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Learn How to Plug Into the Internet of Things.
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When building solutions for the Internet of Things, you must ensure that devices, hubs and data centers connect effectively, that systems integrate easily, and that applications and analytics work together seamlessly. Join Oracle with our partners and customers on Thursday, April 24 to learn how you can manage the complexity of the Internet of Things, and take advantage of business opportunities you haven't yet imagined.

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Solaris
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How to install solaris 10 branded zone on solaris 11
UNIX Arena by Lingeswaran R
"Oracle Solaris 10 allows you to create a Solaris 9 and Solaris 8 as branded zone on SPARC environment and not supported on x86. But oracle Solaris 11 allows you to create Solaris 10 as a branded zone on both SPARC and X86 environments. For your information Solaris 9 and Solaris 8 branded zones are not supported on Solaris 11. So customers are forced to use Oracle Solaris 10 as branded zone or Oracle Solaris 11 now a days. Here we will see how to install oracle Solaris 10 as branded zone on Solaris 11 x86 environment..."
MySQL
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MySQL Workbench 6.1.4 GA
The MySQL developer tools team announces 6.1.4 as the GA release for MySQL Workbench 6.1.
MySQL Workbench 6.1 is an upcoming major update for the official MySQL graphical development tool. Introducing over 30 new features, this version has many significant enhancements focusing on real-time performance assessment and analysis from the SQL statement level to server internals and file IO. You can see this in additions to the SQL Editor as well as new dashboard visualization and reporting that take advantage of MySQL Server 5.6 and 5.7 Performance Schema, and enhancements to the MySQL Explain Plans.
Oracle Improves Database Performance with Latest Development Milestone Release for MySQL 5.7
New Release is 2x Faster than MySQL 5.6 and Over 3x Faster than MySQL 5.5
Continuing to lead MySQL innovation, Oracle announced the immediate availability of a new Development Milestone Release for MySQL 5.7. To meet the demands of today's web, cloud, and embedded applications, the new release extends the performance, scalability and reliability of MySQL, the world's most popular open source database, while also enhancing management capabilities. In addition, Oracle announced the availability of several other MySQL product releases and early access features.
Data Encryption with MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.10
Introduces support for encrypted backup

"MySQL Enterprise Backup (MEB) 3.10 introduces support for encrypted backups by allowing backup images, or single-file backups, to be encrypted. However, backups stored in multiple files in a backup directory can not be encrypted.

Any MEB command that produces a backup image can be optionally requested to encrypt it. The encrypted backup image can be stored in a file or tape in the same way as an unencrypted backup image. Similarly, any MEB command that reads data from a backup image accepts also an encrypted backup image. This means that encrypted backups can be used in all the same situations as unencrypted backup images..."

Cloud Computing
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Learn more about Simplified UI for Oracle Cloud Applications
Aylin Uysal, Oracle, shows the new Simplified UI for HCM
Visit the Voice of User Experience, or VoX, blog for a new post about the strategy behind Oracle's Human Capital Management (HCM) simplified UI. Learn what's new from the Oracle HCM Cloud UIApplications User Experience team in Release 7, and find links to new video demos on simplified UI for self-service users and managers.

Floyd Teter, of EiS Technologies and an Oracle ACE Director, also writes about simplified UI and Oracle Fusion Applications HCM in his recent blog post.

Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.10
New Features
Robbie De Meyer-Oracle writes, "Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.10 is primarily a maintenance release fixing bugs but also adds some new (experimental) features. Mac OS X users can now experience native full screen support for Mountain Lion and Mavericks. Simply press the 'Host key' + 'F' to toggle this on or off, or go the View menu to 'Switch to Fullscreen'.

An additional (experimental) new feature is the keyboard indicators (HID LEDs) synchronization for Mac OS X hosts. This feature makes the host keyboard lights match those of the virtual machine's virtual keyboard when the machine window is selected..."

Linux
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More Tips for Remote Access with Oracle Linux
By Robert Chase

Robert writes, "In a previous blog, Oracle Linux Tips and Tricks, I covered alternative ways to use SSH. In this article, I will cover some additional tips and tricks for using SSH for remote access, as well as some other ways to connect remotely to a server.

SSH's primary use is for remote access to hosts. SSH is not only able to provide us a terminal interface to a server, it's also able to provide us a transport for a graphical interface. In order to utilize this functionality, we must have an X server running on our local workstation. On a Linux workstation with a graphical environment, this functionality is built in. On other systems, such as a Windows machine or a Mac, this functionality is not built in. Both XQuartz on the Mac and MobaXTerm are X servers for these platforms. There are also a number of other open source and paid products available for both platforms..."

vBeers-SF
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South Florida vBeers on Wed 9th and Thur 10th
2nd Wed of month @ hardock; 3rd Wed @Biscayne tavern
There will be two South Florida vBeers events this week. The first first is the monthly vBeers South Florida at Murphy's Law at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Wed 9th: Details on vbeers.org.

The second event will be at Brewzzi CityPlace ... just after the South Florida VMUG User Conference.

Just show up at Brewzzi after the conference, have beer while the traffic subsides and network.

Brewzzi details

Software
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Oracle Announces Oracle NoSQL Database 3.0
Latest Release Empowers Developers by Extending Security, Usability, and Performance
Continuing its leadership in enterprise-class database solutions, Oracle announced Oracle NoSQL Database 3.0. With this latest release, Oracle offers developers an enhanced NoSQL solution for building high performance, next generation applications. The combination of security, availability, scalability, and data model flexibility delivers a comprehensive high performance NoSQL solution for application developers.

Available today, Oracle NoSQL Database 3.0 is the latest version of Oracle's distributed key-value database, designed to simplify the development of next generation applications, while enabling greater security and availability for real-time, web-scale, workloads.

The enhancements to Oracle NoSQL Database 3.0 extend the security, usability, and performance required to support enterprise development and IT needs, including:..

Events
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Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance Webcast on April 16
Hosted by Charlie Boyle
Jeff Savit writes, "You may have heard of the Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance, an Oracle Engineered system for running virtual machines using Oracle VM. I've been working a lot with this product over the past several months, so I'm overdue to blog about it. It's really a powerful platform with built-in compute, network, and storage resources - something often referred to as "converged infrastructure".

What makes it most powerful, in my opinion, is that the environment is automatically discovered and configured when you power it up, so you can create and run your virtual machines right away and without having to go through laborious design and planning..."

SPARC
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Oracle SPARC Processor Roadmap
Up Through 2019, Including Solaris 12
Oracle has published an updated SPARC roadmap.

The slides say, "The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle..."

Sun Tape
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StorageTek Tape Analytics 2.0
next generation of Oracle's StorageTek Monitoring Software
Oracle has announced the availability of the second generation of StorageTek Tape Analytics. With StorageTek Tape Analytics 2.0 software, Oracle is creating solutions to proactively manage and monitor digital tape library environments. Now, administrators to executives have access to the data they need when they need it to make informed decisions to improve the performance of their StorageTek hardware.

Key Features in StorageTek Tape Analytics 2.0

  • Automated Library Media Validation
  • Capacity & Performance Graphs and Charts
  • Customized Dashboards
  • Executive Reports
  • New Hardware Monitored: Robots, CAPs, PTPs and Elevators
  • Logical Asset Grouping
  • Email Alerts
  • Mobile Browser Support

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Top10
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Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 193 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 192 Issues 1, 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:

  • A few Thoughts about Single Thread Performance
  • 8 Reasons To Love Java 8
  • Four High Performance Configurations for SuperCluster and SPARC Servers
  • Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4
  • SPARC M6-32 Produces SAP SD Two-Tier Benchmark World Record for 32-Processor Systems
  • Three Busted Social ROI Myths
  • Java 8 Lambdas
  • Java Magazine: Java SE 8
  • Learn More About New Features in Java SE 8
  • Telefonica's Digital, Telstra Corporation and Verizon Enterprise Solutions Recognized

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

    Performance
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    Best Practices - Top Ten Tuning Tips Updated
    By Jeff Savit

    Oracle VM Server for SPARC is a high performance virtualization technology for SPARC servers. It provides native CPU performance without the virtualization overhead typical of hypervisors. The way memory and CPU resources are assigned to domains avoids problems often seen in other virtual machine environments, and there are intentionally few "tuning knobs" to adjust.

    However, there are best practices that can enhance or ensure performance. This blog post lists and briefly explains performance tips and best practices that should be used in most environments. Detailed instructions are in the Oracle VM Server for SPARC Administration Guide...

    Sysadmin
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    Unix: 7 habits of highly successful Unix admins
    By Sandra Henry-Stocker
    Sandra Henry-Stocker writes, "Unix admins generally work a lot of hours, juggle a large set of priorities, get little credit for their work, come across as arrogant by admins of other persuasions, tend to prefer elegant solutions to even the simplest of problems, take great pride in their ability to apply regular expressions to any challenge that comes their way, and are inherently lazy -- at least they're constantly on the lookout for ways to type fewer characters even when they're doing the most routine work.

    While skilled and knowledgeable, they could probably get a whole lot more done and get more credit for their work if they adopted some habits akin to those popularized in the 1989 book by Stephen R. Covey -- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. In that light, here are some habits for highly successful Unix administration..."

    Networking
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    About link aggregation, water and buckets
    By Joerg Moellenkamp

    Despite popular belief ethernet networks aren't lossless, on the long way between the TCP/IP stack from one side to the TCP/IP-stack of the other side there is a lot that can happen to the data. Datacenter Bridging is a mechanism to put some kind of losslessness on the network needed for shoehorning storage protocols on it (FCoE). That said most of the time ethernet networks appear as lossless, even to that extent that protocols are used for important traffic that were used once for traffic considered as "nah, not that critical, when the packet doesn't arrive" ... UDP for example...

    Java Technology
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    New presentation: Java ME 8 Deep Dive
    By Terrence Barr
    Terrence writes, "I just posted an expanded and updated Java ME 8 Deep Dive slide deck on SlideShare.

    Agenda

    • The Rise of the Internet of Things
    • Java ME 8: Background and Overview
    • Java ME Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC)8
    • Java ME Embedded Profile (MEEP) 8
    • Java ME 8 Security Device I/0 API (D10)
    • Oracle Java ME Embedded 8 Product Information
    • Conclusion 8 Resources

    Read on for details.

    Security
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    Oracle Solaris 11.1 Gets Common Criteria Certification
    EAL4+ under the Canadian Common Criteria Scheme (CCCS)

    The Oracle Solaris 11.1 operating system achieved a Common Criteria certification on March 18, 2014 at EAL4+ under the Canadian Common Criteria Scheme (CCCS) conformant to the BSI Operating System Protection Profile v2.0 2010-06-01 with the following 4 extended packages.

    • Advanced Management v2.0, 2010-05-28
    • Extended identification & Authentication v2.0, 2010-05-28
    • Labeled Security v2.0, 2010-05-28
    • Virtualization v2.0, 2010-05-28

    The evaluation is summarized in the list of certified products.

    Enhanced Oracle Solaris Cluster Security Framework
    By Krishna K Murthy

    "Besides providing high availability (HA) & reliability to the applications, Oracle Solaris Cluster data services (agents) strive to provide a very secure HA environment by leveraging some of the salient security features implanted in the Oracle Solaris Cluster software. Oracle Solaris Cluster Resource Group Manager (RGM) callback methods such as Start, Stop or Validate execute with a high level of privilege and must be protected against modification by a non-privileged user. These callback methods in turn might execute application programs that often do not require elevated privilege. If an application program is to be executed with elevated privilege, it must similarly be protected against modification by an unprivileged user..."

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