Sun to Jazz Up Oracle’s Database 10g

For customers looking for better performance and availability on an Oracle
database, Sun Microsystems is about to salute you.

Sun next week will begin offering Cluster Advanced Edition for Oracle Real
Application Clusters on its Java Availability Suite. The move will help
customers better run a clustered Oracle Database 10g on the Solaris 10 operating system, according to a document obtained by

Java Availability Suite is a software platform, offered as a standalone
suite and as part of the Java Enterprise System, that helps business
services continue running through planned maintenances, failures or

Clustering capabilities in the platform help players in the financial,
telecommunications and health care markets move applications and services to
other resources in case of a failure.

Priced at $50 per year per employee, Cluster Advanced Edition for Oracle
Real Application Clusters includes Sun StorEdge QFS file system software,
Sun Cluster RAC agent and Solaris Volume Manager partitioning.

The product also includes input/output “fencing” to preserve the integrity
of data and tighter integration with Solaris 10 to reduce downtime for

“We have worked to certify the Sun Cluster for Oracle Database 10g and
Oracle Real Application Clusters, so that our joint customers can feel
assured of the integrity and high availability delivered by Oracle Real
Application Clusters on Solaris 10,” said Prem Kumar, vice president of
server technologies at Oracle.

The move is a continuation of the deep integration work the software
development teams of partners Sun and Oracle have committed to.

Earlier this year, Sun became
an Oracle OEM as part of a 10-year agreement.

Sun now distributes the Oracle Database Enterprise Edition with its Solaris
operating system, along with one year of support from Oracle, in a licensing
deal that makes it essentially free. Sun has also moved its entire company
onto Oracle enterprise resource planning software.

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