Oracle Cloud Performance Benchmark by Accenture

In this blog post, I am referring to the benchmark results on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure published by Accenture in Oct-2017. I read this White Paper last week and decided to cover some key points:

Accenture conducted hundreds of tests across multiple applications, looking at performance, stability and costs. Accenture examines Oracle Database, and associated applications and networking, in the cloud. These tests compared Oracle’s cloud offerings with those of another leading cloud vendor.

The test results were very positive for Oracle. Using Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure, Accenture was able to execute OLTP transactions up to 7.8 times faster, compared to the other cloud provider. On the other hand, when Accenture attempted to replicate these tests with the other cloud provider, they were unable to achieve the same kinds of results in terms of total transactions processed. By adding more processing power, they were eventually able to do so—but the additional hardware meant significant additional expense. In the end, the tests showed that the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure can provide up to a more than eight-fold reduction in costs for a given amount of capacity, compared to the other cloud provider.
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Accenture’s analysis of the network capabilities of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure found high levels of consistency and performance. Accenture researchers found that Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provided much lower latency than the other cloud when connecting between zones or different data centers within a single region. In fact, Oracle’s peak latency levels were up to nearly five times less than those of the other cloud.
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Researchers also found that Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provided better scalability and high availability. It is worth noting that a variety of features found in Oracle are not available in other public clouds. For example, Oracle Cloud offers Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC).

Finally, researchers simulated a full data center outage multiple times to test business continuity. The PeopleSoft application that was being run for the test was down for less than 20 seconds. Simulated outage in the test involved the primary data center.

My take on above benchmark results and Oracle Cloud:
In my opinion, Oracle has done a great work by minimizing the network letency in Bare-Metal. In Oracle 18c features like Exadata, RAC, ASM, Active Data Guard and Flashback Technology also give huge performance boost. Also Oracle guarantees to cut Amazon bill in half in contract. So Oracle Cloud is providing all the benefits Performance + Features and Cost Effective, which anyone can ask for. Oracle is going to give tough time to other Service Provides like Amazon and Microsoft for Cloud Space. Consumers will be the one who will get the benefits (features, service and low pricing).

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