Questerra Leverages Sun Microsystems' Technology
To Offer Collaborative Web Services to the Government Sector
Questerra has released their spatial data visualization Web service for
the government sector offering an open platform that ensures
interoperability across all government agencies, enabling better
decision making by combining various information sources into an
intuitive, integrated and collaborative service. Questerra selected
Sun as the core infrastructure technology provider because
of its comprehensive hardware portfolio, cost-effective storage and the
Managed Services from Sun and AT&T
Hosting, Security and Network Management
AT&T and Sun will jointly market and sell AT&T managed services,
including hosting and other services, that take advantage of Sun
technology. This agreement will help customers by reducing complexity,
challenges and risks of operating global enterprise networks. Sun will
provide the technical consulting services to architect integrated
solutions that incorporate Sun and AT&T technologies to build a
protected, highly reliable and scalable network infrastructure
ECperf Software Benchmark Results for Oracle9iAS and Sun Fire 3800 Servers
Thirty-nine Percent Improvement over IBM WebSphere
Sun and Oracle achieved record-breaking ECperf software benchmark
results with Oracle9i Application Server (Oracle9iAS) on Sun Fire
3800 Midframe servers, surpassing IBM and HP/BEA Systems
configurations. This certified benchmark was conducted by Sun with
three Sun Fire 3800 servers, configured with 24 UltraSPARC III 900 MHz
processors, running on the Solaris OE and Oracle9i Application Server
Sun BluePrints OnLine: Best Practices
Contents for July 2002
The Sun BluePrints OnLine Splash Page for July 2002 features
best practices on the following topics:
Oracle Database Best Practices; Data Management Best Practices; Sun
Fire 12K and 15K Server Security Best Practices; Sun ONE Best
Practices Mini-guide and Data Center Management Best Practices.
Sun Technology at Elway Classic Golf Tournament
Sun Remote Services Net Connect Software
Sun technology has enhanced the experience of golf match spectators by
making the Sun Remote Services (SRS) Net Connect software product
to them. According to Katie Ford, writing in the Daily Camera,
spectators at the recent Sun-sponsored John Elway Celebrity Classic
were able to monitor the leaderboard from any place on the Omni
Interlochen Resort golf course on their PDAs.
Sun ONE Portal Server
Supplier Portal Implementation
Sun wanted to shrink lead times to its global enterprise customer base
without sacrificing exacting reliability standards and also had to deal
with the added complexity of managing business-critical communications
across often disparate systems. The company decided to implement the
ONE Portal Server (formerly iPlanet Portal Server) architecture as
the solution to its supply chain redesign.
Sun Fire Boxes-4-Boards Promotion
Promotion Ends December 31, 2002
The Sun Fire Boxes-4-Boards Promotion allows you to save thousands
on new Sun Fire server boards by trading in your last-generation
servers for credit towards the purchase of an UltraSPARC III processor
configured system board. With each high-performance Sun Fire server system
board, you can typically accommodate the workloads of multiple legacy
systems. This promotion ends December 31, 2002.
Server Guides and Documentation
For Sun Enterprise 3500 Servers and More
Server documentation available on docs.sun.com includes an installation
guide and a reference manual for the Sun Enterprise 3500 Server,
and a collection of documents on the Sun Fire V480 server such as
an administration guide, a parts installation and removal guide,
product notes and setup and rackmounting guide.
Netra E1 System Expander
Provides Four Full-length PCI Slots
The Netra E1 PCI system expander provides four, full-length PCI
slots at a height of only 1.75 inches, rear PCI/IO connections for easy
cabling and the Solaris OE.
Ruggedized packaging and an economical price tag make the Netra E1
system expander a great option for anyone needing reliable and
affordable I/O expansion.
Sun StorEdge 9960 System Used by Questerra
Integrated Solution Reduces Complexity
DM Review magazine covered how the Sun StorEdge 9960 System is
being used at Questerra, a provider of a Web-based service that
integrates data such as sales, marketing and customer information from
multiple sources across the enterprise. Questerra creates composite
spatial views with the data and external data such as demographic,
geographic, competitive information to quickly show how dynamic data
sets interact with and affect each other.
Data Center Storage Overview
High End Storage Products from Sun
This Data Center Storage Overview offers a review of high end storage
products available from Sun, including Sun StorEdge 9980 System,
Sun StorEdge 9970 System, Sun StorEdge 9960 System and Sun
StorEdge 9910 System.
Bluefin Draft Specification at SNIA
Multi-vendor SAN Solution
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has received an
offer of a substantial new contribution of technology aimed at
advancing standards-based SAN Management by a group of storage industry
vendors. The contributors have developed a draft specification that
applies CIM/WBEM object technology to create the basis of a complete
management solution for interoperable multi-vendor SANs.
Moving Toward a More Manageable Environment
Consolidation of storage brings together applications, databases
and services onto fewer, highly reliable servers and networked storage.
Successful consolidation projects can result in improved manageability,
lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and more efficient utilization of
Education and Research
Dartmouth fMRI Data Center New Sun Center of Excellence
Advancing Neuroscience Research
Sun has named the fMRI Data Center at
Dartmouth College as a Sun Center of Excellence (COE). The fMRI Data
Center shares and publishes research data on the Internet so that the
data can be used by the scientific community. For the first time, fMRI
can draw on the knowledge of experts from many disciplines such as
mathematics and computer science.
Sun Donating StarSuite Productivity Software
To Every Primary and Secondary School in Hong Kong
Sun is donating its StarSuite office productivity software to
educational institutions via the Hong Kong Education City (EdCity)
project run by the Education Department. The value of the donation is
about HK $48 million and will cover more than 2,400 schools.
New Internet Computer Company (NIC) Connecting Schools to the Internet
Sun and Oracle Technology Help Initiative
The New Internet Computer Company (NIC) is using Sun servers to create
solutions for schools throughout South America. The solution also uses
NIC Company's New Internet Computer (NIC) and Oracle's Help Us Help
Foundation. NIC began its initiative in Santiago, Chile. It involves
the installation of 500 NIC Internet computers in school systems
StarSuite 6.0 Office Suite -- A Sun ONE Software Offering
Enhancements and Productivity Improvements
StarSuite software -- A Sun ONE Software Offering -- is an
affordable alternative in office
productivity suites that runs on multiple operating systems, including
Solaris OE, Microsoft Windows and
Linux. The office suite has an easy-to-use interface and contains
full-featured applications including word processing, spreadsheet,
presentation, graphics and database capabilities. StarSuite 6.0
software supports Asian languages, including Simplified Chinese,
Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
"Java and SOAP"
By Robert Englander
"Java and SOAP" is a 258-page book written by Robert Englander and
available from O'Reilly. "Java and SOAP" introduces the basics of SOAP
and was written for anyone interested in how to access and build
SOAP-based Web Services in Java technology. The book also covers many
topics that are essential to real-world development, such as how to add
support for your own object types, how to handle errors, add your own
information to fault messages and handle attachments.
"XML in a Nutshell" Second Edition
By Elliotte Rusty Harold and W. Scott Means
Authors Elliotte Rusty Harold and W. Scott Means have written a second
edition to "XML in a Nutshell" which provides developers with a
comprehensive guide to all aspects of XML, including the most basic
syntax rules and the details of DTD and schema creation. With updated
sections on standards still in development, and extra coverage of
Unicode, the book provides an easy-to-use reference to the fundamental
rules which all XML documents and authors must follow.
"Professional JSP Tag Libraries"
by Simon Brown
Simon Brown's book "Professional JSP Tag Libraries" teaches you how to
create usable, maintainable and flexible tags, along with the good
practices and the design implications of tags that maximizes the
reusability of your code. This book includes many useful code examples
aims to teach you to create genuinely object-oriented Web
"Core LEGO Mindstorms Programming: Unleash the Power of the Java Platform"
by Brian Bagnall
"Core LEGO Mindstorms Programming: Unleash the Power of the Java
Platform" by Brian Bagnall is a 560-page book, demonstrating how to
enhance LEGO Mindstorms robots by going beyond the built-in tools to
leverage Java technology. Working from
3-D plans and photographs, you'll construct five unique robots,
each capable of increasingly powerful navigation.
Java Pet Store Demo Application
New Version for Web Services
The new Java Pet Store demo is now available
for download. The Java Pet Store for Web Services application release
1.3.1 is the first reference application for integrating the Web
Services Developer Pack with the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise
Edition (J2EE). In his article "Web Services and J2EE Technology:
One Platform" Jon Byous recommends using the Java Pet Store demo for
Web Services and identifies guidelines to follow.
Enterprise JavaBeans 2.0 Technology Container-managed Persistence
Sun Technology Audiocast
A new Sun technology audiocast features "Enterprise JavaBeans Technology
(EJB) 2.0 Container-managed Persistence (CMP)" with Carol McDonald,
Technology Evangelist for Sun. This session provides a comprehensive
overview of the EJB 2.0 architecture for container-managed persistence,
together with the Enterprise JavaBeans Query Language (EJB
Query Language) for entity beans with container-managed persistence.
"Unleash Mobile Agents Using Jini"
A JavaWorld Publication Article by Jason Byassee
Jason Byassee covers how to use Jini technology as a foundation for
mobile agents in a recent JavaWorld publication article.
Java technology provides an ideal implementation platform,
furnishing tools that help streamline complex software applications.
Jini technology framework facilitates mobile agent application
development, providing key features for distributed network
Free Web-based Class on Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition and the MID Profile
Develop Wireless Applications
Sun Educational Services is offering an exclusive free 90-day, Web-based
subscription to a course that introduces the Java 2 Platform, Micro
Edition (J2ME) technology and platform application using CLDC and
the MID-Profile. The course, "An Introduction to J2ME and the MID
Profile" (WJ-4500-SDC), covers how to develop wireless applications and
integrate them for maximum effectiveness.
Web Component Development with Java Technology Course
Build Reference Implementation-compliant Web Tier Components
The Web Component Development with Java Technology course (course
number SL-314) provides students with the knowledge and skills needed
to quickly build reference implementation-compliant Web tier components
from JavaServer Pages (JSP) technology and servlet technologies
using the Tomcat server environment.
Max Goff on Jini Network Technology
Network Distributed Computing
Recently, Janice Heiss conducted an interview with Max Goff, a
technology evangelist for Sun, specializing in various
Java technology-related topics. Their conversation ranged from
Jini network technology to distributed network computing and
"Teaching Java Technology with BlueJ"
by Dana Nourie
A recent feature on the Java Web site was titled "Teaching Java
Technology with BlueJ" by Dana Nourie. The BlueJ environment was
developed as part of a a university research project for teaching
object-orientation utilizing Java technology to beginners. According
to Nourie, BlueJ is a simple IDE that encourages experimentation and
exploration through simplicity, visualization and interactivity.