Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers vs Oracle SPARC Servers comparison


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Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers
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Oracle SPARC Servers
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Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Rack Servers category, the mindshare of Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers is 27.5%, up from 26.9% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Oracle SPARC Servers is 3.5%, down from 4.9% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

May 7, 2024
Good stability, easy to use, and easy to deploy
Right now, we're using a lot of 13, 14, and 15-gen PowerEdge servers. Many of our customers who do encryption at rest use Dell's TPM chip capability, which works. PowerEdge Servers are very good for handling the evolving needs of high-performance workloads. We were able to use the solution to scale many of our compute nodes, which are used by many of our customers who need a lot of high computing. So, we're pretty happy with it. Nowadays, PowerEdge is very reliable and has helped reduce unplanned production downtime twice as much as five years ago. Overall, I rate the solution a nine out of ten.
Nout Gemmeke - PeerSpot reviewer
Oct 17, 2022
Excellent migrations, quality of application running for us is very important, satisfied with the service
We use it as an automation tool for the parts of the ships we are building. The firms that produce these parts, can pull the specifications from the server Before I came on board they bought Oracle SPARC Servers and the migrations for different environments are a major improvement. I have found…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"The user interface is very simple, and the support team is always happy to answer any questions we have. They are very easy to contact."
"The DRA cards for server management is the most valuable feature. They provide a clear overview of server settings and issues. We also like that the notifications are well-organized."
"The complete hyper-converged infrastructure of this solution has been most useful. PowerEdge has helped to reduce data processing time by 20%."
"You are provided with excellent instructions."
"It works perfectly, especially in terms of availability and reliability, without any type of issue, which is why we are very happy with it."
"Compared to the other vendors and generations, this one tends to be more user-friendly, so you spend less time trying to get where you want to go."
"I like the iDRAC feature. I have also seen long life from each part and haven't had to call support, as far as I remember. I use competitors like HPE and we need spare parts every year."
"What we like the most is the stability. Without shutdowns, our VMs and servers are up and running fine."
"The processor is very helpful and the licensing is very flexible."
"The most valuable features of the solution stem from the fact that Oracle Database functions very well with Oracle SPARC Servers."
"The Oracle server is very powerful. They are more powerful and durable compared to Intel hardware. Which has been a benefit to our organization."
"The performance is the best feature."
"I have found the LDAP facilities most valuable. In addition, I like the CPU."
"The operating system is rock solid and the best I have ever used."
"Our customers are happy with many features in Oracle SPARC Servers, like the automatic ASR feature."


"The analytics reports could be more useful."
"It would be nice if the rack servers had an HCI solution as an option."
"I do not have any qualms or problems with Dell PowerEdge Rack Servers. However, when it comes to the software, some of their competitors are already feeding a lot of performance and availability data to an online platform. We have not seen that with PowerEdge."
"I would like to see more information about server health and the server's state, on the front. HP has a little screen that shows server utilization, how many disks there are inside, and the power consumption. HP also shows an alert if there is a malfunction of any device inside."
"The response time could be better."
"The performance could be a bit better."
"There is potential for enhancement in terms of its overall upgradeability."
"Unfortunately, PowerEdge Rack Servers do not support NVMe storage."
"They have declared the end of life of the hardware."
"I would like to see a reduced price point."
"Like IBM, Oracle SPARC Servers should be able to run other open operating systems like Linux."
"Oracle doesn't have a good roadmap for the solution because they are moving to the x86 platform."
"The solution could improve by giving a clear roadmap about the future. I'm not seeing a lot of improvements on the OS side of the software. They need to work more on the operating system."
"Oracle SPARC Servers should be fine-tuned well enough to work with the other servers and software products in the market, as it is an area where Oracle SPARC Servers lack."
"They need some sort of modeling because IBM has different types of models."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"One of the clients has been offered a price of $18,000 instead of the regular price of around $25,000."
"It's a one-time licensing fee for the device and we pay a quota per year for the support."
"The pricing is great; very competitive. That's the reason we bought hundreds of them."
"It's abundantly clear that the specific licensing requirements will be dictated by the intricacies of the machinery we deploy."
"It is very competitive. I have not been too involved in the licensing, but from a hardware perspective, I always find them to be competitive."
"The pricing for this solution is reasonable. We pay a basic premium with a military premium on top of that."
"They seem to have become more expensive. I've not done a comparison with other vendors recently. If the price increases more, we would need to do a comparison next year just to make sure that we are benchmarking our server purchases correctly."
"I don't see any issues with respect to licensing. It's power-efficient, so it's beneficial to the customers price-wise. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fee."
"Oracle SPARC Servers are expensive to manage, this is because after five years Oracle will increase the support charges for the hardware. The licensing policy for Oracle is different for Intel and Sparc. It will cost you less if you use your Oracle hardware with Oracle SPARC Servers."
"The hardware is expensive but it has very rich virtualization features that make it economical."
"The application running on it is very important to us and this makes the price worth it."
"The licensing is flexible."
"My company makes yearly payments toward the licensing costs attached to the solution."
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Questions from the Community

When shopping for a rack server, would you go with Dell EMC Poweredge or Lenovo Thinksystem?
Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether the Dell EMC Poweredge or Lenovo Thinksystem rack servers were the better fit for us. We ultimately decided to go with Dell EMC Poweredge....
What do you like most about Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers?
It has helped us reduce unplanned downtime by 20% to 30%.
What needs improvement with Dell EMC PowerEdge Rack Servers?
The world market for CPUs is excited. We have new ideas popping up left and right like new accelerator cards because there are GPUs. Dell is already working with Kalray, for example, that builds ac...
What do you like most about Oracle SPARC Servers?
The most valuable features of the solution stem from the fact that Oracle Database functions very well with Oracle SPARC Servers.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Oracle SPARC Servers?
My company makes yearly payments toward the licensing costs attached to the solution. My company's clients, who have paid for the licensing costs attached to the solution, have also engaged with so...
What needs improvement with Oracle SPARC Servers?
Oracle products are usually fine-tuned with the software of other Oracle products, like Oracle WebLogic Server Services, Oracle Database, and Oracle Core Banking Software and Solutions, as all the ...

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