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What is Oracle Solaris?

Oracle Solaris 11.2 is a complete, integrated platform, combining OpenStack, software-defined networking, and built-in virtualization with a proven enterprise-class operating system.

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Oracle Solaris 11.2 is a complete, integrated platform, combining OpenStack, software-defined networking, and built-in virtualization with a proven enterprise-class operating system.


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Technical Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Good support from Oracle. We get round the clock support from Oracle and team is very technically advanced.

Best knowledge articles are available on Oracle site and also in the online websites and so it becomes easy to implement.

Good handling of patches and updates. online patching solution is available from Oracle and its outstanding.

pricing is very good compared to other OS options available in the market. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Had performance issues hosting Databases on Solaris. So had to move out to other OS options

Cannot host MS Active DB. This I think Oracle should take into consideration to address it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I will recommend this for a small scale applications and web applications. Most of the small scale industries are welcome to use this since it's cost effective and easy to manage and maintain. Support is excellent so that if we encounter any issues, we will have support team to help resolve the OS related issues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy to handle the updates and patching is very easy to manage. This is an outstanding feature.

Application deployment is very good

versatile in deploying more varied applications Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CT
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Good Security and performance, great support from Oracle Tech Team Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Performance issue with hosting databases Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Good for commercial scalable application Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Upgrades patches Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Executive Office (DBA)
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ldom, a freedom to choice when what you need. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Snapshot not available from the OS level Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Before you jump to solaris first consider SPARC Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Virtualisation is the most benefited features, best OS to run oracle database Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UB
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

The better options to handle shared memory without being relegated to use HugePages, we like the ability to take a quick snapshots -before migrations. Use of project files. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

User security profiles such as Access Control Lists could be a bit more user friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It offers additional OS stability and incredible memory management options. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

To have a mature operating system -running in our production environment, without a worry/ We did not experience any Node evictions in a Solaris environment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UG
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

Ease of use and the available tools for performance tuning Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is a limited pool of talent that has expertise in Solaris and finding good support personnel is sometimes challenging. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are running the Oracle ERP application on Solaris. Using Solaris on Oracle hardware gives us the best combination of speed and power to support both our customers and our developers Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CEO
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Using LDoms and Solaris Zones you can virtualize very easy.

The powerful ZFS filesystems is easy to use.

Failback back after upgrade is provided by BootEnvironments. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Oracle wastet time with OpenStack, which is now removed since Solaris 11.4 (August 2018). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Easier setup of Filesystems, Disk Multipathing and Networking compared to Linux Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Oracle Solaris is the OS for large Enterprises with longterm investements.

It offers high performance and reliabilty for business critical apps. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AG
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

Oracle Solaris Operating System is a very powerful OS. We have used it since a very early version of Solaris 7. With each higher and newer OS, it is always 100 backward compatible. The latest OS now is Solaris 11. It runs great, and the security, recommended, and cluster patches come out quarterly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It seems like Oracle is getting out of developing Oracle Solaris OS. 2031 is probably the last year they maintain it, and with 2034 would be the last year for support. It would be interesting to see if it becomes a free community OS support or some vendor would pick it up. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We run all Oralce databases on Oracle Solaris OS. They are very secured and stable OS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UG
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

I like how simple Oracle Solaris is. It is built to hold files and scripts and does not have extra unnecessary features that could slow down the server or the processes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Oracle Solaris does seem a little outdated compared to other technologies out there. However, the product does exactly what it's supposed to in terms of Server usage and capability. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Oracle Solaris is a secure and reliable server to hold files and data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Solaris in our three tier architecture. All files coming in from trading partners is stored in Solaris. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

It finally now has a decent gui with Solaris 11. Many many different repositories to choose from for opensource packages. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not enough help on google for issues, as it is a licensed product. Oracle support is not helpful without warranty. If your company can not pay for support, then do no get solaris. Many many better solaris products out there. Solaris is by far the worst unix os. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Assisting oracle users who won't move away from this old legacy operating system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

solaris is more stable and comparable platform to linx Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

solaris is paid product and we will need to look out for oracle to release patch Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

create more stable platform for oracle Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Security Specialist
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I Have Consolidated Big Environments Into Just A Few Hosts. Valuable Features: Undoubtedly, Solaris is a very stable, extremely fast, and secure operating system. Backwards Compatibility And Stability Are The Most Valuable Features.Valuable Features: Backwards compatibility and stability are the most valuable features. It provides excellent security, and cool deduplication, compression, encryption and recovery capabilities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Room for Improvement: The product is really good in and of itself. It does need more third-party support and applications. What needs to be improved is the documentation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Price of the software solution will be your main reason for picking this over other Unix/Linux based solutions with their pay as you go Cloud solution stands out over the current AWS standard. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Filesystem of 128 bits that allows storage of 256 trillion zetta bytes. It's metadata are assigned dynamically, so it's not necessary to assign nodes beforehand or to limit the filesystem scalability when it's created. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

This runs the redhat Kernel - therefore its widely compatible with anything that runs on redhat - they do their own interpretation of the kernel, or you can just straight up use the redhat one as far as I can tell.

The integration between the OS and the Oracle Database management software is as you would expect being as though it is from the same company.

A number of our large telecoms customers operate with this as their day to day administration software platform and are really pleased with it.

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What do you dislike?

If you submit a bug to Oracle, Oracle must then submit a bug report to redhat, redhat will then fix the bug, publish the fix, Oracle then takes the fix, runs it's own tests (and I'm sure edits it a bit to fit in with it's surrounding software) before fixing the the bug for the customer. If you were running and paying for the redhat service this gets simplified to: submit bug, bug fix, patch to os, so you generally find that fixing core things in Oracle OS takes a bit longer.

In my experience actually finding the image for download was a pain, having to actual sin up to Oracle's cloud in order to get the free iso. I guess the keyword is "free", but giving my company details away doesn't feel free. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

a good redhat alt Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Security & Database integration are pretty top notch Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Manager Network Services
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

In a nutshell, ZFS is often the reason that we select Solaris to deploy in the enterprise, even in heterogeneous environments where numerous Linux and BSD machinery is running, the advantages of making storage facilities available that incorporates the snapshotting features of Oracle Solaris is compelling, even in a landscape where Btrfs is increasingly common under Linux.

In conjunction with the marriage of Oracle hardware that never needs to be downed for the replacement of memory, CPUs, etc., Solaris offers metrics of uptime in the data center that exceeds most other Unices by virtue of being able to continue operating even during bare metal upgrades and maintenance. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

With respect to the native file system ZFS, yes, it is available for Linux, but due to Oracle's licensing restrictions, the way most enterprises choose to deploy it is in user space using FUSE, since it can't by default be *distributed* with out of the box support in Linux.

That, and the fact that Btrfs is now considered stable and production ready (as evidenced by SuSE's adoption of it as the default FS which began with SLES), the deployment of snapshot on write filesystems is still primarily dominated by Linux in the enterprise.

One also has to bear in mind that even going back to earlier versions of SunOS, Solaris is a bit of a different creature so there is a learning curve to performing the same systems administration functions in Solaris (i.e., "ps -e") as opposed to the way most Linux admins are used to with Bash. This necessitates addtional thought and preparation of cross-compatibility when deploying shell scripts within environments that incorporate a mixture of BSD, Linux, and Solaris operating systems on their machinery. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you know why you want to adopt this 'particular' UNIX - If you don't know why you want or need Solaris, then you're probably better off deciding upon one of the xBSDs or a Linux distro. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One particular plus (or minus, depending upon your perspective), is that there is a certain level of vendor lock-in - customers can't just call up a fledgling IT support company down the street. To a certain degree, this is even more pronounced with the plethora of mediocre, so-called MSPs that can only tend to Windows environments, or only feel comfortable trying to manage UNIX machines from a GUI.

We often find that our new customers come to us out of frustration of having these sometimes less than competent providers tend to their IT needs, and when serious computing requirements are involved, realize that spending more on an hourly basis actually translates to an even greater return on their investment where ROI is concerned. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

What I like about this product is the ease of usage. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

So far I don't have anything that I don't like. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Since we are using Oracle database, it works well together. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Regional Finance Support
Wholesale
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Portal is nice to look at, fairly organized with little clutter Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

System is not overly user friendly. It takes a lot of time to really learn how to navigate within Oracle. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a nice way to access many different fields of data within the company. All information can be consolidated to a single portal rather than multiple portals of information. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Research Nurse Coordinator
Research
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ease of use for all users. We find it exceptional. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not applicable. We love the product for our use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integration of large numbers of patients for comparison of injury mechanism Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Staff Physical Design Engineer
Wireless
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Streamlined OS as Oracle now also doing the hardware as well. Very good scalability and support various workstation, including x86, x86-64 and Sparc based. Continuous support and developement from Oracle and also Oracle's still investing in hardware - Sparc based work station for even better performance. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The UI looks outdated compare to windows. Almost all actions on UNIX based OS require commands instead of visual elements so it's quite hard for new users to get into it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I wish UI can be improved. It's a little outdated and also I wish there could be more training for new users as UNIX based OS are mostly command based instead of UI. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's easily scalable so you have less to worry regarding upgrade and improving performance. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I have used oracle solaris especially for oracle db , both for production and test environment. and I was amazed for its hardware utilization capabilities. It has also many inbuilt features for databases and application servers. like IPS, which make installation/ updates/maintain very easy. ZFS (z file system )for taking snapshots/roolback, add/remove storage and like many more great features . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

there are so many inbuilt packages which makes installation size bigger. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Any Company who uses Oracle DB should use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we are using it for running Oracle DB especially. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Change and Release Manager Domains Development
Internet
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

First of all it struck me that it is free available for non-commercial use and this was a big like from me.

Text install is very similar with old Solaris install, it even have the same color scheme and "F2_Continue" shortcuts. The boot menu (grub) lets you choose between install over a local terminal or serial ports, I was pleased to see that compared to the horrors of past Solaris releases, a NMAP run against a newly installed system that shows minimal ports open, just SSH and port mapper.

There are also massive changes to how configuration is now handled in Solaris.

The desktop looks quite sharp and slick and i don't find it annoying at all.

One of the noticeable improvements in Solaris is the package manager. The ZFS Time Slider has also made its way into Solaris, another first-in-OpenSolaris feature. Time slider does automatic ZFS snapshots and allows easily rolling back files to later dates.

IP and data-link configuration is the obvious area in which the old methods were rapidly becoming clunky and difficult to manage; dladm and ipadm provide a much more consistent and powerful toolset. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

You will have to invest several days in searching relating documentation and read it. The loss of individual configuration files and the traditional "unix-way" of doing things. Also let's not forget the licensing changes and the fact that Oracle have pretty much managed to kill off the community around OpenSolaris I don't see it winning many converts from established Linux shops. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For old users of solaris you will find a lot of improvements and i think you will be satisfied with it. As for new users actually I don't know any new user that use solaris, they look for more fancy stuff, which I will not give as examples in here. But at least you should give it a try and see something old adapting to new times. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have had installed it on some VM's and used it as test bed for some Oracle DB's. I have to admit they worked great and I think oracle made a good thing with this product a an overall. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Retail Support
Apparel & Fashion
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

There are many features to Oracle, and I find the program's easy to navigate. I used Oracle with two separate clients, and each time we were able to customize it for each client, even though they were completely different fields (retail, education.) While the bones of the program were the same, the functions were able to be specialized for each. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I sometimes find that it's glitchy or crashes when I've been using it for too long and there's a build up of cache. I did, on more than a few occasions, have to uninstall the product and reinstall if there was too many issues with it that couldn't be remedied by just starting and restarting the program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

My recommendation would be to familiarize yourself with the Oracle product thoroughly, and to play around with the product for a while before implementing it with your clients. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use oracle as a client relations manager and to log contacts with clients. I've realized it's easier to track call drivers and reasons for contact. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

We used Solaris to deploy our database system and for most part we never had issues with the OS or performance of the database. Solaris also had good security and regular patches and supported virtualization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The software is expensive when you run on non Oracle based systems so we used other flavors on our regular hardware. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We wanted a stable system for our database and had Sun hardware which came with Solaris. This bought together Oracle hardware and software that worked cohesively. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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