Oracle Linux Review

The most valuable feature is that it's supported by Oracle with a kernel called Unbreakable Linux.

Valuable Features

The most valuable feature is that it's supported by Oracle with a kernel called Unbreakable Linux, which I believe is being used by most customers. It's the same flavor as Red Hat, but it's better because it's supported by Oracle.

Room for Improvement

Right now a lot of people are migrating from traditional Unix to Linux, which performs much better. I'd like to see Oracle continue to improve on the performance of Linux, particularly in regards to scalability, so that we can move completely away from Unix. We'd like to have all our applications on Linux as Unix is fading away.

Use of Solution

I've been using Linux for maybe five or six years.

Deployment Issues

We've had no issues deploying it.

Stability Issues

Linux is always stable and Oracle Linux is no different. Customers are predominantly running their systems on Linux.

Scalability Issues

Scalability is related to how much compute power you are providing. The OS is there but you'll run your application on top of Linux. So that's where you'll scale Linux, which will depend on your application.

Customer Service and Technical Support

They're overall knowledgeable, but I've seen some instances where they're completely focused on a single product instead of seeing the end-to-end solution for a customer. That's where they get lost.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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