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Oracle Sets World Record in Performance on Bull NovaScale® Server for a 32 CPU System with TPC-H One Terabyte Benchmark

Bull and Oracle Deliver Stellar Performance for Demanding Data Warehouse Applications

PARIS and REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. February  2, 2006 -

Bull and Oracle today announced a new record-setting TPC-H One Terabyte (TB) benchmark for a 32 processor system running Oracle® Database 10g Release 2 on Linux and using the Xyratex RS-1600-FC2 storage enclosures.

Running on a Bull NovaScale 6320, with 32 Intel® Itanium® 2 1.6 GHz 6 MB L3 Cache processors on Linux, Oracle® Database 10g Release 2 achieved record performance and price-performance for a 32 CPU system of 34,987.50 QphH@1000GB, $38.41 QphH@1000GB.

"Bull is highly involved in Open Source, as an IT maker, as an integrator through a full services offering, and finally as an added-value ISV. Bull's R&D investments have given Bull a leading edge in the Open Source arena. Today's results prove NovaScale Intel® Itanium® 2 based servers, together with Oracle Database 10g, are ideal platforms for high-performing data warehouse applications," said Henri Pfahl, vice president of the NovaScale server business unit of Bull.

"Oracle Database 10g on Linux continues to raise the performance bar in data warehouse environments," said Richard Sarwal, vice president of Server Performance at Oracle. "This benchmark demonstrates Oracle's commitment to providing our customers with the utmost in data warehousing value and performance."

"The Xyratex SBOD enclosure features direct disk to controller communications providing improved performance levels, increased data availability and reductions in latency; these are all factors that contribute significantly to overall solution performance," said Jon Haley VP Sales, EMEA & APJ, Xyratex Storage Systems. "Xyratex congratulates Oracle and Bull and is excited to have participated in this excellent achievement."

This latest benchmark adds to the extensive list of Oracle Database 10g performance world records, including world record performance benchmark results in the TPC-H 3 TB, and TPC-H 10 TB scale factor categories with Oracle Database 10g Release 2. As the leading database for production data warehousing, Oracle Database 10g provides a single, integrated database engine for scalable and high performing data warehousing implementations.

About Oracle Database 10g

The only database designed for grid computing, Oracle Database 10g delivers superior performance, scalability, availability, security and ease of management on a low-cost grid of industry standard storage and servers. Oracle Database 10g is designed to be effectively deployed on everything from small blade servers to the biggest SMP servers and clusters of all sizes. It features automated management capabilities for easy, cost-effective operation. Oracle Database 10g 's unique ability to manage data from traditional business information to XML documents and spatial/location information makes it the ideal choice to power online transaction processing, decision support and content management applications.

About Bull NovaScale®

With NovaScale, Bull has launched a new generation of open mainframe-class servers.

Nearly two years after their launch, they have gained a strong market recognition both as HPC (High Performance Computing) servers, as well as data warehouse and data base servers. In December 2005, Bull delivered the most powerful supercomputer in Europe, with a configuration of more than 900 clustered NovaScale® servers, based on the Intel® Itanium® "Montecito" processor.

As members of the Itanium Solutions Alliance (ISA), Bull and Oracle have confirmed their long term, strategic commitment to Itanium solutions. For more information, please visit the Alliance Website at www.itaniumsolutionsalliance.org.

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 http://www.tpc.org.

About Oracle

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, visit our Web site at http://www.oracle.com.

Press Contacts

Teri Whitaker, Oracle, (650) 506-9914, teri.whitaker@oracle.com
Nicole Maloney, Zeno Group for Oracle, (415) 369-8103, nicole.maloney@zenogroup.com


Oracle, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Siebel are registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

TPC-H, QphH, $/QphH are trademarks of the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC).

As of February 2nd , 2006. Source: Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC), www.tpc.org

Bull Novascale 6320, 34,987.5 QphH@1000GB, $34.81/QphH@1000GB, available February 2nd, 2006.

Sun Fire E25K, (72 chips, 144 cores, 144 threads) 108,099.7/QphH@10000GB, $53.80/QphH@10000GB, available 1/23/06. (World record TPC-H 10TB result)

Sun Fire E25K, (72 chips, 144 cores, 144 threads) 105,430.9/QphH@3000GB, $54.87/QphH@3000GB, available 1/23/06. (World record TPC-H 3TB result)

About Bull, an Atos company


Bull is the trusted partner for enterprise data. The Group, which is firmly established in the Cloud and in Big Data, integrates and manages high-performance systems and end-to-end security solutions. Bull's offerings enable its customers to process all the data at their disposal, creating new types of demand. Bull converts data into value for organisations in a completely secure manner.

Bull currently employs around 9,200 people across more than 50 countries, with over 700 staff totally focused on R&D. In 2013, Bull recorded revenues of €1.3 billion.

For more information:
http://www.bull.com  /  http://www.facebook.com/BullGroup  /  http://twitter.com/bull_com


About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.

For more information, visit: atos.net

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