Solaris update includes new Python communicator, MySQL webinar

Albert White, Oracle’s manager of Software Maintenance Engineering, announced the Software Repository Update 36 for Solaris 11.4. The latest SRU release includes a new assembler component as well as a fresh asynchronous communication feature for Python.

Netwide Assembler NASM is an 80×86 and x86-64 assembler designed for portability and modularity. It supports all currently-known x86 architectural extensions, and has strong support for macros.

Just like its SRU predecessors, SRU 36 provides improvements and bug fixes that are applicable for all Oracle Solaris 11.4 systems. These include the SPARC environments running on Stromasys Charon systems, plus those for native SPARC hardware.

Some features are new to Solaris. The SRU also updates 51 updates to programs and utilities such as Apache Tomcat, Ghostscript, Django, and MIT Kerberos.

In addition to the many updates, new features include

asgiref – This addition for ASGI serves Python asynchronous web apps and servers, allowing them to communicate with each other. Sun says the new feature is will be an asynchronous successor to WSGI.

RapidJSON is an extremely fast C++ JSON parser and serialization library. The SRU36 introduction wraps this module into a Python 3 extension. The wrapper exposes the serialization and deserialization and JSON Schema validation capabilities.

rlwrap is a “readline wrapper,” a small utility that uses the GNU Readline library to allow the editing of keyboard input for any command.

MySQL webinar

MySQL 5.6 is up for removal from Solaris in a future release, according to the SRU 36 notes. In another development, a Sept. 8 webinar is scheduled for the MySQL Database Service, with HeatWave. The webinar will begin at 2:30 PDT on Sept. 8; registration is free. Oracle is offering attendees a $500 credit to be used toward a 30-day Oracle Cloud free trial.

MySQL with HeatWave is “the only service that enables database admins and app developers to run OLTP and OLAP workloads directly from their MySQL database. This eliminates the need for complex, time-consuming, and expensive data movement and integration with a separate analytics database.” The service is optimized for and exclusively available in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

In the hands-on workshop, attendees will learn how to:

  • Create and configure the MySQL Database Service with HeatWave
  • Run OLAP workloads on MySQL Database Service with HeatWave
  • Connect MySQL Database Service with Oracle Analytics Cloud in order to visualize data graphically

The presentation from technology product strategy directors Priscila Iruela, Victor Martín Álvarez, and Rawan Aboukoura will last two hours, with a Q&A to follow.

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