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MySQL 5.1 Expected Later This Quarter
Early Release Candidate Currently Available
Sun introduced the upcoming version of MySQL 5.1, which is expected to be generally available sometime this quarter, and offered up an early sample of the open source database with the availability of the near-final release candidate of the GPL software during the sixth annual MySQL Conference and Expo held April 14-17, 2008, in Santa Clara, Calif.
New Additions Announced to Sun Streaming System Product Portfolio
IPTV Platform Enables 100 to 160,000 Simultaneous Streams
New server and storage platforms, along with Sun Streaming Software Release 2, are now part of the Sun Streaming System product portfolio, and Sun now claims with these new platforms it is offering the industry's broadest scalability and flexibility to service providers building out new video delivery networks.
Sun Media Advisory Board to Focus on Digital Media Distribution Practices
Industry's Top Challenges Identified, Projects Underway to Solve Issues

Identifying and solving key challenges found in today's digital media distribution industry will be the objective of the newly formed Sun Media Advisory Board (MAB), whose steering committee consists of senior executives from MLB Advanced Media, Turner Entertainment Networks and HBO Communications. The board has already identified media transformation, content identification and video storage optimization as key business challenges facing the industry today, and projects to address these issues are underway.

Sun Labs Open House Shows Off Current Research Projects
Project Caroline, Fortress, Darkstar, Sun SPOT, Wonderland Highlighted
Sun Labs Open House last week focused on the many and varied projects the research teams at Sun are working on. One of these is the research platform Project Caroline. Richard Zippel described this team project, of which he is a part, as "...a really cool platform that allows you to programmatically control all of the infrastructure resources you might need in building a horizontally scaled system."
Space Surveillance Radar Relying on Sun Java Real-Time System
Meets the Real Time Behavior and Throughput Requirements of ITT Corp.

The Sun Java Real-Time System 2.0 (Java RTS) and the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) have been selected as the software development platform for ITT Corporation’s Eglin Control and Signal Processing Upgrade (CSPU) program.

System News For Sun Users Blog Recap
Recent Blog Entries of Interest to Sun Users
System News posts items of interest for Sun users on a regular basis on the System News For Sun Users blog. Some of those items will become detailed articles in this newsletter. A quick recap of posts for the last week includes Next Release of OpenSolaris Expected in May, Sun Releases MySQL Workbench, Kickfire Database Appliance Based on MySQL Breaks Data Warehousing Price-Performance, MySQL 5.1 Expected for Release Later This Quarter, New Features in the Upcoming Solaris 10 OS 5/08, Sun Expands Sun Streaming System Product Portfolio, Sun Media Advisory Board, Space Surveillance Radar Relying on Sun Java Real-Time System, Second Life Video Covers UltraSPARC T2 Plus Processor Servers and Project Caroline, Other Research Projects.
Sun Releases MySQL Workbench
New Visual Database Design Tool Available in a Free and a Commercial Version
MySQL Workbench is a new visual database design tool integrating data modeling, physical database design, database creation, change management and documentation capabilities. It is available in two versions: MySQL Workbench Community Edition, which is a free download, and MySQL Workbench Standard Edition, which is the commercial extension that adds specialized plug-in modules with advanced features.
Features in the Just Released Solaris 10 5/08
Enhancements Throughout Including SysAdmin, Networking, Security, and More
The Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) 5/08 was just released a few days ago. In an earlier blog, Joerg Moellenkamp offered details of what users can expect in the way of new features:
Download Available for Logical Domains 1.0.2
Adds Support for UltraSPARC T2-Based Systems
Logical Domains Manager 1.0.2 was recently released, adding support for the UltraSPARC T2 Plus-based platforms and up to 128 domain support. This server virtualization and partitioning technology also offers up to 64 domain support for UltraSPARC T2 based systems and includes libvirt management interface software.
Solaris 8 and 9 Containers Software
Migrate Legacy Apps to the Solaris 10 OS and the Latest Sun Systems
Transferring Solaris 8 and 9 Operating System (Solaris OS) applications to the latest CMT systems running version 10 of Sun's OS is being made easier with the Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 Containers software. These latest additions to Sun's Container software work by capturing the entire environment of the original source system, either Solaris 8 or Solaris 9, and then transferring this environment to a Container running on the target Solaris 10 system.
A Guide for Migrating from IPv4 to IPv6 in the Solaris OS
Not as Difficult as One Might Think
Developers using IPv4 and wishing to migrate to IPv6 will find Nagendra Nagarajayya's paper a helpful guide. The piece provides an introduction to IPv6 (unicast addressing) and demonstrates the differences between it and IPv4, along with the recommended coding style to run C and Java programs unchanged on IPv4 and IPv6 networks on the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS).
Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 122 Issues 1 and 2; Volume 121 Issues 3 and 4

During the last quarter (Jan 08, Feb 08. Mar 08), the web site for this newsletter had 140k unique visitors who viewed 312k pages. (For the past 12 months: 416k visitors and 1.0 million page views.)

Each week, we determine which articles have been most frequently referenced by logged-in subscribers to provide you with a list of the most popular articles for the last 4 issues. The top 10 articles for last week, Vol 122 Issue 2, were:

  • UltraSPARC T2 Plus Processor Servers Introduced [19764]
  • Free Solaris Express Developer Edition DVD for x86 Platforms [19750]
  • Sun Files Another Patent Suit Against Network Appliance (NetApp) [19717]
  • Free Download of "Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology" [19751]
  • Download of Solaris Cluster 3.2 2/08 Now Available [19724]
  • Solaris Cluster Now Supports More Servers [19740]
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  • New Sun StorageTek VTL Prime Offers Data Deduplication Features [19762]
  • Deploying MySQL on the Solaris Cluster [19749]
  • Sun Modular Datacenter S20 Wins 2008 Best of FOSE Award [19736]
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