REDMOND, Wash., March 26, 2001 — Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 Enterprise Edition and Windows® 2000 Datacenter Server have demonstrated their scalability and price performance benefits in new line-of-business and e-commerce benchmarks run on Intel-based hardware from Unisys Corp. and IBM Corp. These results, available online at http://www.microsoft.com/sql/worldrecord/ , put additional pressure on established enterprise software and hardware vendors that charge a premium for high-end scalability. On the TPC-C results list, SQL Server now holds the No. 1 position, four of the top five, and five of the top 10 results. Microsoft Windows 2000 holds six of the top 10 results.
The following record-breaking benchmarks prove that these industry-standard server solutions can handle today’s most demanding environments and scale to meet the requirements of tomorrow’s next-generation solutions.
A 24-processor Unisys e@action Enterprise Server ES7000 achieved a new world record for mySAP.com performance on a Windows-based server, supporting 14,400 mySAP.com Sales and Distribution (SD) benchmark users on Windows 2000 Datacenter Server and SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition.
IBM xSeries 370 servers powered by the Intel Pentium III Xeon and running Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server with SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition achieved 688,220 transaction per minute at a cost of $28.89/tpmC. This result is the highest TPC-C figure ever achieved. Scheduled availability May 31, 2001.
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