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Oracle
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Oracle Openworld, JavaOne, and Oracle Develop On Demand
Revisit Sessions from the Conference
An on-demand preview of sessions from this year's Oracle OpenWorld, JavaOne, and Oracle Develop are now available. Get access to keynotes and General sessions in streaming video with synchronized slides and transcripts. Those interested also can download mobile video and audio, PowerPoints, White Papers, and more for all the sessions.
Partners
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Sun Resellers to Go Under Contract with Oracle
Former Sun Partner Advantage Program Expires Oct. 15
Sun solution providers under contract with Oracle from the previous Sun Partner Advantage channel program will see those contracts expire on Oct. 15 and will be under Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) contracts beginning Oct. 16, said Judson Althoff, senior vice president of worldwide alliances, channels and embedded sales, in an interview with CRN's Rick Whiting.
Solaris
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Learn More About the Latest Oracle Solaris Offerings
On Oracle Solaris Video Blog
Oracle Solaris Video blog aims to provide the latest information on the operating system in video format. Recent additions to the site include DTrace for System Administrators, Oracle Solaris ZFS Triple Parity RAID-Z, Oracle Solaris ZFS Pool Split, Oracle Solaris ZFS Log Devices, Oracle Solaris ZFS System Duty Cycle Scheduling Class, and Introducing Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3.
Cloud Computing
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The Upcoming Oracle Cloud Office
Screencast Offers Quick Introduction to the Future Collaborative Suite
Oracle Cloud Office is a Web and mobile office suite. It includes word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. Based on Web open standards and the Open Document Format (ODF), Oracle Cloud Office enables Web 2.0-style collaboration and mobile document access and ensures compatibility with Microsoft Office file documents. Recently previewed at Oracle OpenWorld, the upcoming collaborative office suite has had a screencast posted highlighting its features.
Servers
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New Hadoop Terasort, CloubBurst Benchmark Results for Sun Fire X2270 M2 Server
16-Node Cluster Delivers Impressive Throughput
The Sun BestPerf blog reports on a 16-node cluster of the Oracle Sun Fire X2270 M2 Super-Linear Scaling of Hadoop Terasort and CloudBurst Benchmarks, with a 100GB data set.
Storage
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Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array Delivers 17 GB/sec Sequential Read Throughput Performance
Measured with with PCI-Express SAS-2 HBAs Using Vdbench
Recently Oracle's Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array was put to the test. Two IO performance metrics were measured on the solid-state flash array using Vdbench 5.0. This is a disk and tape I/O workload generator for verifying data integrity and measuring performance of direct attached and network connected storage. The flash array delivered 17 GB/sec sequential read throughput performance for 1 MB transfers and 10 GB/sec write sequential throughput performance for 1 MB writes.
OpenStorage
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Major Software Update for Sun ZFS Storage 7000 Series Appliances
Oracle Strongly Recommends Upgrade to 2010.Q3.1.0
There is a major software update for the Sun ZFS Storage 7000 series appliances. 2010.Q3.1.0 offers a number of new features and repairs multiple issues. It is supported on Sun Storage 7110, 7210, 7310, 7410, 7120, 7320, 7420, and the Sun Storage 7000 Simulator. Oracle strongly recommends upgrading to this latest edition. Users should note the first shipping release of 2010.Q3 software is 2010.Q3.1.0.
Top10
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Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 151 Issues 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; Vol 150 Issues 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:

  • Performance of Oracle's SPARC T3
  • Oracle Solaris Patching Strategy and Best Practices
  • 2010 Duke's Choice Awards Winners
  • Oracle Database on Sun SPARC Enterprise T-series Systems
  • Create Virtual Machines in Five Easy Steps
  • Brief Introduction to Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
  • Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Cluster: Extending Oracle Solaris for Business Continuity
  • OpenOffice.org Supporters Launch Separate Project
  • Oracle Sues Micron Technology Inc.
  • Oracle Cites Recent Actions as Commitment to Open Source Community

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
    October 4th to October 10th
    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:

    • Performance of Oracle's SPARC T3 (2010-10-01)
    • 'Oracle Solaris Patching Strategy and Best Practices' (2010-09-29)
    • 'Oracle Database on Sun SPARC Enterprise T-series Systems' (2010-09-30)
    • Create Virtual Machines in Five Easy Steps (2010-09-30)
    • The Upcoming Oracle Cloud Office (2010-10-06)

    • Brief Introduction to Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud (2010-09-30)
    • SPARC T3 Processor and SPARC T3 Systems (2010-09-21)
    • 'Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris Cluster: Extending Oracle Solaris for Business Continuity' (2010-09-30)
    • OpenOffice.org Supporters Launch Separate Project (2010-09-29)
    • 2010 Duke's Choice Awards Winners (2010-10-01)

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

      Free and Open Source S/W
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      An Attempt at Defining Open Standards
      That Not Everyone Agrees Comes as No Surprise
      In his Oracle.com blog Trond-Arne Undheim addresses the issue of "Defining Open Standards," challenging the notion that arriving at a definition of open standards is impossible. In fact, he goes as far as to describe open standards as "pure goodness."
      Sysadmin
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      Slide Presentation: "What is My Unix Doing?"
      Thoughts About Tuning Unix Systems
      An 110-slide presentation entitled "What is my Unix doing?" by Joerg Moellenkamp explores tuning these systems and touches on performance issues, observability pointers, and debugging techniques. This slides were presented at the Free Software and Open Source (FroSCon) 2010 event held Aug. 21-22.
      Publications
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      "Oracle Solaris Cluster Essentials"
      Covers Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.2 and Oracle Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition
      "Oracle Solaris Cluster Essentials" combines a complete technology introduction and hands-on guide written for architects, administrators, and IT managers. This newest edition to the Oracle Solaris System Administration Series covers both Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.2 and Oracle Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition in detail, offering start-to-finish lifecycle guidance for planning, implementation, management, and troubleshooting.
      Virtualization
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      Gartner Identifies Many Aspects to Virtualization Process
      Savings are Possible but Not Guaranteed
      Gartner reports on its finding that virtualization will be the single most significant issue facing IT administrators through 2015.
      NetBeans
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      NetBeans Named One of the Top Java Programming Tools
      Shows Largest Increase in Adoption of Any Java IDE
      An article in InfoWorld, "Top Java Programming Tools" by Andrew Binstock takes a detailed look at such solutions as Eclipse, IntelliJ, IDEA, NetBeans, and Oracle JDeveloper as each extends the utility and the adoption of Java-based tools for the development community. Binstock cites a survey that found the rate of adoption for NetBeans 6.9 has put it second only to Eclipse as the most employed Java IDE.
      JavaFX
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      Tips for Developing on the JavaFX TV Platform
      Ideal for Electronic Program Guide, Social Networking, Sports Broadcasting, Informative Widgets
      From Oracle's JavaFX web site comes an article on "Tips for Developing on the JavaFX TV Platform" by Larry Hoffman and Jim Holliday. The authors write that their article describes some of the ways in which the television platform differs from the desktop platform, providing tips and guidelines for designing effective television applications. In addition, the article also provides some guidelines for moving applications written for the desktop platform to the television platform.
      Security
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      Mapping to be Included in Future Solaris CPU Patch Documents
      Customer Feedback Provides Catalyst for Change in Oracle Policy

      Oracle is expected to release the next Critical Patch Update on Oct. 12. According to the Sun Security Community Security Blog, Oracle has decided to update its policies and include the mapping of each vulnerability's CVE number to the particular Solaris package patch version (patchid), in all future Solaris CPU Patch Availability Documents.

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