Monday, February 18, 2008

IBM WebSphere Application Server Total Leadership in SPECjAppServer2004

As noted in the IBM press release, we recently published a SPECjAppServer 2004 result that puts IBM on top of BEA, Oracle, and Sun for the absolutely largest SPECjAppServer 2004 throughput ever achieved. This result comes after we dominated the same competitive crowd on per cpu core performance as I blogged about previously. Both of these results matter. The per cpu core leadership shows application server performance in the most competitive light. The total configuration shows application server scalability in the most competitive light. IBM WebSphere dramatically wins both.

Some numbers from this total leadership publish:
  • The result of 14004 JOPS represents roughly 75,000 transactions per second against the DB2 database. Simply impressive.
  • The closest competitor in total throughput was Oracle at 10519. The IBM result tops that Oracle result by 33%. The IBM result tops the highest Sun result (8439) by 66%. The IBM result tops the highest BEA result (8253) by 70%.
Congrats to John Stecher and team. You can read more about the total configuration publish (and John's team) on InfoQ.

SPEC is a non-profit organization that establishes, maintains and endorses standardized benchmarks to measure the performance of the newest generation of high-performance computers. Its membership comprises leading computer hardware and software vendors, universities, and research organizations worldwide. For complete details on benchmark results and the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation, please see Competitive claims reflect results published on as of February 18, 2008 when comparing SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS on all published results as well as derived metrics calculated by SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS / Number of Application Server Processor Cores.