On November 10, 1998, Intel Corporation issued a press release describing APB-1 OLAP benchmark results for Oracle Express running on a Dell PowerEdge 6300 server with four Intel Pentium II Xeon processors and 2 GB of RAM running Windows NT Server 4.
Hyperion Solutions Corporation (Nasdaq:HYSL) today announced world record results for the industry-standard OLAP (online analytical processing) Council APB-1 (Analytical Processing Benchmark-1) OLAP benchmark.
Hyperion Essbase OLAP Server 5, running on a Sun Enterprise 450 server with the Solaris operating environment, completed the APB-1 OLAP benchmark more than 100 percent faster than Oracle Express OLAP Server on the Sun Enterprise 450.
The OLAP Council, a nonprofit consortium of industry leading OLAP vendors, created the APB-1 OLAP benchmark to provide organizations with a non-biased means of comparing the overall performance and deployability of OLAP servers.
The APB-1 OLAP benchmark simulates a realistic sales and marketing analysis application that analyzes 10,000 products, 1,000 customers and 10 channels of distribution across a wide range of measures such as units sold, dollar sales, costs, and margins for actual, budget and forecast scenarios.
The APB-1 OLAP benchmark is conducted in three phases; a historical data load, an incremental data load and 250,000 multi-user queries.
The central metric defined by the OLAP Council for the APB-1 OLAP benchmark is analytical queries per minute (AQM), which measures the number of queries processed per minute including incremental data load time.
This is the highest audited AQM rating ever reported for the APB-1 OLAP benchmark on either Unix or Windows NT.
In addition to demonstrating unmatched performance and scalability, the new APB-1 OLAP benchmark results reconfirm the overwhelming advantages of Hyperion Essbase over Oracle Express for rapidly and cost-effectively developing and deploying OLAP applications.