Monday Jul 08, 2013

Announcement: Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2.16

On 4th of July Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2.16 was released.

It fixed a regression that impacted Vagrant and other appliance users, and now supports Windows 8.1 Developer Preview out of the box. 

For the full list of bug fixes see the ChangeLog, or just simply download it now at the community or Oracle download sites.

Sunday Jul 07, 2013

Find Hardware list of Last Support Date (LSD)

To get the Oracle hardware system last ship dates and Premier Support status, go to My Oracle Support (MOS) at http://support.oracle.com, then go to the Knowledge Tab->Sun System Handbook->EOL Systems tab and click on "List of Supported Hardware (With Last Ship Dates Announced)".

This will get you to the following MOS Doc:

List of Supported Oracle Hardware (With Last Ship Dates Announced) [ID 1450710.1]

Oracle hardware systems listed in the "List of Supported Oracle Hardware (With
Last Ship Dates Announced)" document are being supported for an indefinite period under Premier Support based on availability and sourcing of parts. You will see a lot of systems are still supported.

eSTEP TechCast - July 2013 Material available

Dear Partners,

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to those of you who attended our TechCast on "Demoing Oracle Technologies".

The materials (presentation, replay) from the TechCast are now available for all of you via our eSTEP portal.  You will need to provide your email address and the pin below to access the downloads. Link to the portal is shown below.

URL: http://launch.oracle.com/
PIN:
eSTEP_2011

The material can be found under tab eSTEP TechCast

Feel free to explore also the other delivered TechCasts and more useful information under the Download and Links tab. Any feedback is appreciated to help us improve the service and information we deliver.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

Tuesday Jul 02, 2013

Oracle Solaris 11 Best Platform for Oracle Database 12c!

Sharpen your knowledge about Oracle Solaris 11 and Oracle Database 12c.

Oracle Solaris Product Management has developed a host of content supporting the value of Oracle Database 12c on Oracle Solaris and Oracle Solaris on SPARC.

OTN-Web Pages
Oracle Solaris 11 and SPARC
Oracle Solaris 11 Best Platform for Oracle Database



Collateral

Updated datasheet:
Oracle Solaris Optimizations for the Oracle Stack

Article:
How Oracle Solaris Makes Oracle Database Fast

Screen Cast:
Analyzing Oracle Database I/O Outliers


Blog:

Oracle Solaris Blog
OTN Garage Blog

Announcement: Oracle SuperCluster T5-8

Oracle's Fastest Engineered System

On 27th of June we are announcing Oracle SuperCluster T5-8, Oracle’s fastest engineered system. Combining powerful virtualization and unique Exadata and Exalogic optimizations, SuperCluster is optimized to run both database and enterprise applications, and is ideal for consolidation and private cloud. SuperCluster is a complete system integrating SPARC T5-8 servers, Exadata Storage Servers, ZFS Storage Appliance, InfiniBand network and software, delivering extreme performance, no single point of failure, and highest efficiency while reducing risks and costs. Leverage Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 for IBM and HP competitive displacements, upgrading existing data centers, or new customer deployments.

Please read the Product Bulletin on Oracle HW TRC for more details.

(If you are not registered on Oracle HW TRC, click here ... and follow the instructions..)

For More Information Go To:

Oracle SuperCluster T5-8

oracle.com

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