IBM Websphere Leads Industry In New Performance Benchmark For Real-World Business Environments

IBM is the First Vendor to Publish on SPECj 2004 Benchmark for J2EE Application Servers

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Somers, NY - 27 May 2004: - IBM today announced that WebSphere is the first application server to publish results on SPECjAppServer2004, a new industry standard benchmark that measures the real-world performance of J2EE application servers.

Unlike previous versions, the Standard Performance Evaluation Corp.'s (SPEC) SPECj 2004 benchmark reflects the rigors of complex applications and high-volume transaction processing that are typical in today's customer environments. The test spans all major components of the application server including Web serving, Enterprise Java Beans and messaging and includes hardware, application server software, Java Virtual Machine software, database software and a systems network. The test was jointly developed by companies including IBM, BEA, Sun, Oracle and Borland as a way to highlight the features, quality and performance of their products.

IBM's submission involved more than 10,000 concurrent clients and produced more than 1,300 complex business transactions per second, which translates into more than 4.6 million transactions over the course of the benchmark's one-hour runtime. The IBM submission represented a complete IBM solution bringing together IBM servers (xSeries and pSeries) and middleware (WebSphere and DB2) running on Linux.

Tom Inman, Vice President, IBM WebSphere software, said, "Customers have complex runtime environments, and by being the first to publish on SPECj2004, WebSphere once again demonstrates its industry leadership and ability to support complex applications and business processes. The raw performance that benchmarking measures is an important component of an application server purchase, and WebSphere delivers the industry's most scalable, available and proven solutions."

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