My 10 cents
October 24, 2017
My 10 cents
Score 10 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Solaris
Solaris is the operating system we use to host our databases and applications. It serves to keep our environment secure with its built in compliance features. In addition we leverage ZFS as well. We are moving our remaining Solaris 10 systems to Solaris 11. Furthermore, we use dTrace for troubleshooting.
- Live update for patching in conjunction with the package management functions. This ability to rollback is very convenient.
- Built in compliance testing.
- It seems that Solaris is becoming an afterthought at Oracle.
- Oracle should be more vocal in their commitment to Solaris
- Support Costs
- 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.
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.
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.