SOA Projects: IBM DB2 versus Oracle Database

August 7, 2009

If you are implementing a SOA environment, Solitaire has a very interesting finding for you. Solitaire authored a whitepaper where they analyze database operations at more than 4,100 production systems. As part of their analysis of database operations on IBM System p, they looked at the correlation between the success rate of SOA projects and the choice of database software.

To classify a SOA project as successful, they asked the organization if they now enjoy a 25% or more increase in resource utilization and a 30% or more increase in the speed of provisioning. Here is a chart that shows the relative success rates for SOA projects that involve IBM DB2 and Oracle Database. Solitaire do not say why DB2 does so much better. Perhaps DB2’s superior native XML storage is a factor?

Database Choice for Successful SOA Projects

You can read the full Solitaire Report at Whitepaper: DB2 Performance on IBM System p® and System x®.


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