Oracle Linux Review

With Ksplice, which is provided free, it can be patched without downtime.


What is our primary use case?

Ksplice is a really cool feature. The availability is maximized because it can be patched without downtime. Oracle Linux provides free Ksplice.

How has it helped my organization?

Productivity has improved as it is easier to deploy and use. In particular, various open source packages can be more easily installed and managed, and systematically maintained.

What is most valuable?

Ksplice is a really cool feature. The availability is maximized because it can be patched without downtime. Oracle Linux provides free Ksplice.

What needs improvement?

I hope you have a built-in package to visualize your performance and analysis tools.

I can install and use the open-source tools, but I hope to use the proven packages.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not encountered any stability issues. It was very stable. Safety is at the highest level and there has never been a problem.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not encountered any scalability issues; scalability was also very satisfactory.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Customer service is wonderful.

Technical Support:

Technical support is very skilled and stable. However, in Korea, 24-hour call service is only available in English.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I switched some of my UNIX systems to x86. As a result of the U2L project, I chose the OS as Linux.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was very simple. Installation was quick and easy with a few clicks.

What about the implementation team?

We used to use UNIX. And I'm using some Red Hat and CentOS. I switched some of CentOS to Oracle Linux. We do it directly. We have many engineers with various levels of experience.

What was our ROI?

  • Service continuity through zero downtime and low-cost subscription

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Oracle Linux is provided by Oracle subscription and is equivalent or better than other Linux technical support. However, support costs are about half that level.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, we also considered Red Hat and SUSE. However, we chose Oracle Linux to use the Oracle kernel optimized for Oracle applications.

What other advice do I have?

If you convert UNIX to Linux... and if stability and service downtime are to be minimized, Oracle Linux is the solution.

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