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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu Server setups are great for most server solutions. Security is good enough and usability is off the charts compared with other alternatives. You can get a full LAMP setup after a few apt commands. When security or stability is critical though, Ubuntu may not be the best option. Maybe downgrade to the latest Debian stable or go with some BSD solution for these scenarios. For Windows users looking for a Linux Desktop distribution, Ubuntu is the number one option for me
Leonel Quinteros | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Oracle Solaris

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

Ubuntu Linux

  • Ubuntu Linux is extremely resource efficient in using a desktop/laptop system's resources, particularly as compared to my experiences with any Windows product. (Its architecture is the foundation for Chromebooks as well as the Android operating system for smartphones). Eliminating the loading and processing hang-ups I commonly experienced with Windows is a huge plus.
  • The "open source" universe is hugely appealing, both because of high quality, free and compatible software, but also because it allows such a high level of customization. Open source systems and software means no "bloatware," no intrusive programs popping up where you don't want them, and the freedom to purchase outside of a particular vendor.
  • The quality of the operating system is truly a "gold standard" to me. It works, and, unlike Windows, doesn't have the "back door" security vulnerabilities Windows is constantly trying to patch.
Linda Sasenick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Ubuntu Linux

  • I currently do not have improvement comments for Ubuntu server in the areas of performance vs. its Linux counterparts.
  • Ubuntu does not support as much software as the Windows OS community. While it supports common productivity software such as Libre Office, many client installed games and applications will not run on Linux.
  • Linux does not support all hardware and peripherals. An embedded wifi adapter that works in Windows may not work with Ubuntu.
Jeff Hanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

Ubuntu Linux

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

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

Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu Linux 9.0
Based on 6 answers
We did not use the managed commercial support, but instead relied on community forums and official documentation. Ubuntu is very well documented across both instructional documentation from the developers themselves as well as informal support forums [ServerFault, YCombinator, Reddit]. It's easy enough to find an answer to any question you may have
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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

Ubuntu Linux

No score
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Alternatives Considered

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

Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu server products offer more customization and are easier to replicate and use in a virtualized environment than Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or 2016, and are more cost-effective than both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Windows Server. The ease of setting up redundancy in Ubuntu servers is unsurpassed.
Christopher Sweets | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Ubuntu Linux

  • ROI is instant, as it is free :) However, the long term benefit is that you can run enterprise-level open source software on it.
  • It requires the Sysadmin to be familiar with Ubuntu Linux, so this can command a higher cost of the resource to manage it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle Solaris

General

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

Ubuntu Linux

General

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

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