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IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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Straightforward to set up, easy to use, and stable

Pros and Cons

  • "The performance is good and the solution has been stable."
  • "The solution could be less costly."

What is our primary use case?

I primarily use the solution for running personal and business applications. 

What is most valuable?

The performance is good and the solution has been stable. 

The interface is user-friendly.

The initial setup is pretty straightforward. 

What needs improvement?

The solution could be less costly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for quite some time. It's been a few years at this point. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution has been stable. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. The performance is good and it's a reliable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have roughly less than 50 people using the solution in our organization.

How are customer service and support?

I've used technical support in the past. There's not much to say. The support has been fine. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use a different solution. We've been using the product for many years at this point. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is pretty straightforward. It's not overly complex or difficult. 

What about the implementation team?

I was able to handle the implementation process on my own. I did not need outside assistance. 

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

We would prefer it if the licensing costs were lowered. 

We pay a yearly licensing fee.

What other advice do I have?

I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. The product has been very reliable for me over the years. It has good capabilities. 

Would recommend the solution to other users and organizations.

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MK
Cyber security manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Highly secure, frequently updated, and great technical support

What is our primary use case?

Oracle Linux is mainly used for deploying Oracle databases. It can be used for a multitude of other functions. There are modules that can be implemented on systems to cater to your organization's needs.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are performance, frequent update patches, and security.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by giving the client or customer more control.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have found the solution to be scalable. They have other options available, such as cloud and hybrid…

What is our primary use case?

Oracle Linux is mainly used for deploying Oracle databases. It can be used for a multitude of other functions. There are modules that can be implemented on systems to cater to your organization's needs.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are performance, frequent update patches, and security.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by giving the client or customer more control.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have found the solution to be scalable. They have other options available, such as cloud and hybrid versions.

How are customer service and technical support?

If you have premium technical support it is great, they have been responsive in solving our issues.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy, there are readily available reference guides you can utilize to complete the installation. It took approximately two hours to complete the install.

What about the implementation team?

The deployment and maintenance are done by vendor teams.

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

There is a license required for this solution and we are on an annual license.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend this solution to others.

I rate Oracle Linuxan eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Fresh Operations Manager at Jerónimo Martins
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Straightforward installation, scalable, reliable and stable

What is our primary use case?

I use this solution for developing applications and APIs for our platform.

What needs improvement?

There needs to be overall better integration.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found the solution to be stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. We have approximately 25 users using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

We use vendor support and it is good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I use Windows systems as well as this soltuion.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is…

What is our primary use case?

I use this solution for developing applications and APIs for our platform.

What needs improvement?

There needs to be overall better integration.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found the solution to be stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

We have approximately 25 users using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

We use vendor support and it is good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I use Windows systems as well as this soltuion.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We used integrators to help us implement the solution into our systems. 

We have six engineers that do the maintenance of this solution.

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

The licensing cost is expensive. It should be reduced by at least half.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend this solution to others.

I rate Oracle Linux an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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KR
Information Technology Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Highly secure, free to use, lacking application integration

What is most valuable?

One of the main features of this solution is it is secure.

What needs improvement?

Most day-to-day applications are not native to this solution. You have to run an emulator or virtual machine, such as VMware to access these Windows applications.  In a feature release, there could be better integration with applications from other operating systems.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for few years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I am the only one using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

Oracles' technical support is very good. Whenever you have a problem they are very quick to respond.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy, you…

What is most valuable?

One of the main features of this solution is it is secure.

What needs improvement?

Most day-to-day applications are not native to this solution. You have to run an emulator or virtual machine, such as VMware to access these Windows applications. 

In a feature release, there could be better integration with applications from other operating systems.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for few years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I am the only one using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

Oracles' technical support is very good. Whenever you have a problem they are very quick to respond.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy, you need to do some updating and you are done. It takes approximately one hour.

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

The solution is free.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution and I plan to keep using this solution in the future.

I rate Oracle Linux a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
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SS
Software Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Secure, stable, and scalable

What is our primary use case?

I am using Oracle Linux for running my personal and business applications.

What is most valuable?

Oracle Linux is a secure solution.

What needs improvement?

The solution needs to improve there their capability with most of the applications.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Linux for approximately one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Oracle Linux has been scalable.

How was the initial setup?

The time and the number of people you need for the implementation depend on the project. If it is only a small project, then at least one Linux administrator would be fine. However, if it is a larger project,…

What is our primary use case?

I am using Oracle Linux for running my personal and business applications.

What is most valuable?

Oracle Linux is a secure solution.

What needs improvement?

The solution needs to improve there their capability with most of the applications.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Linux for approximately one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Oracle Linux has been scalable.

How was the initial setup?

The time and the number of people you need for the implementation depend on the project. If it is only a small project, then at least one Linux administrator would be fine. However, if it is a larger project, then you have to have a project manager and then at least two administrators.

What about the implementation team?

We have a team that does the implementation of the solution.

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

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Oracle Linux an eight out of ten.

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WK
IT Infrastructure Engineer at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to use, stable, and good support

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for business as an operating system for applications.

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The security could improve in the solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used Oracle Linux for many years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found the solution to be stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 1,000 users using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have been satisfied with the technical support from Oracle.

What about the implementation team?

We have a team of 10 that does the implementation and maintenance of the solution.

What's my experience with

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for business as an operating system for applications.

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The security could improve in the solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used Oracle Linux for many years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found the solution to be stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 1,000 users using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have been satisfied with the technical support from Oracle.

What about the implementation team?

We have a team of 10 that does the implementation and maintenance of the solution.

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

We pay for a license for this solution annually.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution.

I rate Oracle Linux an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Director at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Scalable, straightforward installation, but could be more secure

What is our primary use case?

We use Oracle Linux as an operating system in my organization.

What needs improvement?

The security and integration could improve.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Linux for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Oracle Linux is scalable. We have approximately 10 people using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support could improve by being more knowledgeable, faster, and friendly.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward and it did not take very long.

What about the implementation team?

When you install…

What is our primary use case?

We use Oracle Linux as an operating system in my organization.

What needs improvement?

The security and integration could improve.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Linux for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Oracle Linux is scalable.

We have approximately 10 people using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support could improve by being more knowledgeable, faster, and friendly.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward and it did not take very long.

What about the implementation team?

When you install Oracle Linux you will need to have help from consultants and integrators.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Oracle Linux a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Manager at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Simple to install, easy to use, and highly stable

What is our primary use case?

We are using Oracle Linux for our database.

What is most valuable?

Oracle Linux is very secure making it one of the most valuable features. Additionally, it is easy to manage.

What needs improvement?

Oracle Linux could improve by having more documentation.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Linux for approximately 12 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is highly stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 100 users using this solution in my organization.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward because there are a lot of documents available to follow.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Oracle…

What is our primary use case?

We are using Oracle Linux for our database.

What is most valuable?

Oracle Linux is very secure making it one of the most valuable features. Additionally, it is easy to manage.

What needs improvement?

Oracle Linux could improve by having more documentation.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Linux for approximately 12 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is highly stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 100 users using this solution in my organization.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward because there are a lot of documents available to follow.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Oracle Linux a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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