IBM has moved to establish its dominance in the middleware space, with what the company claims are new record-breaking benchmark results for WebSphere middleware on a single server representing the highest performance in the information technology industry.
In addition, the systems giant is moving to create further distance between itself and fast-rising rival Oracle in the middleware space.
In an interview with eWEEK, Dave Klavon, director of development for IBM's WebSphere, said IBM set new records for speed of operation in Java-based software on a Power 780 server and on Power 730 Express as validated by independent SPECJ testing group. SPECjEnterprise 2010 is an industry-standard online transaction processing benchmark that is commonly used to compare the performance of middleware software for online transaction processing applications.
Klavon said these records demonstrate how businesses using IBM WebSphere middleware on Power7 hardware can get the lowest cost for performance in the industry -- one-third that of the nearest competitor. Performance is an important factor for businesses. It speeds applications, reduces the amount of hardware and results in significant savings in hardware, software and energy costs.
"We're the undisputed leader in middleware, and we have been for eight years or so," Klavon told eWEEK. "We're continuing to deliver speed, function and usability."
For more, read the eWEEK article: IBM Flexes Middleware Muscle.