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Oracle Works to Assuage the Anxieties of Its Customers
Audience Learns Where Oracle Will Focus Its Attention
Writing in eWeek Europe about the audience reaction to the presentation made by Oracle executives to 500 Sun customers and partners in London, Peter Judge assessed the response positively, saying, "The most surprising thing about the event was the complacency. Many of the delegates suggested that this merger, billed as one of the most cataclysmic ever (in a good way or a bad way), might simply lead to business as usual, with the products and support coming from the usual partners and executives, and the roadmap continuing."
Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Released
A Platform for Making Use of Physical and Virtual Sun Environments
Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center is the newest addition in the Oracle Enterprise Manager family. It is used to manage both physical and virtual systems, and manages across the entire system lifecycle from discovery to provisioning, updating, monitoring and management.
Oracle Gets Approval from Russia on Sun Merger
Development of MySQL Required

Reuters reported that Russia's anti-monopoly regulator, the Federal Antimonopoly Service or FAS, has approved a $7 billion takeover of Sun Microsystems by Oracle on condition that the company continues to develop Sun's MySQL database. "FAS has reviewed the application and ... has decided to approve the application," the regulator, said in a statement, adding that the approval would only be valid if Oracle continues to develop Sun's MySQL database.

Flash Storage in Exadata V2 Cuts Query Processing Time Significantly
Oracle Exec Also Discusses Smart Scan to Help Solve Bottleneck Issues
Christopher Chelliah, general manager for Exadata and Appliance solutions, Oracle Asia Pacific, said the flash storage integration within the second iteration of Oracle's Exadata Database Machine eliminates the need to source data from storage disks and cuts query processing time significantly. "Coupled with the hybrid columnar compression feature which groups data by column before compression, the flash storage can fit up to 50 terabytes of data," said Chelliah, as reported by IDG.
Running VirtualBox VMs as Services in Windows
With VBoxVmService, VMs Truly Run in the Background

With the VBoxVmService, users can easily create up to 127 VMs and run them as a service in any flavor of Windows, or so says Joe Mocker in his Weblog. Mocker tried it with Windows 7 on x64. He did have to implement a workaround to have his VMs identified by name, but other than that, he now has his VirtualBox VMs running in the background with no console windows or anything else. Plus, VBoxVmService can start virtual machines without anyone having to login first.

Oracle Management Connector for Ops Center
An Event Forwarding Solution From Ops Center to Oracle Enteprise Manager
The Oracle Management Connector for Ops Center enables users to view event information in the Oracle Enterprise Manager console. With the Connector, Ops Center notifications are displayed as Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control alerts. Benefits of such an integration for system administrators include faster resolution times, more immediate root cause analysis, and faster communication flow between IT departments.
Online Training Services Information for Recently Acquired Oracle Employees
Oracle Community Offers a Couple of Suggestions for Newcomers
Former Sun employees now working for Oracle may be interested in the personalized online training their new employer does offer. In a question posed on Oracle Mix, an inquisitive newcomer gets a couple of hints from Oracle veterans.
Free and Open Source S/W
Document Freedom Day Set for March 31st
To Educate About the Importance of ODF and Open Standards
Document Freedom Day 2010 is March 31st and there will be events all over the world. Document Freedom Day (DFD) is a global day for document liberation. It will be a day of grassroots effort to educate the public about the importance of Open Document Formats (ODF) and Open Standards in general. Learn more about DFD and how to get involved by visiting the DFD's main page.
The Importance of Information Storage and Management
Dealing with the Data Deluge
The February 27, 2010 issue of The Economist contains a special feature on the data deluge assembled by its Tokyo correspondent Kenneth Cukier, who observes, "Information has gone from scarce to superabundant. That brings huge new benefits but also big headaches." Statistics show the average American is bombarded with 34 gigabytes of information per person per day. The biggest data hogs were video games and television while, in terms of bytes, written words are insignificant, amounting to less than 0.1% of the total. Data, The Economist reports, is accumulating at a rate that exceeds the capability to store it.
Sun Storage 7000 2010.Q1 Quality and Features
Technical Lead Bryan Cantrill Parts the Curtain a Bit on this Release
Wiping the sweat from his brow, Fishworks Engineer Bryan Cantrill reflects on the release of the new major Sun Storage 7000 series software update, known as 2010.Q1. Producing this release was no mean feat, Cantrill writes, given that it involved building enterprise-grade storage on commodity components, incorporating entirely new elements like Flash, and creating an ambitious management stack entirely from scratch.
Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 145 Issue 1, 2, Vol 144 Issues 1, 2, 3, and 4; Vol 143 Issues 2, 3, 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 145 Issue 2, the top 10 articles were:

  • Sun Certification Under Oracle
  • New Oracle-Sun Downloads
  • Oracle's Third Fiscal Quarter Earnings Due March 25
  • Differences Between OpenSolaris and Linux
  • Oracle's Xen-based Server Virtualization Could Challenge Competitors
  • Sun Unified Storage System 2010.02
  • eWEEK's Top 25 Technologies Of The Decade
  • Oracle Announces Some of Its Bets
  • Can MySQL and Oracle Database Coexist Under Oracle?
  • Oracle SOA Governance 11g

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

    What's in Store for the Oracle Office Product Family
    First Desktop to Web to Mobile Solution Based on ODF Standard
    A rebranding is in store for StarOffice and StarSuite, and a web-based office suite is in the works that will be tightly integrated with the desktop version, allowing users to access their documents from basically any browser and from any device. This information is from Michael Bemmer, former Sun staffer and now head of the new Office Global Business Unit at Oracle, who presents a brief summary of the future of and office productivity at Oracle, along with how the Sun Oracle merger will benefit customers and users.
    Sun POJO Service Engine User's Guide
    Building Business Integration Applications to JBI Standards with Plain Old Java Objects
    "Using the Sun POJO Service Engine" is a guide to the tools available in the Plain Old Java Objects (POJO) Service Engine that enable users to build business integration applications based on JBI standards and using Plain Old Java Objects.
    Design Priniciples for Thread-based Systems
    Thread Safety Policy Helps Simplify Design of Applications
    A article discusses design principles to follow when the objective is to build an efficient, thread-safe application. In the article "Rethinking Multi-Threaded Design Principles" Dibyendu Roy asserts that careful design and adherence to a well thought out underlying policy is essential for productive thread-based systems.
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