Oracle has also tuned Solaris so that it runs Solaris Zone operations four times as quickly. Zones allow different workloads to run simultaneously, each within their own environment, on a single machine. Users can also now shift Zones between different systems.
Other improvements include a change in the lock management, in which lock management has been moved into the kernel, which cuts lock latency time in Oracle Real Application Clusters lock latency by 17%. Those using the Oracle Database Shared Global Area (SGA) memory sharing scheme can resize the database without rebooting the machine. And Solaris 11.1 now comes with OpenSCAP, an implementation of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology's Security Content Automation Protocol that should assist in reporting on compliance efforts.
Oracle will hold a webcast on November 7 to further discuss the new features in Solaris 11.1.