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Oracle
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Oracle Momentum Worldwide On SPARC Enterprise Servers
Highlights History Of Record Breaking Benchmarks
Sun highlighted demand and sales growth in emerging markets around its Solaris Operating System, Sun SPARC Enterprise server family and joint Oracle deployments, as well as strong momentum showcasing numerous world record benchmarks and new reference configurations for Oracle data warehouses on Sun platforms.

"Customers have made Sun's SPARC Enterprise servers and the Solaris OS the backbone of mission critical enterprise deployments from the Web-tier to the back office," said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems Group. "From mainframe-like RAS capabilities in open enterprise systems, to energy-efficient CMT servers and open storage, Sun has upped the ante on innovation with each successive generation of products. Customers driving their businesses on powerful platforms like those from Oracle demand the most reliable, efficient and scalable systems."

Features
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The McNealy Minute #17 and #18
Scott and Chip Heath, Stanford Professor and Co-Author of bestselling book Made to Stick
Scott McNealy and Chip Heath, Stanford Professor and Co-Author of bestselling book Made to Stick, discuss Sun’s Curricki, a new free virtual website, and their attempt to apply open source and sharing models to improve education on a global level. Hear why video games and instant messaging might be better teaching tools than textbooks and tests.
Harnessing the Emerging Market Opportunity
Peter Ryan, executive VP of Global Sales and Services Explains Sun's Approach
In a recent "Inner Circle" feature Peter Ryan, executive VP of Global Sales and Services for Sun, outlined his views on the emerging market opportunity and how it might best be addressed.

Changes in the world marketplace have led Sun to form an Emerging Market Sales region, Ryan explained, that will enable the company to accelerate growth in these markets.

Sun Microsystems' Menlo Park Data Warehouse Featured in 2009 Guinness Book
World's Largest Facility Consumes 91% Less Energy than Conventional Designs
Anyone can build something that big but we actually built it very, very small -- Shannon Elwell
Java Technology
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Blu-ray Disc Application Development with Java ME,
Part 1: Creating Your First Application
According to the latest statistics provided at the JavaOne 2008 conference, there are over 6 billion Java-enabled devices deployed worldwide. These devices can range from large-scale enterprise class servers down to a tiny smart card that fits in your wallet. Java technology is embedded into billions of phones, as well as countless other devices including the traditional desktop computer. Java technology is a critical part of the new high-definition video standard, the Blu-ray Disc standard. In this two-part series, we're going to cover several aspects of using the Java language to create applications for your Blu-ray disc player, which includes the very popular PlayStation 3 gaming console. Some various Java Platforms that exist today are:

  • Standard Edition: JAVA SE
  • Enterprise Edition: JAVA EE
  • Micro Edition: JAVA ME, CLDC/CDC1.X
Free and Open Source S/W
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OpenOffice.org 3.0
Release Candidate 2 (build OOO300_m7) available
OpenOffice 3.0 Release Candidate 2 (build OOO300_m7) is available through the OpenOffice.org website. The software is not recommended for production deployment at its current stage. It is recommended for new users to chose one of the previously released more stable versions such as OpenOffice 2.0. The new OpenOffice 3.0 Release Candidate contains many updated features and Native support for Mac OS X.
MySQL
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MySQL Workbench SE (Standard Edition) Subscription Offerings
Commercial Subscriptions Available at $99./Developer/Year
Sun now offers subscriptions to MySQL Workbench SE (Standard Edition). MySQL Workbench enables a DBA, developer, or data architect to visually design, generate, and manage all types of databases, including Web, OLTP, and data warehouse databases. It includes everything a data modeler needs for creating complex ER models, and also delivers key features for performing difficult change management and documentation tasks that normally require much time and effort.
New Geo-Replication Add-on, MySQL Cluster Support Offerings Available
Important Changes in Requested Delivery Date
A new GeoReplication add-on for MySQL, a real-time open source transactional database, and additional new MySQL Cluster Support offerings, are now available. MySQL Cluster combines the world's most popular open source database with a fault-tolerant database clustering architecture so you can deliver mission-critical database applications with 99.999% availability with no single point of failure.
Hardware
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Sun Goes Deep with Sun Modular Datacenter D20
Extends Sun's Leadership in the Containerized Datacenter Market
Sun released a new deeper rack model of the Sun Modular Datacenter (Sun MD20-versus S20) provides customers with new choices for deploying a broader spectrum of enterprise-class servers and storage in their modular datacenters. Since its launch in January 2008, the Sun MD has been deployed globally for many applications.
Servers
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New Options Available for Sun Fire X4450 with Intel Xeon Processor 7400 series
More Performance, Same 2U Footprint
Sun has made standard configurations and processor options available for the Sun Fire x4450 Server with the Intel Xeon Processor 7400 series. These new processor options range from 4-core to 6-core and 65W to 130W. These new Sun Fire X4450 standard configurations and processor options based on Intel Xeon processor 7400 series replace the existing configurations and options based on Intel Xeon processor 7300 series.
Top10
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Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 127 Issue 1, 2, and 3; Volume 126 Issue 4
We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. The top 10 articles for last week, Vol 127 Issue 3, were:

  • Solaris How-To Guides [20576]
  • Install Sun xVM Hypervisor and Use It To Configure Domains [20596]
  • Jonathan Schwartz talk at Bank of America's 38th Annual Investor Conference [20606]
  • "j14z" Blogs on Wine, Virtualization and xVM [20600]
  • Configure and Use ZFS-hosted iSCSI Guest Storage within the Sun xVM Hypervisor - Part 1 [20597]
  • Sun Volume Servers Product Line Card [20582]
  • A HowTo OpenSolaris Wiki Page [20561]
  • Six-Core Intel Xeon 7400 Processors in Sun x86 Servers [20607]
  • Configure and Use ZFS-hosted iSCSI Guest Storage within the Sun xVM Hypervisor - Part 2 [20598]
  • Sun xVM VirtualBox Enterprise Subscriptions [20583]

The longer version of this article lists the top 10 articles for each of the last eight weeks.

    Security
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    Solaris Security Presentation for Tech Days 2009
    Christoph Schuba's Slide Presentation as Download
    Christoph Schuba has made his slide presentation New Solaris Security Presentation for Tech Days 2009 available on his blog as either a PDF or OpenOffice download. The latter version includes extensive sets of notes that help to understand the slides. The presentation includes a lot of code and administration examples.
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