Tuesday Jun 21, 2016

SPARC Solaris Virtualization ROCKS in SAS Analytics

A global life sciences company recently undertook a complete infrastructure refresh of its SAS Analytics environment to meet critical business requirements, such as industry compliance, scale for growth and resiliency for non-stop operations. Combining Oracle’s Solaris 11 OS with SPARC servers and ZFS Storage created a very flexible and powerful virtualization solution for this complex challenge.

The SPARC Solaris virtualization strategy enabled strict compliance to SAS licensing policy while allowing for prioritized resource allocations for memory, I/O, and network bandwidth – all without adding additional licensing and virtualization costs to the customer. 

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Friday May 27, 2016

Unleashing BMC Remedy 9 performance and scalability on Oracle Solaris and SPARC Servers

BMC shares the amazing results of a 10,000 concurrent users’ workload on BMC Remedy ITSM Suite 9.0 SP1 using Oracle 12c database with large data volume, running on Oracle SPARC T5 servers with Oracle Solaris 11 in this blog.

Thursday May 12, 2016

Best Practices Using ZFS For SAP ASE Database

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) database 16.0 and 15.7 are certified to run on Oracle Solaris 11 systems using ZFS as data storage and logs.

ZFS is the default file system in Oracle Solaris 11 and includes integrated data services, such as compression, encryption, and snapshot and cloning. Recent testing with OLTP workloads show better or on-par performance with ZFS compared to UFS or raw devices.

Learn about best practices here.

Friday Apr 22, 2016

Oracle Solaris 11.3 Preflight Checker - Come Fly With Me!

Consider a pilot deciding to fly a new airplane without knowing that it had been 100% tested to fly.

If you are a Solaris developer who is looking to leverage the security, speed and simplicity of Oracle Solaris 11.3, you need to make sure your application will perform well BEFORE lifting off the ground on that migration. That's where the Oracle Solaris Preflight Applications Checker tool comes in. 

Tuesday Dec 29, 2015

Oracle Solaris Studio 12.5 Beta General Availability

The Oracle Solaris Studio 12.5 Beta release is now available for download from OTN.

Oracle Solaris Studio delivers highly optimized compilers, advanced analysis tools and a multi-language aware IDE for easy development of fast, reliable and secure applications for Oracle Solaris and Linux operating systems. 

Key Customer Benefits: 

  • Increased application security with Oracle SPARC M7 Silicon Secured Memory integration and built-in security checking capabilities 
  • Latest language standard support, including C++14, C++11 and C11, and easy compilation of open source applications with improved GCC compatibility 
  • Performance optimizations for the latest Oracle systems and updates throughout the tool suite for creating faster applications.


Friday Sep 18, 2015

Innovative Software Provider Moves to SPARC Solaris

Recently Oracle and and OPN Gold Partner member Baosight worked together to successfully port the iHyperDB and iCentroView Systems applications from Windows OS to Oracle Solaris 11.2 on SPARC T5 servers. Read more here!

Wednesday Jul 15, 2015

Solaris Technical Support for Developers

Did you know that our Solaris developers get free technical help under OPN (Gold level members and above) for any questions regarding development of their applications on Oracle Solaris 11? Yes, this is great news! But most importantly, to coin a line from a famous Beatles song, it’s not just ANY body who is providing the help.

Learn more!

Monday May 25, 2015

Looking for a Specialization in IT Architecture?

Today, it’s easier to get specialized in IT Architecture Release 3. Pre-requisites for this specialization have become more flexible with the newest versions of Database (12c), Linux (6), Solaris (11) and Cloud Application Foundation. Take advantage of this updated pre-requisite criteria!

Monday May 11, 2015

SanDisk’s Lightning SSD compatibility for Oracle Solaris + SPARC T5 Servers

Review this whitepaper to get an overview of the tests conducted to verify the operational compatibility of SanDisk’s Lightning SSDs with Oracle SPARC T5 server platforms!

Now Available! Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.2

Oracle Secure Global Desktop (SGD) is a remote access solution for any cloud-hosted enterprise applications and desktops running on Microsoft Windows, Linux, Solaris and mainframe servers. SGD gives users the ability to work securely from any device, anywhere, while providing administrators the tools they need to control access to applications and desktop environments local to the data center. Learn more!

Tuesday Apr 28, 2015

Oracle Solaris Development Initiative

ISV developers take note: this is better than FREE beer! The Solaris Development Initiative provides you access to Oracle Solaris for development purposes, with access to multiple development systems with Solaris licenses for testing and validation work in a pre-production environment. This is FREE to OPN Gold+ members. More details.

Wednesday Feb 18, 2015

SoleraTec Video surveillance increases security and reliability with Oracle Solaris 11 and SPARC

SoleraTec, a provider of innovative video lifecycle management and storage products, has released the PHOENIX RSM video surveillance management software solution for Oracle Solaris 11 operating system on the SPARC processor. With the performance capabilities of the SPARC servers running Oracle Solaris 11, multiple concurrent video camera feeds can be displayed along with camera carousel (patrolling) and various live-view camera layout options.

Oracle Solaris 11 and Pluribus - Application Awareness in the Cloud

Oracle Solaris 11.2 and Pluribus Networks are providing an integrated solution for prioritizing packet flow according to the importance of the application. You can read about it here!

Monday Sep 15, 2014

Reliable, Scalable, Secure: Oracle Solaris 11.2 (E-Book)

When is the right time to upgrade? Is Solaris 11.2 engineered for the cloud? How can I optimize performance of Oracle SPARC and X86 systems? You will now find answers in this e-book and in turn help your customers! See it here!

Monday Aug 04, 2014

Oracle Introduces Oracle Solaris 11.2 – Engineered for Cloud

Oracle today introduced Oracle Solaris 11.2, a modern cloud platform that melds efficient virtualization, application-driven software-defined networking (SDN) technology and a full OpenStack distribution. This powerful combination of an enterprise-class operating system and other components creates a highly efficient, compliant, secure, open and affordable software platform for cloud computing. With deep integration among Oracle Database, Java and Oracle Applications, businesses can use Oracle Solaris 11.2 to deliver the most reliable, high-performance, efficient and secure IT services and accelerate time-to-market for new deployments. Oracle Solaris is an important component of Oracle’s Systems business.Read more here!