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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

    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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