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Primeur weekly 2011-12-05

The Cloud

Oracle delivers best four processor result on TPC-H Benchmark at three TB scale factor ...

Oracle Solaris 11 Training and Certification Programmes help customers and partners quickly embrace the Cloud ...

Oracle announces availability of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c ...

HP powers move to Cloud for enterprises and service providers ...

Cloud computing speeds up problem solving and saves energy ...

China Intelligence signs $1.5 million contract with China Southern Power Grid ...

HP and Alcatel-Lucent bring together the power of data centre technology and communications networks ...

EuroFlash

Cancer Research UK achieves scientific breakthroughs with Platform Computing ...

Warwick's supercomputer seeks way to mimic mollusc shell ...

GBP 158 million investment in e-infrastructure to power growth and innovation ...

BCNET deploys ADVA FSP 3000 in British Columbia Research & Education Network ...

ADVA Optical Networking announces first 10Gbit/s Etherjack demarcation device ...

ADVA Optical Networking and IBM introduce industry's first qualified solution for zEnterprise Bladecenter Extension (zBX) ...

ADVA Optical Networking and P&TLuxembourg deploy region's first high-end parallel Sysplex over InfiniBand service ...

Climate models run supercomputer catwalk ...

IBM opens its first Romanian product development facility for systems networking ...

The shadows in a city reveal its energy flow ...

USFlash

Cray to provide a 400 Tflop/s supercomputer to Kyoto University's Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies ...

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center collaborates with SGI on shared-memory enhancements ...

SDSC researcher Amarnath Gupta named an ACM Distinguished Scientist ...

Green500 shows continuing trend toward environmentally friendly supercomputers ...

Researchers tout co-design approach for ultra-efficient supercomputing ...

Purdue builds nation's fastest campus supercomputer ...

IBM to produce Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube in debut of first commercial, 3D chip-making capability ...

C-DAC bags International Data Corporation (IDC) HPC Innovation Excellence Award ...

Oracle announces availability of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c

1 Dec 2011 Redwood Shores - Oracle has introduced Oracle WebLogic Server, 12c, the latest release of the no. 1 application server for conventional systems, engineered systems and Cloud environments. As the centre piece of Oracle's Cloud Application Foundation, and a core part of the Oracle Fusion Middleware product family, Oracle WebLogic Server continues to deliver innovative new capabilities for building, deploying and running Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) applications.

Oracle WebLogic Server 12c provides significant enhancements to help customers and partners lower their total cost of ownership and derive more value from their current application infrastructure, while accelerating the development cycle and reducing time-to-market for their applications.

Oracle WebLogic Server 12c is now certified for the full Java EE 6 platform specification, which enables higher developer productivity with standards-based, modern APIs, including Servlet 3.0, JAX-RS 1.1, Java Server Faces 2.1, EJB 3.1, Context and Dependency Injection for Java, and many others.

Oracle WebLogic Server developers can now leverage Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE) 7 features to create cleaner, more maintainable code.

Oracle WebLogic Server provides out of the box support for dependency management and a uniform build process via an updated Oracle WebLogic Server plug-in for Apache Maven.

The new Fusion Middleware component Oracle Traffic Director (OTD) directly integrates with Oracle WebLogic Server 12c to add high-performance and high availability traffic routing capabilities, along with dynamically configurable caching, load-balancing and proxy support for HTTP-based applications.

Leveraging graphical tooling and open, PaaS Web Service APIs, Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder enables simplified configuration and packaging of multi-tier enterprise applications on environments virtualized with Oracle VM.

Customers can leverage Oracle WebLogic Server 12c to meet their most demanding business needs with a reliable, available, secure platform:

  • Improved integration between Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), which can auto detect and correct database node failures to help drive higher performance and simplify management.
  • New disaster recovery capabilities allow customers to store data in either a file store or a database, including the option to store transaction logs in a database. It enables the use of database-integrated consistent replication technologies with Oracle GoldenGate and Oracle Active Data Guard for all dynamic application data including on-line, Java Message Service (JMS) and transaction logs.
  • Improve application security with the Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2, the successor to SSL.
  • Provides a seamless upgrade from Oracle WebLogic Server 11g.
  • Oracle WebLogic Server is the highest performing application server available today.
  • Integration with Oracle RAC enables customers to achieve 2-3x faster data speeds.

Oracle Traffic Director can deliver a 3-4x performance boost to applications running on Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Fusion Middleware, compared to traditional web-based architectures. It is delivered on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud where it has been optimized for extreme performance taking advantage of Intel's Advanced Encryption Set and Integrated Performance Primitives to deliver maximum compression and SSL performance.

Oracle WebLogic Server has recently achieved world record SPECjEnterprise2010 benchmark results including: World record multi-node result; Highest EjOPS per core; and World record dual-node result.

Gartner, Inc. has placed Oracle in the Leaders Quadrant of its 2011 report, "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Servers".

Oracle WebLogic Server is optimized to run as a high performance, mission critical, elastic Cloud infrastructure on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, the world's first and only engineered system for Cloud computing. Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is tested and tuned by Oracle to provide the best foundation for Java applications, Oracle applications and other enterprise applications with blazing performance.

Oracle WebLogic Server is also a key component of the new Oracle Java Cloud Service, an enterprise platform for developing, deploying and managing business-critical Java EE applications, which supports development and deployment from multiple Java-based integrated development environments (IDEs), including Oracle JDeveloper, NetBeans IDE and Eclipse.

"With Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, customers can leverage the no. 1 application server to get more out of their existing infrastructure, dramatically simplify application deployment and management and accelerate time-to-market with developer efficiency innovations", stated Cameron Purdy, vice president, Development, Oracle. "In addition, with Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, customers are better positioned to adopt Cloud computing and can leverage their existing infrastructure to create private or public Cloud architectures and then easily move back and forth between on and off premise infrastructure as their requirements change. Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud provide an ideal Cloud application foundation with maximum performance, scalability and reliability."

"Choice Hotels International, one of the world's largest lodging franchisors, with over 6,000 hotels worldwide, uses Oracle WebLogic Server as a strategic platform. Our Oracle WebLogic Server infrastructure handles over 3.2 million requests each day, serving thousands of franchised properties, in a 24x7 environment with zero-downtime application deployments. We are excited about many of the innovations in Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, including full Java EE 6 support, faster application development, and better performance. With the new Oracle WebLogic Server 12c and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, we are excited to see new capabilities around automated configuration management, performance monitoring and diagnostics, and out-of-the-box monitoring which increases our staff productivity and further improves our quality of service by minimizing downtime", stated Rain Fletcher, vice president, Applications Development and Architecture, Choice Hotels.

"Oracle WebLogic Server 12c is exactly what I have been waiting for. Developing Java EE 6 applications for Oracle WebLogic Server has never been easier. Development, deployment, management and productivity have now been taken to the next level, which makes Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, in my opinion, the most reliable Java EE application server ever", stated Markus Eisele, a German Software Architect and Consultant.
Source: Oracle

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-12-05

The Cloud

Oracle delivers best four processor result on TPC-H Benchmark at three TB scale factor ...

Oracle Solaris 11 Training and Certification Programmes help customers and partners quickly embrace the Cloud ...

Oracle announces availability of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c ...

HP powers move to Cloud for enterprises and service providers ...

Cloud computing speeds up problem solving and saves energy ...

China Intelligence signs $1.5 million contract with China Southern Power Grid ...

HP and Alcatel-Lucent bring together the power of data centre technology and communications networks ...

EuroFlash

Cancer Research UK achieves scientific breakthroughs with Platform Computing ...

Warwick's supercomputer seeks way to mimic mollusc shell ...

GBP 158 million investment in e-infrastructure to power growth and innovation ...

BCNET deploys ADVA FSP 3000 in British Columbia Research & Education Network ...

ADVA Optical Networking announces first 10Gbit/s Etherjack demarcation device ...

ADVA Optical Networking and IBM introduce industry's first qualified solution for zEnterprise Bladecenter Extension (zBX) ...

ADVA Optical Networking and P&TLuxembourg deploy region's first high-end parallel Sysplex over InfiniBand service ...

Climate models run supercomputer catwalk ...

IBM opens its first Romanian product development facility for systems networking ...

The shadows in a city reveal its energy flow ...

USFlash

Cray to provide a 400 Tflop/s supercomputer to Kyoto University's Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies ...

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center collaborates with SGI on shared-memory enhancements ...

SDSC researcher Amarnath Gupta named an ACM Distinguished Scientist ...

Green500 shows continuing trend toward environmentally friendly supercomputers ...

Researchers tout co-design approach for ultra-efficient supercomputing ...

Purdue builds nation's fastest campus supercomputer ...

IBM to produce Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube in debut of first commercial, 3D chip-making capability ...

C-DAC bags International Data Corporation (IDC) HPC Innovation Excellence Award ...