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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Linux

If you are going to deploy Oracle on an Intel or AMD based server then Oracle Linux is by far your best choice. The operating system is built and packaged from the ground up to be the single best and easiest OS for running an Oracle database. But while it may be a custom solution, it's probably 98% or more the same as Redhat and CentOS from an OS admin point of view - so easy to hire resources as any Linux admin can work with Oracle Linux with almost zero changes to their existing practices.
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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.
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Pros

Oracle Linux

  • memory management
  • kernel pre-tuned
  • excellent Oracle support
  • well documented solutions for issues on Oracle support site
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Oracle Solaris

  • Live update for patching in conjunction with the package management functions. This ability to rollback is very convenient.
  • dTrace
  • Built in compliance testing.
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Cons

Oracle Linux

  • It's often very slow to use
  • Very displeasing aesthetics for the graphical interface appearance
  • More compatibility with other vendors
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Oracle Solaris

  • It seems that Solaris is becoming an afterthought at Oracle.
  • Oracle should be more vocal in their commitment to Solaris
  • Support Costs
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Alternatives Considered

Oracle Linux

I selecteOraclele Linux for its compatibility with Oracle DB, nothing more.
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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.
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Return on Investment

Oracle Linux

  • Would be buyers may want to look at Red Hat Enterprise Linux instead. It offers the same features and greater levels of compatibility with other applications.
  • If you run Oracle I highly recommend going Linux. It is much more stable. And if you do make the jump make it Oracle Linux as all the extra what-not will be included without all the fuss.
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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.
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Pricing Details

Oracle Linux

General

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

General

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

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