Oracle has announced the availability of Oracle Solaris 10 8/11, which 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 says 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 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," says 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."
According to Oracle, advances in the 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 built in features like de-duplication, snapshots and cloning. In addition, the ability to install a system from an Oracle Solaris ZFS Flash Archive, either on bare metal or with Oracle Solaris Live Upgrade, provides additional options for fast deployments and disaster recovery. The new release offers faster reboot for SPARC systems which can reduce system maintenance planned downtime; and improvements in Oracle Database 11g startup time and shutdown time for customers using large amounts of IMS (Intimate Shared Memory).
Full details are available from Oracle.