Exasol breaks new data performance records on TPC-H Benchmark

Exasol, the analytics database, is proud to announce world record “best ever” results on industry-standard decision support benchmark TPC-H. Exasol has maintained its position as the undisputed leader – by a significant margin – for both raw performance and price-performance for over a decade across several categories. In July, the company announced outstanding results for 3 TB and 10 TB scale factors. Now, running the benchmark on AMD EPYC™ 7002 series processor-based servers, records have been broken for the 1 TB scale factor category.

“We are very excited to be working with AMD on new and more ambitious benchmarks to put both Exasol and AMD EPYC processor-based servers to the test. The results we have achieved with the new generation processors are the best ever for this category in particular,” said Mathias Golombek, CTO at Exasol.

The benchmark was completed on a scale factor of 1 Terabyte (TB) on 4 nodes and 8 nodes, demonstrating outstanding scalability and breaking records for performance and price-performance. At over 6.1 million QphH@1TB, this is the best performance ever recorded at the 1 TB scale factor. The price per performance result, also the best ever recorded for this category, is $0.06.

These results, available as of 31 July 2019, 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 cluster of eight HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 servers, each with one AMD EPYCTM 7702 64 core processor.

“We are pleased that Exasol has once more achieved remarkable benchmark results, this time using 2nd Generation AMD EPYC processor-based servers,” said Raghu Nambiar, corporate vice president and CTO, Datacentre Ecosystems & Application Engineering, AMD. “Performance demands are increasing but IT budgets and data centre space are not. Built on 7nm technology, AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series processors pack more cores and more capability into the same space as the previous generation, delivering exceptional performance and scalability”

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.