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Oracle Partitioning in Oracle Database 11g Release 2
Get the Latest Partitioning Techniques, Learn About Latest Enhancements
Oracle Partitioning can improve the performance, manageability, and availability for applications, the company asserts. Part of the Oracle Database, Oracle Partitioning is the subject of a white paper that discusses the latest partitioning techniques, enhanced scalability, and extended manageability capabilities now available in the latest Oracle Database 11g Release 2.
What Customers Can Expect from the New Sun
Streamlined Product Delivery, Long-deserved Emphasis on Sun Ray, Among Other Changes
It's safe to say that only Larry Ellison and a few of his top level Oracle executives really know "what's next for customers at Sun," but there is plenty of room for intelligent speculation on this score, and that is what Paul Murphy provides in his brief blog post on that topic. By and large, what Murphy sees will be welcomed by Sun customers.
Installing Solaris 10 OS as a VM Under an Oracle VM Environment
Blog Offers Steps and Tips on Set-up

A few tips on how to install Solaris 10 OS as a virtual machine under an Oracle VM 2.2 environment have been posted by Honglin Su on Oracle's Virtualization blog. All of the steps are accompanied by screen snippets so readers can compare their results with his. He also includes links to downloads and documentation throughout the blog, helping ease the process.

Java Technology
JavaOne Conference Call for Papers Issued
Presenters Have Until March 14 to Submit Proposals
March 14 is the deadline for those wanting to submit papers for the JavaOne 2010 conference. This year's conference will be co-located with Oracle Develop during the week of Oracle OpenWorld. Set for Sept. 19-23 in San Francisco, JavaOne 2010 will be offering the following tracks, and proposals to speak are being accepted under them: Core Java Platform; Java SE and Desktop Java; Java EE and Java for Enterprise Applications; JavaFX and Rich User Experience; Java ME and Mobile; Java for Devices, Card, and TV; and The Java Frontier.
Sun HotSpot Java Virtual Machine and JRockit JVM Will Likely Merge
Single JVM Based on Both Expected Within Two Years

Although in the short term, development will continue in parallel on both the Sun HotSpot Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and the JRockit JVM that Oracle acquired from BEA Systems, the most informed speculation is that, eventually, a single JVM based on both technologies is expected within the coming 18 months to two years, or so writes Paul Krill in InfoWorld.

Solaris News Bites
Short Items of Interest for Solaris Users
  • How to Back Port Solaris 10
  • iSCSI failover with COMSTAR
  • Oracle DB 11gR2 Certified on Solaris
  • Steps for Installing Any Native or Branded Zones
  • Solaris Boot Process
  • Threads and Interrupts
  • Solaris 10 5/09 OS Receives Security Certification
  • Solaris Volume Manager Command Overview
  • patchanalysis_gather script
  • Make the Most of an SSD with ZFS
  • ZFS Deduplication Notebook Backup

MySQL Training Hits the Road
Workshops for Beginners, DBAs, Developers, HA, Performance Tuning, and More
Learn how to use MySQL and/or tweak your expertise in a specific area by attending MySQL training. Available classes include MySQL for Beginners, MySQL for DBAs, MySQL for Developers, MySQL for High Availability, MySQL Performance Tuning, MySQL Bootcamp, MySQL Cluster and on-site dedicated training. These classes are available around the world. Get more details on your specific class of interest and whether it is scheduled for a stop in a city near you.
Oracle Rebrands Solaris and Associated Products
Oracle Solaris Becomes the Company's Strategic Enterprise Platform
Rebranding has begun for Sun products. One of note is the Solaris Operating System, which now reads as Oracle Solaris. This name change filters down to associated products such as Sun Studio, which now is officially called the Oracle Solaris Studio. In regards to Oracle Solaris, Barbara Darrow with, identifies it as Oracle's new high-end data center appliances running the Oracle software stack, while Vijay Tatkar discusses the newly named Oracle Solaris Studio.
Sun's Niagara 3
One Billion Transistors, 16 SPARC Cores Combined in a Single SoC
Sun's Niagara 3, a one billion-transistor, 16-core processor, and the IBM POWER7 are the subject of Jon Stokes's Ars Technica piece that introduces readers to the floorplan of both chips.
Oracle OpenWorld Super Saver Pricing Ends March 19
Save up to $700 for Full Conference Benefits
Get $700 off Oracle OpenWorld 2010's full conference registration price by securing a spot before March 19. The conference is scheduled for Sept. 19-23, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. More than 1,800 sessions will be held along with 400 partner exhibits and hundreds of demos.
Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 144 Issues 1, 2 and 3; Vol 143 Issues 1, 2, 3, 4; Vol 142 Issue 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 143 Issue 3, the top 10 articles were:

  • In the Linux vs. Solaris Debate, Watch out for Scalability FUD
  • Oracle's Financial Analyst Discussion (Transcript)
  • Fast Track to OpenSolaris
  • Oracle Positioned in Gartner's Leaders Quadrant
  • Demonstrating How to Use GlassFish ESB 2.2
  • Creating a Simple Web Application Using a MySQL Database
  • Learn More About the Combination of Oracle and Sun Technologies
  • What is Flash Memory and Where Will Flash Technologies Lead?
  • Oracle's Cloud Computing Forum
  • Installing Oracle 11g R2 on Solaris 10 with EMC PowerPath

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

    Exploring Web Service Simulation
    Java Tech Article Looks at Designing It Using Servlets
    In a technical article, Adhir Mehta proposes using servlets to assist developers in maintaining their web service based assignments. He offers an algorithm to generate a file name using the input message, and then demonstrates how to use it in a configurable manner so there isn't a need to write any java code.
    How to Spec (or not) with HTML5 as an Example
    Controversial Topic Generates Abundant Comment
    Readers with an appetite for controversy will find Tim Bray's blog on HTML5 engaging and will certainly like to read the voluminous comments the piece generated. Suffice it to say, the jury is still out on HTML5, so the debate goes on.
      Developing Access Control Software on the NetBeans Platform
      Modularity Lends Itself to Needs of Both the Developer and the Customer
      FERMAX is a Spanish company that produces Audio/Video Door Entry and Access Control Systems, using NetBeans for one critical aspect of the process. Oswaldo Rubio, who is a software developer in the FERMAX R&D department, explains to Geertjan Wielenga why the company chose the NetBeans platform for its development tasks in an interview published in NetBeans Zone.
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