We note today the publishing of a new Wikibon report that shows that Oracle SPARC is significantly less expensive for encrypted database workloads than the competition.
Talk about a performance advantage! Just look at all the data in the paper. Wikibon says “The best performance is shown in the Oracle T7 technology, which is 15% faster than the IBM Power8 system, and over 100% greater than the Intel-based systems.”
Comparing to x86? “The use of the encryption engine on the M7 technology dramatically reduces price performance by using fewer cores and fewer Oracle licenses. The relative cost of running end-to-end encryption on a M7 systems drops by over half (127%) versus a system built on Intel technology.”
Compelling stuff, people.