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Well, the most valuable features are not the technical features. The most valuable feature is more of a support case feature. They build the operating system, we also run on Oracle hardware, and we run an Oracle database on top of that. The... more»
In general, if they move off from Windows, they will see quite heavy cost-cutting. You've got some heavier costs when you move off from Red Hat and especially if you combine it with the hardware deal where you run it on Oracle hardware. You... more»
Regarding areas for improvement, I think they follow the main kernel filler. The only thing from what I can see as an improvement is the level of adoption in the Linux community because I too often see non-Oracle products at first not being... more»
With Oracle Linux Ksplice specifically, we have organizations looking for minimum downtime. We're able to apply hot-patching at any time; once we've proven they're tested, ready to go, we don't need to take downtime to apply them. We have a... more»
What it's allowed us to do, initially, it allowed us to develop an Intel platform specifically for Oracle. What's most important for us, where it comes across is the licensing. It's very difficult - sometimes you can build a platform that is... more»
What we found in moving from Oracle Linux 6 to Oracle Linux 7 was the whole interfacing with the application and the fact that operating had all changed, all the commands had changed. You need to be aware that there is some kind of training,... more»
* The preinstall packages for Oracle RDBMS. * Single vendor support, as my customers mostly have Oracle Applications, Oracle cluster stack and Oracle RDBMS running on top of it. * It is fully compatible with RHEL. (Considering Red Hat is a... more»
* We use Oracle Linux templates for Oracle VM Server to provision our clone environments quickly. * We installed Oracle RDBMS almost without any effort in the OS layer,(thanks to preinstalled rpms, yums, and an easy Oracle Linux... more»
* Oracle should increase the interaction between Oracle Linux and Oracle RDBMS. (Oracle RDBMS can be packaged into Oracle Linux; a tight integration will bring advantages.) * File recovery should be added to Oracle Linux. (When you delete a... more»
Robust kernel: The heart of an OS, i.e., it’s the base/foundation of any operating system. If we have a robust kernel, the chance of getting server panic, etc., is reduced to almost negligible levels and that’s true with Solaris and even with... more»
I think Oracle should also promote x86 architecture for Solaris, so that the same can be used in ESX and in cloud environments with an x86 variant. It would be a bonus for Oracle. SPARC hardware is costly. Most businesses want to run their... more»
I've worked with different flavors of Unix, but I chose Solaris. I like the constant innovation in the software and hardware. I've worked with servers E25k, T7-2, T5, M5, M5-32 and some other older servers. All of them have excellent... more»
There are some areas that could use some improvement. As with Solaris 10, you can install Solaris 11 on SPARC and x86 systems, but the number of non-Oracle x86 systems certified up to this point is less that with the previous version. In... more»
Reliability, safety, support offered, speed, endurance. Overall, if I’m forced to make an automotive industry comparison, from my perspective Oracle Solaris is the “Volvo” of operating systems. Reliability – because referenced operating... more»
Using Oracle Solaris OS in conjunction with Oracle Solaris Cluster, we are able to offer our organization full OS support so they can achieve the best possible Oracle database performance, security and failover capabilities. This way, their... more»
Since Solaris Volume Manager is the obvious choice for a shared filesystem, I would love to see improvements in SVM so that filesystems can be increased or migrated without downtime for the environment - in a similar way that ZFS is capable... more»
Solaris' most valuable features to me are its stability, scalability, dependability, RAS, HA, I know there are loads more TLA’s that can be used, and of course it’s grown into all the new cloud features, also, to be ready for the next generation. For Oracle, it’s Oracle; is there any better database? I’m biased. It can be used on the smallest device running a... more»
I’m working less and less with the OS it seems. Where I used to think, "I’d love them to improve this," I’ve heard that's exactly what they’ve done. Even the newest Oracle Mini Cluster only has a visual interface for deployment and management. The OS always needed and still does need more of a visual interface. Not to take anything away from the command line - I... more»
I think one of the most valuable features, I can see is Enterprise Linux. and it has been universally supported. There are some enterprise features which Oracxle added, which I don't see in any other Linux. So we recommend it to a lot of our... more»
One of the major benefits I have seen is that a lot of customers have unsupported Linux in their datacenters. With Oracle Linux, you have the chance to standardize entirely on one Linux platform. The second thing is that if you're running a... more»
They added a lot of features on Oracle Linux. As a consulting company, and as somebody who's working with customers, obviously the demands from the customers are plenty. I think they should market it more aggressively now because a lot of... more»
It provides us with templates and Oracle-validated configurations that allows quicker install and configuration of Oracle Database software. The existence of Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel is special adjusted for the best performance of Oracle... more»
We have no downtime for OS upgrades, hence customer production isn't affected, and we have no security breaches and higher performance of Oracle stack software due to its usage of Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.
Although Btrfs does a great job, I would like to see ZFS being part of future distributions. Also, a distributed replicated block device (DRBD) feature would better provide a sort of mirroring over a network of block devices, becoming a... more»
I absolutely love how I can go out, get Oracle Linux, develop something with the Identity and Access Management, and be able to deploy, it and test it, and work on it very, very quickly. That's absolutely what I love, how portable it is and... more»
The kernel could be expanded, a little bit more maximized to work with Kubernetes and the like. That's probably where they are going to go, a little bit more orchestration, system maintenance management. The ability to do self-diagnostics.... more»
The product is really good in and of itself. It does need more third-party support and applications. What needs to be improved is the documentation. That's not an issue with the product per se, but the documentation lacks lots of things. It's very difficult to find related things. They are not referenced. When a document speaks about one topic, it almost never... more»
The operating system is tweaked to work well with Oracle DB and other Oracle applications. Some kernel parameters have already been adjusted to suit Oracle products. Ksplice is a cool feature with Oracle Linux that allows you to patch your... more»
I think it’s fair to compare this product to Red Hat Linux and although both OSs almost have same features, Oracle Linux is cost effective. You can expect it to work well with Oracle products like OVM and Oracle OpenStack. I have been using... more»
The product is not very different from the market leader Red Hat Linux Operating System. However, it has some issues when run in a virtualized environment. These NTP and other bugs get worse with the kind of support Oracle provides for Oracle... more»
Independent Analyst and Advisory Consultant at Server StorageIO - www.storageio.com
Jul 17 2017
What do you think of Ubuntu Linux?
It's a free and open source software-defined storage (SDS) that runs on various platforms such as Ubuntu, CentOS, RHEL, IBM Z, among others. It can be used for a bulk object including as an alternative to OpenStack Swift, Swiftstack, and others. Can also be configured for the block as well as the file.
• Improvements to My Organization
• Room for Improvement
Ease of use, ease of management, ease of deployment, ease of troubleshooting, resiliency, automation, and performance.
• Use of Solution
I have used various versions of Ceph off and on at different times, going back several years.
• Stability Issues
Yes, on the other hand, deploy in a controlled environment, stay within the “box”, and it works well.
Too many features to count, the built in, low overhead integration is a huge plus, as is the ease of patching, the ability to use DTRACE to real time troubleshoot issues, the integrated security and most of all the performance.
The compliance command simplifies how complex security audits are performed, saving time. Also the patching is better than Linux, just as easy to patch, but with the integrated snapshots easier to back out of a patch. This saves hours of... more»
One cool feature with Oracle Linux, is the ability to patch without a reboot. Getting this working on Solaris would rock! With the new M7/S7 chips, better DTRACE visibility into the hardware acceleration offloading would be nice. Difficult to... more»
Most of the best Windows 10 features are centered around getting you where you want to go faster. The new right-click menu is fantastic from an IT perspective. It gives access to many commonly used tools, like Device Manager, Computer... more»
The best experience would have to be the upgrade process. It has progressed to be very easy and seamless. The most valuable aspect of the product was the support for the Oracle product stack. The Orarun package was such a tremendous help in... more»
The organization was using an Oracle database and application server, and the Orarun package made deploying those products so easy. It even allowed us to move most of the Oracle software configuration effort away from us to DBAs and... more»
When working in a Department of Defense environment, Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) have to be followed. SLES is not really addressed directly here. It did make following security policy difficult. Red Hat is more friendly... more»
Zones and resource allocation through capping and project is my favourite feature. Lately, I have been using ZFS and I absolutely love it, but I didn't get much of a chance to explore it fully in a production environment.
This product performed wonderfully with my banking client, where I participated in implementation of virtualization through Solaris zones and then capping CPUs. We integrated zones with VCS clusters. It provided unmatchable stability, high... more»
I believe it's a great product and its latest versions are also really good. However, I believe Oracle is not utilising its full potential by restricting it best performance with Oracle hardware. Even though it can be run on SPARC, as well as... more»
Starting with Oracle Linux 5, we’ve started to use ext4, which has provided us better disk performance. The unbreakable kernel has been very secure and has provided us a robust OS that has outperformed many of its counterparts. Starting with... more»
The reliability of the product has increased our efficiency. With needing 99.98% uptime, the OS has been incredibly stable. In the 10 years I’ve been using the product, I’ve had to open zero product defects as it has functioned in every way... more»
With many other operating systems, including this one, I would love to have the ability to upgrade the kernel in place. This currently requires a reboot of the OS. With today’s applications and customer needs, having the ability to perform... more»
In my small development environment, speed and security are important, we actually make use of the Microsoft's Edge browser -- which is getting better with each update. Simplified management of Windows 10 machines is also nice.
Intrusive 'You have updates' notification can be annoying -- as it blocks the middle of the screen, but this can be turned off. When setting a new machine up, users should be given a bit more of information in regards to creating a Microsoft... more»
The GUI for network adapters and built-in tools provided by RHEL, such as the Mozilla browser, have been valuable. Since they come built-in, it saves the time of having to install them, and you have everything necessary with the installation itself. There are several tools which Red Hat provides as add-ons such as ReaR (Relax and Recover) which can be used for... more»
Improvements are necessary to stay in the market and face the competition. I really think that the upgrade policies between the major versions, like from from RHEL 5 to RHEL 6, should be much easier, similar to what is in place for upgrading from RHEL 6 to RHEL 6.8.
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Greg Schulz is Founder and Sr Advisor of the independent IT advisory and consultancy firm Server StorageIO (StorageIO). StorageIO provides advisory and consultancy services in and around data infrastructure, cloud, virtualization, container, software-defined, NVMe, flash, object storage,... more>>
Oracle ACE "Solaris " / CEO / Enterprise Consultant
Working in the IT industry for more than 25 years now. Oracle ACE "Solaris"
Specialized in Datacenter, Server, Solaris 11 and Virtualization technologies
Developing and selling our Deployment and Management Product: Virtual Datacenter Cloud Framework (VDCF).
Hi guy's I'm a Software Test Automation/Performance Engineer by profession-Specialized in Automation, Performance Testing and Quality Assurance of Oracle application's(OATS) & also a lifelong learner who want's to learn & experience new thing's, make friend's and help people in whatever... more>>
IBM Systems Hardware is one of the four principal business lines of the IBM Corporation. We focus on addressing customer needs in data center, cloud and cognitive infrastructure, hardware, system software and professional services solutions. We operate smoothly and embrace almost any challenge... more>>
Nitin Vengurlekar is the co-founder and CTO of Viscosity North America, a leader in virtualization, Oracle Engineered Systems, Private Database Cloud and RAC implementations. At Viscosity Nitin is responsible for partner relationship and end-2-end solution deployment.
Prior to joining... more>>
Oracle Database Administrator and IT Generalist. Over ten years of Oracle Database and Linux administration.
Emphasis on troubleshooting, design and architecture of IT systems and task management.
Closely involved with the technology community through blogging, podcasts, forums, events and... more>>
Archer Developer. Focused on application cyber-security in virtualization-managed systems: Maritime, Aerospace, Health, Petroleum and Retail Industry
Deals with past business grievances, sets to get management permission, likes to do detailed work, works to educate in business fractals, and... more>>
Consultant: Unix and Clusters (Orange UNIX Engineering)
Unix System Designer, Implementer and Administrator who can consistently perform and motivate his team to excellence of achieving highest level of customer satisfaction and management goals with good technical and management skills. Also poses an excellent presentation, communication and team... more>>
Extensive and diversified computer hardware and software knowledge in servers, laptops, palmtops, notebooks, pc’s & networks. Unix & Linux systems and network management are my prime delight. I cover broad experience with numerous UNIX-based operating systems with an emphasis on Red Hat... more>>
Johan Louwers has been working as an developer, administrator, manager, project manager, senior consultant and senior architect within several IT companies and IT departments. Specialised around Oracle technology and infrastructure technology and strategy he has been advising and actively been... more>>
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