Exasol Breaks TPC‑H Benchmark Price-Performance Records on AMD EPYC Processor

The benchmark ran across two categories, breaking records in all

Lon­don, 10 July 2019 – Exa­sol, the ana­ly­tics data­ba­se, is proud to announ­ce out­stan­ding results in a new TPC‑H bench­mark. Exa­sol has main­tai­ned its posi­ti­on as the undis­pu­ted lea­der – by a signi­fi­cant mar­gin – for both raw per­for­mance and pri­ce-per­for­mance for over a deca­de. Now, run­ning the bench­mark on AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sor-based ser­vers, pri­ce-per­for­mance records have been bro­ken yet again.

The last time we ran the TPC‑H bench­mark we did so using Intel ser­vers, so when AMD sug­gested tes­ting our data­ba­se on an AMD  EPYC-based ser­ver, which is signi­fi­cant­ly less expen­si­ve, we knew that tog­e­ther we could deli­ver record-brea­king results,” said Mathi­as Golom­bek, CTO at Exa­sol. “The com­bi­na­ti­on of AMD CPUs with Exa­sol 6.2 has resul­ted in the best pri­ce-per­for­mance we’ve ever seen for this bench­mark.”

The bench­mark was com­ple­ted on two cate­go­ries, 3 Tera­bytes (TB) and 10 TB. The pri­ce per per­for­mance results are $0.07 for 3TB and $0.10 for 10TB, which are a signi­fi­cant reduc­tion from the 2014 bench­mark which scored at $0.15 and $0.17 respec­tively. The­se results demons­tra­te Exasol’s speed, sca­la­bi­li­ty and cost/performance which have con­sistent­ly domi­na­ted the TPC‑H bench­marks sin­ce 2008.

The latest results were achie­ved with Exa­sol 6.2 run­ning on a Dell PowerEdge R6415 clus­ter with the AMD EPYC7551P pro­ces­sor. They fur­ther cement Exasol’s 11 years of per­for­mance lea­dership sin­ce the first publi­ca­ti­on of TPC‑H bench­marks and mark a new record for the most cost-effi­ci­ent results.

We are plea­sed that Exa­sol has achie­ved this remar­kab­le bench­mark result using our EPYC pro­ces­sor-based ser­vers,” said Raghu Nam­bi­ar, cor­po­ra­te vice pre­si­dent and CTO, Dat­a­cen­ter Eco­sys­tems & App­li­ca­ti­on Engi­nee­ring, AMD. “The com­bi­na­ti­on of Exa­sol and AMD ser­ver tech­no­lo­gy pro­vi­des custo­mers with a world class solu­ti­on for busi­ness ana­ly­tics and data wareh­ousing at an ama­zin­gly afford­a­ble pri­ce per per­for­mance.”

Over the years, the­re have been over 220 recor­ded TPC‑H bench­marks. Many data­ba­se ven­dors have posted results on a vast ran­ge of hard­ware and at various sca­le fac­tors up to 100TB. By run­ning the same unbia­sed scripts, you can com­pa­re data­ba­se ven­dor with data­ba­se ven­dor – and you can often see how well the same data­ba­se runs on dif­fe­rent hard­ware.



The full TPC‑H bench­mark results for both cate­go­ries are as fol­lows:

SF 10000
Per­for­mance: 8,667,578.0 QphH@10TB (or @SF10000)
Price/Performance: 0.10 $/QphH@10TB
Sys­tem: PowerEdge R6415 clus­ter with AMD EPYC 7551P pro­ces­sors

SF 3000
Per­for­mance: 6,053,020.5 QphH @3TB
Price/Performance: 0.07 $/QphH@3TB
Sys­tem: PowerEdge R6415 clus­ter with AMD EPYC 7551P pro­ces­sors


About the TPC‑H bench­marks

The TPC‑H bench­mark is a per­for­mance test of the TPC, a non-pro­fit cor­po­ra­ti­on foun­ded to defi­ne data­ba­se bench­marks and to dis­se­mi­na­te objec­tive, veri­fia­ble per­for­mance data to the indus­try. The TPC‑H bench­mark is a decisi­on sup­port bench­mark; it 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.

About Exa­sol

Exa­sol is the ana­ly­tics data­ba­se. Its high-per­for­mance in-memo­ry ana­ly­tics data­ba­se gives orga­ni­za­ti­ons the power to trans­form how they work with data, on-pre­mi­ses, in the cloud or both – and turn it into value fas­ter, easier and more cost effec­tively than ever befo­re.

To learn more about Exa­sol plea­se visit www.exasol.com