Category Archives: Oracle
Just a couple weeks after the latest maintenance release 4.1.2 of Oracle Virtualbox on the middle of August, fixing lots of stuff in the popular desktop virtualization platform, Oracle today release the long awaited new version of Oracle VM, version 3.0.
While Oracle Virtualbox enables desktop or laptop computers to simultaneously run multiple operating systems, allowing users to get the most flexibility and utilization out of their PCs, Oracle VM provides a professional server virtualization and management solution. As companies focus on delivering complete solutions, virtualization can help them transform the datacenter—moving beyond server consolidation to improving application deployment and management.
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You’ve waited patiently, and now that patience pays off: the Oracle Database 11g Express Edition (XE) Beta release is here. Download it and give us your feedback today!
Just as you expect, Oracle Database 11g XE brings you an entry-level, small-footprint RDBMS based on the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 codebase that’s free to develop on, deploy, and distribute. It’s a great way to get started with 11g Release 2 features like Edition-Based Redefinition!…
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Α Firewall specifically for your databases offers a New Line of Defense – Monitor Database Activity in Real-Time and Help Prevent Unauthorized External and Internal Attacks.
Now available, Oracle Database Firewall establishes a defensive perimeter around databases, monitoring and enforcing normal application behavior in real time, helping to prevent SQL injection attacks and unauthorized attempts to access sensitive information.
“Evolving threats to databases require enterprises to look at new security solutions,” says Vipin Samar, vice president of database security, Oracle. “Oracle Database Firewall offers organizations a first line of defense that can stop internal and external attacks from reaching databases. Easy to deploy and manage, Oracle Database Firewall helps reduce the costs and complexity of securing data across the enterprise without requiring any changes to existing applications and databases.”
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Delivering on Oracle’s commitment to open source, Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.0 is now available, further enhancing the popular, open source, cross-platform virtualization software.
“Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.0 is the third major product release in just over a year, and adds to the many new product releases across the Oracle Virtualization product line, illustrating the investment and importance that Oracle places on providing a comprehensive desktop to datacenter virtualization solution,” says Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle. “With an improved user interface and added virtual hardware support, customers will find Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.0 provides a richer user experience.”
Part of Oracle’s comprehensive portfolio of virtualization solutions, Oracle VM VirtualBox enables desktop or laptop computers to run multiple guest operating systems simultaneously, allowing users to get the most flexibility and utilization out of their PCs, and supports a variety of host operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X, most popular flavors of Linux (including Oracle Linux), and Oracle Solaris. Supporting an extensive range of host and guest operating systems, the popularity of Oracle VM VirtualBox is evidenced by its more than 26 million downloads.
Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.0 delivers increased capacity and throughput to handle greater workloads, enhanced virtual appliance capabilities, and significant usability improvements. Support for the latest in virtual hardware, including chipsets supporting PCI Express, further extends the value delivered to customers, partners, and developers.
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Ever since Oracle introduced its Unbreakable Linux support program in late 2006 there have been doubts about whether the company could continue to maintain compatibility with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Doubts have increased recently following Red Hat’s decision to cut support for Xen in favour of the KVM virtualization technologies it acquired, while Oracle remains committed to Xen. While Oracle’s CEO Larry Ellison made no mention of this issue he effectively delivered Oracle’s answer to it as he announced the launch of Oracle’s Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux (formerly Oracle Enterprise Linux).
Oracle has announced the availability of the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux, a fast, modern, reliable kernel that is optimized for Oracle software and hardware. “Today’s hardware innovations are fast and frequent, making it very important that the Linux distributions evolve quickly to leverage the latest hardware,” said Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president of Linux and Virtualization Engineering at Oracle. The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel has been developed by Oracle in relation to its Exadata and Exalogic integrated systems and is being positioned by Oracle as the recommended choice for all Oracle software.
Oracle Application Express 4.0, which released for production use a couple of weeks ago, is the most significant release to date and includes a number of new features and improvements – including a new plug-in architecture – to make the rapid development and maintenance of database-centric Web applications faster and easier. Remember, Oracle ! APEX is a supported feature of Oracle Database (10.2.0.3 and later), and can even be used with Express Edition!
Big news ! A new release of VirtualBox packed full of innovation and improvements.Let’s whet your appetite with the headline descriptions of its new features.
To start with, we should point out that this is the first Oracle-branded version.
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Most of you Oracle fans, might have noticed the changes that were going on on several Oracle web sites the past few months. As announced on the Oracle Technology Network Blog, the most important one-stop shop for Oracle techies (http://otn.oracle.com) has been redesigned and there were several enhancements introduced.
I was always a fan of OTN and I always thought that one of its best features was the Oracle By Example – OBE section. Among all the OTN enhancements and redesign, Oracle By Example was changed as well. And that what a great change!!! Now at my favorite http://otn.oracle.com/obe/ we get a full new tutorials search portal, The Oracle Learning Library.
Since Oracle acquired Sun, and several of Sun products changed hands and management, there are a growing number of people asking questions about the products future. We will not be getting into all that discussion, but will focus on using one of the products that has already gained much out the new environment. Sun VirtualBox is claiming to be the world’s most popular open source virtualization software. The latest version of the open source hypervisor developed by Sun, released after the acquisition from Oracle, offers numerous bug fixes and compatibility with the next version of Ubuntu.
This is the first update marked by Oracle to the open source hypervisor developed by Sun Microsystems. The new version 3.1.6 of VirtualBox follows a grind of major importance to migrate virtual machines from one physical machine to warm to another without requiring the shutdown of the guest environment.
This version fixes stability issues related to Linux kernel 2.6.31 and some processors. Problems with crash the operating system Mac OS X have also been resolved. Similarly, with some bugs caused Intel Core and Xeon, as well as the VT virtualization technology have been corrected. Note also that the hypervisor supports the latest version 10.04 of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, scheduled for April 29 next.
Between February 2008 and the release of version 3.1, VirtualBox has been downloaded 20 million times, at a rate of 40 000 downloads every day, according to Sun. The hypervisor, which is capable of supporting virtual machines 32 and 64 bits, mainly uses OVF format virtual machines (Open Virtualization Format). Several of the people downloading VirtualBox end up with a very specific question:
How do I move a VMware virtual machine into VirtualBox?
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The most comprehensive corporate management and monitoring solution is officially out – Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g. It justs gets better and better.