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SQL Server industry benchmarks​ and performance​​

SQL Server is a trusted platform with industry-leading TPC benchmark results. The TPC-E Benchmark measures an online transaction processing (OLTP) workload representative of modern customer environments. The TPC-E benchmark is not designed to take advantage of SQL Server in-memory OLTP features. Please view the partner benchmarks page to view the transactional performance gains with in-memory OLTP.

The TPC-H Benchmark measures the performance of a representative data warehouse workload. The TPC-H benchmark workload utilizes SQL Server updateable in-memory columnstore technology to achieve excellent query performance.

TPC-H data warehousing top results by TPC-H configuration (size)

CompanySystem

Performance

Price/QphH

Database

Operating System
Hewlett Packard Enterprise. HPE Proliant DL380 Gen9

717,101 QphH@1000GB

0.61 USD

Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Enterprise Edition

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.3

Cisco. Cisco UCS C460 M4 Server

1,115,298 QphH@10000GB

0.87 USD

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition

Lenovo. Lenovo System x3950 X6

1,056,164 QphH@30000GB

2.04 USD

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
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717,101 QphH@1000GB

0.61 USD

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Operating System

Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Enterprise Edition

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.3

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Cisco.
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Price/QphH

1,115,298 QphH@10000GB

0.87 USD

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Operating System

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition

Company
Lenovo.
System

Performance

Price/QphH

1,056,164 QphH@30000GB

2.04 USD

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Operating System

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition

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TPC-E OLTP results published on SQL Server 2017 and SQL Server 2016, sorted by price/performance ratio

CompanySystem

Performance

Price/tpsE

Database

Operating System
Lenovo. Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650

6,598 tpsE

93.48 USD

Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Enterprise Edition

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition

Fujitsu. FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY RX2540 M2

4,735 tpsE

111.65 USD

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition

Fujitsu. FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY RX4770 M3

8,796 tpsE

116.62 USD

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition

Lenovo. Lenovo System x3650 M5

4,938 tpsE

117.91 USD

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition

Company
Lenovo.
System

Performance

Price/tpsE

6,598 tpsE

93.48 USD

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Operating System

Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Enterprise Edition

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition

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Fujitsu.
System

Performance

Price/tpsE

4,735 tpsE

111.65 USD

Database

Operating System

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition

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Fujitsu.
System

Performance

Price/tpsE

8,796 tpsE

116.62 USD

Database

Operating System

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition

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Lenovo.
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4,938 tpsE

117.91 USD

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Operating System

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition

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