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The 2010 version of the popular security breach report just became available. There are some great statistics and insight into security breaches around the world. The study was conducted by the Verizon RISK Team in cooperation with the United States Secret Service.
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!
Norway Java User Association, Javabin Productions for JavaZone 2010. Javazone is Scandinavia’s biggest meeting place for software developers, and one of Europe’s most important. Enjoy! This video requires a Flash Player var so = new SWFObject(‘http://jz10.java.no/mediaplayer/player.swf’,’mpl’,’640′,’360′,’9′); so.addParam(‘allowfullscreen’,’true’); so.addParam(‘allowscriptaccess’,’always’); so.addParam(‘wmode’,’opaque’); so.addVariable(‘file’,’http://jz10.java.no/mediaplayer/JavaZoneTrailer.flv’); so.addVariable(‘image’,’http://jz10.java.no/mediaplayer/javatrailer_preview.jpg’); so.write(‘mediaspace’); Alternatively Watch at Youtube
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.
2009 is out and 2010 is in…For the better or worse, we are already 15 days into the new year. Let’s then get a taste of what 2009 had to offer? And what better way that browsing all the Top 10 lists for 2009.
Oracle® Database 11g Release 2 is available and downloadable since 01/09/2009 from theOracle Technology Network (OTN). This latest generation of the world’s #1 database builds on the innovations introduced in Oracle Database 11g to help organizations deliver better information throughout the enterprise, at a higher quality of service, and at a much lower cost.
Innovation continues with Oracle 11g Release 2 delivering :
- Consolidating business applications onto low cost database grids
- Maximizing availability and eliminating idle data center redundancy
- Compressing data onto low cost storage partitions for faster performance
- Securely protecting information and enabling compliance
- Doubling DBA productivity and reducing the risk of change
Oracle Advanced Compression—with Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition—helps you manage your growing amounts of data (that on average are tripling every couple of years) in a cost effective manner. Oracle Advanced Compression compresses any type of data, including structured and unstructured data such as documents, images, and multimedia, as well as network traffic and data in the process of being backed up. As a result, with up to 3 times less data volume, Oracle Advanced Compression helps you use resources more efficiently and lower storage costs.
The Greek Free / Open Source Software (EL/LAC) company is organizing a conference for Free / Open Source software designers (developers) for small businesses, education and research.
The aim of the conference is to disseminate information about these projects and to attract other developers to jointly develop.
InfoWorld announced the winners of the 2009 Technology of the Year Awards in Applications, Middleware, and Data Management: