Infotech Lead America: Oracle saysSPARC servers on fastest microprocessor is better than IBM.
Unveiling new mid-range and high-end SPARC server lines, Oracle said its new SPARC T5 midrange servers are based on the SPARC T5, the world’s fastest microprocessor, and deliver better value than several IBM servers
Oracle aims to tap enterprises which are looking to exploit Big Data, to use analytics to discover growth and opportunities, and turn social streams into market intelligence.
Taking on IBM, Oracle claims a number of records.
Oracle’s new SPARC T5 servers have set 17 world records, delivering better value for database and enterprise applications.
Oracle’s SPARC T5-8 is the fastest single server for Oracle Database.
The company claims that the SPARC T5-8 is the fastest single server for Oracle Middleware with a 12x cost performance advantage over the IBM Power 780.
Oracle’s SPARC T5-8 server has a 2.5x price performance advantage over the IBM P780 3-node cluster, when including hardware and software costs.
Oracle’s SPARC T5-8 server has a 7x price advantage over a similar IBM Power 780 configuration for database on a server-to-server basis.
Moreover, Oracle’s SPARC M5-32 high end server delivers a 2.5x cost advantage over a comparable IBM system(6) with massive I/O and memory capacity for large, complex workloads and application consolidation.
The new SPARC M5-32 server is up to 10x faster than previous generations and offers superior hardware domaining and RAS capabilities.
Additionally, Oracle’s new SPARC T5 and M5-32 servers include zero-overhead virtualization via Oracle VM Server for SPARC and unified systems management via Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c at virtually no extra cost with Oracle Premier Support services.
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Now all SPARC servers have the same virtualization capabilities, greatly simplifying resource management across both SPARC T5 and SPARC M5-32 servers.
Meanwhile, Oracle also announced two new Oracle Optimized Solutions that exploit the performance, reliability and value of SPARC T5 servers, Oracle storage, Oracle Database and Oracle Middleware.
Oracle says upgrade and modernize existing IBM Power 570 infrastructure and enable potential savings of $4.8 million.
Users can also benefit from cost-effective, secure, high-performance, mission-critical application environments with 3.4x more transactions per hour than a similar IBM Power 780 system.