Oracle Solaris Review

Great security and reliability with responsive technical support


What is our primary use case?

We are using the solution for multiple purposes. We are using it, for example, for our local environment, and we are using it for our core banking. We even use it for our database and a lot of other things.

What is most valuable?

The reliability of the solution is excellent.

The security has been very good overall.

We've found the solution to have good availability.

The backup capabilities are quite good.

The solution has proven to be quite stable so far.

The product can scale.

The solution is 100% free to use. It doesn't cost a company anything as it's embedded in the hardware.

What needs improvement?

I haven't had any big issues with the solution. Largely, I've been very happy with it. 

Sometimes we get stuck for security reasons. There's an issue with either the filing or use management. However, largely it just comes down to a lack of experience and over time, users get the hang of it. 

It would be helpful if the solution offered backend management. In the 11.4 version, Oracle added a management console. It would be great if we maybe had a user management tool to go with it.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for a long time. It's been about 11 years. It's over a decade at this point.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability has been very good. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's very reliable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution can scale, however, it depends on the need. Whenever we require an extension we go for that.

Our whole IT department is currently on the solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

We're quite satisfied both with technical support and the product itself. Support, for example, is responsive, however, we have a very low number of calls with Oracle due to the fact that we find this application very stable.

How was the initial setup?

We have a pretty complex environment and therefore had a pretty complex setup.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

You don't have to pay a licensing fee. The solution is free to use. It's bound with the hardware.

What other advice do I have?

We are just customers and end-users. We don't have a business relationship with Oracle.

I would 100% recommend the solution to other organizations. The solution has been quite reliable and secure. For an enterprise environment, it's a great product.

I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

11.4
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarDiego E. Aguirre
Top 5Real User

Ufsdump is the best for backup, I agree.

author avatarEvgeny Belenky
Community Manager

@Diego E. Aguirre, can you please clarity on Ufsdump? Is it Oracle Solaris' built-in backup tool? Thanks

    author avatarDiego E. Aguirre
    Top 5Real User

    @Evgeny Belenky , yes, it's a built'in backup tool, and it comes from older releases of solaris, and its very useful for example to backup the os.
    to restore use ufsrestore