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16 Dec 2010
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New Oracle Names for Sun Software [23742]
With Links

Many of the software products produced by Sun Microsystems have been rebranded since the Oracle acquisition. This is a useful table mapping the old names to the new names along with links to the Oracle (or other) home pages for those products.
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07 Dec 2010
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What's New in Oracle Linux: Part 1 [23716]
OCFS2 1.6 REFLINKs

In the first of a multi-part series on new and useful features in Oracle Linux 5.5, "OCFS2 1.6 REFLINKs" readers can learn about the shared disk cluster file system called OCFS2, whose volumes can be mounted on multiple servers simultaneously, while the file system keeps track of all the changes. OCFS2, the blog continues, is also POSIX compliant, which means that it will work well with just about any program running under Linux.
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07 Dec 2010
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What's new in Oracle Linux: Part 2 [23717]
latencytop

The second part of the multi-part series on what's new in Oracle Linux deals with latencytop, a new utility that is available as both a console tool and a GUI application. Latencytop, the blog notes, helps users identify where latency in the system affects the performance of an application, one that is either busy or non-responsive. The blog presents an example of a GUI version of latencytop surveying a program that is involved with creating millions of files in a directory.
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23 Sep 2010
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"Developing Enterprise Applications with Oracle Solaris Studio" [23493]
Oracle White Paper Details Features of New Developer Tool

Developers, whether they work with Oracle servers based on UltraSPARC or SPARC64 processors or on x86 and x64 systems with Intel processors, will find a powerful tool in Oracle Solaris Studio that delivers everything one might require to create high quality, high performance applications. This tightly integrated, productive development environment is the subject of the Oracle white paper "Developing Enterprise Applications with Oracle Solaris Studio."
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08 Sep 2010
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Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite 7 Update 1 [23461]
Formerly Sun Java Communications Suite

The former Sun Java Communications Suite is now the Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite and has been updated to Version 7 Update 1. Multiple suite products and components comprise the Communications Suite to support distributed communication and collaboration applications. There have been considerable changes made to many of these individual components in this update.
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01 Sep 2010
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Oracle's Exadata Storage Server Software Version 11.2.1.3.1 [23453]
Update to OEL and a Number of Bug Fixes Included

Oracle's Exadata storage server software has a new release. Version 11.2.1.3.1 includes a full OS image with an update to Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.5 and a number of bugs fixes to relieve cell server crashes and hangs, reports the Pythian blog's Marc Fielding, who remarks that both storage server and database portions of this patch can be applied in a rolling fashion, avoiding entire database downtime.
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