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Oracle's Strategic Acquisitions
Find Out the Who, What, and When of Oracle's Purchased Companies and Technologies

Within a week's time, Oracle announced its intended purchase of Secerno, pre-paid software assets from eServGlobal, and its attainment of the intellectual property assets of Market2Lead. If you're finding it hard to keep up with all the mergers and acquisitions Oracle has and is working to achieve, the company has a page listing its strategic acquisitions over the past few years with links to each collected company or technology.

Virtualization
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Oracle's Desktop-to-Data Center Offering
With Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, VirtualBox, and Sun Ray
An Oracle Technology Network (OTN) TechCast focuses on desktop-to-data center virtualization as guest Wim Coekaerts, Oracle SVP for Linux and Virtualization, explains how the addition of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, VirtualBox, and Sun Ray complete this unique offering for customers. Hosted by OTN Senior Director Justin Kestelyn, this replay of a TechCast Live Event runs 17:54.
Oracle VM Server for SPARC
Reintroduction to the Former Sun Logical Domains
The once Sun Logical Domains is now the Oracle VM Server for SPARC. Leveraging the built-in SPARC hypervisor to subdivide supported platforms' resources (CPUs, memory, network, and storage) by creating partitions called logical (or virtual) domains, the Oracle VM Server allows for the creation of up to 128 virtual servers on one system to take advantage of the massive thread scale offered by the Sun SPARC Enterprise Systems with Chip Multithreading (CMT) technology. Honglin Su writing for Oracle's Virtualization Blog recapitulates the solution's features, architecture, and systems support.
Java Technology
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The GlassFish Project Heats Up
Learn More About the Release of GlassFish 3.1 Milestone 1, Roadmap, FAQ, and More
There is a lot of news coming from the GlassFish Project with development continuing as it moves toward the release of GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 3.1 by the end of the year. Milestone 1 is expected soon, and as Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart reports it includes basic clustering (creation/deleting/start-stop), infrastructure for dynamic reconfiguration, and application versioning. Other significant updates have been announced and those wondering what is in the upcoming plan may want to read further.
Free and Open Source S/W
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Considerations for Organizations Looking Toward Open Source
Pondering Points Should Include Costs, Flexibility, Licensing, and Support

Open-source software "has transformed over the last decade from this unknown, risky thing that hippies and garage developers do, to the basis for a market in the billions of dollars," says Jay Lyman, an analyst at The 451 Group, as reported by Mary Brandel in a ComputerWorld article that identifies what it terms are the "hidden snags" of this growing segment in the IT industry.

Solaris
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"Configuring Oracle Solaris ZFS for an Oracle Database"
How to Take Advantage of ZFS on Oracle Relational Databases
The Oracle white paper "Configuring Oracle Solaris ZFS for an Oracle Database" is publicized as a guide on how to economically deploy these two solutions to maximize data integrity and performance. It begins with a brief planning section, followed by step-by-step instructions for configuring and maintaining Oracle Solaris ZFS file systems for an Oracle database.
Partners
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Sun Partner Frontline Discusses Shift to Oracle Practice
Acquisition Adjustments Not an Interference for Growing Business
Long-time Sun partner and systems integrator Frontline Systems has launched an Oracle practice, shifting its focus from hardware sales to professional services and software. Speaking with Nadia Cameron with ARN, Frontline general manager Bill Frangeskakis says staff focused specifically on Oracle’s database and middleware offerings has more than doubled since the first of this year, growing from an initial three to eight in the few months since the Sun-Oracle merger.
OpenStorage
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Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems for Oracle Databases
Executive Overview on Hybrid Storage Pools, Analytics, Full Suite of Data Services Software
Learn more about Oracle's Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System in a 9-page white paper that provides an executive overview of the system. The paper offers information on the benefits of Hybrid Storage Pools, Analytics, and fully integrated software, providing specific examples along with charts and figures to demonstrate its points.
Guide for Installing Oracle Siebel CRM 8 with Sun's Open Storage Systems
Creating Proof-of-concept Environments for Application Testing or Benchmarking
Abhishek Gupta has authored a guide describing the installation of Oracle Siebel Customer Relationship Management (CRM) 8 software with Oracle’s Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems. It can be used to help customers and technical support engineers create proof-of-concept environments for application testing or benchmarking.
Top10
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Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 147 Issue 1, 2, 3; Vol 146 Issues 1, 2, 3, 4; Vol 145 Issues 4, 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 147 Issue 3, the top 10 articles were:

  • Capitalizing on Sun Technologies
  • Free Oracle Solaris Training
  • Gartner Reports on Oracle's New Sun Support Policy
  • Oracle Solaris 10 Subscriptions and Support for HP
  • New Certifications Introduced at Oracle
  • An Introduction to Virtualization with VirtualBox
  • Sun Fire X2270 M2 Server Released
  • VirtualBox 3.2 Now Available
  • Continuing the Roadmap for OpenSSO
  • New Netra Blade Server for Telecoms

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

    Sysadmin
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    Using Dynamic Resource Management in Oracle VM Server for SPARC
    Defining Three Policies for Three Logical Domains
    Orgad Kimchi has penned a five-page article on using the Oracle VM Server for SPARC (formerly called Sun Logical Domains or LDoms) version 1.3 Dynamic Resource Management (DRM) for allocating CPUs resources based on workload and pre-defined polices. This technical paper defines three policies for three logical domains, offering commands for managing a policy along with the specific add-policy commands for each logical domain and how to enable them.
    Security
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    Oracle's Buy of Secerno
    Expected to Augment Oracle's Portfolio of Database Security Solutions
    Secerno solutions are joining the Oracle family as the company plans on acquiring the data security and control technology group. Secerno is a provider of database firewall solutions that help customers safeguard their enterprise databases and they are expected to augment Oracle’s portfolio of database security solutions to further ensure data privacy, protect against threats, and enable regulatory compliance.
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