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Oracle Corporation

September 15, 2011 08:00 ET

Oracle Releases Oracle Solaris 10 8/11

Latest Update Provides New ZFS Capabilities, New Hardware Support and Performance Enhancements

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News Facts

  • Oracle today announced immediate availability of Oracle Solaris 10 8/11.
  • Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 provides enhancements to Oracle Solaris ZFS and Oracle Solaris install technologies, advanced support for the latest SPARC and x86 systems and Oracle Database 11g performance improvements.
  • Oracle Solaris is the #1 enterprise operating system, providing mission-critical availability, security and performance on both SPARC and x86 systems.
  • Oracle Solaris is developed, tested and supported as an integrated component of Oracle's "applications-to-disk" technology stack, which includes the Oracle Certification Environment, representing over 50,000 test use cases for every Oracle Solaris patch and platform released.
  • The Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 update includes new features, fixes and hardware support, in an easy-to-install manner and preserves the Oracle Solaris Binary Application Guarantee Program to guarantee binary compatibility with older Oracle Solaris releases.
  • Oracle Solaris provides customers with the most choice in supported enterprise applications with over 11,000 third-party applications on more than 1,000 SPARC and x86 systems.

Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 features include:

  • Advances in the Oracle Solaris ZFS provide customers with new tools that make it possible to standardize on ZFS as a root file system across all their Oracle Solaris 10 systems while delivering industry leading data management with unique built in features like de-duplication, snapshots and cloning.
  • Ability to install a system from an Oracle Solaris ZFS Flash Archive, either on bare metal or with Oracle Solaris Live Upgrade, providing additional options for fast deployments and disaster recovery.
  • Faster reboot for SPARC systems which can reduce system maintenance planned downtime.
  • Significant improvements in Oracle Database 11g startup time and shutdown time for customers using large amounts of IMS (Intimate Shared Memory).

Supporting Quote

  • "Oracle Solaris 10 set the standard for enterprise operating systems with its proven enterprise-class availability, security and performance. This update takes the best UNIX® for SPARC and x86 and makes it even better," said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems, Oracle. "With Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 and the upcoming Oracle Solaris 11 release, we are continuing to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to Oracle Solaris, providing the easiest, most cost-effective path to leading-edge innovation for both new and current customers."

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