Thursday May 31, 2012

Oracle is sponsoring LinuxCon Japan 2012

LinuxCon Japan is the premiere Linux conference in Asia that brings together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts. It is designed not only to encourage collaboration but to support future interaction between Japan and other Asia Pacific countries and the rest of the global Linux community. The conference includes presentations, tutorials, birds of a feather sessions, keynotes, sponsored mini-summits. LinuxCon Japan will be showcasing Oracle Linux in  following sessions, as well as Technology Showcase booth. 

Wednesday, June 6:

2:00 pm - Btrfs Filesystems : Status and New Features, Chris Mason, Oracle, Room 502

Friday, June 8:

3:00 pm - State of Linux Kernel Security Subsystem, James Morris, Oracle, Room 502

5:25 pm - International/Asian Kernel Developer Panel that features Oracle's Chris Mason

Register to attend these great sessions.

Wednesday May 30, 2012

The Oracle Linux Advantage

It has been a while since we've summed up the Oracle Linux advantage over other Linux products. Wim Coekaerts' new blog entries prompted me to write this article.

Here are some highlights.

  • Complete enterprise Linux solution: Not only do we offer an enterprise Linux OS but it comes with management and HA tools that are integrated and included for free. In addition, we offer the entire "apps to disk" solution for Linux if a customer wants a single source.
  • Comprehensive testing with enterprise workloads: Within Oracle, 1000s of servers run incredible amount of QA on Oracle Linux amounting to100,000 hours everyday. This helps in making Oracle Linux even better for running enterprise workloads.
  • Free binaries and errata: Oracle Linux is free to download including patches and updates.
  • Highest quality enterprise support: Available 24/7 in 145 countries, Oracle has been offering affordable Linux support since 2006. The support team is a large group of dedicated professionals globally that are trained to support serious mission critical environments; not only do they know their products, they also understand the inter-dependencies with database, apps, storage, etc.
  • Best practices to accelerate database and apps deployment: With pre-installed, pre-configured Oracle VM Templates, we offer virtual machine images of Oracle's enterprise software so you can easily deploy them on Oracle Linux. In addition, Oracle Validated Configurations offer documented tips for configuring Linux systems to run Oracle database. We take the guesswork out and help you get to market faster.
More information on all of the above is available on the Oracle Linux Home Page.

Wim Coekaerts did a great job of detailing these advantages in two recent blog posts he published last week.

Blog article: Oracle Linux components

Blog article: More Oracle Linux options:

These are must reads!

Thursday May 24, 2012

May Edition of Oracle Linux Newsletter is Here...

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The May 2012 edition of Oracle Linux Newsletter is now available. It is full of new content including:

  • Free download Oracle Linux binaries and erratas
  • Certification of Oracle Database 11g R2 with Oracle Linux 6 and RHEL6
  • A really cool 3 minute animated overview of Oracle Linux
  • Oracle Linux is on a record breaking spree!
  • Linux management demo
  • Find out why Progressive Insurance chose Oracle Linux for their database apps.
  • Technical articles
  • Events, and more

Read it here.

Subscribe to it now. 

Wednesday May 23, 2012

SAP Certifies Oracle Linux 6 including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel R2

Oracle Linux Momentum Continues with Partners!

Oracle Linux momentum continues as more and more third party providers now support the latest releases of Oracle Linux.

Joining the large number of ISVs that have certified with the latest release of Oracle Linux 6 is SAP. The certification specifically includes Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel R2. Read the details on SAP's website.

Check out the latest technology updates on Oracle Linux and find out why we offer more value to customers.

Monday May 14, 2012

ORACLE at LinuxTag, May 23-26

LinuxTag LogoOracle will be at LinuxTag 2012 in Berlin Germany 23-26 May, 2012, will you?

LinuxTag has been held regularly for 15 years, longer than any other Linux fair in Europe. More than 200 free software projects and companies participate, more than in any other European Linux event. LinuxTag attracts nearly 12,000 visitors — an unrivalled record. Since its beginnings in 1995, visitors and exhibitors have valued the credibility and expertise behind LinuxTag.

During four days visitors of the fair and the congress can experience the open-source-trends. Collaboration and interesting business models are focused on under the slogan “Open minds create effective solutions”.

We will be there as a Bronze Sponsor, with several technical presentations as well as a booth. Come and visit us in Hall 7.2B, booth #253 to meet and discuss topics like Linux, Solaris, MySQL, Virtualization and Java with Oracle technical experts and to get a free Oracle Linux DVD. You also have a chance to win an Amazon Kindle Touch by entering our raffle at the booth!

Here are the sessions that Oracle speakers will be presenting:

JDK 7 Updates in OpenJDK
Speaker: Dalibor Topic (Oracle)
Wednesday, 23.05.2012, Europa II, 10:45-11:30

In this talk you'll learn how the JDK 7 Updates Project in OpenJDK works, and how to work within it, how to track changes, get your fixes in, and follow along as for example the Mac OS X Port gets integrated into future JDK 7 update releases.

OCFS2: Status and Overview
Speaker: Lenz Grimmer (Oracle)
Thursday, 24.05.2012, London, 10:00-10:45

Attendees will learn about the features and improvements that set OCFS2 apart from other Linux-based cluster file systems, including: Heartbeat implementation: global vs. local heartbeats - Storage optimizations: Extent-based Allocations, Hole punching, Reflinks

Btrfs: Status and Overview
Speaker: Lenz Grimmer (Oracle)
Thursday, 24.05.2012, London (TBD) 

This talk will give a technical overview over the Btrfs file system, its main features and recent developments. Attendees will get an impression of the features and capabilities and what sets Btrfs apart from existing Linux file systems.

Register today!

Wednesday May 02, 2012

Accelerate your Linux Deployments with Oracle Validated Configurations

For those who are not familiar, Oracle Validated Configurations enable easier, faster, and lower-cost deployment of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM solutions in the enterprise. The program offers pre-tested, validated architectures, with documented best practices for software, hardware, storage, and network components. This integrated approach helps improve the performance, scalability, and reliability of solutions, with faster, lower-cost implementations. This industry-wide program is accepted and endorsed by partners as a way to document best practice deployments of their products in Oracle's Linux and virtualized environments.

Oracle Validated Configurations provide unique value to the customers as the integrated stack, including hardware and software, goes through rigorous testing to ensure that different pieces work together in the most effective way. This means customers do not have to do any additional testing in their own environments. Moreover, customers can get support for the individual pieces of the Oracle Validated Configurations in exactly same way as they get support for any other Oracle and partner products. Oracle and the participating ISV and IHV partners have joint support processes to address any customer issues that may come up with the Oracle Validated Configuration.

For reference, some of the recent Oracle Validated Configurations are listed below. For a complete list, please visit Published Validated Configurations.

Server Platform
Storage Model
Oracle Software
Linux Distribution
HP ProLiant DL385 G7
Huawei Symantec S6800T
Oracle Database 11g R2 (
Oracle Linux 5 Update 7
HP ProLiant DL385 G7
EMC Clariion CX4-240
Oracle Database 11g R2 (
Oracle Linux 5 Update 8
Sun Fire X6270 M3
Sun ZFS Storage Appliance 7420
Oracle Database 11g R2 (
Oracle Linux 5 Update 7
Sun Fire X4270 M3
Sun ZFS Storage Appliance 7420
Oracle Database 11g R2 (
Oracle Linux 5 Update 7
Sun Fire X4170 M3
Sun ZFS Storage Appliance 7420
Oracle Database 11g R2 (
Oracle Linux 5 Update 7
Dell PowerEdge R620
Dell Compellent SC040
Oracle Database 11g R2 (
Oracle Linux 5 Update 7

For more details about the Oracle Validated Configuration program, please visit the FAQ page.

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