http://www.tpc.org/tpcc/results/tpcc...ster&version=5

It's not a chart-topper but take a look at the price/tpmC and then the specs of the box (16 CPUs).

In the 16 way category, Sybase performs 96% faster for a cost of 3.2 times less than Oracle.

If you compare a 32 way number (barring that one with 9i showing some 230K number) Sybase still performs equally good (Sybase 140K vs. Oracle 155K) for 3.2 times less price than Oracle.