Thursday Mar 13, 2014

Don't Miss:EMEA Events covering Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and MySQL

We have great events coming up in EMEA covering Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and MySQL.

See the cities and dates below:

26-Mar-14

Birmingham, UK

Oracle MySQL Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability and High Availability with MySQL

27-Mar-14

Manchester, UK

Oracle MySQL Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability and High Availability with MySQL

CANCELED

Stockholm, Sweden

Oracle MySQL Lunch & Learn event in cooperation with B3IT

27-Mar-14

Madrid, Spain

Oracle MySQL Tech Tour: Rendimiento, escalabilidad y alta disponibilidad con MySQL

1-Apr-14

Vienna, Austria

Oracle MySQL Tech Tour: Performanz, Skalierbarkeit und Hochverfügbarkeit mit MySQL

3-Apr-14

Baden-Dättwil, Switzerland

Oracle MySQL Tech Tour: Performanz, Skalierbarkeit und Hochverfügbarkeit mit MySQL

10-Apr-14

Dreieich, Germany

Oracle MySQL Tech Tour: Performanz, Skalierbarkeit und Hochverfügbarkeit mit MySQL

3-Apr-14

Paris, France

Séminaire sur les fondations du Cloud Privé avec Oracle Linux et Oracle VM

30-Apr-14

London, UK

Oracle Linux and Oracle VM enabling private cloud seminar

1-May-14

Stockholm, Sweden

Oracle Linux and Oracle VM enabling private cloud seminar

7-May-14

Finland 

Oracle MySQL Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability and High Availability with MySQL (registrations will open later in the month, please bookmark this date and visit Oracle pages later for registration url)

Friday Feb 28, 2014

Friday Spotlight: Accelerating MySQL on Oracle Linux with Flash

Happy Friday!

Our spotlight this week is on a brand new white paper that can help you get the most out of MySQL running on Oracle Linux, with the help of Oracle's Sun Flash Accelerator F80 PCIe card. To give you an idea of the Oracle Linux part of this, here is an except from the paper's intro:

"Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) was chosen for this study for several key reasons including its upstream support for the latest hardware relevant to modern data center operations, and SSD support and performance features such as SSD detect. 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 UEK.

Read the white paper "Performance Advantages of Running an Oracle MySQL Replicated Database on Oracle Linux with Oracle’s Sun Flash Accelerator F80 PCIe Card"

We'll see you next week!

-Chris 

Wednesday Oct 09, 2013

Oracle Linux at LinuxCon Europe 2013

LinuxCon Europe is just around the corner! This year's show is at the Edinburgh International Conference Center in Edinburgh, UK, October 21-23, 2013.

Oracle Linux is proud to be at LinuxCon once again, getting an opportunity to meet and discuss important topics with the Linux community and users. Oracle's Elena Zannoni, Director of the Linux Tools and Languages Team, will deliver a session on Monday, October 21 at 2:20PM on the topic of "Recent Advances in Linux Tracing". In this session, Elena will discuss the wide variety of tracing tools available to Linux developers (such as ftrace, perf, systemtap, and DTrace for Linux), and the pros and cons of each of these tools and include example usage of each. It will be a compelling session and we hope you can join!

Session details:
Monday, October 21, 2:20PM

Demo Pod:
And while you're at the show, please stop by Booth 28, the Oracle Linux and MySQL demo pod on Monday and Tuesday where you can talk to our experts, pick up an Oracle Linux and Oracle VM software DVD, and see Oracle Linux and MySQL in action.

Friday Sep 27, 2013

Oracle Linux and Oracle VM at GITEX, Dubai, UAE (Oct 20-24)

Oracle is sponsoring GITEX, October 20 - 24, 2013, Dubai World Trade Center, Hall # 5

Visit Oracle Linux & Oracle VM teams at workstation WS-2, located at the Oracle booth in hall # 5 to learn the latest and greatest about these technologies! Discuss and explore about Oracle’s long standing commitment and contribution to the Open Source Community and differentiated offerings it has provided.

Oracle Linux brings the latest Linux innovations to market, delivering extreme performance, advanced scalability, and reliability for enterprise applications and systems along with worldwide, enterprise-class, low-cost support. Optimized for enterprise workloads, Oracle Linux is the only operating system to offer zero-downtime updates. 

Oracle offers the industry's most complete and integrated virtualization, from desktop to the data center. Going far beyond simple consolidation, Oracle enables you to virtualize and manage your full hardware and software stack. Oracle VM server virtualization is designed to enable rapid enterprise application deployment and simplify lifecycle management.

Don't miss the opportunity to interact real time with subject matter experts from Oracle Linux and Oracle VM teams when you visit the booth.

Register today

Monday Sep 16, 2013

Oracle at LinuxCon North America, Sep 16-18

Oracle is sponsoring LinuxCon North America, we love the vibe in New Orleans and hope you can visit our booth or attend one of our sessions.

LinuxCon is the place to learn from the best and the brightest, delivering content from the leading maintainers, developers and project leads in the Linux community and from around the world. There's simply no other event in North America where developers, sys admins, architects and all types and levels of technical talent gather together under one roof for education, collaboration and problem-solving to further the Linux platform.  

Looking for deep technical content? LinuxCon North America has teamed up with the Linux Plumbers Conference on a shared track, offering even the highest level developers the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge on core development. Oracle is also sponsoring this event.

We also have a booth in the Technology Showcase area and will be demonstrating Oracle Linux, Ksplice and MySQL. Stop by to talk to our Linux experts and grab Oracle Linux and Oracle VM DVD Kit for free. We are participating in Goose Chase so make sure to complete your mission in our booth to get the prizes offered by Linux Foundation.

Oracle Booth :  #15

Oracle Sessions :

1) Stop Touching My Kernel Code  - Speaker: Sasha Levin, Oracle

Tuesday September 17, 2013 4:10pm - 4:50pm

Room: Celestin A

This presentation is about using kernel code in userspace. The presentation will revolve about sharing actual kernel code beyond just headers with userspace, the pros and cons of doing so, and present work in progress of projects which aim to make it happen. I will demonstrate existing projects such as liblockdep which build userspace libraries from kernel code, and propose directions for future work. The presentation will also address the resentment of including userspace code in the kernel tree and will propose alternatives to that.

The target audience is quite wide as the presentation is aimed both at kernel and userspace hackers. The audience can expect both theoretical overview about how to use kernel code in userspace and practical examples of doing so. The presentation will provide tools and methods to use more kernel code in userspace and will clearly show the benefit of doing so. 

2) PC BIOS, EFI and Other wild animals in the Wild - Speaker: Daniel Kiper, Oracle 

Tuesday September 17, 2013 5:10pm - 6:00pm

Room: Celestin A

Firmware is crucial part of almost every hardware. Very often it is not visible to the user. However, there are firmwares which are known better than the others. Especially PC BIOS and recently EFI is quite visible. There are also some replacements for them like coreboot which takes more and more supporters. This presentation will show a history of their development, main features and differences. Also, it will show how to test some of them without access to the special hardware and uncommon tools.

This presentation is targeted to developers and administrators. They should know the machine boot sequence, when firmware is involved during the system startup and run as well as when its code is deliberately omitted. It will help them to understand the main PC BIOS, EFI and coreboot features and drawbacks.

Hope to see you in the Oracle Booth and sessions.

Enjoy LinuxCon and New Orleans! 


Friday Apr 05, 2013

All for One, One for All: MySQL, Oracle Linux, Oracle VM Tech Tours

MySQL Tech Tours: From the Web to the Cloud

Are you looking to deploy MySQL-based applications with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM either on-premise or in the cloud?

Are you in Europe?

Join us to learn how you can reduce costs and improve business agility while achieving the highest levels of MySQL scalability, security and uptime and hear about benefits of using Oracle Linux and Oracle VM for your infrastructure. 

Register today: 

April 11, 2013, Reading, UK

April 17, 2013, München, Germany

April 18, 2013, Hannover, Germany

April 24, 2013, Baden (near Zürich), Switzerland

May 07, 2013, Rome, Italy

Monday Feb 04, 2013

February Oracle Linux Events: Mark Your Calendar

February is a busy month!

We are hosting free, in-person events all around North America and Europe. We'll cover Oracle Linux overview, unique features, and why it is the best choice for the enterprise and cloud infrastructures.

Don't miss, sign up today 

North America:

Europe :

In addition to these live events we are also hosting a SuSE Linux to Oracle Linux Migration Webcast on Feb. 28, 2013.

These are free events and space is limited. Sign up now.

Monday Jul 30, 2012

Oracle is Sponsoring LinuxCon North America 2012

LinuxCon is the leading annual technical conference in North America that brings together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts. This event is designed to provide a much needed collaboration and education space for the Linux community.

This year Oracle will be one of the key sponsors and we have a keynote session that features Wim Coekaerts and Mark Sunday as speakers.

LinuxCon will be showcasing Oracle Linux in the following sessions:

Thursday, August 30:

11:20 am - The Proper Care and Feeding of a MySql Database for Linux Administrators

Speaker: Dave Stokes, Oracle

3:20 pm - Policies for Transcending Linux Memory Efficency with Zcache

Speaker: Dan Magenheimer, Oracle

Friday, August 31:

10:05 am – Keynote: Linux Tales from the Trenches of an Ultra Demanding Cloud Data Center

Speakers: Mark Sunday, Senior VP and CIO, Oracle
Wim Coekaerts, SVP, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle

LinuxCon is co-located with CloudOpen, which will be showcasing Oracle Cloud Technology in the following session:

Wednesday, August 29:

11:40 am – Oracle’s Cloud Computing Strategy – Your Strategy. Your Cloud, Your Choice.

Speaker: David Krauss, Oracle

Stop by the Oracle Linux Technology Showcase booth #113 to get your copy of the Oracle Linux/ Oracle VM DVD as well as talk to our experts.

QUICK LINKS:

Friday Oct 14, 2011

We are going to Prague

Linuxcon Europe 2011 is less than two weeks away and it is in Prague, Czech Republic. Oracle's Linux and MySQL teams will be attending, and participating in a number of activities, including:

  • Keynote
  • Sessions
  • Booth
  • Reception hosted by Oracle's MySQL team

I wanted to highlight a few key sessions being delivered by Oracle:

Wim Coekaerts' Keynote on Friday, Oct. 28 at 9:30 am -- Oracle has been working on engineered systems for a couple of years now. Oracle Exadata and Exalogic are engineered systems that use either Linux or Solaris as the embedded operating systems. You will hear an overview and experience in building of building a complex integrated system. You will also hear what works and what some of the challenges were on making Linux be well-suited for lights out engineered systems that need to be highly available and have built-in diagnostics.

Chris Mason's Btrfs Session on Friday, Oct. 28 at 1:30 pm -- The Btrfs filesystem is quickly becoming a mature part of the Linux kernel. This talk will discuss the Btrfs roadmap and demonstrate some of the newest Btrfs features.

Elena Zannoni's Tracing Session on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 11:15 am -- This talk will give an overview and summary of the most current status of tracing development in the Linux arena. There are many different projects providing the user and system administrators with various approaches to tracing their applications, and the Linux kernel itself.

Santo Leto's MySQL 5.6 Session on Friday. Oct. 28 at 4:45 pm -- Attend this session to discover the new features delivered within the MySQL 5.6 development milestone releases, including an improved InnoDB storage engine, enhanced replication capabilities as well as MySQL performance and scalability optimizations. You will also learn about the new features available to the MySQL Community for testing, such as NoSQL access to MySQL. The ""M"" of the ""LAMP"" stack, MySQL is the world's most popular open source database and the leading database choice for web-based applications.

Stop by the Oracle Booth: Pick up a free copy of Oracle Linux 6; talk to Linux and MySQL experts.

Evening Reception Hosted by Oracle's MySQL on Thursday, October 27: Get your invitation to an evening reception by coming to our Thursday session or visiting our booth. Come swim with the dolphins!

Join us in Prague for Linuxcon Europe 2011.

Visit oracle.com/linux for more information on Oracle Linux.

Tuesday Jun 28, 2011

Oracle Announces New Oracle VM Template for MySQL Enterprise Edition

Oracle announces new Oracle VM template for MySQL Enterprise Edition enabling more efficient and lower cost deployments of virtualized MySQL environments. Here are some of the details and benefits:


* The new Oracle VM Template for MySQL helps eliminate manual configuration efforts and risks by providing a pre-installed, pre-configured and certified software stack that includes Oracle VM Server for x86, Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and MySQL Enterprise Edition.

* By pre-integrating the world’s most popular open source database with Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization technologies, enterprise users and ISVs can quickly and easily deploy and manage a virtualized MySQL database server for Web and cloud-based applications.

* Backed by Oracle’s world-class support organization and the result of extensive integration and quality assurance testing, the Oracle VM Template for MySQL Enterprise Edition further demonstrates Oracle’s investment in MySQL and allows users to benefit from a single point of contact for 24/7 technical support for all pre-configured components.

Read more in this white paper


 

 

Wednesday Feb 09, 2011

What a Performance! MySQL 5.5 and InnoDB 1.1 running on Oracle Linux

The MySQL performance team in Oracle has recently completed a series of benchmarks comparing Read / Write and Read-Only performance of MySQL 5.5 with the InnoDB and MyISAM storage engines. 

Compared to MyISAM, InnoDB delivered 35x higher throughput on the Read / Write test and 5x higher throughput on the Read-Only test, with 90% scalability across 36 CPU cores. 

A full analysis of results and MySQL configuration parameters are documented in a new whitepaper

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In addition to the benchmark, the new whitepaper, also includes:
- A discussion of the use-cases for each storage engine
- Best practices for users considering the migration of existing applications from MyISAM to InnoDB
- A summary of the performance and scalability enhancements introduced with MySQL 5.5 and InnoDB 1.1.

The benchmark itself was based on Sysbench, running on AMD Opteron "Magny-Cours" processors, and Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel

You can learn more about MySQL 5.5 and InnoDB 1.1 from here and download it from here to test whether you witness performance gains in your real-world applications.  
By Mat Keep
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