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Oracle
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Oracle's Annual Meeting of Stockholders
To Be Webcast Live October 6th

Oracle will hold its Annual Meeting of Stockholders at 10:00 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET at the company headquarters in Redwood City, Calif. and will be webcast live via the Investor Relations homepage at www.oracle.com/investor. An archived copy of the webcast will be available for replay on demand.

Solaris
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Dbxtool in Oracle Solaris Studio
Blogger Describes a Comeback of Sorts
DBXtool is still around, and better than ever, blogs Vijay Tatkar in a post that describes the tool's history and its current iteration. Available as a standalone tool in Oracle Solaris Studio, DBXtool performs a number of useful functions.
"Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Cluster: Extending Oracle Solaris for Business Continuity"
Improved High Availability with this Unbeatable Combination
The Oracle Solaris OS alone, explains the Oracle white paper "Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Cluster: Extending Oracle Solaris for Business Continuity," offers comprehensive reliability features. Oracle Solaris Cluster goes much farther, however, providing nearly continuous access to data and applications by keeping the cluster running through failures that would normally bring down an application or service.
MySQL
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Session Management with MySQL
For Users Tired of Cookies
Addressing the stateless interaction between the user’s browser and the web server from which the pages are requested is one of the chief issues in web based applications. While this stateless interaction may be excellent for viewing pages at random or clicking through hyper links, many web applications require knowledge of a user’s interactions and current state on the website, as in online banking or ecommerce. The MySQL white paper "Session Management with MySQL" contends that MySQL and MySQL Cluster can be used as part of a cost-effective, high-performance, open-source solution for database–centric session management.
Cloud Computing
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Brief Introduction to Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
A Complete Solution to the Enterprise Cloud
The transformation of IT operations from a cost center to a profit center, says the Oracle white paper "Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud: A Brief Introduction" is the result, in part, of the development of a centralized, automated, scalable, monolithic infrastructure such as the subject technology. The paper calls the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud " ... the world’s first engineered system specifically designed to provide enterprises with a foundation for secure, mission-critical private cloud capable of virtually unlimited scale, unbeatable performance, and previously unimagined management simplicity."
Upcoming Webcast on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
Register for the Oct. 5th Event
Learn more about the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud during a live webcast where Hasan Rizvi, Senior Vice President, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java Products, will offer an overview of the product. He plans on talking about what Exalogic is and how it works. Registration is underway for the Oct. 5th event, which is set to begin at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.
Servers
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"Oracle Database on Sun SPARC Enterprise T-series Systems"
Considering When the Sun SPARC Enterprise M-series Server Line Might Be the Better Choice
The Oracle white paper "Oracle Database on Sun SPARC Enterprise T-series Systems" addresses systems architects who are evaluating Oracle Database deployment on Oracle’s T-Series Systems for their environment. While Oracle Database generally scales well on T-series servers, the paper notes, certain single-threaded operations do not. The paper identifies those deployment scenarios that are best suited for Oracle Database deployment on T-series servers and identifies use cases for which Oracle Database deployment on T-series servers is not recommended. In such cases, the paper recommends Oracle’s SPARC Enterprise M-Series servers.
Top10
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Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 151 Issues 1, 2, 3 an 4; Vol 150 Issues 1, 2, 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:

  • SPARC T3 Processor and SPARC T3 Systems
  • Java Development Kit (JDK) 7 and 8 Features List
  • Overview of Oracle Solaris 11
  • Next-Generation Sun ZFS Storage Appliance Product Line
  • Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.0
  • OpenSolaris Branding Is Officially Over
  • Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
  • New Sun Ray 3 Client and Sun Ray 3i Client
  • Latest Innovations to Merge Oracle Software and Sun Hardware
  • Oracle’s Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux

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

    Top 50 Articles on Web Site This Week
    September 27th to October 3rd
    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:

    • SPARC T3 Processor and SPARC T3 Systems (2010-09-21)
    • Overview of Oracle Solaris 11 (2010-09-23)
    • Next-Generation Sun ZFS Storage Appliance Product Line (2010-09-23)
    • Java Development Kit (JDK) 7 and 8 Features List (2010-09-23)
    • Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.0 (2010-09-21)

    • OpenSolaris Branding Is Officially Over (2010-09-22)
    • New Sun Ray 3 Client and Sun Ray 3i Client (2010-09-24)
    • Latest Innovations to Merge Oracle Software and Sun Hardware (2010-09-23)
    • Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud (2010-09-20)
    • Start Enjoying the Benefits of Solaris 11 Now (2010-09-08)

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

      LibreOffice
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      OpenOffice.org Supporters Launch Separate Project
      LibreOffice Forms under The Document Foundation
      An independent organization called "The Document Foundation" has been formed by volunteers from the community developing and promoting OpenOffice.org to drive further growth of the free, open source office suite. A press release issued by the newly formed group states that Oracle, who acquired OpenOffice.org assets as a result of its acquisition of Sun Microsystems, has been invited to become a member of the new Foundation, and donate the brand OpenOffice.org. In the meantime, the brand "LibreOffice" has been chosen for the software.
      Free and Open Source S/W
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      Oracle Cites Recent Actions as Commitment to Open Source Community
      New Code Contribution to Eclipse Foundation, Java EE 6, GlassFish Server, Developer Tools
      Oracle says it is committed to the Java platform and open source developer communities, and reports evidence of this by its proposed new code contribution to the Eclipse Foundation. The Sapphire project is a proposed open source project under the Technology Container Project. Oracle also cites the continued advances being made to the Java platform and GlassFish server as well as its new releases of a broad range of developer tools as further testament to its dedication to the open source and developer communities.
      Performance
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      Performance of Oracle's SPARC T3
      Nine Outstanding World-record and Industry-first Results Reported
      Oracle’s SPARC T3 servers delivered nine outstanding world-record and industry-first results on application workloads and industry standard benchmarks. All benchmarks used the newly announced SPARC T3 systems with support from Oracle’s Sun SPARC product line, Oracle Solaris, Sun Storage and Oracle software. The benchmarks represent a variety of workloads ranging from Web and application-tiers to virtualization and OLTP, and highlight database, application and system-level performance.
      Sysadmin
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      "Trust Your Enterprise Deployments to the Oracle Product Stack"
      Enterprise Solutions that Work Right Out of the Box
      Rather than take the patchwork approach that results from adopting "best-of-class" solutions for every enterprise service, the Oracle white paper "Trust Your Enterprise Deployments to the Oracle Product Stack" recommends opting for Oracle’s integrated technology stack, a suite of hardware and software designed, integrated, and tested to work together to make it easier and faster to develop, deploy, and manage enterprise solutions.
      Virtualization
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      Create Virtual Machines in Five Easy Steps
      With Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Hypervisor

      An Oracle Wikis "how-to" demonstrates in five steps the process to create virtual machines with the Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Hypervisor. Oracle VM VirtualBox must be installed before a virtual machine can be developed either manually or via the Oracle VDI Core that can be configured to create or clone additional virtual machines automatically from a template.

      Java Technology
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      2010 Duke's Choice Awards Winners
      The Most Innovative Projects from 2010 Using the Java Platform
      The annual Duke's Choice Awards has continued under Oracle's stead, and the winners were a featured part of the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) tent during JavaOne 2010. “The Duke's Choice Awards highlight the ingenuity and creativity of Java developers,” said Amit Zavery, Oracle vice president of product management and product development, "as well as the breadth and depth of Java in its ability to power different and unique applications."
      JavaFX
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      JavaFX 2.0 Planned for Third Quarter of 2011
      New Java APIs, HTML Rendering, High-Performance Graphics Engine and More Expected
      Oracle plans on introducing a new set of Java APIs that will open JavaFX capabilities to all Java developers without the need for them to learn a new scripting language. This update, expected in the next release of JavaFX due out in calendar Q3 of 2011, promises to deliver advanced graphics, high-fidelity media, and the ability to render HTML content within Java applications.
      Security
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      "Oracle Solaris Patching Strategy and Best Practices"
      Oracle OpenWorld Slide Presentation
      Those who missed the Oracle OpenWorld presentation "Oracle Solaris Patching Strategy and Best Practices" delivered by Solaris Systems Software Patch Services Director Gerry Haskins and Oracle Principal Sales Consultant Bob Netherton can review the slides, which have been released. The 68-slide presentation offers recommended patch strategies and considerations, including implementation details and information on the Image Packaging System (IPS).
      Telco
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      ÂOpportunity Calling: The Future of Mobile CommunicationsÂ
      Oracle Report Reveals Consumers Excited for Next Generation of Mobile Communication
      A survey of more than 3,000 mobile phone consumers worldwide reveals they eagerly embrace new advances in the technology and look forward to more, but do expect competitive pricing and reliability. The Oracle-sponsored report gives a view into the minds of mobile phone users, examining their use and perceptions of mobile phones, interest in new technologies such as applications and mobile advertising, and expectations for the next generation of mobile communication.
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