Not a legacy OS yet
January 16, 2020

Not a legacy OS yet

Andrew Buckle | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Solaris

Solaris is used throughout the whole organization for hosting Oracle databases and for controlling the resources available to the database.

It is massively scalable with CPU networking, storage resource management included. Virtualization is built-in allowing segregation of virtual environments from the physical.
  • Database hosting.
  • Storage management via ZFS.
  • Owing to the unique licensing agreement negotiated for all Scottish councils, Oracle databases, and Solaris is very economical for us.
  • Hardware does need frequent refreshes.
We make business decisions on a case by case basis but on the whole, our larger mission-critical databases run on Oracle.

Do you think Oracle Solaris delivers good value for the price?


Are you happy with Oracle Solaris's feature set?


Did Oracle Solaris live up to sales and marketing promises?


Did implementation of Oracle Solaris go as expected?


Would you buy Oracle Solaris again?


It is well suited for the hosting of Oracle databases and applications such as Oracle Financials.

For an organization hosting databases, it is great. Everything and everyone can be isolated. Resources such as networking. can be managed to control bandwidth or CPUs can be allocated according to load.

Using Oracle Solaris

1000 - 
  • Social work

  • Finance
  • Housing
  • Benefits
  • Reliability.
  • Robustness.
  • Snapshots for backups ZFS.
  • Moving workloads with Solaris Zones between physical machines.
  • Terminal services.

Evaluating Oracle Solaris and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Vendor Reputation
  • Existing Relationship with the Vendor
Owing to our unique licensing agreement with Oracle, we find the Solaris platform very competitive.
We have to perform a competitive tender for all our requirements.

Oracle Solaris Implementation

Stress testing and timing is key. You need test systems that mirror the live environments. User testing must be reflected in peak loads.
Yes - It was broken up into development, test, and live environments.
Change management was a small part of the implementation and was well-handled - We are well practiced with database cloning and testing.

This is done offered by staff who are familiar with the process.
  • Time constraints.
  • Moving data.

Oracle Solaris Support

The support teams are well trained and responsive. Patches are rolled out regularly and are easy to deploy and backout.
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
Yes - It is a premium product for mission critical services.

Using Oracle Solaris

You need to take the time to learn it. It is a massive product.
Well integrated
Feel confident using
Difficult to use
Requires technical support
Lots to learn
  • Zone deployment.
  • File system management
  • Manifests and customization.
  • Directory integration.