You've requested...

An Enterprise Database Performance Comparison of the Dell PowerEdge 2950 and the Sun Fire V490 UltraSPARC Server

If a new window did not open, click here to view this asset.

Download this next:

7 benefits of Pliops XDP

As the world moves online at an increasing pace, data and application workloads continue to grow exponentially. Unfortunately, processor performance isn’t. Increasingly, the overall server architecture cannot take full advantage of SSDs, making it more challenging to keep up with growing performance demands.

Rather than expending more resources, companies need to work smarter - specifically by taking advantage of hardware accelerators that can deliver an order of magnitude for more efficient infrastructure.

Access this data sheet to learn how acceleration using the Pliops Extreme Data Processor turns this potential into reality.

These are also closely related to: "An Enterprise Database Performance Comparison of the Dell PowerEdge 2950 and the Sun Fire V490 UltraSPARC Server"

  • Counter-strategy: How to conquer APT-style attacks

    “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles…” Sun Tzu wrote in The Art of War. The quote rings true in not only military campaigns, but also IT security.

    In this e-guide learn one of the most nefarious tactics cybercriminals are deploying in today’s threat landscape: the Advanced Persistent Threat-style attack. 

  • Amazon EC2 & Intel Xeon Scalable processor use cases: DBs, AI/ML, and more

    Amazon Web Services has launched new Amazon EC2 instances with Intel's 4th generation Xeon Scalable processors. For key workloads like large databases, gaming, machine learning and artificial intelligence (ML/AI), and video streaming, they provide up to 151% improved price-performance.

    These instances come with built-in accelerators to enhance data operations, optimizing performance for databases, encryption, compression, and queue management.

    Discover how the latest Xeon processors and EC2 instances can boost your workload performance by accessing this landing page.

Find more content like what you just read:

  • Top 10 cyber crime stories of 2019

    Once again, in 2019 the cyber threat landscape proved the old biblical adage correct – there is nothing new under the sun. Data breaches were 10 a penny – indeed, in some cases they can actually be bought for pennies. Here are Computer Weekly's top 10 cyber crime stories of 2019.

    Download

  • Discover the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s mobile workstation

    The Lenovo ThinkPad P14s is a mobile workstation with professional-grade performance for users on the move. Equipped with AMD Ryzen™ 4000 Series Mobile Processors, it is equipped to handle demanding applications. Discover more about the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s and its potential benefits for your mobile workforce in the full overview.

    Download

  • NVMe promises blisteringly fast flash performance

    In this guide we look at the architectural issues blocking agreement on NVMe, the fundamentals that underlie NVMe and its blistering performance, the key NVMe product deployments available, and ask what will become of the storage features associated with the storage controller.

    Download

  • How Intel & Red Hat are driving application acceleration

    Red Hat and Intel are simplifying scaling workloads with joint solutions featuring Intel Xeon processors and Red Hat OpenShift Plus. These solutions support hybrid cloud, NFV, and 5G monetization, with validated performance for typical configurations. Explore the full infographic for more on the Red Hat-Intel partnership.

    Download

  • Computer Weekly - 7-13 January 2020: Digital fashion reality - how technology can help people enjoy fashion in a more sustainable way

    In this week's Computer Weekly, we report on a programme to get more young women into cyber security. We look at fashion for online personas. And we examine edge computing as the new data frontier, and how cloud-native platforms and AI might transform the datacentre. Read the issue now.

    Download

  • Discover a workstation equipped for high-demand workloads

    This video introduces the Lenovo ThinkStation P8 Powered by AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors. Tune in now to discover how you can gain more power for multi-threaded applications and intense, high-demand workloads.

    Download

  • What will a quantum datacentre look like?

    IBM has updated its quantum computing roadmap to reflect how quantum processors, central processing units (CPUs) and graphics processing units (GPUs) will be woven into a compute fabric capable of solving computationally complex problems. Understand why this impacts both hardware installation and software.

    Download

  • Netflix's 3.5x streaming boost with Amazon EC2

    Netflix case study reveals 3.5x throughput increase per CPU by optimizing Amazon EC2 instances with Intel® tools, allowing significant cost savings. Read the full case study to learn how identifying performance bottlenecks down to the microarchitecture level can maximize cloud efficiency.

    Download

  • Unlock flexibility and speed for your workstation

    The Lenovo ThinkStation P8 is a high-performance workstation equipped with the latest AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors. Tap into this infographic now to discover its full range of capabilities as well as its potential to boost innovation and productivity for your business.

    Download

  • Computer Weekly - 17 December 2019: How data analytics is improving the world's greatest tennis players

    In this week's Computer Weekly, we talk to the organisation that runs men's tennis worldwide to find out how data analytics is transforming the sport. Intel processors delays will affect Windows 10 upgrades – we examine the implications. And we ask if AI is living up to the hype in enterprise IT. Read the issue now.

    Download

  • Does a proprietary solution automatically mean vendor lock-in?

    The dread of any IT manager is in making a significant purchase of hardware or software to then find that they are 'locked in' to one supplier. But analyst Clive Longbottom asks, is this still the case?

    Download

  • Cometly improves ad spend ROI with a scalable cloud solution

    Marketing analytics platform Cometly migrated to AWS and SingleStoreDB, gaining speed and scale to analyze huge data sets. Queries that once took hours now run in seconds, reducing costs 33% and enabling new AI-powered features. Read how Cometly optimized ad spend and boosted revenue with insights from 100M+ records.

    Download

  • Developing the Intelligent Core with Windows Server 2019

    65% of European CEOs are under significant pressure to deliver on their digital transformation (DX) strategies. Creating a digital platform with an intelligent core is key to success. Learn more about digital platforms inside this resource.

    Download

  • Financial firm unlocks performance and scale with cloud migration

    Proof Trading, an execution-only broker, migrated its workloads to Amazon EC2 instances with Intel Xeon processors and SingleStoreDB, gaining real-time performance, scalability and 70% lower costs.Read more about how SingleStoreDB's Cloud solution and Intel® technology transformed Proof Trading's business.

    Download

  • Computer Weekly – 16 January 2018: How to fix the Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws

    In this week's Computer Weekly, as CIOs come to terms with the Meltdown and Spectre processor flaws that make every computer a security risk, we examine how to protect your IT estate. We find out how Alexa-style smart speakers can help with CRM strategies. And we look at how the public sector is implementing DevOps. Read the issue now.

    Download

  • Accelerate AI apps on OpenShift with Intel Xeon processors

    This white paper by Intel details how 4th generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors can accelerate AI applications and workflows on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. Read the white paper.

    Download

  • Quick guide to Amazon EC2 R7i for memory-intensive workloads

    In this blog, unlock a quick guide to how the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) R7i instance can support your memory-intensive workloads – and more.

    Download

  • A Computer Weekly Buyer's Guide to Next-Generation Storage

    Storage needs are ever increasing—and data volumes constantly expanding. How are today's systems accommodating these capacity demands? In this buyer's guide, Computer Weekly experts look at the evolution of storage systems and how they meet processing demands, the continuing role of all-flash arrays, and how to buy the best storage investment.

    Download

  • What edge computing looks like in 2024

    This paper describes how Red Hat and Intel combine leading microprocessor hardware and open source software to address edge computing challenges. Read the paper here.

    Download

  • 9 use cases for Intermedia Contact Center Integration

    This product sheet explains how Intermedia Contact Center can improve your agents’ call effectiveness by integrating disparate data sources to foster faster, more personalized customer interactions. View it here to get started with 9 use cases.

    Download

  • Supporting AI workloads from edge to data center to cloud

    To answer your call for powerful servers that can meet your AI requirements, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and NVIDIA® leverage industry-leading server innovation and world-leading AI expertise to deliver HPE ProLiant Gen11 servers

    Download

  • 4 types of server hardware and their pros and cons

    Servers host applications, manage files and perform analytics. Any organization can benefit from the power and versatility that servers provide, but it can be difficult to know which types of server hardware to choose. In this infographic, we take a look into the major types of servers, their advantages and disadvantages.

    Download

  • Serving up server hardware

    In this e-guide, find out why some companies are still hanging on to older hardware, the pros and cons of different types of server hardware, and what one Chinese tech giant is doing in the microprocessor space.

    Download

  • Upgrade or replace? A guide to server decisions

    Server choice is one of the most impactful hardware decisions that an enterprise can make – which is why it's crucial that the needs of the applications and workloads it powers are thoroughly considered. In this guide from industry analysts, learn how to formulate your server strategy based on the needs of your enterprise.

    Download

  • Datacentres of tomorrow: What the future holds

    In this e-guide, we take a look at some of the technologies that are being widely-tipped to become a mainstay of datacentres in the future. At the same time, it also touches upon some of the new and emerging technologies that look set to shake-up the way datacentres are managed, monitored, powered and cooled as well.

    Download

  • Oracle - Autonomous computing that declines a special name

    In this e-guide, follow Oracle's twin paths to adding AI and delivering software over the cloud – on its own platform and infrastructure as a service, from 2017 to 2018. An over-arching theme of Oracle's case regarding its infusion of machine learning and its declared re-architecting of its cloud delivery has been security, security, security.

    Download

  • Datacentre design and facilities: What you need to know

    In this e-guide, we take a look at some of the latest thinking and trends around datacentre design, while shining a light on the differing approaches organisations take to ensure their server farms remain up and running, and can withstand all the compute demands expected of them.

    Download

  • Datacentre Management

    In this e-guide, we've pulled together some of the latest thinking on good datacentre management practice, while shining a light on the tools and technologies that are on the market (or in the pipeline) that can help enterprises run their facilities with greater ease and agility.

    Download

  • The Essential Server Maintenance Checklist

    Even with the performance and redundant features of servers, increased workload consolidation and reliability expectations can take a toll on server hardware. Check these 14 tasks off of your to-do list to ensure that your servers run smoothly.

    Download

  • Infrastructure optimisation for business application management

    In this e-guide, we take a look at some of the latest trends in server hardware design and specifications to help IT buyers make an informed choice about the best infrastructure to run their portfolios of business applications on.

    Download

  • Jargon buster guide to database management

    This Jargon Buster e-guide to contemporary database management is an aid to stepping back and thinking afresh about an area of enterprise IT that has many decades of heritage. Or, as many sometimes (arguably rudely) put it, legacy.

    Download

  • Comparing Aerospike 6 on Graviton 2 vs. x86 clusters

    In this white paper, you’ll find an in-depth comparison of Aerospike 6 running on a Graviton 2 cluster versus an equivalent x86 cluster. Read on to discover how you can achieve price-performance gains for real-time workloads with Aerospike and AWS Graviton.

    Download

  • Event recap: VMworld 2018 Europe

    It is the 20th anniversary year for VMware and at the VMware European conference in Barcelona, the company famous for its hypervisor, showcased how it had changed the face of IT, and where it was heading next.

    Download

  • Computer Weekly - 27 October 2020: Pet project: How Pets at Home cares for customers with data analytics

    In this week's Computer Weekly, we talk to the chief data officer of Pets at Home, about using data analytics to care for customers. British Airways had its GDPR fine reduced to just £20m – we ask what this means for data protection regulation. And we look at GPT3, the language prediction tool that could revolutionise AI. Read the issue now.

    Download

  • Royal Holloway: Secure connected and autonomous vehicles - the long road ahead

    Advances in technology have led to  safety and comfort features being added to vehicles, with ambitious plans for driverless cars and other connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) systems being developed. This article looks at some of the requirements, constraints and challenges, including two areas of uncertainty: data and software updates.

    Download

  • Using IT initiatives to save money and reinforce green credentials

    Analyst Group Quocirca explains how organisations can use web data caching software to save money and improve their green credentials.

    Download

  • CW ANZ – September 2018: Get to grips with DevOps

    The burgeoning DevOps culture in Australia has attracted new market players and led major companies to embrace the movement to get development and operations teams working in unison.

    Download

  • Updates: The next evolution of operating systems

    In this e-guide we take a look at how operating systems are evolving with the help of continuous updates. Learn about how the Spectre and Meltdown microprocessor flaws have led to improved, more secure processors being released and how Microsoft is evolving its Windows desktop operating system.

    Download

  • Infographic: NoSQL Databases

    NoSQL databases are geared toward managing large sets of varied and frequently updated data, often in distributed systems or the cloud. They avoid the rigid schemas associated with relational databases. But the architectures themselves vary and are separated into four primary classifications, although types are blending over time.

    Download

  • Essential Guide: Optimising hybrid IT infrastructure

    In this essential guide, we include articles looking at best practice and key technologies in server, storage, networks, DevOps and hyperconverged systems to make the most of your hybrid IT.

    Download

  • Explore the Lenovo ThinkStation P8 Workstation

    In this product overview, you’ll discover the Lenovo ThinkStation P8 workstation, designed to deliver effective performance, reliability, and flexibility for demanding workloads across industries. Read on to learn more about its advanced features and capabilities.

    Download

  • Computer Weekly – 13 February 2024: Intelligent defence – the role of data in the military

    In this week's Computer Weekly, we examine the role of data in tying together military operations across ground, air, sea and cyber. Has SAP finally convinced customers to migrate to cloud ERP? We assess the trends. And we talk to the CIO helping to set up the UK's fastest supercomputer. Read the issue now.

    Download

  • Can your servers meet the demands of AI workloads?

    Can your computational resources address the demands of AI workloads? To help you answer yes, Dell Technologies developed the Dell PowerEdge servers. To discover how these servers stack up against industry-standard AI benchmarks like OpenVINO and TensorFlow, review this white paper.

    Download

  • Redefine data visualization and insights with AI

    To accelerate insights, engage with predictive analytics, enable 3D visualization—these are three of the many AI use cases that businesses in all industries are tapping into. Take a look through this white paper to learn about one way that your organization can harness the power of AI: leveraging a PowerEdge server.

    Download

  • Computer Weekly – 3 July 2018: Future-proofing Gatwick Airport's technology

    In this week's Computer Weekly, we go behind the scenes at London Gatwick Airport and talk to its CIO about a critical network upgrade to support passenger growth. Our latest buyer's guide examines automation and intelligent systems management. And we assess the latest technologies for boosting storage performance. Read the issue now.

    Download

  • How businesses can win talent war with mobile apps, HR data analytics, and cloud technology

    Becoming more digital has emerged as a ruling concept among forward-looking organisations in recent years. Now, while having multi-channel engagement with customers is a big aspect of digital, so too is attracting and retaining the employees who can make a reality of digital transformation.

    Download

  • Infographic: Advantages and disadvantages of key-value databases

    Different database types exist to serve different purposes. This sometimes makes the choice of the right type of database to use obvious. While key-value databases may be limited in what they can do, they are often the right choice for many different situations. Here are the main advantages and disadvantages of key-value databases.

    Download