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BEA Expedites SOA with World's Fastest JVM; Scorching Sun's HotSpot

JRockit Is 50 Percent Faster at Half the Price

BEA Systems, Inc., a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, announced that JRockit is hotter than ever before. When deploying SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) on a Java Virtual Machine (JVM), nothing comes close to matching the reliability, scalability, manageability and simplicity of JRockit. And BEA says it has the benchmarks to prove it.

In August, BEA announced that WebLogic Server 9.0 and JRockit 5.0 smoked the competition with a record 1,374.11 jAppServer Operations Per Second (JOPS) and did so using only half of the application server's CPUs and memory required for the previous record. SPECjAppServer2004 is an industry-standard benchmark specifically designed to measure the scalability and performance of Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technology-based application servers.

Comparing two SPECjbb2000 industry-standard JVM benchmarks from April and June, 2005, on similar systems, JRockit scored 296,179 operations per second (ops/s) against 197,545 ops/s for HotSpot. Both tests were run on eight cores on four chips (two cores per chip), but the HotSpot test used a 14.3 gigabyte heap while the JRockit test used only a 1.8 gigabyte heap. BEA claims that WebLogic Server 9.0 and JRockit 5.0 do more work for half the price, and JRockit can run 50 percent faster than HotSpot with one- eighth the heap size.

"It is gratifying to see such an aggressive uptake of JRockit," said Guy Churchward, general manager, Java Runtime Products Group (JRPG), BEA Systems, Inc, referring to several strong customer testimonials. "The focus we've given to mission-critical server-side Java application deployment with rock solid reliability, granular instrumentation and industry leading performance was intended to help provide businesses with the surest way to achieve a fast, successful SOA implementation."

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