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Oracle
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Configuration Guide on Oracle Database 10G with RAC and RDS
Over Infiniband on Solaris 10
Oracle Database 10g with Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) using Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) on Solaris 10 is the subject of a Sun BluePrints article that describes the software and hardware configurations, along with the steps necessary to install and configure the components. Authors Uday Shetty and Peter Sciarra also explain the testing used to validate the example configurations defined in the article.
Zend Server Now Available Via Oracle Unbreakable Linux Network
Includes Out-of-the-box Enterprise-grade Connectivity to Oracle Database
Oracle and Zend Technologies are working together to make PHP/Zend Server more integrated with Oracle Enterprise Linux by offering the server to customers from the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN). This server is a complete, Oracle-enabled, enterprise-ready Web application server for running and managing PHP applications and includes out-of-the-box enterprise-grade connectivity to Oracle Database.
Features
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What is the Role for Social Networking Sites in the Enterprise
Three Sun Experts Exchange Views
Writing for the Sun Inner Circle, CIO Bob Worrall discusses the possibilities for the enterprise of social networking. Worrall is joined by Mary Smaragdis, Director of Sun News Network and New and Social Media, and Linda Skrocki, Senior Engineering Program Manager for Sun's high-volume external-facing community web properties, both social community experts.
Sun Solutions Cut Annual Power Consumption for SAP Environment by 59%
Case Study Also Shows 108% Increase in Server Efficiency

Anyone looking to boost energy efficiency for SAP environments, while increasing hardware performance and environment expansion should take a look at a case study on BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH. The Germany-based domestic appliance supplier migrated its SAP software onto a platform consisting of Sun SPARC Enterprise servers, Solaris 10, Sun Blade servers and Sun StorageTek systems. This move reduced its annual power consumption by 59% and increased server efficiency by 108%.

Virtualization
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Virtualizing Enterprise Application Infrastructure with Sun CMT Technology
A Clear Path to Increased ROI
"Virtualizing Enterprise Application Infrastructure with Sun Chip Multithreading (CMT) Technology Using Sun's Built-in, No-cost Virtualization Technologies to Dramatically Increase ROI" is the long title of a relatively brief (16 pages) Sun white paper. The authors write that IT managers, drive to lower both capital and operating expenditures while increasing capacity for more application services and growing markets must determine ways to reduce both the number and complexity of the systems in the corporate infrastructure. These managers must simultaneously deliver increasing performance, capacity, and security.
Java Technology
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"Performance Tuning the Sun GlassFish Web Stack (Apache, MySQL, and PHP)"
What to Tune and How
The Sun white paper "Performance Tuning the Sun GlassFish Web Stack (Apache, MySQL, and PHP" is an introduction to tuning different components of the Sun GlassFish Web Stack, with a focus on Apache, MySQL, and PHP. The guide also explains how the features of Web Stack Enterprise Manager can identify which areas of the system to tune for a user's workload.
Java CAPS 6.2 Released
Enables Clustering via GlassFish Enterprise Server
Sun Java Composite Application Platform Suite (Java CAPS) 6.2 comes with some significant features, including clustering via GlassFish Enterprise Server to distribute processing across multiple servers. It also adds support for RESTful Web services, SWIFTReady 2009 certification and a number of platform-level enhancements. Java CAPS provides a standards-based, open, extensible platform for developing software infrastructures using a service-oriented architecture approach.
Solaris
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"Patching the Solaris OS Using Sun Ops Center 2.5"
Patch Management Without the Headaches
A recent Sun Docs BigAdmin paper by Shanthi Srinivasan and Laura Hartman describes "Patching the Solaris OS Using Sun Ops Center 2.5." The paper explains that Sun Ops Center offers comprehensive data center management software for the physical and virtual systems in the data center. This software enables users to provision, patch, virtualize, manage, and monitor the assets in your data center from a single browser user interface (BUI).
Top10
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Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 141 Issues 1, 2, 3; Vol 140 Issue 1, 2, 3, 4; Vol 139 Issue 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 3, the top 10 articles were:

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

    Developer
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    Enabling IP, Resource, Environment-Based Authentication With OpenSSO
    Learn How to Define Customized Polices and Improve User Experience

    Learn how to configure the OpenSSO server and its Policy Agents to use IP/Resource/Environment-based authentication for a flexible mechanism that can define customized policies and improve user experience for access control. The three-part article series hosted on the Sun Developer Network comes from the minds of Qingwen Cheng, Mrudul Uchil and Rick Palkovic. The series explain the resource authentication architecture and information flow of OpenSSO components, and presents five use cases for enterprise/corporate SSO and federated SSO deployments.

    "Web Site Performance Tips and Tools"
    Simple Suggestions, Resource Links Offered
    Java Technology Evangelist Carol McDonald has posted a list of web site performance tips and tools with simple suggestions on how to improve web site performance along with links to a variety of tools to help resolve common issues faced by many users.
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