Oracle Linux Review

I like that it can run on generic hardware, which is definitely a plus over the proprietary hardware that we had on previous Oracle installations.


Valuable Features

The most valuable aspect of Oracle's flavor of Linux is that there's a one-stop shop for support to which I can go. I can get support for our Oracle basket of products that includes Linux and Database.

Improvements to My Organization

I like that it can run on generic hardware, which is definitely a plus over the proprietary hardware that we had on previous Oracle installations. This mean that we have a tremendous cost savings when we're able to run Linux on hardware for which we don't have to pay a premium. We'd rather spend our money on the software.

Room for Improvement

There are some features that might be in Red Hat Linux that aren't in Oracle Linux. I can't think of anything specific, but we had that issue about a month ago.

Deployment Issues

It's deployed just fine for us. We've had no real issues there.

Stability Issues

It's been very stable. We've very rarely had any issues with instability.

Scalability Issues

It's been scaling just fine for what our needs are.

Customer Service and Technical Support

The support is pretty good. There are some issues with first-level support providing just basic, generally not-very-helpful advice, but they're generally responsive and help us to resolve smaller issues.

Initial Setup

The initial setup is straightforward, if you know what you're doing. It's not that difficult or unnecessarily complex, but you should have some experience with previous installations for best results.

Implementation Team

We implemented it ourselves with our in-house team.

Other Advice

Be sure you follow the instructions for installation, setup, and configuration.

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