Wednesday Jun 29, 2016

What's New in Oracle Developer Studio 12.5 ?.. flagging "Unsafe Code!"

Do you want to increase your Application Performance on Solaris or Linux by 450%  vs. GCC.. !??

.. 700% Faster parsing than Eclipse !?  .. supporting C, C++, Fortran, Java & Scala Apps .. with GNU compatibility !?

? How about an IDE that identifies and flags "Unsafe Code" !?? (yes, ODS 12.5 does just that, in addition to supporting the latest Oracle SPARC CPU SW-in-Silicon capabilities.

Oracle Developer Studio 12.5 Key Benefits: 

  • Oracle SPARC M7 Silicon Secured Memory integration in developer tools delivers real-time memory access checking
  • Generate up to 4.5x faster code on the latest Oracle systems, including SPARC S7
  • Industry-leading performance profiling tool for accurate analysis of Java and Scala apps (in addition to C/C++)
  • Efficient code editing of large enterprise apps, delivering up to 7x faster parse time than Eclipse
  • Easy compilation of open source apps with GNU support and binary compatibility
  • Remote interfaces that allow developers to code from most laptop / desktop environments and remotely connect to applications on premise or in the cloud

Download now at : 

Monday May 30, 2016

Migrating from Linux (or AIX, HPUX) to Solaris.. and unlock the Optimal Performance of your Applications

If you don't already realize that Solaris offers a plethora of Performance and LifeCycle Management benfits not found or available in Linux.. then test out your Application on Solaris and see for yourself !

I'll be posting an up-coming article regarding the MANY Solaris-Only capabilities for the Oracle DB and Java apps that aren't available on any Linux .. from RAC Solaris Kernel mode acceleration, resizing the DB SGA without incurring reboots.. to HUGE memory pages (16GB on M7/T7 HW ! vs. Linux and it's few MB pages!).

For now, take a look at the following links and take the plunge to better Performance, Availability, Linear scalability, Virtualization, LifeCycle Management and patch automation ..

Migrating to Solaris 11 ..Step-by-Step (From AIX, RedHat Linux, HP-UX) :

 .. with Porting Guides, OS Comparisons, and Hands-On Demo Labs .. 

Tuesday Apr 05, 2016

Edison Group TCO shows how SPARC/Solaris beats RH/x86/VMware hands-down !

.. and another example (PRIOR to the introduction of the M7 CPU and T7/M7 Servers) of how Oracle's TCO has been proven, even against the "Commodity" solution low-cost facade !

The Edison Group white paper (which doesn't account that T7/ M7 Servers can do 2-3x Performance in the SAME footprint as the T5-2 systems assessed !)  : 

"Advantages of Oracle SPARC Servers Running Oracle Solaris over Commodity Alternatives" : a TCO Perspective ..

Edison's analysis revealed that the Oracle SPARC T5-2, with Oracle Solaris 11 and Oracle VM Server for SPARC virtualization, is 29.8% percent more cost-effective than the competing x86, RHEL-based system. In the case outlined above, the comprehensive TCO savings equaled $1,293,758.    Edison’s findings suggest that Oracle has succeeded in engineering a data center solution that melds heightened performance and reduced risk with significant value.

Edison Concludes :  "There is, perhaps, a new standard in enterprise computing" !

Tuesday Mar 01, 2016

Edison Group TCO shows how SPARC/Solaris beats IBM Power by 2-3x in Consolidation Ratio's alone !

Even PRIOR to the introduction of the M7 CPU and T7/M7 Servers, Oracle's TCO has been proven over and over against the competition !

Take the following as a precursor to what you can now expect, noting M7 CPU's offer 2-3x better performance and Consolidation Ratio's vs. what the T5 Servers offered !!

From the Edison Group's prior T5-based TCO analysis vs. IBM Power7 Servers : 

The Edison Group white paper: Enterprise Server Infrastructure Cost of Ownership: Oracle SPARC T5-2 with Oracle Solaris 11 versus IBM Power 750 Express with AIX 7.1.

In a NutShell :  the Oracle systems do better. Key findings:

  • Over a five year period, the Power7 system solution has a total cost of ownership 59 percent higher than the SPARC T5 solution !
  • There's even more of a disparity in cost of acquisition, where the IBM solution is 2x ! twice as expensive right out of the chute.

Tuesday May 20, 2008

Solaris 10 Throughput tested 50 \* Greater than Linux !! (Article)

The recent article from Enterprise Linux News demonstrates a customer that has migrated production systems to Solaris 10.. formerly being an ALL Linux shop.

The resons noted include :

  • Advanced Lights-Out Manager (ALOM) that enables them to manage the server without the need to shut it down first.
  • Zones (Containers) Partitioning, where they adopted Zones to create separate environments on the same machine.
  • The ZFS File system where they implemented ZFS to facilitate programs that perform massive file caching.
  • and MOST importantly .... Solaris 10 had a throughput that was 50 times better than production #'s using Fedora Linux on AMD cpu's.


One additional item that should be noted is that the target platform tested was using Sun's T1 cpu, which offers 8 cores, each with 4 HW threads of execution (aka.. 32 HW threads within one CPU).

Sun's latest Coolthreads/CMT CPU's (T2's) offer roughly double the performance of the former T1 cpu's (up to 8 cores per cpu, each with 8 HW threads = 64 threads/cpu).. and above and beyond single socket 5120 and 5220 T2 (cpu) based systems, Sun now offers dual socket T2 systems including the T5140 and T5240 systems (totaling up to 128 HW threads of execution in a single 1U or 2U system !!!).

 To read the article in it's entirety click here :,289142,sid39_gci1313798,00.html

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