Earlier this week, we had the latest Oracle Solaris web forum. Is it possible that you weren't there? Was something more pressing on your agenda, such as, I don't know: work? Or, if you're in a different time zone: sleep?
Did you, in fact, miss out on the whole thing?
No.No, you did not.
Thanks to the power of computers, the Internet, and our great behind-the-scenes teams, we now have the on-demand replay of the web forum available, for you to replay. On demand!
You can see all three sessions:
Oracle’s Investment in Oracle Solaris - Best Enterprise UNIX for Oracle Systems and Software
Oracle Solaris: Optimized for Oracle Software
Oracle Solaris: Optimized for Oracle’s Enterprise Systems
Plus, you'll have access to the transcripts from the live Q & A. If you're ready, we are, too:
We're back with the next installment of our very popular Oracle Solaris web forum series. It's our way to check in with everyone and let you know what we've been doing lately, and it's also the a way for you to interact with Oracle Solaris engineers and get your most interesting questions answered in our live Q&A session that takes place throughout the forum.
This one takes place on Wednesday August 7th, at 9 AM PT, and features Markus Flierl, VP of Oracle Solaris Core Engineering. Michael Palmeter, Senior Director of Oracle Solaris Product Management, Duncan Hardie, Principal Product Manager in Oracle Solaris, and Rob Ludeman, Principal Product Manager in Oracle Systems.
Markus will bring us all up to date on the latest news about Oracle Solaris 11, followed by Michael, Duncan and Rob, who will discuss the payoffs of the last few years of co-engineering among our OS, software and hardware teams.
Register today -- it looks like it should be another great session.
Web Forum: Oracle Solaris and Oracle Systems: The Best Platform for Oracle Software Wednesday, August 7, 2013 9-11 a.m. PT / 12-2 p.m. ET REGISTER NOW
As you may have heard, Oracle Database 12c is now available for Oracle
Solaris and Oracle Linux. Among other things, that means we now have
the opportunity to share some of the cool things the Oracle Database and
Oracle Solaris engineering teams have been doing together.
And here's a good one: In this screencast, Jon Haslam describes how on Oracle Solaris 11, DTrace is now integrated into Oracle Database V$ views to provide a top-to-bottom picture of a database
transaction I/O -- from storage devices, through the Oracle Solaris
kernel, up to Oracle Database 12c itself:
With this end-to-end
view, you can easily identify I/O outliers -- transactions that are
taking an unusually long time to complete -- and use this comprehensive
data to identify and mitigate storage system problems that were
previously extremely hard to debug.
This is a great demonstration of the power of DTrace, which is just about to celebrate its 10th anniversary in the wild. The screencast has some additional examples of DTrace's power on its own, as well as diving into the DTrace/Oracle Database 12c synergy.
Continuing on the performance theme: Oracle's SPARC T5-8 server is now the world's fastest single server for Oracle Database. In a server-to-server comparison, T5-8 has a sevenfold price advantage over a similar IBM Power 780 configuration for database.
This is a perfect example of what we can do by co-engineering the processor, the system, the OS, and the database. We've put a lot of work into getting these results, and that work is of course continuing. Oracle is investing significantly in both Oracle Solaris and SPARC technology, and this is just one more step in the journey.
Today we released Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 3/13 (that's a lot of threes!). This update is specifically for use with Oracle Solaris 10, delivering even more high availability and disaster recovery capabilities for mission-critical application deployments.
What makes Oracle Solaris Cluster better? It's integrated with Oracle Solaris at the kernel level, offering faster and more accurate failure detection and mitigation. Oracle Solaris 10 of course has groundbreaking availability features such as predictive self healing built into it; combine that with Oracle Solaris Cluster and you've created an environment that stands up to surprises such as facilities outages and significantly reduces unplanned downtime.
New agents for Oracle Web Tier for Oracle Fusion, PeopleSoft Job Scheduler, and SAP NetWeaver
Multi-cluster dependency management for Oracle Database 11g through Oracle External Proxy
Automated set up and configuration for application agents through configuration wizards for PeopleSoft and WebLogic Server
Faster deployment of virtualized HA configurations via the zone cluster configuration wizard
Faster failure detection and failfast for storage devices, reducing storage failure detection time and client timeout from minutes to seconds
Oracle Premier Support for Oracle Solaris Cluster for Oracle Solaris 10 will be available
through 2018, after which it will enter Oracle's standard three
years extended and indefinite sustaining support, per the Oracle
Lifetime Support Policy.
Learn more: • What's New in Oracle Solaris Cluster • Oracle Solaris Cluster Data Sheet • Oracle Solaris Cluster FAQ