In case you're new to this: the Oracle Technology Network Virtual Sysadmin Days are a series of hands-on, proctored labs for systems administrators, brought to you on the web. They're free, although you do need to register, and there is some prep work you need to do beforehand.
The next one in the series is coming up on Tuesday, March 16th and will start at 9 AM GMT, so we're calling this the "Europe/Middle (more...)
That's right, I can see the shocked expression on your face: not one, but two webcasts, less than a week apart! If you need a note for your boss, let me know.
To recap: first, on August 7th at 9 AM PT, we're hosting the latest Oracle Solaris web forum (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...)
As you may have heard, Oracle Database 12c is now available
Solaris and Oracle Linux. Among other things, that means we now have
the opportunity to share some of the cool things the Oracle Database and
Oracle Solaris engineering teams have been doing together.
And here's a good (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...)
Doesn't it seem like Oracle OpenWorld comes earlier and earlier every year? This year, there's a reason for that -- it's kicking off September 22nd, 2013. And that in turn means that if you want to get the best value, the time to register is now.
Here inside the (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...)
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