Intel and Oracle have worked together for over 20 years to ensure that hardware and software are optimized to work together for maximum performance and reliability. In this podcast, listen as two engineering experts from Oracle Linux team and Intel discuss how they work closely together to solve problems and create opportunities for their customers with co-developed technologies.
In this podcast, Guru Anbalagane, Director of Linux Kernel Development at Oracle, and Dave Hansen, Kernel Engineer at Intel’s Open Source Technology Center, trade stories about how the two companies draw on deep co-engineering relationships to deliver mission-critical-ready engineered solutions.
The years of close cooperation between Intel and Oracle deliver more than just enhanced performance and reliability. All the changes and updates from this collaboration gets loaded into mainline Linux kernel and which is available to all the open source community.
Enterprise infrastructure based on Oracle Linux and the Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8800/4800 v3 product families delivers state-of-the-art performance and mission critical reliability, on a cost-effective and truly open platform. Building on over 20 years of collaboration between Oracle and Intel, the technology stack brings out the best of hardware and software that are engineered to work together.
IT organizations searching for ways to do more with less are implementing open-standards infrastructure based on Oracle Linux and Intel® Xeon® processors. As a single consolidation target to replace multiple technologies and Linux* variants, these systems offer a flexible, powerful platform for innovation that is based on highly optimized combinations of hardware and software building blocks.
This year Oracle is Bronze sponsor at EMC World 2015, Las Vegas, May 4-7.
and Oracle have a long-standing relationship committed to providing our joint
customers with innovative solutions to meet their evolving real-world
requirements. This relationship is highlighted by continuous certification
of PowerPath on Oracle VM releases and numerous
EMC storage certifications.
We will have Oracle Linux and Oracle VM experts that can answer your questions at our Booth #1223. Come and visit us to see how we work with EMC. Exhibition hours are:
As demand for data protection has grown in recent years, ensuring the
integrity of the customer's data is a very important task.
To carry out this task, data protection is not only required for the
storage system but the entire system.
This White Paper from Fujitsu, an Oracle Diamond Partner, explains how data protection can be implemented
for the entire system using T10 Protection Information (T10 PI) that
comes with the Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK),
the ETERNUS DX S3 series, and Emulex HBA.
The T10 PI and DIX functions enable data protection for the entire
system including data write processes from applications to disk drives.
Data protection for the entire system can improve system reliability by
protecting the system from damaged or inconsistent data to minimize
downtime and reduce end-user maintenance cost.
Are you struggling with finding the right infrastructure that supports the performance demands of ALL your Oracle workloads, while balancing budgetary constraints and limitations? Does your applications and database instances require a lot of horsepower but you can’t cost-justify deploying them on expensive, high-end infrastructure?
Dell offers a solution for this “middle-band” of applications, one that balances performance with total cost of ownership. The Dell Integrated System for Oracle Database (DISOD), pre-installed with Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, is delivered ready to be installed with Oracle Database 12c, 11gR2, or 10g, providing the flexibility to fit into any existing infrastructure. Oracle Linux brings the latest Linux innovations to market, delivering performance, scalability, and reliability for enterprise applications, enterprise-class, low-cost support.
Attend our upcoming webinar March 4, 2015, at 9:00 am PST (11am CST) to find out :
Why DISOD delivers easy to procure, yet flexible to expand architecture perfectly suited to meet your needs
How your database can perform better without investing in high-end systems
Why Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel is the best choice for Oracle Database and Dell systems
As demand for data protection has grown in recent years, ensuring the integrity of the customer's data is a very important task. To carry out this task, data protection is not only required for the storage system but the entire system. Each system component has data protection functions such as memory parity detection, error detection with communication protocols, CRC error detection of the disk storage system, and redundancy. (Figure 1.1, I. Conventional data integrity functions) T10 PI defines the mechanism for data integrity protection that is standardized through communication paths and devices. End-to-end data integrity from applications to disk drives is implemented with the combination of T10 Protection Information (T10 PI) and Data Integrity Extensions (DIX).
EMC and Oracle have a deep history of collaboration dating back to 1995. EMC is a Platinum Partner and as part of the OPN program gets pre-release access to Oracle code to test and to ensure that as Oracle and EMC products are brought to market they are proven solutions and hardened for real world use. In addition Oracle Engineering and support hold regular cadence of calls with EMC E-Lab to discuss product testing status, roadmap alignment and any open customer support issues.
EMC E-Lab has active relationships with Oracle development, one great example is PowerPath and its certification with Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and Oracle VM. EMC PowerPath is host-based software for automated data path management, failover and recovery, and optimized load balancing. PowerPath automates, standardizes, and optimizes data paths in physical and virtual environments as well as cloud deployments to deliver high availability and performance.
EMC E-Lab helps customers adopt new technologies by leveraging their validated solutions and processes. The E-Lab Platform team runs qualification cycles against Oracle Linux and Oracle VM when the beta is released to partners for testing. This qualification work is performed against VNXe, VNX, VPLEX, VMAX, and XtremIO. The testing is performed with DM-MPIO and PowerPath. During PowerPath release cycles, Oracle and EMC qualify the new release of PowerPath against these EMC storage platforms. When new releases of EMC storage or their storage operating environment become available, it kicks off qualification cycles with the current releases of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. The end result of this exercise is the EMC Support Matrix. Read more details in this EMC article.
EMC has also published a VMAX Engineering White Paper last week, covering Oracle VM 3.3 Storage Connect for VMAX with EMC Storage Integrator V2.0.
We wish you Happy Holidays and the best for 2015. We will return with Friday Spotlights on Jan 9.
Data center managers are faced with a perpetual dilemma:
finding the right infrastructure that supports the performance demands of ALL
their Oracle applications, while balancing budgetary constraints and
They find that many
applications and database instances require a lot of horsepower, but can’t
cost-justify deploying on expensive, high-end infrastructure. Dell offers a solution for this “middle-band”
of applications, one that balances performance with total cost of ownership. The Dell Integrated System for Oracle
Databases (DISOD) is an easy to procure, yet flexible to expand architecture
perfectly suited to meet these needs.
Based on Dell’s Acceleration Appliance for Databases (DAAD), the DISOD
couples two 4 cpu, 40 core PowerEdge R920 servers with the ultra-fast
performance of DAAD, a 12TB flash storage appliance that can deliver over a
million IOPs and 5.7 gigabytes per second sustained throughput in a data
warehouse or transaction processing environment.
Pre-installed with Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise
Kernel, DISOD is delivered ready to be installed with Oracle Database 12c,
11gR2, or 10g, providing the flexibility to fit into any existing
infrastructure. And, the Dell hardware configuration
in this article is fully supported on Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable
Find out more about this innovative architecture
featuring Oracle Linux by clicking here.
Since it's Thanksgiving week in the USA we're doing our Friday spotlight early this week.
HP Discover is a technology event where IT professionals gather to see latest technologies. Oracle will be sponsoring HP Discover 2014 Barcelona at the The Fira Barcelona, Gran Via on December 2-4, 2014.
This year Oracle will be present in the exhibition area with engineers and product directors talking about Oracle Linux and Oracle VM and MySQL. Don't miss the opportunity to get your hands on an Oracle Linux/Oracle DVD and MySQL Dolphin.
Oracle booth is located at #405 and booth hours are:
Tues, 2 Dec: 8:30-19:30
Wed 3 Dec: 8:30-18:00
Thurs 4 Dec, 8:30 -14:00
See you in sunny Barcelona!
Oracle teams and HP have been partnering for many years and if you are not attending the show, check out the HP-Oracle Alliance page to get more information about this partnership.
The holidays are generally a time for family, friends and cheer, but with all of this cheer comes something lurking in the dark; security breaches. As we prepare for the upcoming holiday season, it is imperative for organizations to understand the importance of implementing a security and compliance strategy. The most important components to address are least privilege, auditing, password management, and compliance.
Join this engaging webinar, hosted by Oracle and BeyondTrust, to learn how you can best protect your organization during the upcoming holiday season. By attending this webcast, you'll learn:
Why it's important to implement a least privilege strategy this holiday season
Understanding your organization’s data security compliance efforts
Managing and implementing least privilege with BeyondTrust PowerBroker & Oracle Linux
What you can do NOW to beef up your organization’s security & compliance program
Product Manager for Server & Vulnerability Products
Director of Product Management, Oracle Linux
This year Oracle OpenWorld 2014 had been a busy one for us and our Partners. It had been one of the most successful showcases we had organized so far with 15 Partners actively demonstrating their solutions for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. Many of our ISV and IHV partners announced solutions around Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux. During the Showcase, we recorded some of our partners who talked about their solution:
Here's the list of announcements and updates in September from our partners which shows the collaboration and joint engineering efforts of Oracle Linux and Virtualization teams with the key ISV and IHVs:
Happy Friday Oracle Linux fans, this week our spotlight is a new whitepaper that is co- authored by Rick Stehno of Seagate and Avi Miller of Oracle. This paper gives tips to optimize your Oracle Linux, MySQL and the PCIe card which increases the performance of your environment with just few steps:
Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) was chosen for this study because of its upstream support for the latest hardware relevant to modern data center operations. In addition, MySQL database workloads benefit from the platform’s deep integration with the solution stack, optimizations resulting from industry collaborations and enhancements in the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.
Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enteprise Kernel includes extensive performance and scalability improvements to the process scheduler, memory management, file systems, and the networking stack. It was tuned to perform better and faster on leading-edge x86 configurations that feature many CPU cores and large amounts of main memory, and optimized libraries and system calls help to improve performance for MySQL queries. Because of these optimizations and pervasive testing that occurs within Oracle, Oracle Linux is able to address large transaction capacities and scale well as the number of database users or the number of databases increases. This document will present tuning and processes that can be applied to increase TPC-C performance when using the Sun Flash Accelerator F80 PCIe Card.
By following the simple tuning tips outlined in this paper, a successful implementation of the Sun Flash Accelerator F80 PCIe Card with optimal performance can occur in most environments.
Did you know that A10 Networks has solutions for data center optimization in the area of performance and security of your virtualized infrastructure supporting Oracle Linux and Oracle VM?
With the increased use of virtual servers and software defined network, there’s also an increase in network complexity. A10 Networks has developed the next-generation application networking solutions that are flexible and dynamic. Our partnership with A10 spans a number of years as well as across a number of Oracle product lines, with proven solutions for optimized architecture for Oracle customers deploying enterprise-grade solutions. Most recently, A10 Networks has certified A10 vThunder™ ADC on top of Oracle VM and tested an integration with Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux. The availability of the vThunder appliances for Application Delivery Controller provides Oracle customers with flexible and easy-to-deploy advanced services for their enterprise within a virtualized environment.
Stop by, if you are looking for proven solutions that can help optimize your enterprise applications. A10 Networks is at OpenWorld at the Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase, with OpenStack, and will be hosting a Scene and Be Heard theatre session, where they will share “Tips and tricks for making Oracle applications secure and highly available”.
Scene & Be Heard Theatre session: Monday 9/29 at 11:30a.m-11:50a.m at Moscone South, booth #313
Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase with OpenStack located at Moscone South, booth #611 – A10 Networks is at kiosk SLX-021, exhibition is open from September 29th to October 1st, during exhibition hall hours.