Oracle Delivers Oracle Solaris Enhancements

Latest Update of the #1 Enterprise Operating System Provides Mission-Critical Security, Reliability and Performance on SPARC and x86 Systems.

News Facts:

  • Building on its leadership in the enterprise operating system market, Oracle today announced Oracle Solaris 10 9/10, Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 and Oracle Solaris Studio12.2.
  • 10 of the top 10 Telecommunications Companies, Utilities and Banks use Oracle Solaris.
  • Oracle Solaris is now developed, tested and supported as an integrated component of Oracle’s "applications-to-disk" technology stack, which includes continuous major platform testing, in addition to the Oracle Certification Environment, representing over 50,000 test use cases for every Oracle Solaris patch and platform released.
  • Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 provides networking and performance enhancements, virtualization capabilities, updates to Oracle Solaris ZFS and advancements to leverage systems based on the latest SPARC and x86 processors.
  • The Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 update includes new features, fixes and hardware support in an easy-to-install manner, preserving full compatibility with over 11,000 third-party products and customer applications.
  • Oracle Solaris is designed to take advantage of large memory and multi-core/processor/thread systems and enable industry-leading performance, security and scalability for both existing and new systems.
  • Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 builds on Oracle Solaris to offer the most extensive, enterprise high availability and disaster recovery solutions.
    • Enables virtual application clusters via Oracle Solaris Containers in Oracle Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition and integrates with Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle’s Siebel CRM, MySQL Cluster and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g for consolidation in virtualized environments.
    • Provides the highest level of security with Oracle Solaris Trusted Extensions for mission-critical applications and services.
    • Supports InfiniBand on public networks and as storage connectivity and is tightly integrated and thoroughly tested with Oracle’s Sun Server and Storage Systems.
  • Oracle Solaris Studio 12.2 provides an advanced suite of tools designed to work together for the development of single, multithreaded, and distributed applications. With its integrated development environment (IDE), including a code-aware editor, workflow, and project functionality, Oracle Solaris Studio helps increase developer productivity.

Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 features include:

  • Networking and database optimizations for Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC).
  • Oracle Solaris Containers now provide enhanced “P2V” (Physical to Virtual) capabilities to allow customers to seamlessly move from existing Oracle Solaris 10 physical systems to virtual containers quickly and easily.
  • Increased reliability for virtualized Solaris instances when deployed using Oracle VM for SPARC, also known as Logical Domains.
  • Oracle Solaris ZFS online device management, which allows customers to make changes to filesystem configurations, without taking data offline.
  • New Oracle Solaris ZFS tools to aid in recovering from problems related to unplanned system downtime.
  • Operating system, database and other Oracle Solaris patches are now verified and coordinated to provide the highest levels of quality, confidence and administrative streamlining.

Supporting Quotes:

“Oracle Solaris provides the proven, enterprise-class reliability, security and performance customers need for their most mission-critical and essential applications – customers tell us: if it must work, it runs on Oracle Solaris,” said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems, Oracle. “Oracle Solaris 10 set the standard for mission-critical computing. Now, through Oracle’s increased investment in technical innovation and integration with the entire Oracle hardware and software stack, we can achieve even higher levels of application performance and service levels.”



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