Exadata and Oracle Database Appliance
It's an appliance, it's just been announced, and, this is not an icebox or a dishwasher by any measure of the term. The postings are starting to circulate on the blogosphere. Here is one from Amis Technology: Oracle Database Appliance – mid market Exadata in a scalable (license) model.
Bringing us some stealthy things about Exadata storage (stealthiness being a standard over at Oracle-Ninja.com) is this posting: Exadata Storage on Demand.
Critical Patch Update - September 2011
Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2011-3192 was released on September 15th, 2011.
Oracle strongly recommends applying Security Alert fixes as soon as possible.
The Security Alert Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes the list of products affected, a summary of the security vulnerability, and a pointer to obtain the latest patches. Supported products that are not listed in the "Affected Products and Versions" section of the advisory do not require new patches to be applied.
Also, it is essential to review the Security Alert supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches, as this is where you can find important pertinent information.
The Advisory is available at the following location:
Oracle Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts
Oracle Security Alert CVE-2011-3192