Performance testing in Oracle can be difficult when trying to compare results from two different environments. One way to get a more accruate apple to apple comparison is to flush the data buffer cache.
Note that this is for testing purposes only and should not be considered a recommendation in a live production system.
Oracle 9i and up:
alter session set events ‘immediate trace name flush_cache’;
Oracle 10g and up:
alter system flush buffer_cache;
You can also flush the shared pool of the SGA by using the command:
alter system flush shared_pool;