PCs, Lenovo manufactures handheld devices, mobile handsets, motherboard, high-performance servers and provides IT consulting
services. For more information, please visit

About Oracle
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