Oracle Linux Reviews

Oracle Linux is the #5 ranked solution of our top Operating Systems (OS) for Business tools. It's rated 4.0 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Red Hat Linux (RHEL) - Oracle Linux vs Red Hat Linux (RHEL)

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Frederic Busquier
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Product Development Manager at Greene Waste to Energy
Jan 23 2019

What is most valuable?

Ease of development of professional-looking web pages, full of functionality and with secure access.

How has it helped my organization?

The main aim of installing Oracle Linux was to test it after years of using CentOS, and to test Oracle APEX. After one year of testing, I encountered problems that I was not able to solve: I was not able to do rotated backups; upgrading to a newer version of APEX was a nightmare; I could not enter GlassFish admin console; and I could not install SQL Developer. Then I thought that if I bought the… more »

What needs improvement?

I decided to purchase Oracle Database. I thought that if I bought the product, I would get support. I asked some easy questions to the sales agent who contacted me. He was more interested in selling me the cloud database than answering my questions. I learned that I am too small for Oracle. I continued with CentOS and Postgres. Google provides me with all the information I need. I could not get… more »
José Manuel Monteiro
User
DBA Oracle at Timestamp SI
Nov 22 2018

What do you think of Oracle Linux?

What is our primary use case?

New infrastructure for Oracle databases: deployment of several database environments with no issues and in a faster way.

How has it helped my organization?

Speed, simplicity, and performance. Every DBA and OS administrator like the simple fact that one RPM install can be very powerful and can configure all prereqs.

What is most valuable?

Simplicity and agility to deploy Oracle Database configurations with a single RPM and custom tweaks on Oracle Linux kernel.

What needs improvement?

Improve performance and integration with new releases without affecting the ability and stability of the system.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

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

Also known as
Oracle Enterprise Linux
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