Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 released for developers to speed up applications

Enterprise software vendor Oracle today announced the release of Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 that enables developers to speed up the generation of higher performing applications.

Enhanced software analysis tools to help developers optimize application performance and identify memory errors for improved application reliability are part of the latest release of Oracle’s #1 C, C++ and Fortran development environment for Oracle systems.

This apart, it includes enhanced compilers with advanced optimization capabilities, resulting in the best application performance on Oracle’s newest SPARC and x86 systems, said Oracle in a statement on Tuesday.

Oracle Solaris Studio, which is part of Oracle’s Software in Silicon Cloud and uses the Software in Silicon Application Data Integrity (ADI), will assist developers to fix memory errors with minimal overhead.

Developers can download Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 from the Oracle Technology Network site. It’s available free.

Oracle Solaris Studio 12.4 includes support for C++ 2011, an update to C++ programming language standard. It also has enhanced support for popular Boost libraries and provides compatibility with GCC shared libraries, making it easy to deliver portable applications.


New features such as intuitive data organization, timeline visualization, code navigation, versatile data filtering, remote data analysis, and cross-architecture support, are designed to significantly increase developer efficiency.

The Oracle Solaris Studio Code Analyzer protects applications from coding vulnerabilities, including memory leaks and memory access issues, providing accurate identification of common coding errors helping increase code coverage and ensure application reliability.

Oracle Solaris Studio high performance compilers support code generation for latest generation processors, including Oracle’s SPARC M6 and T5 systems, Fujitsu M10 systems, and Intel Haswell-based systems, and deliver up to 4.8x greater performance compared to open source alternatives on industry standard benchmarks.

Don Kretsch, senior director, Software Development, Oracle, said: “The new analysis tools in Solaris Studio 12.4 offer features typically found in expensive third-party products and give developers the ability to create fast, reliable code.”

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