Today Oracle announced that it has become a Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation, and provided some details about how OpenStack components are intended to be integrated into the Oracle hardware/software stack. This gives more insight into some of what we discussed at Oracle OpenWorld about plans for (more...)
This year, the Westin San Francisco Market Street is going to be the OpenWorld hub for engineered systems, server, and storage content, which includes both operating systems and virtualization. We're thinking of it as "Systems Central."
One of the better reasons to attend Oracle OpenWorld is the chance to discuss with your peers what they're doing with the same technologies -- and the same business challenges that you have.
That's why, to my mind, customer panels are one of the more worthwhile types of sessions to (more...)
If you're looking to find out more about where Oracle Solaris is headed in the near future, you won't want to miss this year's general session, "Oracle Solaris Strategy, Engineering Insights, and Roadmap." What's the "next big thing" for Oracle Solaris?
No, not new colors.
As mentioned earlier, we're going to have some very interesting Oracle Solaris-themed Hands-On Labs (HOLs) at Oracle OpenWorld 2013. These just became live in Schedule Builder, so attendees can now pre-enroll for the HOLs, and any other sessions that interest you. And remember, you can see which (more...)
We're back with the next installment of our very popular Oracle Solaris web forum series. It's our way to check in with everyone and let you know what we've been doing lately, and it's also the a way for you to interact with Oracle Solaris engineers and get your most (more...)
What happens when you take the world's fastest microprocessor and build an engineered system around it? We'll find out next week, but I'm guessing the word "fast" will be involved.
Maybe even "fastest" -- yep, there it is:
Live Webcast: Announcing Oracle SuperCluster T5-8
Thursday June 27, 2013
10:00am PT (more...)
There are those who cynically claim that Virtual Sysadmin Day is just something made up to sell greeting cards and flowers, but I think it's a lovely holiday, and a chance to show the virtual sysadmins in your life that you care. Be sure to give your virtual sysadmin a (more...)
One of the biggest differences between Oracle Solaris 11 and previous releases is how provisioning tasks are handled. It's safe to say that just about any installation or update function you can think of has gotten at least an order of magnitude faster, easier, safer, smarter and more powerful (more...)
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...)
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...)
- SPARC T5-8 Delivers SPECjEnterprise2010 Benchmark World Record Performance
- SPARC T5-2 Achieves SPECjbb2013 Benchmark World Record Result
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.