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Ian Leath
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... 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... 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... more»

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

As per above, pay attention to how Oracle license their products and make sure you are clear as to the implications of... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

There is a gap for the type of Intel platform we're now providing, from an Oracle perspective. For a lot of the... more»

What other advice do I have?

I am the Oracle practice CTO. I work for Fujitsu. We cover all the aspects of IT, for enterprise, for infrastructure,... more»
Erman Arslan
Consultant
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,... 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... more»

What needs improvement?

* Oracle should increase the interaction between Oracle Linux and Oracle RDBMS. (Oracle RDBMS can be packaged into... more»

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

There is no license required for Oracle Linux; however, we recommend having an Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) license... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using Red Hat Linux before. We started to use Oracle Linux, because it is free and supported by Oracle (owner... more»

What other advice do I have?

* Check out the validated configurations. * Read the guide to get the considerations (such as basic security... more»
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Aurelian Amariutei
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... 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... more»

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)... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We had to choose this solution in order to have the technology used on the same line. Since Oracle Databases is the market leader, as well as... more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice is to act on the pattern: Plan – Do – Check – Act. From the way the question is formulated, the first step is done. They should now... more»
Shrikant Navelkar
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»
Colin Sack
Consultant
IAM Architect at Federal Identity
Nov 22 2017

What is most valuable?

I absolutely love how I can go out, get Oracle Linux, develop something with the Identity and Access Management, and be able to deploy, it and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Benefits: If you start with Oracle Linux, you can adapt to any of the Oracle products a little bit easier than any other OS.

What needs improvement?

The kernel could be expanded, a little bit more maximized to work with Kubernetes and the like. That's probably where they are going to go, a... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

At an organizational level, I would love to see them going more Oracle Linux, actually adapting that, getting rid of a little bit of the Red... more»

What other advice do I have?

I wish my enterprise would adapt it, so I give it a 10 out of 10 in my book. But I guess we'll have to give it a seven and eight out of 10 from... more»
Suhaib Chishti
Real User
Cloud Operation Engineer at a marketing services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

The operating system is tweaked to work well with Oracle DB and other Oracle applications. Some kernel parameters have... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I think it’s fair to compare this product to Red Hat Linux and although both OSs almost have same features, Oracle... more»

What needs improvement?

The product is not very different from the market leader Red Hat Linux Operating System. However, it has some issues... more»

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

You can certainly save money on support.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have used both OL5 and OL6. The choice depends on the application running on the OS.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you have good Linux support staff.
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»
it_user521934
Real User
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 02 2017

What is most valuable?

It's very easy to use. We have admins who have been able to administer this product. It is user-friendly. On top of that, we don't have any major issues with this product. The main... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are using it on a normal scale, but we are using a competitor application on a large scale. The application and the OS that we are using on a large scale has some performance... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see portability to other hardware, such as Dell and Intel platforms, instead of just putting a blinder on only Oracle products or Oracle hardware. The portability... more»

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking for a reliable product, this is the product. If you're looking for anything which can be scalable, you might need to look something else. Based on performance, I... 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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