Oracle VM vs. VMware Workstation

As of April 2019, Oracle VM is ranked 6th in Server Virtualization Software with 15 reviews vs VMware Workstation which is ranked 2nd in Virtual Desktop with 1 review. The top reviewer of Oracle VM writes "Ability to patch with no downtime". The top reviewer of VMware Workstation writes "I have found this product excellent for quick test/dev environments. ". Oracle VM is most compared with KVM, VMware vSphere and Hyper-V. VMware Workstation is most compared with Hyper-V, VMware vSphere and Oracle VM VirtualBox. See our Oracle VM vs. VMware Workstation report.
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Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle VM vs. VMware Workstation and other solutions. Updated: November 2017.
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Pros
The stability of the product is fine.The support staff in the tech support team at Oracle has improved. I find them extremely helpful and they give very solid support.It is simple and straightforward, and it will only require you one system integrator to do the job.It is a stable product.We previously used VMware but then moved to Oracle VM. I find that it works better than VMware in some cases.It is very useful for the project management of our company.The ability to live migrate VMs on the fly from one hypervisor to another has been very useful.Ability to patch with no downtime.

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I have found this product excellent for test/dev environments. This is 90% of what I use this product for.

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Cons
There is no memory over-subscription and CPU over-subscription. That has to be improved in terms of Oracle VM perspective. The other leading virtualizing software solutions have this feature.This solution is not as stable as other solutions in the market. But, Oracle has made an effort to improve these issues with recent updates.The management can be improved more, and become more agile. It would be nice for it to become more rich in terms of UI. In addition, the replication to disaster recovery needs improvement.It was a complex setup. It was very difficult for me.The web interface could be faster.Integrating with the internal system is not very easy.We do have a little trepidation with systemd, as it does have a learning curve.One is the hypervisor. Right now, it’s all using Xen. What would be really helpful is to have some choice, and the underlying hypervisor technology use KVM which is very popular with certain workloads.

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I have had issues with the virtual network adapters in the past that has taken some time to troubleshoot.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The cost of this solution is cheap. It is one of the reasons we chose Oracle VM. It is truly "pocket- friendly."Pricing and licensing is one of the main decision making reasons for going to Oracle VM because it was cost effective.If you buy an Oracle server, this solution is free. You have to only pay for support.I do not have experience with the pricing and licensing of the product.The price of this product is high.Licensing costs are less for Oracle Linux and for clients moving to the Oracle Cloud, as it is included in the price of the subscription.I recommend this for any customer wanting to reduce their licensing costs for packaged applications.If you choose Oracle hardware, then this virtualization software is included along with support.

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The pricing is a bit steep in my opinion for testing and there are other options.

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15
Average Words per Review
329
Avg. Rating
7.6
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out of 29 in Virtual Desktop
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32,213
Comparisons
18,617
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1
Average Words per Review
386
Avg. Rating
9.0
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Overview

Oracle VM for x86

Oracle VM for x86 is a Xen based server virtualization platform for public and private cloud and traditional on premise deployment. Oracle VM offers full lifecycle and application deployment from disk to cloud.

Designed and optimized for security, efficiency and performance Oracle VM supports major hardware vendors x86 and storage platforms and can run workloads on Linux, Windows and Oracle Solaris. Uniquely for our virtualization platform it offers live patching via Ksplice enhancing security and minimizing service disruption. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.

Oracle VM for SPARC

Oracle VM for SPARC is a firmware based virtualization platform for Oracle and Fujitsu SPARC based servers running Solaris. Oracle VM supports hard partitioning which can significantly reduce software applications licensing costs.

VMware Workstation transforms the way technical professionals develop, test, demonstrate and deploy software by running multiple x86-based operating systems simultaneously on the same PC. Built on 15 years of virtualization excellence and winner of more than 50 industry awards, VMware Workstation takes desktop virtualization to the next level by giving users an unmatched operating system support, rich user experience and incredible performance.
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Financial Services Firm19%
Local Government10%
Consumer Goods10%
Comms Service Provider10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Energy/Utilities Company15%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider13%
Government8%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise54%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise68%
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