Why Become a Solaris Sysadmin?

| Mar 27, 2013

On the one hand Oracle is telling you that Solaris is the key component of the Oracle stack, that we've been investing heavily in it, and that it provides the best platform for managing the stack. Watch these videos:

There Were Giant Flying Businessmen in Those Days

| Mar 26, 2013

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...)

More on the March 26 Webcast: “New SPARC Servers with the World’s Fastest Microprocessor”

| Mar 19, 2013

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...)

It’s That Time Again: Share Your Great Solaris Story at Oracle OpenWorld SF

| Mar 14, 2013

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


March 26 Webcast: “Breakthrough with Extreme Performance”

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

REGISTER FOR THE WEBCAST

REGISTER FOR THE IN PERSON EVENT

Lucky to find it…

Earlier this month I was able to bought the book “Sun Performance and Tuning: Java and the Internet (2nd Edition)” for only 190pesos at some bookstore :)

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Amazon sells it for 2400pesos.. ;)

It’s a pretty old book and was published around 1995-1996 but the content is still interesting. This led me to research more on the author and all of his work. Well hey! This guy is a recipient of the Michelson Award by Computer Measurement Group (CMG) I strongly suggest you subscribe to the monthly MeasureIT publication.. lots of good stuff on performance. The name of the mystery guy is (more...)