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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for Oracle Solaris?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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7 Answers
Kevin Honde - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Solution Architect at Econet Wireless Zimbabwe
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
05 May 21

We are using the solution as an operating system for some of our charging systems.

Senior Manager IT Operations at NRSP microfinance Bank
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
01 April 21

We are using the solution for multiple purposes. We are using it, for example, for our local environment, and we are using it for our core banking. We even use it for our database and a lot of other things.

CEO at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
27 September 20

Clients mainly use the solution as a database operating system in many environments. Most who are using it are financial institutions, telecoms, or companies in the energy sector.

Daren Ferreira - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure as a Service Manager
Real User
25 July 19

I have worked for multiple large enterprise environments and one small environment. I have touched every Solaris OS from 2.5.1 to Solaris 11.4. In my time, I have maintained Sparc 10 workstations and M8 servers, as well as everything in between. Businesses I have worked for include Manufacturing (large SAP and Oracle DB shops), Outsourcing, Military, and Logistics companies. I have extensive knowledge of how the OS performs and its capabilities.

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Interim CTO at Vectorsec
Real User
26 August 18

Oracle Solaris has inspired my professional artificial intelligence system and research activity for a new operating system dedicated and focused on cybersecurity. The System Management facility helps the administration of my development server, and by using the professional FLEXCUBE financial application, I have tested the capability of trading features within my project.

Marcel Hofstetter - PeerSpot reviewer
Oracle ACE Director "Solaris " / CEO / Enterprise Consultant at JomaSoft
Top 5
05 May 16

We use Oracle Solaris to develop and support our VDCF (Virtual Datacenter Cloud Framework) management software. Several virtual machines (LDoms and Zones) are used on SPARC server.

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Diego E. Aguirre - PeerSpot reviewer
Oracle ACE - Specialized in Systems Technologies at Telecom Argentina
Real User
Top 5
19 April 16

I work with Solaris Operating systems since a lot of years, every day, as technical support specialist

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Janet Staver - PeerSpot reviewer
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08 November 21
When comparing Oracle Linux and Solaris, I believe that Linux is more secure and more flexible. It is also very suitable for enterprises that are already Oracle solution users. I found Linux to be robust, stable, and very easy to manage and administer. In addition, it has few performance issues, and I would highly recommend it over other operating systems. It is reliable for applications that require continuous or near-continuous availability. Linux is superior to other products because the system has a graphical and command-line interface. Moreso, the fact that it is compatible with multiple types of hardware is a huge benefit because in the case of upgrades, you do not need to worry about changing OSs or platforms. While Linux has many honorable features, it also has some disadvantages. If using non-Oracle virtualization software, you are bound to experience compatibility issues. There are also some issues with patches and bugs while it’s running and, in my opinion, I believe the GUI could be improved. And when it comes to support, I think they could do a better job. On the other hand, Solaris’s support teams seem to be very responsive and well-trained. However, it is hard to learn and if you are not already an expert in Solaris, chances are that you will find very little help or information online about it. In terms of price, it is much less expensive than other OSs on the market. Solaris has been recognized for spectacular security and a great processing speed. It’s GUI is pretty comparable to that of Linux’s and it offers some good options for handling shared memory. Conclusion: Overall, Solaris is a very solid and powerful OS. Nevertheless, I think Oracle Linux delivers good value for its price, and is suitable enough for my needs.
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Daren Ferreira - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure as a Service Manager
25 July 19
I typically ask, is it stable, is it Unix, can't it compete with Solaris on any level? The answer is typically no, with the exception of VM migrations. Of course, those don't really need to happen with Solaris and/or AIX, since the hardware they typically run on doesn't break as often.
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