RHEL Competitors and Alternatives

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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 gains. * Stability – Oracle Linux provides a far more stable platform than Microsoft Windows. * Supportability – Oracle... 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 not available on any other platform. This has improved the performance, availability, scalability, and security of our... more»

What needs improvement?

While the Oracle Linux software is perfectly suited for our needs, the related support processes within Oracle can often be challenging. Having your ticket routed to a capable support engineer can involve several escalations, and there is... more»
Real User
Software Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 15 2016

What do you think of Oracle Solaris?

Valuable Features: It's stable. It scales. • Room for Improvement: It’s hard to say where I think Solaris can improve. I feel like Solaris is getting more and more into a niche. The problem Solaris has is, it's fighting against open source. Open source is taking more and more of the market. It's for free. Solaris you have to pay for. I think there is a problem. I feel it's a propriety system; not open to be modified by the community. • Use of Solution: We’ve been using it a long time; since Solaris 2.6. • Stability Issues: Running tests can cause it to crash. I do quality engineering off Oracle Solaris. We make changes to adapt it to our hardware. Of course, then we need to make sure that those changes don't cause problems. When you have your first implementation, you...
CentOS
User
District Technology at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 07 2018

What is most valuable?

It has minimal updates compared to other distributions. We like the idea of long-term support. CentOS gives us a peace of mind when it comes to updates. It's also a bonus that most of our vendor supported hardware/software is built with... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to freely use and test open-source technologies and solutions. Without it we wouldn't have a server monitoring system, log management system, or many other services that we depend on.

What needs improvement?

You're getting what you expect (a linux distro). The wizard has gotten better through the years, so maybe they could build more options into the wizard. However, we have scripts that we deploy to overcome this.

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