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Pros
"Oracle Linux is very compatible with other platforms.""The stability is excellent and the initial setup is easy."

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"The ability to manipulate the zones and the files within the zones from a global OS provides us flexibility that no other virtualization can match.""Oracle Solaris is great due to the fact that it actually is meant for high-end servers."

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"I think they should also pay more attention to the open-source community.""It would be ideal if they added a faster implementation of the security fixes, if possible."

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"Oracle customer service is slow at times.""Currently, there are two variants, there's SPARC and there's x86. I would have wanted a scenario where they're all just one product."

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"Nowadays, Oracle is very open toward price negotiation; they negotiate well with their clients"

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"There is no OS licensing cost if you use their hardware and purchase hardware maintenance.""If you buy Oracle hardware it's supported free with the hardware. If you're putting it on non-Oracle hardware, that is when you buy the support license, which is also very reasonable. It is $1000 dollars per year, so it's not overly expensive."

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Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization are powerful open source foundation products optimized for building both Private and Public Cloud Infrastructure. They provide a secure, scalable, and flexible platform for running both legacy and next generation Cloud Native Applications. As the foundation for Oracle’s Public and Managed Clouds, customers benefit from the comprehensive co-engineering which ensures a robust and highly manageable platform that is battle-tested in one of the worlds largest public clouds.. Unlike many other commercial Linux distributions, Oracle Linux is easy to download and completely free to use, free to distribute, and free to update. And Oracle Linux Support levels are simple and low cost, featuring Premier lifetime support, access to additional management tools such as Oracle Enterprise Manager, zero-downtime kernel updates using Ksplice, and access to award-winning Oracle support resources and customer support specialists.

For more information on Oracle Linux, visit Oracle.com/linux and see a whitepaper here

Oracle Solaris is a complete, secure, enterprise-grade cloud platform. From built-in, near zero-overhead virtualization and application-driven Software Defined Networking, to scalable data management and high availability clustering, we give you everything you need to build your enterprise cloud.

Oracle Solaris 11.3 is the world's most advanced enterprise operating system. It delivers security, speed, and simplicity for enterprise cloud environments and DevOps

For more information on Oracle Solaris, visit Oracle.com

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Retailer15%
Comms Service Provider15%
Computer Software Company15%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Computer Software Company43%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government7%
Media Company5%
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Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm17%
Security Firm8%
Consumer Goods Company8%
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Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider26%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise59%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise65%
Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Linux vs. Oracle Solaris and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
448,076 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Oracle Linux is ranked 5th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 3 reviews while Oracle Solaris is ranked 7th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 4 reviews. Oracle Linux is rated 7.4, while Oracle Solaris is rated 9.8. The top reviewer of Oracle Linux writes "Offers leading performance and security for hybrid and multi-cloud deployments". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Solaris writes "Powerful with high availability and very stable". Oracle Linux is most compared with Red Hat Linux (RHEL), Ubuntu Linux, CentOS, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Windows Server, whereas Oracle Solaris is most compared with Ubuntu Linux, Red Hat Linux (RHEL), Windows 10, CentOS and SUSE Linux Enterprise. See our Oracle Linux vs. Oracle Solaris report.

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