Date Added: Dec 2011
With a single source code base, Oracle Solaris 10 runs on both x86- and SPARC-based systems, delivering the same features across all platforms. This means that applications developed and optimized on Oracle Solaris 10 run on more than 1,000 system models from leading vendors. The operating system runs on hardware ranging from laptops and single-board computers to datacenter and grid installations, while serving applications ranging from military command-and-control systems to telecommunications switch gear and stock trading. This white paper introduces the Oracle Solaris Operating System and describes features and capabilities that are relevant to database environments, including performance, observability tools, security, compatibility, availability and virtualization options.