IBM Breaks Double Digit Performance Barrier


This year to new Oracle/Sun organization has been making several claims about IBM DB2.  Today, IBM silences those claims by breaking the double digit performance barrier by executing 10 Million Transactions Per Minute: http://ht.ly/2s0TH

You will see information below in the formal IBM announcement, but I wanted to post this here as well.  There are several additional announcements we have been to further demonstrate our leadership in the database market (complete announcement is here:http://ht.ly/2s0TH):

IBM also announced a pair of developments that illustrate the company’s continued momentum for Power in the $13 billion UNIX market, in which IBM has experienced a 14-point revenue share gain since 2005.

•     IBM has achieved the industry’s highest ever TPC-C (transaction processing) benchmark using a Power Systems configuration with DB2, hitting 10,366,254 transactions per minute(1), which beat HP’s best result by more than 2.5 times(2) and Oracle’s best by more than 35%(3).  The IBM result represents 2.7 times better performance per core than the Oracle result, 41% better price performance, and 35% better energy efficiency per transaction. HP’s best result is over twice as expensive per transaction as the IBM result.

•     A record 285 customers moved critical business workloads to IBM systems and storage from the competition in the second quarter of 2010, including 171 from Oracle and 86 from HP.  More than 2,600 companies have switched from the competition to IBM Power Systems since IBM established its Migration Factory program four years ago.  Of particular note, IBM’s business helping customers reduce x86 server sprawl by consolidating to Power increased four-fold over the first quarter.

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Break Free is Coming to Chicago… (via Conor’s DB2 News and Personal Views)


If you can make it tomorrow and if you are in Chicago, head to the Signature Room for a great event around warehousing. You will also have a change to meet with Bill Inman, and get to learn more about his new book.

If you are in the Chicago area, there is a very interesting free event next Wednesday (June 16th). Bill Inmon—the data warehousing visionary—will speak at the event about “DW 2.0 – Architecture for the Next Generation of Data Warehousing”. Attendees will have the opportunity to enter a free drawing for Bill’s latest book, and Bill will be available for book signings at lunch time. The event runs from 8:30am to 1:30pm in The Signature Room at … Read More

via Conor’s DB2 News and Personal Views