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 EPYC™ 7551P 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.

 

Notes:

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