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Oracle Database Insider Newsletter
October Edition Now Available
In the October 2010 issue of the Oracle Database Insider Edition, readers can learn about the Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8 from Larry Ellison himself; Oracle's leadership in the embedded DBMS Market; a list of new podcasts; consumer success stories; and upcoming events involving Oracle solutions.
The Oracle Optimized Datacenter:
Step into the Datacenter of Tomorrow ... Online
Oracle has made access available online to the Oracle Optimized Datacenter, where potential users can explore the possibilities for their new datacenters in an immersive and dynamic fashion. Users can learn about Oracle's vision of an optimized, mission-critical datacenter, with Oracle software, servers, storage, and networking, all of which are designed to work seamlessly together.
Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.0 Released
Runs on all Supported SPARC T-Series Servers
The newly released Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.0 runs on all supported SPARC T-Series servers (i.e. T2, T2 Plus & T3 based platforms), including the just-announced SPARC T3 systems and is fully qualified on the T3-1 server. The complete details can be found in the official product documentation. As qualification activities are completed, support will be announced for the other SPARC servers.
VirtualBox 3.2.10
Maintenance Release with Updates and Fixes
The details concerning VirtualBox 3.2.10, a maintenance release, are detailed in Bob Netherton's Weblog, where he notes that the biggest improvement is Solaris SMP guest stability under a Windows host OS. Netherton reports that he has repeatedly beaten a 4 CPU guest VM with all sorts of nasty workloads since its release, and Solaris SMP has been rock stable. He reminds readers to reinstall the new guest additions for best performance and reliability.
A Resource for Information on Oracle's Full Line of Integrated Sun Servers and Storage Systems
Details on the Complete Product Line

Learn about Oracle's Full Line of Integrated Sun Servers and Storage Systems from the Oracle Product Line Card, which provides details on the Oracle portfolio of servers, storage, software and networking solutions that offer the industry's most innovative, performance-optimized solutions for the datacenter.

Introducing Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8
Oracle Database Podcast
More information is now available on the new Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8 in the form of a podcast by Ron Weiss, Oracle's Director of Product Management, who informs listeners about how Oracle's new product can enable customers to experience extreme performance for both high capacity data warehousing and OLTP workloads.
Virtualized 10GbE Network Connection to Sun Blade 6000 Chassis
Functions with Zero Management Overhead
The blog on "Virtualized 10GbE network connection to Sun Blade 6000 chassis with zero management overhead" by Ferhat Hatay points out to readers how the solution is designed to seamlessly integrate into Oracle's Sun Blade 6000 chassis and explains the benefits users will enjoy.
Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 152 Issues 1, 2 and 3; Vol 151 Issues 1, 2, 3, 4 and 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 148 Issue 1, the top 10 articles were:

  • 0.25 Core Multiplier for SPARC T3
  • Oracle's MySQL Strategy
  • Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 TPC-H Result at 3 TB
  • Converged Hardware Management
  • New Sun SPOT Tutorials and Labs available
  • Oracle¬ís Optimized Solution for Mission Critical Databases
  • What Does Amazon's Support of Oracle VM Mean for EC2 Users?
  • Discover What's New in MySQL 5.5 Replication
  • New Quad Data Rate Infiniband Networking Options for Oracle's Sun Servers
  • An Identity Management Evolution

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

    Sysadmin and Developer Resources for Oracle Linux
    How to Keep Tabs on the Latest News About Oracle Linux
    The Oracle page for SysAdmins and Developers is a good site to bookmark because it features news in such categories as Recently Published; From the Community; Products and Topics and Essential Links. A jazzy note from the OTN Garage tips readers off to another resource designed to be even more current in communicating the latest developments involving Oracle Linux.
    Oracle Solaris Summit at LISA 2010 Conference
    Learn All About Oracle Solaris 11 Express
    Booths 103/105 at the LISA 2010 Conference in San Jose, CA, November 7-12, is where you will find Oracle Solaris engineers hosting a free full-day summit on the technologies in Oracle Solaris 11 Express and explaining how users can deploy the solution. Oracle has also scheduled several BOF sessions on specific Solaris topics and the migration of content from BigAdmin to the Oracle Technology Network. Registration at LISA is not required for attendance at the Oracle Solaris Summit sessions.
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