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Exasol breaks TPC-H Benchmark price-performance records on AMD EPYC Processor

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.

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