Today, at Oracle's OpenWorld conference, executives introduced Oracle's latest 10g application server.

The company said that its new Application Server 10g Release 3, along with its database, broke the overall world record for the highest ever Java Application Performance Benchmark.

Results surpassed the best SPECjAppServer2004 benchmark results from BEA WebLogic by 27 percent and IBM WebSphere with IBM DB2 UDB 9.1 by more than 140 percent , reaching the highest performance ever achieved with the SPECjAppServer 2004 benchmark.

Oracle continues to outperform the competition with this SPECjAppServer2004 benchmar said Juan Loaiza, Oracle senior vice president, Systems Technology.

The Java Application Servers were running on 12 HP Integrity BL860c server blades, with the latest two Dual-core Intel Itanium 1.66 GHz processors running in the HP BladeSystem c-Class c7000 enclosure.

The database server was running on an HP Integrity Superdome server with 40 Dual-Core Intel Itanium 1.6 GHz processors and an HP StorageWorks EVA8100. Both application server and database tiers were running HP-UX 11i v3.

SPECjAppServer2004 is a multi-tier benchmark for measuring the performance of a representative J2EE application and each of the components that make up the application environment, including hardware, application server software, JVM software, database software, JDBC drivers and the system network.

The worldwide Oracle Corp. event from San Francisco covers enterprise software solutions and IT based-products.