You may have already seen some of these individually, but here are several resources that explain why Oracle Database 12c runs so well on Oracle Solaris and SPARC.
Interviews with experts, videos, architectural papers, technical articles, and other resources to help you understand the optimizations (more...)
Oracle Solaris 11.1メディアキット無償配布キャンペーンは、大変ご好評につき多くのお申込みをいただきまして、たちまち在庫がなくなってしまいました。
Oracle Database 12cがリリースされましたが、現在、提供できるプラットフォームはLinuxとSolarisのみとなっております。この機会にOracle Databaseとクラウド環境のために最適化され、パワーアップしたSolaris 11.1を合わせてお試しになってみてはいかがでしょうか？
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...)
Few things are as satisfying as a screaming burnout. When Oracle Database engineers team up with Solaris engineers, they do a lot of them. Here are a few of the reasons why.
Article: How the OS Makes the Database Fast - Oracle Solaris
For applications that rely on Oracle (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...)
Zwischendurch mal ein wenig Laptop-Erfahrung... Ich habe endlich entschieden, dieses zweite OS von der Platte zu verbannen (Ich hatte es so selten benutzt, dass ich regelmaessig das Passwort zuruecksetzen musste...). Der Ertrag waren 50g wertvoller Laptop-Plattenplatz - gluecklicher Weise an der richtigen Stelle auf der Platte. (more...)
Some small inbetween laptop experiences... I finally decided to throw away that other OS (I used it so rarely that I regularily had to use the password reset procedure...). That gave me another 50g of valuable laptop disk space - furtunately on the right part of the (more...)
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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...)
Sometimes all you want to update is Java, and not your entire Oracle Solaris environment. But Java is packaged as part of the Oracle Solaris systems software, and Oracle recommends that you update all the system software at once, since it was tested together.
What can you do?
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...)
Recently someone asked me what Oracle's official position was regarding disabling RPC devices to increase security on Solaris 10 and Solaris 11.
Oracle has no official position on securing your Oracle Solaris 11 systems; however, I recommend the standard security best practice of removing network facing services that are (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...)
When we talk about cloud, we tend to focus on The Cloud. Enterprise. Government. Scalable. Fast. Big. Bigger. Fastest. That's all wicked impressive, but it's not something I can do on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Now, I like and use Dropbox. There are other easy-to-use cloud services out there similar (more...)
It's not often you get a glimpse into how the brightest minds at Oracle think. And Liane is certainly one of the brightest minds at Oracle. In these two short videos (about 2 minutes each), taken at the recent Oracle Solaris Innovations Workshop, she explains:
Why We Build Virtualization (more...)
Today I conclude this series on M5-32 scalability [
] with enhancements we made in the Scheduler, Devices, Tools, and Reboot
areas of Solaris.
The Solaris thread scheduler is little changed, as the architecture
of balancing runnable threads across levels in the
processor resource hierarchy
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...)