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Oracle Magazine - Electronic Format
March/April 2011 (84-pages)
Tom Haunert, Editor in Chief, "Oracle Magazine", describes highlights from the March/April 2011 issue, as:

  • Plug into the Cloud
  • Billions Served
  • News (with on-demand event Webcast): SPARC Torches Benchmark
  • Interview (with audio): The What, Why, and When of Oracle Exadata
  • Up Close (with video): Connecting in Asia

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Oracle Is #1 in Embedded Databases Worldwide for Third Year in a Row
Vendor Share Continues to Grow

Read IDC's report "Worldwide Embedded DBMS 2010-2014 Forecast and 2009 Vendor Shares," which reports that Oracle has been named yet again the leading embedded database management systems (DBMS) vendor for the third year in a row. At the moment, Oracle commands 30.2 percent of worldwide embedded DBMS software revenue and enjoys a growing lead in its vendor share.

Virtualization in Solaris 11 Express
New Features for Solaris Containers
Oracle Solaris Containers made their first appearance with the release of Oracle Solaris 10 OS. Now, in Oracle Solaris 11 Express, various enhancements and features have been added that improve and extend the Oracle Solaris Zone model. Containers are also available with the Oracle Solaris Cluster, enabling users to failover applications in a Container to another Container on a single system or across systems for additional availability. A quick summary of the new features is available at the link above.
Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 3.0 Preview
On an iPad at Sun Ray Labs
If you've become an iPad owner (or owner of one of the iPad's increasingly numerous clones), have a look at the YouTube video Oracle Virtual Desktop Client (OVCD) 3.0: Strategic Direction Preview to see what the folks at Sun Ray Labs are doing by way of exploring the possibilities potentially available to users of the OVDC on an iPad device. May not be on the shelves tomorrow but you can pretty confidently expect to see it on an iPad near you one day soon. No marketing department could have done it better.
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Integration with Oracle Exadata Database Machine
Maximizing Oracle Database with Extreme Java Performance: Webcast March 15, 2011, 1:00 p.m. EST
Learn how Oracle Exalogic and Exadata can deliver extreme Java and database performance by registering to watch the webcast on March 15, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. that will demonstrate Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud's position as the industry's first engineered platform for enterprise Java application consolidation, one that can be integrated with the Oracle Exadata Database Machine to create one high-speed computing fabric to run middleware grids and database grids. This combination can deliver extreme Java and database performance, unmatched reliability and scalability, and cloud-enabled elasticity.
Sun QFS and SAM-QFS 5.2
Next Generation File System and Storage Archive Management Products
The release notes for Sun QFS and SAM-QFS 5.2 point out how these solutions provide the foundation for the next generation of file system and storage archive management products. Sun QFS and SAM-QFS 5.2 improve stability and performance over the previous SAM-QFS products. Although no significant new features are provided, several key enhancements are intended to ensure the safety of your data. In addition, a number of bug fixes have been included, an abridged list of which is available.
Frequently Asked Questions About Flash Memory (SSDs) and ZFS
And The Answers, Thanks to Constantin Gonzalez
It's fortunate that Constantin Gonzalez keeps lists, as he has assembled a number of 17 or more FAQs put to him on the subject of Flash-Memory SSDs and ZFS. And -- not to worry -- he also provides the answers in his blog "Constant Thinking."
Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 156 Issues 1, 2 and 3; Vol 155 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 154 Issue 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, the top 10 articles were:

  • A Year Later: Has Oracle Ruined Or Saved Sun?
  • Two New Netra SPARC T3 Servers from Oracle
  • Solaris 11 Express VirtualBox VM
  • Oracle Database Smart Flash Cache
  • Why Solaris Zones?
  • Not Dead Yet: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Java
  • Grid Consolidation in a Private Cloud
  • Virtual Network - Part 3
  • Hardware Activity Reporter (HAR) 2.0: Performance Monitoring Using Hardware Counters
  • Enterprise Manager Ops Center

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

    OpenDocument Java Library
    New Release ODFDOM 0.8.7
    The Apache 2-licensed OpenDocument Java Library (ODFDOM) has been released with a number of enhancements, including ODF validation; full Maven support; OdfPackageDocument package level document base class that enables saving of all sub documents; JDK XPath expressions can now include any user/custom XML loaded as part of the ODF XML or that has been added to the DOM during run-time; correction of the earlier design assumption that every high level object inherits from a DOM element; plus various library updates.
    Oracle Database Firewall
    World Class Protection for a Worldclass Database

    Oracle has released its Oracle Database Firewall, a solution designed to establish a defensive perimeter around databases, monitoring and enforcing normal application behavior in real-time, helping to prevent both SQL injection attacks and unauthorized attempts to access sensitive information. The Oracle Database Firewall uses innovative SQL grammar analysis technology to scrutinize SQL statements sent to the database, which allows the solution to determine with high accuracy whether to pass, log, alert, block or substitute SQL statements based on pre-defined policies such as white list policies, black list policies, exception policies, and policies that utilize such attributes as time of day, IP address, application, user, and SQL category. The Oracle Database Firewall is easily deployable and requires no changes to existing applications, the database infrastructure or the existing OS.

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