Social Enterprise Investigate

Deploying Web 2.0 Applications on Oracle Servers and the OpenSolaris Operating System

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Executive Summary

The rise of the social networking phenomenon has spurred demand for a highly scalable and flexible solution for hosting applications. Many larger sites are growing at 100% a year, and smaller sites are expanding at an even more rapid pace, doubling every few months. Such rapid growth in user population requires a highly flexible and scalable infrastructure. Today, many sites are using open source solutions and platforms as a way to ensure applications can scale as needed. Many developers and deployers use extremely simple static file retrieval tests to evaluate Web servers, often leading to erroneous conclusions. Understanding the challenges faced by Web 2.0 customers, Oracle created Olio.

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