The New Sun Microsystems announced a new Glassfish/MySQL/OpenSolaris SPECjAppServer2004 result today. The real highlight is that all software used in this benchmark is all Open Source Software. It is a win for Open Source Software including Open Source Databases like PostgreSQL and MySQL. We need more of such benchmarks to highlight the exorbitant prices charged by Proprietary Database & other Software Vendors who charge and force customers to give them all their major dollars of their IT budget.
Tom Daly's blog entry highlight that in terms of Price/Performance, the proprietary database vendors who conveniently also happen to be the Application Server Vendors charge a much higher cost including all hardware/software (10X) associated with same performance which can be obtained by Open Source database alternatives like PostgreSQL and MySQL. Check BM Seer's blog entry for more comparison.
disclosure : -
SPEC, SPECjAppServer reg tm of Standard Performance Evaluation
Results from www.spec.org as of 5th Nov 2008
All comparisons are based on the SPEC SPECjAppServer2004JOPS@Standard
metric from www.spec.org or on pricing made using the bill of materials
included in each SPECjAppServer2004 result