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Solaris 11 or Illumos?
Fans of Open Source Will Have a Choice
It should have surprised no one that Oracle allowed the door to close on OpenSolaris and the source code to Solaris itself, asserts Mike Leventhal in his blog on "The future of Solaris". Leventhal provides a link to Mike Shapiro's memo, portentously dated Friday, August 13, 2010, that explained Oracle's thinking on Solaris code and on the prospects for OpenSolaris.
Virtualization
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New Release of Oracle Secure Global Desktop Now Available
Secure, Remote Access with Improved Flexibility and Usability
Oracle Secure Global Desktop 4.6 has made improvements in browser flexibility, availability, application launch control, integration with third party infrastructure, hot-plug local disk drives and USB drives, Windows sessions, configurable directory services and password management, and connection protocol.
Java Technology
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'Painless' Update Process for Java EE 6 Update 1 Described
Update Tool Makes Things all but Automatic

"Painless" is how blogger Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart describes the process in his post "Java EE 6 Update 1 with JDK 6 U21 -- and using the Update Tool." The new Java EE 6 SDK w/ JDK 6 bundles using JDK 6 U21 are in release, he writes, noting that all bundles, including the non-JDK bundles which have not changed since June 17, 2010, are now at Oracle Technology Network (OTN).

Free and Open Source S/W
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OpenIndiana Launched
New Distribution of OpenSolaris
The Illumos Foundation this week launched OpenIndiana. Described as a continuation of the OpenSolaris operating system, OpenIndiana aims to be an alternative to Oracle Solaris 11 and Oracle Solaris 11 Express and is expected to be binary and package compatible with both of these Oracle OSes. The first development build of the open source OS, which is now available for testing, is based on OpenSolaris build 147.
Solaris
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"Oracle Solaris: In a Class by Itself"
White Paper Examines Features that Set this UNIX OS Apart
This 21-page Oracle white paper offers a high-level discussion of the Oracle Solaris unique features and innovative technologies, such as Oracle Solaris ZFS, Oracle Solaris DTrace, Predictive Self Healing, built-in virtualization, independent security verification, binary compatibility, and others. An emphasis is placed on the link between Oracle's operating system, virtualization, cluster, and development technologies for the integrated portfolio the company now offers - the application-to-disk integration or integrated stack.
Licensing Changes for Some Solaris-related Products
Affects Oracle Solaris, Oracle Solaris Cluster and Oracle Solaris Express

Oracle Solaris, Oracle Solaris Cluster and Oracle Solaris Express are now under the Oracle Technology Network Developer License Agreement. The 90-day evaluation period has been replaced with a perpetual license that is limited to "the purpose of developing, testing, prototyping and demonstrating your applications, and not for any other purpose."

MySQL
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Optimizing and Tuning MySQL Cluster Database
Improving Performance, Choosing the Most Pertinent Apps
"Guide to Optimizing Performance of the MySQL Database" explores how to tune and optimize the MySQL Cluster database to handle diverse workload requirements. It discusses data access patterns and how to build distribution awareness into applications, explores schema and query optimization, tuning of parameters and shows how to get the best out of the latest innovations in hardware design.
Cloud Computing
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IT Managers More Interested in Private Clouds
Security and Privacy Issues Keeping Data Behind Corporate Firewalls
Private clouds maintained behind corporate firewalls are of much more interest to IT managers than public cloud computing, writes Bill Claybrook in a ComputerWorld article, which cites a Gartner poll revealing security and privacy are the top concerns when it comes to cloud computing. For those with a piqued interest in cloud security and who are attending Oracle OpenWorld, Gail Coury, vice president of Risk Management for Oracle On Demand, will be presenting a session entitled "Oracle On Demand Security Practices Protect Data, Enable Regulatory Compliance". It may hold some interest.
Storage
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Create a More Efficient Storage Infrastructure
With Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System
"Create a more Efficient Storage Infrastructure with the Oracle Solaris 10 Operating System" is an Oracle white paper that explains how upgrading to Oracle Solaris 10 can help IT organizations simplify administration and make better use of storage and data management infrastructure. datacenters can take advantage of powerful features offered only by the Oracle Solaris 10 operating system to create intelligent, feature-rich storage servers that can ease infrastructure complexity and reduce operational costs, the paper contends.
Top10
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Top 50 Articles on Web Site This Week
September 13th to September 1th
We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

  • Start Enjoying the Benefits of Solaris 11 Now (2010-09-08)
  • Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Released (2010-09-09)
  • Mark Hurd Named Oracle President and BOD Member (2010-09-07)
  • Script to Check CPU Cores Ownership (2010-09-09)
  • Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g Accelerates Java Development (2010-08-25)

  • Solaris 11 or Illumos? (2010-09-13)
  • A Terabyte by Any Other Name Is Really Only a Tebibyte (2010-09-10)
  • 'Hardening Oracle Database with Oracle Solaris Security Technologies' (2010-09-10)
  • Ganglia Monitoring System on OpenSolaris (2010-09-09)
  • Licensing Changes for Some Solaris-related Products (2010-09-14)

The longer version of this article has list of top 50 articles for this last week.

    Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
    Vol 151 Issues 1, and 2; Vol 150 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 149 Issues 3 and 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 148 Issue 1, the top 10 articles were:

    • Start Enjoying the Benefits of Solaris 11 Now
    • Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Released
    • Mark Hurd Named Oracle President and BOD Member
    • Script to Check CPU Cores Ownership
    • A Terabyte by Any Other Name Is Really Only a Tebibyte
    • Hardening Oracle Database with Oracle Solaris Security Technologies
    • Ganglia Monitoring System on OpenSolaris
    • Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite 7 Update 1
    • Oracle Database 11g Release 2 RAC On Linux Using VirtualBox
    • Oracle to Discuss First Quarter Fiscal Year 2011

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

      Developer
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      "Oracle Solaris: The Platform of Choice for Java Application Development and Deployment"
      Advantages of Using These Cooperative Technologies
      The key attributes of Oracle Solaris that enhance the overall experience of creating and running Java applications are outlined in this Oracle white paper that describes the benefits of using these two technologies together along with Oracle's integrated product stack approach.
      Sysadmin
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      "Virtualizing Your Enterprise Infrastructure: Zones Physical to Virtual (P2V)"
      Migration in Four Easy Steps
      It's a short path -- a mere four steps -- to virtualize existing Oracle Solaris 10 physical systems into Oracle Solaris Containers: check, capture, construct, and configure. An Oracle white paper explains just how easy this process is and how, among its other advantages, Oracle Solaris Containers provides an easy upgrade path to forthcoming Oracle Solaris releases.
      NetBeans
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      "Running a JavaServer Faces 2.0 Web Application on Oracle WebLogic Server"
      A Tutorial Using NetBeans 6.9
      The tutorial "Running a JavaServer Faces 2.0 Web Application on Oracle WebLogic Server," which uses NetBeans IDE 6.9, demonstrates how to use the IDE to create a JavaServer Faces (JSF) web application and deploy the application to the Oracle WebLogic Server. Users of the tutorial will register the WebLogic Server with the IDE and then configure the domain to enable support for JSF 2.0 as a view framework.
      Security
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      'Using Oracle Solaris 10 to Overcome Security Challenges'
      Implementing Oracle's UNIX OS for Greater Enterprise-wide Security
      Security is foremost in the minds of IT managers, with most assuming the IT infrastructure is a target for attacks and other security threats, states this Oracle white paper that reports on the security enhancements in Oracle Solaris 10. A discussion of key security approaches and how administrators can utilize Oracle Solaris 10 to implement greater enterprise-wide safety measures is the focus of this 17-page document.
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