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"Deploying Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition"
With Sun Servers, Solaris, Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems
An enterprise deployment architecture for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition using Sun servers running Solaris and Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage systems is described in a Sun BluePrints article. The architecture brings fault tolerance, security, resiliency and performance to enterprise deployments, and can be used to consolidate multiple tiers onto a single system through the use of key virtualization technologies.
Encryption Wizard for Oracle
Transparent data-at-rest encryption for the Oracle RDBMS
The Encryption Wizard for Oracle provides transparent data-at-rest encryption for the Oracle RDBMS at a fraction of the cost of other solutions. With robust AES-256 cryptography and schema, table or column encryption and auditing, the Encryption Wizard is the smart choice for Sun/Oracle users to help combat data theft. Built around an intuitive Java interface, the Encryption Wizard has been protecting Oracle/Sun servers since 2002.

A free trial is available for download.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Generated at New Sun Server Farm
Sun HPC Technologies Provide Performance Required and More
Facing a looming deadline and a legacy IT infrastructure that just wasn't delivering the goods, Blue Sky Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fox Filmed Entertainment, turned to Sun for the solutions that made it possible to deliver "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" on time and with the promised quality.
New 2.53GHz Quad-core SPARC64 VII Processors
Options for Sun SPARC Enterprise M4000 and M5000 Servers
Get a new higher performance 2.53GHz quad-core SPARC64 VII processor for Sun SPARC Enterprise M4000 and M5000 servers and without any increase in cost. The new quad-core 8 thread SPARC64 VII processor option operating at 2.53GHz includes 5.5MB L2 cache. The SPARC64 VII quad-core options can be mixed and matched in the SPARC Enterprise M4000 and M5000 servers with the current SPARC64 VI (2.15GHz) and SPARC64 VII (2.4GHz and the new 2.53GHz) options.
Virtualization News Bites
Short Items of Interest on Sun Virtualization

  • Smart DisplayCard Token with Sun VDI
  • Import Existing VDI File into VirtualBox
  • VirtualBox 3.1 Beta 1
  • Download Sun VirtualBox 3.0.10
  • Tips and Resources on VirtualBox
  • Sun Unified Storage Simulator 2009.Q2.0.0

Java Technology
New Features in Sun GlassFish Communication Server 2.0
Available Now, Download for a Free Evaluation
Sun GlassFish Communications Server is a Java EE technology-based converged application server combining enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web services capabilities with Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) servlets. Version 2.0 is the latest version, offering SIP session replication, diameter support, rolling upgrade, 64-bit JVM support, multihome support and overload protection.
Things Are Getting Easier with ZFS, Live Upgrade and now, Flash Archive
A Brief How-to Guide on Getting the Best Out of These Three Solutions

The blog "ZFS, Live Upgrade and Flash Archive - happy together at last" extols the virtues of ZFS, claiming, "you can use a mirrored ZFS boot environment to protect against media failures, enable compression to save disk space, take snapshots to preserve the point-in-time image of your system as a safeguard against 'Ooops!', and other benefits."

A Guide for Migrating From Microsoft Access to MySQL
Join the Crowds Who Have Made the Move

The MySQL/Sun Technical White Paper "A Guide for Migrating from Microsoft Access to MySQL" provides insight into what is needed for considering a move from Access to MySQL and presents a number of options that help make for an easy transition. Both the business and technical sides of migrating to MySQL are covered. Both managers and seasoned technical developers, business analysts, and DBAs, will find the needed answers to questions that revolve around migrating to the world’s most popular open source database: MySQL.

Cloud Computing
Oracle and the Cloud
A Cloud Computing Journal Interview with Oracle SVP Richard Sarwal
According to Richard Sarwal, SVP Product Development for Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle will support cloud computing as an enterprise grade offering, whether private or public. He shared this information with Cloud Computing Expo Conference Chairman Jeremy Geelan in an interview published in Cloud Computing Journal. Sarwal describes the role of middleware in cloud computing, detailing how application grid’s automation and dynamic capacity adjustment are primary enablers of cloud architectures.
AT&T's New Cloud Computing System Relies on Sun Technologies
Based on Sun's Open Cloud Platform and Sun Cloud APIs
The newly announced AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service is using Sun's Open Cloud Platform, Sun Cloud APIs and cloud reference architecture as the underlying infrastructure for its cloud offerings. This global cloud-based service is geared at creating an environment to make it easy for developers to build and deploy value-added services, as well as provide companies of all sizes simple on-demand access to scalable computing capacity.
New Configurations for Sun Storage 7310 and 7110
Now Support Six-core AMD Opteron Processors
Sun Storage 7310 and 7110 now come with new configurations containing six-core AMD Opteron processors as part of the assemble to order (ATO) model. With ATO, customers will get a system fully assembled and tested with the additional components ordered. Existing configurations using four-core AMD processors now have a last order date of January 29, 2010, and last ship date of April 30, 2010.
Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 141 Issues 1, 2; Vol 140 Issue 1, 2, 3, 4; Vol 139 Issues 4 and 5
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 141 Issue 2, the top 10 articles were:

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

    Why VeriScale Architecture Is Ideal for Cloud Computing
    Sun BluePrints Provides Overview, Details Priniciples and Components
    Mikael Lofstrand, chief technologist of Networking Technologies for Sun’s Global Sales and Services organization, has written a 27-page Sun BluePrints article on Sun’s VeriScale architecture, stating it provides an excellent foundation for cloud computing and can be implemented as an overlay to create a virtual infrastructure on a public cloud, or it can be used to implement a private cloud. He details VeriScale’s defining principles, underlying components, interactions and advantages. Applicable real-world scenarios are also described.
    Federating to Salesforce CRM with OpenSSO
    Make the Most of Software as a Service
    "Federating to Salesforce CRM with OpenSSO" explains how to simultaneously control access to in-house applications and those hosted by the software as a service (SaaS) provider Salesforce by using OpenSSO. SaaS, a way of delivering applications over the Internet, employs a delivery model in which a commercial vendor develops the software, hosts its operations, provides Internet-based access, and supports applications for its end users and customers.
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