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20 Jan 2016 Oracle, UNIX and Innovation [49289]
By Darrin Johnson

"Oracle was born from the idea of having a database with single source base (in C) that could be used on multiple operating systems. With this philosophy, they brought the Oracle Database to UNIX in 1983 with Bell Laboratories' UNIX.

During the same period of time, enterprises wanted to standardize interfaces to not require re-implementation of software for different platforms, and UNIX was chosen as the base for the standard system interfaces..."
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07 Dec 2015 The 20th Anniversary of the UNIX Standard and Certification [48337]
The Open Group

"The UNIX platform, as a technology, has been around more than 40 years, being at the center of innovation and technology in computer science and driving the Fortune 1000 businesses today. Over twenty years ago, a number of companies came together to acknowledge the value of the UNIX platform, but more importantly, the need for all UNIX implementations to be interoperable and compatible to support the tremendous ecosystem built on top of UNIX systems. An open and inclusive collaboration followed, which led to the creation of the Single UNIX Specification, the industry standard for UNIX systems... The first UNIX certifications were awarded twenty years ago this year..."
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31 Oct 2015 Happy 10th Birthday, ZFS! [47083]
By Cindy Swearingen

Cindy writes, "Ten years ago today, (October 31, 2005), the ZFS file system integrated into what would become Oracle Solaris 11. Along with many other system admin types, I believe ZFS is one of the very best things that has happened to UNIX administration, ever.

I have nothing but gratitude and respect for the original ZFS developers and the teams that continue to evolve and create products around ZFS. Many, many people contributed to the success of ZFS in the early days and its continued evolution. Many have moved on, but many from the original ZFS engineering team are still here at Oracle and that team has expanded to the largest ZFS engineering effort on the planet..."
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20 Oct 2015 Fujitsu puts SPARC M10 servers in the cloud for big retailers [46858]
PC World, October 20th, 2015

While most of the public cloud runs on low-cost x86 hardware, it's not the only game in town. Rackspace is building a service using a new server based on IBM's Power processor, and now Fujitsu is making moves with its SPARC-based M10 Unix systems.

Fujitsu launched a managed cloud service in North America that's aimed at retailers like Safeway and Costco and brands like Nike and Banana Republic. It's designed to let them test and deploy new commerce applications quickly without having to build new infrastructure in house. The service is based on the Oracle Commerce Platform and uses software from Grid Dynamics to manage and monitor the cloud environment...
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30 Sep 2015 Red Hat CEO: How I discovered Linux's true power [46279], September 30th, 2015

Jim Whitehurst writes in, "My Linux story begins like that of so many others - with an old computer and a desire to tinker.

It was the late 1990s when I read an article about a UNIX-like operating system, 'Linux,' I could download and install for free. When I was a computer science major in college, my classmates and I regularly used Solaris to learn computing with UNIX. But we never had complete control over that technology. I remember we couldn't explore it the way we would have liked..."
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