Oracle Linux Competitors and Alternatives

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JonathanShilling
System Analyst II at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Has a standard file system layout so it's easy to navigate

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is to develop the servers and production. It's pretty standard usage. We have some Docker running but I haven't been involved in those environments very often. It's a standard server on minimal load and we're not using a full load with our GUI interface. We have multiple applications running on both Windows and RHEL. The database systems are mostly MySQL. There's some Oracle but most of it is MySQL. Dealing with Red Hat is pretty straightforward. I haven't run into issues with it. When we were running multiple versions of Java, if patches came out for both versions, we… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "I like the fact that most of the system configuration is Namespace so it's easy to get to and easy to configure, and most of it still uses text documents. Not all of it's a menu-driven-type entry. I also like the fact that it's a very standard file system layout so it's easy to navigate."
  • "I'd like to see more of NCurses type menu systems in some instances. We're dealing with SUSE Enterprise Linux, they have an NCurses menu system. It's a menu system. It will write there. Even some of the higher-end Unix systems like AIX have some inner menu system where all the configuration tools are right there so your administrator doesn't have to jump through multiple directories to configure files if needed. I like the simplicity of Red Hat because it's pretty easy but having an NCurses menu when you have to get something done quickly would be nice."

What other advice do I have?

I have used Satellite and Ansible in other environments. Satellite integrates very well. It's built by Red Hat, so it integrates thoroughly and it allows a single point of download for all patches and any software deployments you have. You can automate server builds, if you do it right, and make things a lot easier. Ansible can tie into Satellite and RHEL fairly easily. It allows you to build multiple types of deployments for multiple solutions, and allows a playbook-type deal. You develop a playbook and send it out and it builds a server for the user. Done. It would speed up deployment and…
GO
CEO at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
Powerful with high availability and very stable

What is our primary use case?

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.

Pros and Cons

  • "Oracle Solaris is great due to the fact that it actually is meant for high-end servers."
  • "Currently, there are two variants, there's SPARC and there's x86. I would have wanted a scenario where they're all just one product."

What other advice do I have?

In our company, we don't use Oracle Solaris. As a person, I was employed as a Solaris System Administrator. I'm just a consultant. We don't use Oracle Solaris, because we're not big enough to use the solution ourselves. Overall, I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. I would highly recommend Oracle Solaris. It's a stable operating system and it's been around for a long time. If you're planning to have an Oracle Database, the best operating system for the Oracle Database is Oracle Solaris. If anybody is implementing a new solution or a new environment and thinks of putting in Oracle Database…
TM
Systems Engineer at a educational organization with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Quick and easy to deploy and offers very good integration of Microsoft products

What is our primary use case?

The solution is mainly used if you have a lot of solutions that integrate with Microsoft products. The usage varies. It depends on what you want to do with it. If you want to use it for integrating for web services or integrating for OS with some of your net applications, or your C-Sharp type of environments, then Windows is your go-to.

Pros and Cons

  • "Within 10 or 15 minutes, you can build a single Windows Server and put it on production."
  • "The solution needs to be more stable and secure."

What other advice do I have?

We use various versions of the product. Right now, for example, it's a mix between the 2015 and 2019 versions. Users need to be aware that they need to manage the solution properly. It could be pretty unsafe if you don't manage it properly. I wouldn't outright recommend the solution per se. It depends on what you want to achieve or if you have the knowledge of what you want to do. I would only recommend it if you have to integrate it with other Microsoft products. There are other server platform products that are much more secure and better than Windows. That said, if you are integrating into…
MW
Project Manager at realnux
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Good performance, easy to install, and works well in a software development environment

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and we recommend this product to our customers. We also use it internally. Ubuntu provides us with a computer server, allowing us to combine our software code and different projects to produce graphics. This operating system is suitable for cloud computing.

Pros and Cons

  • "Ubuntu Linux has the advantage of performance. It runs very quickly."
  • "More drivers for hardware such as different network adapters should be developed."

What other advice do I have?

This is a product that I recommend to customers who are software developers and make use of compilers. It is very useful for this use case. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
ITCS user
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Easy to use, stable, with good support and an improved user interface

What is our primary use case?

I use this solution for general purposes on my personal laptop. I have installed some applications on it and everything works. I am familiar with it.

What is most valuable?

I like the changes made to the user interface compared to the previous version of Windows such as Windows eight and Windows nine. It's easy to use.

What needs improvement?

This solution is stable, but it could be better. The stability could be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows 10 for one year. We are using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Windows 10 is stable, but it could be improved.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable solution. We plan to…
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