Oracle OpenWorld is a show like no other, with over 60,000 IT professionals convening in San Francisco for a week of all things, Oracle, Java and more. Cisco has a full slate of activities planned, including demos and theater sessions on the many benefits of running your Oracle workloads on the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). We’re also teaming with theCUBE to stream three days of live interviews with the industry’s leading thought leaders and Oracle solution experts. All of our activities have a common theme – Unleashing Oracle Performance.

With more than 25 world record benchmarks for Oracle workloads, Cisco has a proven record of delivering record-setting Oracle performance with each generation of server and processor technologies. This week at Oracle OpenWorld, we’re showcasing three recent world record benchmarks for Oracle E-Business Suite and critical Java operations.

Oracle E-Business Suite Applications R12 (12.1.3) Payroll and Order-to-Cash Benchmarks

E-Biz Suite GraphThe Cisco UCS® B200 M4 Blade Server with the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family, is the number-one server with top results on the Oracle E-Business Suite Applications R12 benchmark. The Cisco UCS B200 M4 performed over a million employees per hour on the Payroll Extra-Large Model Benchmark, outperforming the IBM Power System S824. UCS also set a world record on the Order-to-Cash workload, processing more than 11,000 more order lines per hour than the same server configured with previous-generation processors. The performance brief has all the details.

World-Record SPECjbb2013 Benchmark

A Cisco UCS® C220 M4 Rack Server powered by the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 family, captured the top 2-socket MultiJVM score for critical Java operations (critical-jOPS), a 248 percent increase in critical-jOPS results compared to Cisco’s record-setting results with previous processor generations. The UCS C220 M4 handled Java transactions at the rate of 160,283 concurrent Java operations per second (jOPS) and 58,478 concurrent critical jOPS on the SPECjbb®2013 benchmark. Please see the performance brief for additional information on why UCS is a superior platform for delivering high performance for throughput-intensive Java applications.

If you’re attending Oracle OpenWorld, drop by the Cisco booth 721 in the Moscone South Hall to speak with Cisco experts about these benchmarks and how UCS delivers exceptional performance for Oracle Database and applications. Cisco Oracle solution experts are looking forward to answering your questions and sharing our demos. Here’s what we’ll be featuring.

Unparalleled Performance and Scalability on Cisco UCS

As demonstrated by our record-setting benchmarks, Cisco has set a new standard for Oracle performance and scalability. The key is UCS, which  balances memory utilization and I/O,  and was designed from the ground-up to run virtualized workloads.  This demo illustrates key performance metrics and shows how our ecosystem partner’s technology are supported and help deliver optimal platforms for your Oracle workloads.

Data Center Infrastructure and UCS Management

Cisco is the recognized leader in Integrated Infrastructure systems which help organizations deploy and scale their Oracle applications faster while reducing risk and TCO. Cisco offers multiple integrated system options, delivered with top technology partners, including VSPEX, VBlock and FlexPod. We’ll also demonstrate how UCS Manager with service profiles addresses key DBA challenges and feature a “plug-in” for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.  We’ll also discuss how Cisco is planning to extend the service profile concept to the network via ACI.

As you plan your Oracle OpenWorld agenda, we hope you’ll make time to drop by the Cisco booth to learn how Cisco UCS delivers superior Oracle performance. If you’re not attending in person, we invite you to join us online and view the live video interviews with Oracle solution experts and industry luminaries on theCUBE.


Gary Serda

Senior Strategic Partner Marketing Manager

Global Partner Marketing