One thing that's been clear since the launch of Oracle's new Sun SPARC T5 and M5: it got IBM's attention. Judging from their response, they seem to be... I'm going to go with concerned.
And as I've said before, I don't blame them. A company with a long history behind (more...)
A few recent security-related items you may not have seen yet:
First off, we have a new paper on security standards compliance using Oracle Solaris 11: Oracle Solaris 11 and PCI DSS Compliance.
This paper specifically takes a look at how customers can use Oracle Solaris 11's extensive security feature (more...)
A couple of quick pointers to wrap up this series, at least for now.
First, Steve Sistare's added a couple of meaty posts to his blog, on "Massive Solaris Scalability for the T5-8 and M5-32":
And I'll let Rick Ramsey at OTN Garage (more...)
East or West?
I admit it. Being a bit removed from my days as a system administrator, and not necessarily steeped in the day-to-day existence of network design, I was slightly perplexed when I first saw the original of the illustration on the right.
This was shortly after we'd acquired (more...)
Moving on from database, more world record performance, this time with Java. From the BestPerf blog:
And there's a new white paper available, which discusses the specific advantages for Java performance that Oracle (more...)
Continuing on the performance theme: Oracle's SPARC T5-8 server is now the world's fastest single server for Oracle Database. In a server-to-server comparison, T5-8 has a sevenfold price advantage over a similar IBM Power 780 configuration for database.
This is a perfect example of what we can do by (more...)
In the wake of the SPARC T5/M5 launch last week, there's a lot we can discuss, especially related to performance.
To start with: we've just released an update to Oracle Solaris Studio, with compiler optimizations specifically designed to get the most performance out of applications on Oracle T5, Oracle (more...)
The big SPARC launch took place earlier this week. As usual with these events, it was a lot of fun to attend, even if no gimongous tents were involved. I was standing in the back, next to the control booth; as the music went up and the lights went down, (more...)
One of the side effects of choosing the name "Solaris" for our OS is that we share it with several other companies in unrelated fields: sunglasses, snack bars, roofing shingles and the like--and the book, of course. I hear there were even movies.
Just for fun, I collected a few (more...)
Let's be real.
If, in March 2010, Oracle had made an announcement about the "world's fastest microprocessor," you might have been left scratching your head.
It turns out that SPARC T3 did come out later that year, and it was a significant boost over the existing UltraSPARC (more...)
The Oracle OpenWorld Call for Proposals is now open, through April 12th. What does this mean to you, the Solaris person? This is a chance for you to share your experience with your peers, and to interact with some of the top Oracle Solaris experts in the world.
Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is a unique experience in a unique city, and if your proposal is accepted, you'll get a complimentary pass to the show (you can also submit proposals for JavaOne and MySQL Connect). OOW is September 22nd-26th this year.
Learn more about Oracle OpenWorld 2013
Today we released Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 3/13 (that's a lot of threes!). This update is specifically for use with Oracle Solaris 10, delivering even more high availability and disaster recovery capabilities for mission-critical application deployments.
What makes Oracle Solaris Cluster better? It's integrated with Oracle Solaris at the kernel level, offering faster and more accurate failure detection and mitigation. Oracle Solaris 10 of course has groundbreaking availability features such as predictive self healing built into it; combine that with Oracle Solaris Cluster and you've created an environment that stands up to surprises such as facilities outages and (more...)
Save the date -- on Tuesday, March 26th, join Larry Ellison and John Fowler as Oracle unveils a new standard for extreme performance. There will be a live webcast at 1:00 PM PT, or if you happen to be in the San Francisco Bay Area that day, you can register to attend in person at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood Shores.
Oracle Live Event: Breakthrough with Extreme Performance
Tuesday March 26, 2013
1:00pm PT / 4pm ET
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