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:

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:

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.


Oracle’s Surprise Layoff: Is Snorkel (Sun + Oracle) Underwater? (via Merv’s Market Strategies for IT Suppliers)

For those of you following the Oracle acquisition of Sun, this is a great post by a solid analyst.

From Rob Enderle, Enderle Group Mergers are very difficult to do, and while Oracle is one of the best at doing them there are degrees of difficulty.  On a scale of 1 to 10 the Sun acquisition by Oracle is likely an 11 and will probably fail.   Whether it takes Oracle with it may be a question for a later time, but let’s explore why Snorkel appears to be trending back to becoming Oracle at some future point. Ranking Mergers I spent a number of yea … Read More

via Merv's Market Strategies for IT Suppliers