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Consultant
CTO EMEIA at Fujitsu
Jul 02 2018

What is most valuable?

With Oracle Linux Ksplice specifically, we have organizations looking for minimum downtime. We're able to apply hot-patching at any time; once we've proven they're tested, ready to go, we don't need to take downtime to apply them. We have a... more»

How has it helped my organization?

What it's allowed us to do, initially, it allowed us to develop an Intel platform specifically for Oracle. What's most important for us, where it comes across is the licensing. It's very difficult - sometimes you can build a platform that is... more»

What needs improvement?

What we found in moving from Oracle Linux 6 to Oracle Linux 7 was the whole interfacing with the application and the fact that operating had all changed, all the commands had changed. You need to be aware that there is some kind of training,... more»
Consultant
Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 30 2016

What is most valuable?

Well, the most valuable features are not the technical features. The most valuable feature is more of a support case feature. They build the operating system, we also run on Oracle hardware, and we run an Oracle database on top of that. The... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In general, if they move off from Windows, they will see quite heavy cost-cutting. You've got some heavier costs when you move off from Red Hat and especially if you combine it with the hardware deal where you run it on Oracle hardware. You... more»

What needs improvement?

Regarding areas for improvement, I think they follow the main kernel filler. The only thing from what I can see as an improvement is the level of adoption in the Linux community because I too often see non-Oracle products at first not being... more»
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Applications And Database Operations Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 07 2017

What is most valuable?

* The preinstall packages for Oracle RDBMS. * Single vendor support, as my customers mostly have Oracle Applications, Oracle cluster stack and Oracle RDBMS running on top of it. * It is fully compatible with RHEL. (Considering Red Hat is a... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* We use Oracle Linux templates for Oracle VM Server to provision our clone environments quickly. * We installed Oracle RDBMS almost without any effort in the OS layer,(thanks to preinstalled rpms, yums, and an easy Oracle Linux... more»

What needs improvement?

* Oracle should increase the interaction between Oracle Linux and Oracle RDBMS. (Oracle RDBMS can be packaged into Oracle Linux; a tight integration will bring advantages.) * File recovery should be added to Oracle Linux. (When you delete a... more»
Consultant
Director at Clover Infotech
Nov 26 2017

What is most valuable?

I think one of the most valuable features, I can see is Enterprise Linux. and it has been universally supported. There are some enterprise features which Oracxle added, which I don't see in any other Linux. So we recommend it to a lot of our... more»

How has it helped my organization?

One of the major benefits I have seen is that a lot of customers have unsupported Linux in their datacenters. With Oracle Linux, you have the chance to standardize entirely on one Linux platform. The second thing is that if you're running a... more»

What needs improvement?

They added a lot of features on Oracle Linux. As a consulting company, and as somebody who's working with customers, obviously the demands from the customers are plenty. I think they should market it more aggressively now because a lot of... more»
Consultant
Oracle Database Technical Systems Consultant at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Apr 25 2017

What is most valuable?

It provides us with templates and Oracle-validated configurations that allows quicker install and configuration of Oracle Database software. The existence of Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel is special adjusted for the best performance of Oracle... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have no downtime for OS upgrades, hence customer production isn't affected, and we have no security breaches and higher performance of Oracle stack software due to its usage of Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.

What needs improvement?

Although Btrfs does a great job, I would like to see ZFS being part of future distributions. Also, a distributed replicated block device (DRBD) feature would better provide a sort of mirroring over a network of block devices, becoming a... more»
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What is Oracle Linux?

Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization are powerful open source foundation products optimized for building both Private and Public Cloud Infrastructure. They provide a secure, scalable, and flexible platform for running both legacy and next generation Cloud Native Applications. As the foundation for Oracle’s Public and Managed Clouds, customers benefit from the comprehensive co-engineering which ensures a robust and highly manageable platform that is battle-tested in one of the worlds largest public clouds.. Unlike many other commercial Linux distributions, Oracle Linux is easy to download and completely free to use, free to distribute, and free to update. And Oracle Linux Support levels are simple and low cost, featuring Premier lifetime support, access to additional management tools such as Oracle Enterprise Manager, zero-downtime kernel updates using Ksplice, and access to award-winning Oracle support resources and customer support specialists.

For more information on Oracle Linux, visit Oracle.com/linux and see a whitepaper here

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