Yesterday we talked about how we are delivering real-time performance to customers in every part of the platform.  I’m excited to announce another example of where we are delivering this to customers in conjunction with one of our partners. Microsoft and Hewlett Packard broke two world records in TPC-H 10 Terabyte and 3 Terabyte benchmarks for non-clustered configuration for superior data warehousing performance and price-performance. Each of the world records showed SQL Server breaking the previously held record by Oracle/SPARC on both performance and price/performance1 by significant margins.

10TB: Running on a HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 Server with SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition and Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition, the configuration achieved a world record non-clustered performance of 404,005 query-per-hour (QphH) topping the previously held record from Oracle/SPARC of 377,594 query-per-hour (QphH) 1.  The SQL Server configuration also shattered the Price/performance metric with a $2.34 USD Dollar/Query-per-Hour ($/QphH) topping Oracle’s $4.65 $/QphH1

3TB: Running on a HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 Server with SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition and Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition, the configuration achieved a world record non-clustered performance of 461,837 query-per-hour (QphH) topping the previously held record from Oracle/SPARC of 409,721 query-per-hour (QphH) 1.  The SQL Server configuration also shattered the Price/performance metric with a $2.04 USD Dollar/Query-per-Hour ($/QphH) topping Oracle’s $3.94 $/QphH1

By breaking the world records for both performance and price/performance validates how SQL Server 2014 is delivering on leading in-memory performance at exceptional value. It also validates SQL Server’s leadership in data warehousing.

The TPC Benchmark™H (TPC-H) is an industry standard decision support benchmark that consists of a suite of business oriented ad-hoc queries and concurrent data modifications. The queries and the data populating the database have been chosen to have broad industry-wide relevance. This benchmark illustrates decision support systems that examine large volumes of data, execute queries with a high degree of complexity, and give answers to critical business questions.  The performance metric is called the TPC-H Composite Query-per-Hour Rating and the price/performance metric is the cost / performance metric. More information can be found at http://www.tpc.org/tpch/results/tpch_perf_results.asp?resulttype=noncluster

Eron Kelly,
General Manager
SQL Server

 

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1As of April 15, 2014.

SQL Server 2014 HP 10TB TPC-H Result: http://www.tpc.org/tpch/results/tpch_result_detail.asp?id=114041502&layout=

2SQL Server 2014 HP 3TB TPC-H Result: http://www.tpc.org/tpch/results/tpch_result_detail.asp?id=114041501&layout=
Oracle 10TB TPC-H Result: http://www.tpc.org/tpch/results/tpch_result_detail.asp?id=113112501&layout=

Oracle 3TB TPC-H Result: http://www.tpc.org/tpch/results/tpch_result_detail.asp?id=113060701&layout=