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Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Launch
Replay of October 12th 2010 Webcast
The Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is a combination of hardware and software engineered for extreme performance, reliability, and scalability that enables Oracle customers to consolidate tens, hundreds, or even thousands of applications onto a single consistent elastic cloud foundation. Hasan Rizvi, Senior VP, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java Products, presents a webcast overview of this new Oracle product. Exalogic can accelerate web applications by as much a factor of 12 while ensuring fault tolerance, scalability, security, and easy maintenance.
MySQL Newsletter
November 2010
  • Highlights
  • New Product Releases
  • Hints & Tips
  • Spotlight: MySQL Webinar Series
  • Events
  • Partners

The highlights include:

  • Announcing the MySQL Italian Quarterly Newsletter
  • White Paper: Top 10 Reasons to Choose MySQL for Online Retail
  • Case Study: Adresseavisen, Leading News Site in Norway, relies on MySQL
  • Case Study: Telemaque Deploys MySQL Cluster to Power Converged Call Center Services
  • Live Webinar: In Pursuit of the Holy Grail - MySQL Cluster and Push Down JOINs (November 4)
  • Live Webinar: MySQL and Oracle Database 11g: World Class Web Scalability and Infrastructure (November 18)
  • Live Webinar: InnoDB Enhancements and Roadmap (December 14)
  • Live Webinar: Accelerating Telecoms Transformation with Web 2.0 Data Management (December 15)
  • Live Webinar: MySQL Essentials Part 6 - Develop Simple Java Applications with MySQL (December 16)

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Register for the Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Ops Center Launch, November 9th
System Management from a Single Console
Converged hardware management is the key concept behind the new Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Ops Center, scheduled for launch on November 9th and introduced in less than a minute by Steve Wilson, VP of Systems Management at Oracle. Servers, hypervisors, network fabrics and storage devices can now all be managed from a single console, Wilson says, which results in a reduction of up to 90% in management effort.
Extreme Green Computing
Video Interview on Sun Ray 3 & 3i with Michael Dann
If your company's IT infrastructure energy costs could benefit from a 900KW savings, then you might consider the additional points Oracle's Michael Dann makes in a 16:31 video on the new Sun Ray 3 and Sun Ray 3i in which he also notes the product's longevity (upwards of 20 years); the ability to recycle the Sun Ray itself; and the fact that even the packaging for the Sun Ray is made of largely 90% post-consumer waste, which in turn, users can recycle. This is computing that is really, truly in the realm of green.
Sun Ray Software 5.1
Enhancing the industryÂ’s leading portfolio of desktop virtualization solutions
OracleÂ’s Sun Ray Software 5.1 helps reduce the maintenance, upgrade, and operational costs and complexity associated with traditional desktop environments and provides users access to their virtual desktop from nearly any location.

"Oracle continues to enhance its desktop virtualization portfolio and deliver new and improved capabilities that provide customers a highly secure, low cost, and easy to use remote desktop experience," said Wim Coekaerts, OracleÂ’s senior vice president, Linux and Virtualization Engineering. "The Sun Ray Software 5.1 release delivers on OracleÂ’s commitment to rapidly advancing our desktop virtualization products. We continue to actively invest significant resources in Sun Ray and Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure products and work with customers to make it easier for them to deploy and manage virtual infrastructures with the best remote multimedia options."

Timothy Prickett Morgan Says Oracle is Back in the UNIX Game
With SPARC T3 servers
Timothy Prickett Morgan recently posted an article in "The Register" stating, "Oracle has slashed prices and boosted performance to show IBM and HP that it is indeed back in the Unix game."

He says that two of the four new T-3 servers are now shipping and they are being offered in the Oracle online store and they offer "substantially better bang for the buck than their SPARC T2 and T2+ predecessors."

To show the relative improvement in bang for the buck of the T3 machines, Timothy has built a comparison table which shows the chips, cores, clocks, memory configuration, and a metric he calls Relative Ooomph. That table shows that the T3 servers offer much better price performance than the T5120, T5220, and T5420 machines they replace in the T Series server lineup.

Sun ZFS Storage Appliance Software
Beefs Up Application Performance; Drives Operating Costs Down
Sun ZFS Storage Appliance software, described on its own Oracle Data Sheet, is said to simplify storage management and enable users to increase application performance and reliability while it also helps keep operating costs down. Among its features are DTrace Analytics software; automated optimization across multiple storage tiers using Hybrid Storage Pools; triple parity RAID; and seamless multiprotocol integration and secure data sharing between Microsoft Windows, Linus and Unix clients. Consult the data sheet for all the details.
Unified Storage For Dummies
Free Oracle Special Edition
Data drives many business decisions in today's enterprise, and finding ways to better manage that data and use it to accelerate business growth is a key challenge for many companies. Oracle's Sun Unified Storage product line is an innovative, cost-effective, and easily managed solution that addresses many of your data storage challenges.

Learn more about conquering the data storage challenges in your organization with Unified Storage For Dummies, Oracle's Special Edition. In it, you'll learn how Sun Unified Storage can deliver:

  • Data deduplication and compression functionality, which in combination can reduce storage capacity needs by 50-80%

  • An easy-use interface and the industry's most comprehensive analytics, which enable increasing system efficiencies and quick issue resolution-now in traditional Fibre Channel environments

  • Hybrid Storage Pools that use less power at half the price of traditional disk solutions-and require less datacenter real estate

Unified Storage For Dummies, Oracle's Special Edition is 51 pages long.

Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 152 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 151 Issues 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:

  • Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.0 Released
  • Oracle White Papers
  • Sysadmin and Developer Resources for Oracle Linux
  • A Resource for Information on Oracle's Full Line of Integrated Sun Servers and Storage Systems
  • An Orphan No Longer, Lustre Gets Backing of Non-Profit Corporation
  • Introducing Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8
  • Virtualized 10GbE Network Connection to Sun Blade 6000 Chassis
  • Oracle and Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
  • The Oracle Optimized Datacenter:
  • Default Passwords Can Create Vulnerabilities ... TCS Says Beware

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

    x 3.3.0 Release Candidate 1
    Everything Word Can Do and More
    Clicking on GullFOSS will take readers to the download site for 3.3.0, release notes for the solution, MD5 Cheksums, and Issue Tracker for reporting problems with the build.
    Education and Research
    The Oracle Academy Adds Sun Products to its Portfolio
    Students Gain Access to Additional Industry-leading Technologies
    The Oracle Academy, which currently supports over 1 million students in 93 countries, has expanded its offerings to include OracleÂ’s Sun products, giving students hands-on access to an even wider range of the leading technologies used by corporations and governments around the world today.

    The Sun Academic Initiative (SAI) benefits have been integrated into the Oracle Academy: Advanced Computer Science option.

    The expanded Oracle Academy offering now includes Instructor Led Training (ILT) resources for Sun courses; online Sun courses via the Oracle University Knowledge Center, comprising the Sun Java Passport and the Sun System Administration Passport; and discounts on certification exams.

    Graphical Console in Oracle VM
    A Brief Guide to Installation

    There may be good reasons not to install X Window on a serious, production-environment or mission-critical Oracle VM system, blogs Rene Kundersma but these have to do with vulnerabilities that should not be a problem in any "home" installation. His blog provides the few, simple steps necessary to install a graphical console, which, he writes, provides helpful access to the time-saving VM templates.

    Oracle Virtualization Overview -- Financial Analyst Webcast
    Slide Presentation Gives Further Detail
    Learn about the Oracle Virtualization Overview on the Financial Analyst Webcast from Wednesday, October 20, 2010. An accompanying slide presentation"] explains how Oracle's comprehensive approach to virtualization -- storage/server/desktop -- is superior to standalone approaches.
    Oracle Access Management Suite
    12-minute video
    The blog Virtual Nick Wooler draws attention to the recent security breach experienced by the University of North Florida in which some 100,000 identities were compromised. A 12-minute video accompanying the blog introduces Oracle Adaptive Access Manager, which enables users to combat unauthorized access to applications and network resources.
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