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Oracle Database Appliance: Reducing Cost and Complexity for ISVs
Wikibon Project.s Deep Dive into the Value Oracle Database Appliance Delivers to Three Oracle Partners
Wikibon is a professional community solving technology and business problems through an open source sharing of free advisory knowledge.

Wikibon recently took a deep dive look into Oracle Database Appliance and how it is being used by three Oracle partners. What they found was universal cost and time to value savings. In the research paper, they noted, 'Wikibon believes the strategic business case for Oracle Database Appliance and other single SME converged appliances is overwhelming for ISV's, integrators, and their customers and will be an essential method for ISVs and integrators to deliver solutions on-site with a cost structure competitive to application-as-a-service cloud providers.' Here are the stories of the partners they interviewed:...

Solaris Cluster 4.2 is available with Solaris Cluster Manager GUI
By Juergen

Juergen notes that, "Since 31.August 2014 Solaris Cluster 4.2 is available for Solaris 11.2 and Solaris 11.1. Check out the SC4.2 Release Notes - What's New in the Software section.

And the Solaris Cluster Manager Graphical User Interface is back with Solaris Cluster 4.2. See 'Using the Oracle Solaris Cluster GUI' in Oracle Solaris Cluster System Administration Guide..."

Reliable, Scalable, Secure: Oracle Solaris 11.2
Roxana Babiciu asks, "When is the right time to upgrade? Is Solaris 11.2 engineered for the cloud? How can I optimize performance of Oracle SPARC and X86 systems? You will now find answers in this e-book and in turn help your customers! See it here!

Learn why Oracle Solaris 11 is the ideal foundation for a secure, next-generation IT environment. Discover how to:

  • Optimize performance with the industry's best OS for UNIX enterprise applications
  • Reduce costs with increased eco-efficiency and simpler management
  • Transform security and compliance with the latest, advanced features, built on 20 years of development

Don't miss this chance to learn how Oracle Solaris 11.2 prepares your data center for the future - while transforming performance today.

How to Install and Configure a Two-Node Cluster for Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1 Using SR-IOV/IB Interfaces
by Venkat Chennuru
Venkat writes, "This article is intended to help a new or experienced Oracle Solaris user to quickly and easily install and configure Oracle Solaris Cluster software for two nodes, including the creation of Single Root I/O Virtualization/InfiniBand (SR-IOV/IB) devices. It provides a step-by-step procedure to simplify the process...

This articles uses the interactive scinstall utility to configure all the nodes of a cluster quickly and easily. The interactive scinstall utility is menu driven. The menus help reduce the chance of mistakes and promote best practices by using default values and prompting you for information specific to your cluster. The utility also helps prevent mistakes by identifying invalid entries. Finally, the scinstall utility eliminates the need to manually set up a quorum device by automating the configuration of a quorum device for your new cluster..."

Join the Global MySQL Community at MySQL Central @ OpenWorld
Learn the latest best practices from Oracle.s MySQL engineers, customers, partners, and community members during Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco
Organizations around the world rely on MySQL to power business-critical web, cloud, and embedded applications, and many are heading to MySQL Central @ OpenWorld to brainstorm tomorrow's innovations. Taking place September 29 through October 2, 2014, MySQL Central is the smart spot to network and build strategies for next-generation applications. You'll hear directly from Oracle's MySQL engineers about the latest features, enhancements, and plans, and connect with MySQL customers, partners, and community members to share best practices and success stories.
MySQL Cluster - What You Need To Know
By Diana Gray, Principal Curriculum Product Manager, Oracle University
Diana writes, "Did You Know?

MySQL Cluster automatically shards data across data nodes on separate hosts which means that your database performance scales naturally as you add more nodes.

Data nodes belong to node groups that replicate data internally so that if one data node fails, another data node carries on working with a copy of the failed node's data. This ensures high availability as well as scalability..."

Making Sure Your Exadata Is Running Right
By Rick Ramsey
Rick writes, "Oracle makes some pretty big claims about its engineered systems, too. For instance, you've probably heard something along these lines for the Oracle Exadata Database Machine:

'An engineered system with preconfigured, pretuned, and pretested hardware and software components that is designed to be the highest performing and most available platform for running Oracle Database.

How can you know whether these claims are true? Because you have Brian Bream on your side, that's why. Brian is the Chief Technology Officer at Collier IT, and Instructor of the Year for both Oracle University and Sun Microsystems University. He knows his stuff. And he just wrote an article that will interest anyone who manages an Exadata Database Machine..."

vBeers @ Miami - Biscayne Tavern - Wed Sept. 24th
6pm - 9pm
Come out and connect with other IT professionals! vBeers is a great event meant to promote growth of the IT industry here in South Florida. Register today so you can be a part of this great monthly event! Feel free to invite all of your friends and co workers who work in the IT industry!

This will be a Sponsored event so beers are on us. Join us for an evening of creating connections and building your network in a relaxed and fun environment. There is absolutely NO SALES PITCH, just FREE ice cold beers and tech talk!

"Meet-Ups" are an essential aspect of your professional growth and development. Connect with an array of professionals while enjoying a drink or two.

  • Biscayne Tavern (Inside of the B2 Hotel)
  • 146 Biscayne Blvd
  • Miami, FL 33132

Please register and share this invitation with your IT colleagues and encourage them to attend!

Update to Oracle VM Server for SPARC
Maintenance update

The changes for this maintenance update are as follows:

  • Provides support for private virtual LANs. Using Private VLANs, in Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1 Administration Guide.

  • Increases the number of LDC endpoints per guest domain on SPARC T4, SPARC T5, SPARC M5, and SPARC M6 systems. See Using Logical Domain Channels, in Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1 Administration Guide.

  • Adds support for dynamically assigning PCIe endpoint devices to Fujitsu M10 systems. See the Fujitsu M10 Systems Product Notes.

For details, please review the documentation for the software/hardware requirements.

Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 199 Issues 1 and 2; Vol 198 Issues 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; Vol 197 Issue 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:

  • Build Your Own Exadata? Questions that make you go Hmmmm.
  • How to Optimize Your Enterprise Storage with Oracle Solaris ZFS
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.16 Released
  • Guide to Database as a Service (DBaaS) Part 1
  • GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 4.1 Released
  • Guide to Database as a Service (DBaaS) Part 2
  • Big Data SQL is Generally Available
  • Oracle Executive Keynotes to Address Complexity, Cost, Cloud, and Transformational Technologies
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.3
  • Big Data Reservoirs: Getting from Big Data to Valuable Data

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

    Oracle Developer Cloud Service is Live!
    cloud-based software development Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    Greg Stachnick writes, "Oracle Developer Cloud Service is a cloud-based software development Platform as a Service (PaaS) and a hosted environment for your application development infrastructure. With the Oracle Developer Cloud Service, development teams can maximize productivity with instant access to Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tooling as well as team collaboration and management utilities in addition to seamless deployment to the Oracle cloud platform. Oracle Developer Cloud Service provides an enterprise-grade platform to develop, collaborate, and deploy applications within the Oracle Cloud with support for on-premise deployment and GitHub integration..."
    How-To: Creating Oracle Solaris 11 Zones
    With Ops Center
    Owen Allen writes, "If your environment uses Ops Center, you can use a profile to quickly create new zones with a specific setup. The profile specifies the OS version, zone configuration, storage, and file system for the zone. Once you've created a profile, it automatically generates a deployment plan, which you can run to create a new zone. At runtime you specify the target system, and the name, IP address, and network resources for the new zone, edit any of the info from the profile if you want, and schedule the zone creation.

    We've put together a how-to that walks you through the whole process, so take a look..."

    Java Technology
    Choosing 64 and/or 32 bit Java
    By Erik Costlow

    The Java Platform was designed to allow applications to run on different hardware stacks and operating systems without changes. Java is available on Microsoft Windows in 64 and 32 bit versions, allowing users to get the appropriate version for their system. Users can even run both side-by-side for 64 bit operating systems.

    End-users should visit and click the Free Java Download link. The site will auto-detect the web browser and serve the appropriate download.

    For an explanation of how the website makes that determination, please see 'Which Java download should I choose for my 64-bit Windows operating system.'

    Published: JavaFX Rich Client Programming on the NetBeans Platform
    eBook is available now
    Geertjan writes, "Gail and Paul Anderson (interviewed a few days ago here) passed on the happy news to me today. The eBook of JavaFX Rich Client Programming on the NetBeans Platform is available now. The physical tree based book (i.e., in addition to the eBook, there will be a treeBook!) will be available from the end of the month, when it will be released during JavaOne 2014..."
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