SPARC Supercluster

Oracle buys Sun was an exciting accouncement 20 months ago. What did change in the Solaris/Oracle Database world? First, Oracle delivered Exadata on Sun Hardware (x86_64). Second, they delivered Exadata on Sun Solaris Operating System (x86_64). But now, they announced a combination of software and hardware that will run Oracle database faster than anything ever […]

last access time of a file

I was reading http://blogs.oracle.com/myoraclediary and there was a command about printing the modification details of a file. In Linux / Cygwin “stat” exists as a command $ stat /etc/hosts Access: 2010-08-25 15:20:49.782522200 +0200 Modify: 2010-08-18 14:04:25.868114200 +0200 Change: 2010-08-18 14:04:26.072413100 +0200 Or use the one-liner perl below ### st_atime; /* Time of last access */ […]

OCE Solaris Network Admin

I read Paul Sorensen blog : Sun certifications will be renamed next week. For instance the Sun Certified Network Administrator will be Oracle Certified Expert, Oracle Solaris 10 Network Administrator. But to get the OCE Solaris title, you need to upgrade your certification […] to receive an Oracle certification title (check more details on the […]

On Express Edition

If you want to start with developing free software on old technology, you can download the Oracle Database Express Edition. Actually, Oracle 10g is more than 5 years old and it is the only version available as Express Edition, 11g has not been released at the time of the writing, and no patch has been […]

long lines in ps output

In Solaris, the ps output is truncated, so if you have a command with many long parameters, you will not see them all. If you are interested to see the parameters of a java program, /usr/bin/ps -ef will not give you the expected output $ ps -ef | grep java ldapusr 10744 10692 0 09:50:23 […]