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Oracle Is a Leader in User Provisioning
Recognized by Gartner
Gartner has recognized Oracle as a leader in its recent, 2010 "Magic Quadrant for User Provisioning."

Gartner says that leaders in user provisioning "are high-momentum vendors (based on sales, world presence and mind share growth), and they have evident track records in user provisioning across most, if not all, market segments. Business investments position them well for the future. Leaders demonstrate balanced progress and effort in the Execution and Vision categories. Their actions raise the competitive bar for all products in the market. They can and often do change the course of the industry."

Oracle Buys ATG for about $1,000 Million
ATG is a Leading Provider of eCommerce Software
Oracle has agreed to acquire Art Technology Group, Inc. (ATG), a leading provider of eCommerce software and related on demand commerce optimization applications, through a cash merger for $6.00 per share, or approximately $1.0 billion. ATG’s solutions enable enterprises to provide a cohesive online customer experience with sophisticated merchandising, marketing, content personalization, automated recommendations, and live-help services.

ATG’s eCommerce software platform is the industry’s top-ranked, cross-channel commerce solution and is highly complementary to Oracle’s CRM, ERP, Retail, and Supply Chain applications, as well as its portfolio of middleware and business intelligence technologies. ATG also offers on demand commerce optimization applications that provide companies with an online presence, the ability to improve customer satisfaction through immediate service response and automated recommendations.

Pella Corporation Improves IT Performance and Efficiency
With Oracle VM and Oracle Linux
Pella Corporation, a leader in designing, testing, manufacturing and installing quality windows and doors, has standardized on Oracle VM, server virtualization software and Oracle Linux to improve IT performance and efficiency, and lower operational costs

Upon a competitive review of server virtualization solutions, including Red Hat and VMware, Pella says that they chose to implement Oracle VM, which aligned with its strategic vision of greater efficiency and performance at lower cost, along with enterprise class support that Pella needed for its critical business systems.

By moving to a virtualized environment, Pella expects to reduce its infrastructure costs of hundreds of thousands of dollars per year to less than $20,000 per year. The initial savings in maintenance costs more than covered the project’s cost.

SPARC Enterprise Servers See Expanded Deployment at Qualcomm
Company Opts for Sun SPARC Enterprise M3000, T5240 Servers
Qualcomm has opted for Oracle's Sun SPARC Enterprise servers to provide the enterprise-class, scalable infrastructure needed to support its large developer community and corporate IT systems. Oracle reports that Qualcomm runs a wide-range of mission-critical Oracle Applications, including CRM, Business Intelligence and Financial applications, as well as Oracle Database 11g, on the Sun SPARC Enterprise M3000 and Sun SPARC Enterprise T5240 servers. The company also uses Sun SPARC Enterprise servers to operate many of its Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools and engineering infrastructure.
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.
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)

Read on for links to the newsletter.

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.
    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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