Oracle Linux Competitors and Alternatives

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Leonardo Pedroso Costa
Consultant
Oracle Database Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 15 2017

What is most valuable?

Native support with Oracle database and these features: * OCFS2 (Clustered File System): Open-source alternative to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Each month, my team makes a full update of the environment, including: Windows system, databases, Linux system and... more»

What needs improvement?

Hardware vendors certified by Oracle for installing Oracle Linux are: Dell, HPE and Oracle. The product needs to be... more»

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

If possible, use Oracle VM; prices decrease absurdly!

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but licensing costs with Oracle VM decreased significantly, which motivated the change.

What other advice do I have?

Study and learn about the Red Hat kernel and follow the news releases on the manufacturer site. Read the rich manual... more»
Anonymous User
Consultant
Senior Oracle Database Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 15 2017

What is most valuable?

As a DBA, I prefer Oracle Linux as it is fine tuned to run Oracle databases. I can easily install pre-requisite... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Most of the patches are publicly available and free via public repositories. Any application that is certified in Red... more»

What needs improvement?

Desktop environments should be designed better. Red Hat Enterprise Linux's desktop environments are much better.

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

Oracle Linux itself is free. But, if you need support, you need to purchase a support license. Following is the price... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I was using AIX, Solaris, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The main reason for switching was that Oracle Linux is much... more»

What other advice do I have?

The UEK kernel is optimized for Oracle databases, Oracle applications, and Oracle engineered systems. So, go for it.
Simon Rice
Consultant
Vice President of Enterprise Services at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 20 2017

What is most valuable?

* Performance – Running on an operating system that is optimized for Oracle software provides significant performance... more»

How has it helped my organization?

When designing a new Oracle database platform, Oracle Linux provides built-in benefits for database customers that are... more»

What needs improvement?

While the Oracle Linux software is perfectly suited for our needs, the related support processes within Oracle can... more»

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

Oracle Linux is roughly half the cost in terms of licensing and support when compared to other comparable Linux... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

In the past, we had primarily used either Oracle Solaris or Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a standard. Oracle Linux... more»

What other advice do I have?

While it is very straightforward to set up an Oracle Linux server, seek advice from experienced Oracle Partners to... more»
Davor Guttierrez
Real User
System Engineer at a tech company
May 10 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are: * It’s free. * Kernel 4.x. * RPM-based. * RedHat clone. * Support for Spacewalk. * Easy... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use Oracle Linux for all Oracle database servers.

What needs improvement?

Updates are very slow in our part of world (Slovenia). Now, we use Spacewalk for distribution of updates, but... more»

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

I recommend Oracle Linux to everyone who needs the stability of RHEL and the newest kernel.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We are still using RHEL 5.x, 6.x and 7.x, SLES 9,10 and 11 and CentOS 6.x and 7.x.

What other advice do I have?

Just use it.
Michael-Wilson
Consultant
Solutions Architect Senior Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
May 14 2017

What is most valuable?

Starting with Oracle Linux 5, we’ve started to use ext4, which has provided us better disk performance. The unbreakable... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The reliability of the product has increased our efficiency. With needing 99.98% uptime, the OS has been incredibly... more»

What needs improvement?

With many other operating systems, including this one, I would love to have the ability to upgrade the kernel in place.... more»

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

With everything from hardware to software, we recommend to analyze all options. Not every customer or application will... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used to use RedHat. Support costs drived us to switch. We’ve saved thousands of dollars.

What other advice do I have?

Read the documentation, follow best practices and if you do not have standards in place, follow up on NIST/IRS... more»

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