SPEC releases Java Enterprise benchmark
New SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark uses real-world workload to
characterize full-system performance for complete Java EE application stack
WARRENTON, Va., December 03, 2009 – The Standard Performance Evaluation Corp.
(SPEC) has released SPECjEnterprise2010, a new benchmark that measures full-system
performance for Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application servers, databases
and supporting infrastructure.
SPECjEnterprise2010 was developed by SPEC's Java subcommittee, which includes
AMD, HP, IBM, Intel, Oracle, Red Hat, SAP, and Sun Microsystems.
Tools to quantify Java EE performance
SPECjEnterprise2010 includes a real-world workload and features that stress
the capabilities of Java EE 5 or later application servers, databases, and
supporting software infrastructure and hardware systems.
Java EE servers are used by organizations worldwide to implement applications
utilizing web services, servlets, JSP, EJB 3.0 and JPA persistence providers.
SPECjEnterprise2010 is a full-system benchmark, going beyond the Java EE server
to characterize performance for the complete application stack, including hardware
(servers and storage), software, operating system and network.
"Java EE products make up the core software stack in many modern e-commerce
implementations and backend processing systems," says David Dagastine, SPEC
OSG Java subcommittee chair. "SPECjEnterprise2010 uses proven SPEC methodologies
to provide a level playing field on which to test and compare the latest Java EE
hardware and software platforms."
Exercising more capabilities
SPECjEnterprise2010 expands the scope of SPEC's SPECjAppServer2004 benchmark to
exercise more capabilities of Java EE application servers. The new benchmark
tests performance for a representative Java EE application and each of the components
that make up the application environment, including hardware, application server
software, JVM software, database software, JDBC drivers, and the system network.
For the first time in a standardized benchmark, SPECjEnterprise2010 quantifies
performance for the web services interface and JPA ORM engines.
The SPECjEnterprise2010 workload emulates information flow among an automotive
dealership, manufacturing domain, supply chain management, and an order/inventory
system. Load drivers in SPECjEnterprise2010 access the application through a web
layer (HTML/HTTP) for the automotive dealership and through web services and Enterprise
Java Beans (EJBs) for the manufacturing domain.
Performance is measured in SPECjEnterprise2010 by a metric called EjOPS (jEnterprise
Operations Per Second). The metric is derived by adding the operations per second in
the dealer domain to the work orders per second in the manufacturing domain.
SPECjEnterprise2010 is available immediately from SPEC for $2,000; discounts
are available for qualified non-profit and educational institutions. More information
is available at www.spec.org/jEnterprise2010 or through
e-mail at email@example.com.
SPEC is a non-profit organization that establishes, maintains
and endorses standardized benchmarks to evaluate performance for the newest generation
of computing systems. Its membership comprises more than 80 leading computer hardware
and software vendors, educational institutions, research organizations, and government
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