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Features
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OpenWorld 2013 in Small Bites
By Richard Lefebvre
Richard Lefebvre writes, "Over 60 thousand people descended on San Francisco for a fabulous OpenWorld 2013, the largest Oracle conference in history. The energy in and around Moscone, on the streets, and in the hotel lobbies was absolutely palpable.

Best improvement of OpenWorld 2013 San Francisco - replacing the tents on Howard Street with table tops, couches, umbrellas, music, and keynotes and general sessions showing on big screens in the sky. Attendees could enjoy the beautiful San Francisco weather and still get in on all that was going on in Hall D of Moscone North. An inspired upgrade!

Our applications strategy was clearly enunciated..."

Solaris
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solaris10 Brand Zone Clusters
released in Oracle Solaris Cluster version 4.1
Krishna K Murthy writes, "The solaris10 brand zone cluster, released in Oracle Solaris Cluster version 4.1 software, provides a virtualized Oracle Solaris 10 cluster environment in an Oracle Solaris 11 configuration. Using this feature enables customers to run or migrate cluster applications that are deployed on the Oracle Solaris 10 operating system, without any modification to the application.

The following diagram depicts the coexistence of Oracle Solaris 11 and Oracle Solaris 10 cluster applications, which are isolated by using the zone cluster feature..."

Cloud Computing
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Demand Analysis Leverages Oracle Cloud Platform Services
Delivers Customized, Highly Scalable Demand Analysis Application
Service organizations need to have a clear understanding of their clients' needs to improve services, increase customer satisfaction and lower costs. To help its clients meet this challenge, Demand Analysis, a fast growing technology company, selected Oracle Database Cloud Service to provide an affordable and scalable platform as a service to deliver its new software application to market. With Oracle Database Cloud Service, Demand Analysis has been able to quickly develop and deploy its flagship application to help its clients gain key customer intelligence and improve decision making.
Linux
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Oracle Linux 5.10
tenth update release for Oracle Linux 5
Oracle announced the availability of Oracle Linux 5.10, the tenth update release for Oracle Linux 5. ISO images will soon be available from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and the individual RPM packages have already been published to our public yum repository. This release includes the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 (2.6.39-400), Oracle's recommended kernel for Oracle Linux.

For further details, please see the Oracle Linux 5.10 Release Notes.

Oracle Linux can be downloaded, used and distributed free of charge and updates and errata are freely available. For support, you are free to decide which of your systems you want to obtain a support subscription for, and at what level each system should be supported. This makes Oracle Linux an ideal choice for your development, testing and production systems - you decide which support coverage is the best for each of your systems individually, while keeping all of them up-to-date and secure.

LIVE WEBCAST:Why Choose Oracle Linux for your Oracle DB 12c Deployments
Oct 30, 10am PT
Oracle invites you to the live webcast on Wed, October 30, 2013, 10am PT featuring Sumanta Chatterjee, Vice President, Database Engineering, and Monica Kumar, Senior Director Product Marketing of Oracle as speakers.

Oracle Database on Oracle Linux helps customers lower IT costs while delivering high quality of service. With Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Linux, customers benefit from the joint development and testing resulting in optimized features, better stability and higher performance to enable the next generation of enterprise applications.

In this webcast, Oracle experts will cover:

  • Advantages of choosing Oracle Linux for Oracle Database
  • Key optimizations and features such as Database Smart Flash Cache, data integrity, and Cgroups that make Oracle Linux the best performing and most reliable Linux for deploying Oracle Database
  • Tools to simplify and speed deployment of Oracle Database on Linux, including Oracle VM Templates, Oracle Validated Configurations, and pre-install RPM
  • Integrated database and operating system management with Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • Real-life customer examples

You will also have an opportunity to ask your questions and chat to the speakers and Oracle experts during this webcast.

Don't miss this informative session. Register now.

Exadata
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Oracle Exalytics T5-8
High-end Engineered System
Oracle has added Exalytics T5-8 to the Exalytics Family. Built using SPARC T5-8 server, Exalytics T5-8 is a high-end Engineered System that delivers extreme performance for BI and EPM. It offers outstanding virtualization capabilities and is ideal for multi-departmental, shared analytic infrastructure.

Learn more.

Events
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Simplify and Accelerate Oracle Database deployment with Oracle VM Templates
Live Webcast: October 24 at 9am US PT
Oracle VM application driven architecture is designed to enable rapid application deployment. With the use of Oracle VM Templates, sophisticated applications such as Oracle Database or Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) can be deployed in minutes - 10x faster than with other solutions. With more than 100 preconfigured, pretested templates for Oracle applications, Oracle has done the heavy lifting for you, enabling the virtualization of complex applications with near-zero application knowledge.

Join our webcast to:

  • Interact directly with Oracle experts who have deep development experience
  • Learn more about use cases for Oracle VM Templates
  • Get in-depth knowledge to easily deploy Oracle Database 12c and Oracle RAC using Oracle VM Templates

Register now.

Storage
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Sun Storage 2500-M2 Drives
600GB 10k 2.5. SAS2 hard drive
Oracle announced the availability of a new 600GB 10k 2.5" SAS2 hard drive for Oracle's Sun Storage 2500-M2 arrays. The new 600GB 10k 2.5" SAS-2 hard drive will be in a new carrier that:

  • Is compatible for use in current 2540M2 and 2530M2 arrays, as well as 2501M2 enclosures Can be added to existing arrays either within the same system or within the same enclosure along side 3.5" drives
  • Is NEBS-compliant
  • Is only supported in 2540M2, 2530M2 and 2501M2 trays and can not be deployed in earlier generation 2540M1, 2530M1, 2510M1 arrays or 2501M1 enclosures or any 6000 arrays

Oracle is also announcing end of life for 300GB/600GB 15k 3.5" SAS-2 hard drives.

OpenStorage
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Unpack Software-Defined Storage at OpenStorage Summit
October 23-24, 2013 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA
The OpenStorage Summit, hosted by Nexenta, focuses on innovation developments in open-source storage-related solutions. There is an opportunity to network, explore innovations, cloud platforms, technical solutions and so much more. There's a great line-up of companies and presenters leveraging information on open-source storage for case studies, lessons learned, and financial impact.

Two of the speakers on the agenda may be familiar, Matt Ahrens and George Wilson, from Delphix. They are giving a presentation on "OpenZFS: The Future of Open-Source ZFS Deployment".

The conference kicks off on Wednesday October 23 and runs through Thursday, October 24. Register now. Use priority code Nexenta for a $200 full conference pass. Don't miss out. Sign up NOW!

Top10
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Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 188 Issue 1, Vol 187 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4 ; Vol 186 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, the top 10 articles were:

  • Oracle Introduces New x86 Servers
  • Impressions from Oracle Open World 2013
  • The Best x86 Platforms for Oracle Solaris
  • Maximizing Application Reliability and Availability with the SPARC M6-32 Server
  • LibreOffice 4.1.2
  • GNU system, free software celebrate 30 years
  • SPARC T5 Encryption Performance Tops Intel E5-2600 v2 Processor
  • Release Candidate for Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3
  • SPARC T5-2 Server Beats x86 Server on Oracle Database Transparent Data Encryption
  • Look Who's Coming to Town - OpenStorage Summit at the Santa Clara Convention Center

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

    Performance
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    Sun Server X4-2 Performance Running SPECjbb2013 MultiJVM Benchmark
    Using Oracle Solaris and Oracle JDK
    Oracle's Sun Server X4-2 system, using Oracle Solaris and Oracle JDK, produced a SPECjbb2013 benchmark (MultiJVM metric) result. This benchmark was designed by the industry to showcase Java server performance.

    • The Sun Server X4-2 system is 24% faster than the fastest published Intel Xeon E5-2600 (Sandy Bridge) based two socket system's (Dell PowerEdge R720's) SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM max-jOPS.

    • The Sun Server X4-2 is 22% faster than the fastest published Intel Xeon E5-2600 (Sandy Bridge) based two socket system's (Dell PowerEdge R720's) SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM critical-jOPS.

    • The Sun Server X4-2 runs SPECjbb2013 (MultiJVM metric) at 70% of the published T5-2 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM max-jOPS.

    • The Sun Server X4-2 runs SPECjbb2013 (MultiJVM metric) at 88% of the published T5-2 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM critical-jOPS.

    • The combination of Oracle Solaris 11.1 and Oracle JDK 7 update 40 delivered a result of 52,664 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM max-jOPS and 20,553 SPECjbb2013-MultiJVM critical-jOPS on the SPECjbb2013 benchmark.

    Read on for details.

    Java Technology
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    Oracle OpenWorld Presentations
    Download 'em Now
    Now available for download: most of the sessions from Oracle OpenWorld.

    If you missed sessions, want to review what you learned, or spread the knowledge to others, now you can download most of the sessions presented at Oracle OpenWorld.

    There are two ways to access the sessions for download (or online review):

    • Indirectly through Schedule Builder to Content Catalog (registered attendees only) Note:

    • Sessions will be available for download for approximately six months (March 2014)
    • Some presenters chose not to make their sessions available

    Miss any keynotes? You can access them here.

    Miss the great discussions with customers and others on OpenWorld Live? Check them out here.

    Java Takes on the Internet of Things
    JavaOne 2013 Review by Timothy Beneke and Tori Wieldt
    Tom and Tori writes, "JavaOne 2013 gave Java developers a non-stop exercise replete with education and entertainment, strategy, technical, and community keynotes book-ending the conference, technical sessions, hands-on labs, panel discussions, tutorials, demos, a rock concert, widespread networking, code challenges, and much more.

    By now, attendees' heads have stopped spinning and their sleep is less disturbed with whirling new thoughts and ideas.

    If anyone still doubts that Java is the premier development platform in the world, here are some reminders:.."

    • There are 9 million Java developers worldwide
    • It's the #1 choice for developers
    • It's the #1 development platform
    • 3 billion mobile phones run Java
    • 100 percent of Blu-ray disc players ship with Java
    • 97 percent of enterprise desktops run Java
    • 5 billion Java Cards are in use
    • 7 billion Java Cards have been sold
    • 89 percent of desktops run Java
    • 125 million TV devices run Java
    • Five of the top-five OEMs ship Java

    Read on for details.

    Java Spotlight Episode 147: Javier Fernandez Gonzalez on Java 7 Concurrency Cookbook
    Podcast
    Roger Brinkley's weekly podcast features an interview with Javier Fernández González who is "a software architect with over 10 years experience with Java technologies. He has worked as a teacher, researcher, programmer, analyst, and now as an architect in all types of projects related to Java, especially J2EE. As a teacher, he has taught over 1,000 hours of training in basic Java, J2EE, and Struts framework. As a researcher, he has worked in the field of information retrieval, developing applications for processing large amount of data in Java and has participated as a co-author on several journal articles and conference presentations..."
    NetBeans
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    Improve Office Productivity with JavaFX and the NetBeans Platform
    With CaseLnk Case Management System
    Geertjan writes, "CaseLnk Case Management System, by CaseForge Technology, is a brand new piece of software for improving office productivity, user collaboration, and customer satisfaction. It supports cases, documents, tasks, events, processes, and contacts.

    The technologies used are Java 7 with NetBeans Platform 7.3 and JavaFX..."

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