PowerEdge 14G Performance Characterization for Data Analytics Technical White Paper

This technical white paper describes the tests and results of the performance characterization study of the Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Cloudera Hadoop with the PowerEdge 14th Generation (14G) server platform, using the industry-standard TPCx-Big Bench benchmark tests. Comparisons to the previous generation hardware and to similar platforms within the industry are made.


The results of this study show that, as of the time of publication, the Dell EMC 14G hardware platform outperformed the competition and offered the best price/performance for Cloudera Hadoop workloads.  Specifically, the published and independently validated results show that, as of the time of publication of this paper, the Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Cloudera Hadoop on PowerEdge 14G servers:*


  • Provides the #1 price/performance in the industry
  • Delivers the #1 performance compared to HPE
  • Delivers up to 11% overall better performance compared to HPE


Dell EMC is an active member of the TPCx-Big Bench Technical Committee, and continues to collaborate with other stakeholders within the industry to maintain the TPCx-BB specification. With work such as this study, we continue to advance the state of the technology of high performance data analytics.



* Based on Dell EMC testing using TPCx-Big Bench for Scale Factor 10000, March 2018. Dell EMC test results validated by InfoSizing, an independent 3rd party.  See http://www.tpc.org/tpcx-bb/results/tpcxbb_perf_results.asp for additional details.