HPE ProLiant DL vs. Oracle SPARC Servers

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE ProLiant DL
Score 7.1 out of 10
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HPE ProLiant DL is a rack server, from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.N/A
Oracle SPARC Servers
Score 8.1 out of 10
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Oracle offers their SPARC line of rack servers designed, as described by the vendor, as optimal for scale-out and Cloud infrastructure.N/A
Pricing
HPE ProLiant DLOracle SPARC Servers
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HPE ProLiant DLOracle SPARC Servers
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Best Alternatives
HPE ProLiant DLOracle SPARC Servers
Small Businesses
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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Medium-sized Companies
IBM Power servers
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HPE ProLiant DL
HPE ProLiant DL
Score 7.1 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Z
IBM Z
Score 9.3 out of 10
IBM Z
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
HPE ProLiant DLOracle SPARC Servers
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(14 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.3
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.3
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE ProLiant DLOracle SPARC Servers
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
It's well suited for a VMWare Esxi cluster setup. You are guaranteed to have the same CPU chipset to ensure the servers on the cluster are compatible with each other. We've had to stagger the purchase of systems by six months and have had compatibility issues. It's also well suited for I/O such as MS SQL or Oracle databases, Exchange servers, domain controllers. Pretty much any server setup will work with no issues on the HPE Proliant DL line. It's less appropriate as a NAS server, we had purchased one that ran on Windows Storage. Since it was more or less running Windows as a single controller, we had issues where it has locked up and caused an outage.
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Oracle
- very flexible way of approaching server consolidation- simple and flexible a configuration as necessary - server consolidation using three main levels of partitioning technology - flexibility, with different applications needing different levels of computing, storage, and input & output resources
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Pros
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Highly reliable. We've never had one go down unexpectedly in 11 years.
  • High performance. Current 380 G10s are configured with 1.5TB of RAM, always the shortest commodity in virtual environments.
  • Great manageability: iLO boards allow us to run headless without the Advanced license even.
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Oracle
  • Oracles customer service is wonderful.
  • Setup was a breeze.
  • Support was quick to answer and had the solutions we needed.
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Cons
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • iLO Advanced - I feel like this is just a money grab. Give me the remote features, at least the remote console, with the purchase. I'd be OK with paying for the advanced license for more centralized functionality, but straight remote sessions? That should just be there.
  • Software entitlements and online interaction are a little wanting. This isn't the hardware per se, but enterprise products are often heavily tied to online services and tools and that could be a lot better.
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Oracle
  • we never faced any issue with integrating our application over Oracle SPARC Servers
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Usability
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
We have been using these servers for many years now and we have used different generations of this product line. We have never faced a catastrophic issue using these and even the smaller issues that we have faced have been dealt with by the technical support team of HP. They have been a reliable partner in our data center.
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Oracle
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Support Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Overall, HPE support meets our requirements. They offer handy 24x7 phone support with clear case resolution interface. Engineers from HPE know their hardware and software. They are polite and help to find quick solutions for their customers. We don't need to prioritize our service requests to account managers to find how to fix or improve our service support.
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Oracle
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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
I've used Dell poweredge servers and they were great too, but I found remotely deploying HPE hardware was significantly easier and faster. One thing I love about HPE is when i got to deploy an OS remotely via iLO I can utilize the virtual media URL as opposed to mounting an iso. these eliminates the SSL overhead and the OS can be deployed in under an hour. Mounting an ISO has proven reliable but due to the SSL overhead it can take hours. In addition i found im able to register my HPE hardware with HPE and they provide me a clean IT dashboard of all of my hardware and they give me alerts as to expiring support coverage, if a server is down or reporting an error. its a very solid and reliable solution all around.
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Oracle
I have gained the GCP Professional Data Engineer exam by using and applying different scenarios.
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Return on Investment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Allowed us to move forward with running web-based applications and to scale them as needed.
  • The lack of future driver support has made it difficult to consider upgrades, we may need to go with more expensive hardware in the future to be able to maintain upgrades.
  • While we have not realized all the business growth benefits we expected from this investment, we have had much more flexibility and options when we need to change our environment to meet the business needs.
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Oracle
  • Our ROI has been very positive with this purchase
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