You may recall that just last year, Dell set database benchmark records with Vectorwise using the PowerEdge R910.
Today, I’d like to announce two new TPC-H world record benchmarks using the Dell PowerEdge R720 and Actian Vectorwise. These results set records for both benchmark performance and price/performance for 100GB and 300GB database sizes!
TPC-H measures decision support benchmark performance. Its primary metrics are performance, measured in Queries Per Hour (QphH), and the cost to achieve that performance, measured in $/QphH.
Here’s how the first R720 result stacks up against the other top 100GB single-node results:
A couple of important points:
How does the R720 handle larger databases? Well, with a 300GB database, the dual-socket R720 surpasses HP’s top results, both of which are 4-socket results!
As you can see, the PowerEdge R720 achieved over 3X the performance of the DL580 G7 and DL585 G7; it also only used a fraction of the memory DIMMs (24 DIMMs vs. 64 for the DL580, and 48 in the DL585)!
Are you using (or considering) 12th Generation Dell PowerEdge servers in your database environment? Let us know in the comments!
Comparison 1: TPC-H 100GB single-node results
Performance(QphH @ 100GB)
Price/Performance($/QphH @ 100GB)
Dell PowerEdge R720
Cisco UCS C250 M2
Dell PowerEdge R610
HP ProLiant DL380 G7
Comparison 2: TPC-H 300GB single-node results
Performance (QphH @ 300GB)
Price/Performance($/QphH @ 300GB)
HP ProLiant DL580 G7
HP ProLiant DL585 G7
All references above are Non-Clustered Version 2 Results and current as of 5/14/12.
TPC and the benchmark name TPC-H are registered trademarks of the Transaction Processing Performance Council. The TPC believes that comparisons of TPC-H results measured against different database sizes are misleading and discourages such comparisons.