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"Oracle SCA - The Power of the Composite"
White Paper Covers SCA Capabilities Featured in Oracle SOA Suite 11g
This Oracle white paper introduces the Service Component Architecture standard (SCA) and its capabilities featured in Oracle SOA Suite 11g, which are aimed at reducing the complexity of developing, deploying, and managing Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) applications. SCA is defined as a set of specifications which describe a model for building applications and systems using a SOA.
OpenSolaris News Bites
Short Items of Interest for the OpenSolaris Community
  • LDoms 1.2 Available via IPS
  • "ZFS: The Next Word..." Presentation by Jeff Bonwick and Bill Moore
  • Interrupt Resource Management (IRM)
  • How HVM PV Disk IO Works
  • OpenSolaris 2009.06 Desktop
  • OpenSolaris Operating System Secure Deployment
  • Set-up Auto Install Server on OpenSolaris

Logical Domains Security Questions Answered
Covers CPU, Memory, Virtual Network -Disks-Console, and More

Logical Domains (LDoms) provide built-in and no-cost virtualization capabilities for Sun Chip Multithreading (CMT) Servers, and many are considering implementing it as part of a virtualization strategy. But what about security? Sun's Jim Laurent recently had to address this question with a federal government customer and decided to share his findings.

CIO Guide: The Strategic Value of MySQL
Calculating Database Costs
This white paper examines a model whereby CIOs can reduce database costs by adopting a heterogeneous database architecture and implementing MySQL for much of business critical and operational applications. MySQL customer examples, usage scenarios along with target applications, as well as recommended adoption strategies are presented.
Cloud Computing
"Cloud Storage for Cloud Computing"
Standardizing Cloud Computing Interfaces
Sun's Mark Carlson and Gary Mazzaferro have written a new white paper on Storage for Cloud Computing. Sponsored by the Open Grid Forum and Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), the latter of which recently published a Work-in-Progress draft version of the Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) for public review and feedback, the paper "Cloud Storage for Cloud Computing" introduces CDMI as well as the Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI) and how to use the two for a cloud computing infrastructure.
Freeware and Open Source Tools and Applications for Windows
A List of 100 Recommendations

Pranav Prakash has posted a list of 100 freeware and open source tools and applications for Windows. Alphabetized and categorized under uses such as audio, development, file management, system utilities, security, etc., Prakash claims these work as good as commercial counterparts without the cost.

Tuning Your Storage System for Database Workloads
Free Sun Startup Essentials Webinar
Databases are a key part of any application. The storage subsystem contributes most to performance of the database. In recent days, new storage technologies like Solid State Storage (SSD) and high performance drives are becoming cheaper and more accessible, but it takes a lot of planning to use these technologies in a cost effective way for best price-performance. Get tips and tricks for tuning storage systems for database workloads in a free Sun Startup Essentials Webcast presented by Senior Architect Angelo Rajadurai.
Accelerate Databases with the Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array
A Sun BluePrints Article and White Paper Explains How
Sun recently published a Sun BluePrints article and a white paper on its new Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array. The article shows how to apply the Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array as storage for database indexes in order to accelerate application performance. The white paper describes the array’s architectures and technologies, as well as storage deployment considerations.
Sun Tape
Sun StorageTek Automated Cartridge Systems Library Software (ACSLS) 8.0
New Features Include Web-based GUI, Logical Libraries
The Sun StorageTek Automated Cartridge Systems Library Software (ACSLS) version 8.0 comes with a Web-based GUI for library management and control, logical libraries for partitioning, SCSI Media Changer Fibre Channel (FC) front end interface to logical libraries, backward compatibility, and supports 8-character volume labels. Sun StorageTek ACSLS software offers comprehensive and scalable monitoring, management, sharing and data protection.
IDC Reports Sun Earned Most in Tape Storage Automation Revenue
During First Half of 2009
IDC Worldwide Tape QView Q2 CY09 reports Sun earned the most for tape storage automation revenue during the first half of calendar year 2009. Sun saw growth within its installed base as well as with new customers. "Sun StorageTek does not make autoloaders or entry automation and has the number one market position on the basis of the strength of its SL500, SL3000, and SL8500 midrange and enterprise automation," the IDC report states.
Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 140 Issue 1, 2; Vol 139 Issues 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; Vol 138 Issues 4
We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, Vol 140 Issue 1, the top 10 articles were:

The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.

    What's New on BigAdmin
    As of October 22nd, 2009
    Patching the Solaris OS Using Sun Ops Center 2.5

    This article describes methods to patch the Solaris OS using Sun Ops Center 2.5. Sun documentation experts explain how to use system catalogs, baseline analysis reports, black lists and white lists, and more.

    Just Updated: Resources for Upgrading to the Solaris 10 OS

    Lots of new info added for more ways to move up to Solaris 10. Find out why it's a good idea, what's involved, what you'll need to know, what to do with your legacy applications, and what resources are available.

    Oracle VM Server Virtualization Software 2.2
    Latest Release Adds Support for Intel 5500 and Six-core AMD Processors
    Oracle VM is server virtualization software that fully supports both Oracle and non-Oracle applications. The latest release is version 2.2, which features the latest Xen-based, industry-standard hypervisor, Xen 3.4, and provides performance enhancements for customers running Intel Xeon processor 5500 series, as well as six-core AMD Opteron processors.
    NetBeans Supports Brazilian State's Financial Management System
    Developer Explains Choice of the Open Source Platform
    The financial management system of the state Tocantins in Brazil is based on the NetBeans platform. Recently, Geertjan Wielenga interviewed developer Paulo Canedo who worked on the application and shares information about its purpose, features, and the benefits derived from the NetBeans platform.
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