SPARC T4 Servers Set World Record on Siebel Loyalty Batch
By Brian-Oracle on Sep 27, 2011
Oracle's SPARC T4-2 and SPARC T4-4 servers running Oracle's Siebel Loyalty Batch engine delivered a world record result for batch processing.
The SPARC T4-2 and SPARC T4-4 servers running Siebel Loyalty Batch engine, part of Siebel Loyalty Solution, with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 running on Oracle Solaris 10 achieved 7.65M TPH on Accrual (Reward) processing using three Siebel Servers.
The world record result was achieved with 24M members and 50M records in the base transaction table.
Siebel Loyalty Application was configured with 50 Active Promotions with three Assign Points and four Update Attributes.
Oracle's Siebel Server scaled near linearly on SPARC T4 systems achieving 2.72M TPH on a single Siebel Server to 7.65M TPH with three Siebel Servers.
The average CPU utilization on the database tier server was 25% and on the application tier server was 65%, leaving significant room for application growth.
|3 x SPARC T4-2 (app)
1 x SPARC T4-4 (db)
| SPARC T4, 2.85 GHz
SPARC T4, 3.0 GHz
|2 x SPARC T3-2 (app)
1 x SPARC T3-1 (app)
1 x SPARC M5000 (db)
| SPARC T3, 1.65 GHz
SPARC T3, 1.65 GHz
SPARC64 VII, 2.52 GHz
| 4 x Intel E5540, 2.53 GHz
1 x Itanium, 1.6 GHz
128 GB main memory
256 GB main memory
CSM200 with 16 disk drives
Siebel Server 188.8.131.52FP
Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Enterprise Edition 184.108.40.206
Siebel Loyalty enables companies to simulate and process loyalty rewards for their activities across channels and process very high volume accrual and tier assessment transactions via batch process.
The benchmark simulates a workload of Accrual Batch Transactions Processing which imports data through Enterprise Integration Manager (EIM), evaluates eligible promotion and calculates rewards. The key performance metric is transactions per hour (TPH). Key aspects of the workload simulation include:
- Batch Engine evaluating all accrual promotions and applying all actions in one go,
- Users do not have control over the sequence in which promotion applied,
- Promotion actions (assign/redeem points) are rolled back in case of failure.
The number of members and the number of queued transactions in the backend database have significant impact on the performance. The benchmark had 24 million members and 52 million records in the base transaction table. The simplified process flow of the benchmark is:
- calculate accruals base on promotions,
- credit points to members,
- initiate any other actions specified in promotions.
- Oracle Siebel Benchmark White Papers
- Siebel Enterprise Marketing Suite
- Siebel CRM
- SPARC T4-2 Server
- SPARC T4-4 Server
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