IBM Delivers Record Performance to Cloud, Mobile and Web App Developers

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SOMERS, N.Y. – 27 Feb 2015: IBM® (NYSE: IBM) today announced results from an industry benchmark that demonstrate record speed to help developers better integrate applications on the cloud.  Today, data must flow seamlessly across an enterprise to meet the demands of new digital workloads.  This requirement creates integration challenges for application developers that are working to deliver new analytics, big data, and mobile applications in hybrid cloud environments.  IBM’s WebSphere programa informático can help developers address these integration challenges and rapidly deploy applications in complex cloud environments. 

The IBM® WebSphere Application Server beat Oracle’s WebLogic Server in per core, per processor and per system comparisons on the latest Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v3 in a record SPECjEnterprise20101 benchmark result.  IBM published a world record2 single application server result of 19,282.14 SPECjEnterprise20101 EjOPS for the application tier and the database on industry standard servers running Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v3.

IBM WebSphere Application Server serves applications – whether mobile, Web, cloud or mission-critical enterprise applications – from the front office to the back office to support seamless systems of engagement. It can help clients offer richer user experiences through the rapid delivery of innovative applications.  WebSphere’s cloud and virtualization technologies are positioned to help clients leverage the cost savings and time-to-value benefits of cloud computing, build their own clouds, and take advantage of traditional IBM® technologies delivered on the cloud.

The WebSphere Application Server equipped with dual Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v3 demonstrated 31 percent better performance on per core basis when compared to latest 18800.76 SPECjEnterprise20101 EjOPS result from Oracle® using WebLogic 12.1.3 Server running on Oracle® Server X5-2 also equipped with dual Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v3.

“In a real world, full system benchmark, IBM® WebSphere Application Server outperformed Oracle® on per core, per processor and per system comparisons,” said Elisabeth Stahl, Chief Technical Strategist, IBM.  “Performance is a cornerstone of any application platform and this benchmark record demonstrates IBM’s investment in its middleware platform to deliver the client experience needed for digital workloads.”

Since 2010, IBM® has increased its performance of core Java workloads more than 5.4 times3 on Intel® on the compared benchmarks while Oracle® only 1.9 times4 allowing IBM® to retain the leadership position in Java performance per core since November 20125.  Improved performance can be a key driver of a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) from a lower number of servers, lower administration processes, lower electrical power requirements and the need for less real estate.

On IBM® Power Systems with POWER8 processors, WebSphere Application Server  beat WebLogic 12.1.3 Server running on the latest Oracle® SPARC T5-2 per core  by 76 percent and WebLogic 12.1.2 Server running on the Oracle® Server X5-2 by 79 percent, respectively.6

Additionally, with the IBM® z13 and IBM® Software-Development-Kit(SDK) Java8, clients may see up to 50 percent throughput improvement per core on select Java-based apps.7

For more information about the WebSphere Application Server benchmark results, visit here.

Complete benchmark results are at the SPEC website, SPECjEnterprise2010 Results.

About SPECjEnterprise2010

Benchmark SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark is a full system benchmark which allows performance measurement and characterization of Java EE 5.0 servers and supporting infrastructure such as JVM, Database, CPU, disk and servers.

The workload consists of an end to end web-site based order processing domain, an RMI and Web Services driven manufacturing domain and a supply chain model utilizing document based Web Services. The application is a collection of Java classes, Java Servlets, Java Server Pages, Enterprise Java Beans, Java Persistence Entities (pojo’s) and Message Driven Beans.

SPECjEnterprise2010 is the third generation of the SPEC organization’s J2EE end-to-end industry standard benchmark application. The new SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark has been redesigned and developed to cover the Java EE 5.0 specification’s significantly expanded and simplified programming model, highlighting the major features used by developers in the industry today. This provides a real world workload driving the Application Server’s implementation of the Java EE specification to its maximum potential and allowing maximum stressing of the underlying hardware(periféricos) and programa informático systems.

  1. Results from as of 02/19/2015 36-core Oracle® Server X5-2 (2-Processors) result of 18800.76 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS published on 02/19/2015; IBM® result of 28-core Lenovo x3650 M5 (2-processors) 19282.14 SPECjEnterprise 2010 EjOPS of 2/18/2015.
  2. World record based on per core comparison of Oracle’s latest publish of 18,800.76 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (522.24 EjOPS per app core) dated 2/19/2015 and IBM’s latest publish of 19,282.14 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (688.64 EjOPS per app core) dated 2/18/2015. IBM® used Lenovo x3650 M5 system for the application tier and Lenovo x3850 X6 system for the database.
  3. Based on per core comparison of 1st WebSphere Application Server publish on Intel® processor of 1013.40 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (126.67 EjOPS/core) dated 1/2/2010 and latest WebSphere Application Server publish on Intel® processor of 19,282.14 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (688.64 EjOPS/core) dated 2/18/2015.
  4. Based on per core comparisons of 1st WebLogic Application Server publish on Intel® processor of 17,301.86 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (270.34 EjOPS/core) dated 3/9/2011 and latest WebLogic publish on Intel® processor of 18,800.76 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (522.24 EjOPS/core) dated 2/19/2015.
  5. Based on per core industry leadership publish of WebSphere Application Server on Intel® processor of 6295.46 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (524.62 EjOPS/core) dated 4/26/2012.
  6. Based on 24-core IBM® Power S824 result of 22543.34 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (939.30 EjOPS/core) published on 04/22/2014, 36-core Oracle® Sun Server X5-2 result of 18800.76 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (522.24 EjOPS/core) published on 02/19/2015, 32-core Oracle® SPARC T5-2 result of 17033.54 SPECjEnterprise2010 EjOPS (532.29 EjOPS/core) published on 01/22/2014.
  7. Based on a comparison of  IBM® Software-Development-Kit(SDK) Java 8(ocho) on IBM® z13 compared to IBM® Software-Development-Kit(SDK) Java 7(siete) on zEC12.

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