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Likelihood to Recommend

CentOS Linux

I have been a CentOS user for over 10 years and remain loyal to the core OS. When it comes to stability and speed, there's no other OS I'd recommend over it. I base this recommendation on my personal experience, as I have multiple development and production servers running the CentOS software today. It's running on newer and older hardware with ease, and the price is right!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Solaris

For running Oracle databases, Solaris can't be beat. Leveraging Zones allows for virtualization out of the box. In addition, using zones with clustering can make migrating from Solaris 10 to 11 very easy. Finally, in an enterprise environment that requires 24/7 up-time and meeting SLA's, Solaris is a viable and robust choice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CentOS Linux

  • First of all, CentOS is one of the most secure and stable OSes straits from the box.
  • High performance on the average hardware.
  • In most of my scenarios—easy and quick deployment.
  • Huge KB community that helps to build and support different services on CentOS.
  • Versions lifecycle.
Valery Mezentsau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Solaris

  • Database hosting.
  • Storage management via ZFS.
Andrew Buckle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CentOS Linux

  • To maintain maximum stability, software packages may not be the latest and greatest versions but you can easily compile their source code yourself if a packaged version is missing certain functionality.
  • Sometimes, the major version releases of CentOS may be delayed in delivery due to the project's infrastructure limitations. RHEL sets the cadence and others like CentOS and Oracle Enterprise Linux follow soon after.
  • As it's meant for server installations, personal computer and laptop peripherals that sport the latest technologies might not be supported right away.
Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Solaris

  • It seems that Solaris is becoming an afterthought at Oracle.
  • Oracle should be more vocal in their commitment to Solaris
  • Support Costs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CentOS Linux

No score
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Oracle Solaris

Oracle Solaris 6.0
Based on 1 answer
You need to take the time to learn it. It is a massive product.
Andrew Buckle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CentOS Linux

CentOS Linux 8.4
Based on 10 answers
Again, written documentation is excellent, even on the older versions. The support community is the best. It is comprehensive and I would say that it global because it transcends national boundaries. Also, you find all types of people using CentOS to do all sorts of things so you are bound to find someone to talk to if there are problems.
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Solaris

Oracle Solaris 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The support teams are well trained and responsive. Patches are rolled out regularly and are easy to deploy and backout.
Andrew Buckle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CentOS Linux

No score
No answers yet
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Oracle Solaris

Oracle Solaris 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Stress testing and timing is key. You need test systems that mirror the live environments. User testing must be reflected in peak loads.
Andrew Buckle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CentOS Linux

Over the period CentOS improved in the terms of offering essential and required features and GUI interface. Now CentOS offers 10 years of security patch updates which help to make it more secure and ideal for application development and runningCentOS is now widely use all across the globe hence there is a broad community of developers and users who share intelligence and other issues regularly increasing its overall value as a preferred OS
Sonu Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Solaris

We also use Linux in our shop. Linux is capable, and a very good OS. Solaris was chosen because we can afford it. Again Linux is capable, but Linux is a disruptive technology i.e. it is a "good enough" Unix.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CentOS Linux

  • Since CentOS is free, our developers and engineers can use it without regard for dipping into project budgets.
  • We can spin up a CentOS VM, use it and then destroy it without having to worry about licensing headaches.
  • CentOS can run on just about any hardware platform: server, laptop, old hardware, etc. so that makes it less expensive in that we don't have to buy specialized hardware for it.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Solaris

  • It just runs like a top, this mean TCO is low
  • We've not had issues with Solaris running on Sparc.
  • Reliability is above reproach.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CentOS Linux

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

CentOS Linux Editions & Modules

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Oracle Solaris

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Oracle Solaris Editions & Modules

Edition
1 Year Subscription$1,000.001
  1. Per Year
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