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Oracle Linux is a very good and useful combination of the stability of Rhel and support for Oracle Databases. Our organisation uses an application and a database combo that we offer to the client but after the inclusion of Oracle Linux into our infrastructure, the provision and the operation cost are reduced significantly. So I would recommend using Oracle Linux when you are using multiple on-premises DB servers and want to move to a more secure, organised, and fast operating system.
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Well suited: development work as they provide a very nice free tier, datacenters in Latin America with very low ping, heavy loads for DB if you use Oracle DB Less appropriate: fast webservers as they use hard disks for several tiers, fast MySQL databases as the server is shared, auto-scaling functionality is not present.
Read full review Pros We use Oracle Linux distro for every customer. The OS is very easy and absolutely free to develop/host and update our customers' apps and data across the globe. I personally use it in my lab to practice and test some personal stuff We have Oracle Linux database, WebLogic, and e-business suite hosted on Oracle Linux. It is used across our whole organization in running critical applications. It is robust, easy to manage and administer, with rock-solid stability and very minimal server reboots or performance issues. I would highly recommend Oracle Linux over other operating systems. Oracle Linux is trusted in high-volume, transactional, mission-critical production IT environments. Oracle’s Linux support is relied upon for applications that require continuous or near-continuous availability Application performance in general was enhanced as a result of the migration to Oracle Linux from Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Oracle Linux-based VMs are used in our case for hosting a spark-based cluster for processing big data-based workloads. Those VMs have better security configurations and are patched. It has built-in installed packages which come in handy for a developer to start the development activity for the project. We are using Oracle Linux as our primary Linux distribution deployed for our customers, but also for testing purposes on multiple test and UAT environments. Currently, it is used mainly by our department. We aim to provide commercial technical support for customers for our products, and thanks to the Oracle Linux Support program which covers Oracle Linux, we are getting assistance if needed. I work across many different types of organizations. In some cases, Oracle Linux is being used for all database servers across the entire organization. In some cases, it is being selectively rolled out to replace legacy Unix systems. Plus in a few isolated cases, I've helped to replace Windows database servers with Oracle Linux. The common theme across all these different types of organizations is that they want the best Linux for running Oracle, which is pre-tuned and optimized as well as well supported by the database vendor. Oracle Linux wins hands down on these points. Read full review Installation and setup of VM Server are pretty straight forward. Many different guest operating systems are supported. There can be up to 128 virtual machines per physical server. Read full review Cons TigerVNC needs some fine tuning in Oracle Linux 8.4. AutoTuning of Kernal Parameters for Oracle Databases based on the available hardware resources. Embedded IPA Solutions to manage large number of Oracle Linux Systems. Simple commands for LUN management. Proactive SELinux policy violation message to administrator's mailbox. Read full review Not as flexible as VMware. Could have slightly better templates for provisioning database nodes. In terms of performance it lags a bit behind Red Hat's KVM solution. Read full review Support Rating
One of the most robust Linux distributions is Redhat, its forks have given rise to infinite business models and distributions that have defined the market. Oracle Linux, obviously developed by the tech giant Oracle, is constantly releasing a flexible and incredibly stable product while adding its own bunch of new features. Among the most notable is the "Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel" (UEK).
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The Oracle Linux definitely comes on the top when it comes down to being easily available as its platform-independent. This is where the masses lie as we have moved to a hybrid work environment where keeping everyone on the same devices is no more required. Linux stands out as it allows the industry workers to implement BYOD in all environments. Software as a service is truly done by Linux. I don’t want to switch to other platforms anymore.
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The ease of use on the Oracle platform is greater, flexibility and compatibility also helped in the choice, in addition to the cost-benefit.
Read full review Return on Investment Oracle Linux provides technical advances that Solaris UNIX does not while saving millions of dollars. Oracle Linux supports automated patching and easy maintenance, allowing less downtime for users and developers. Oracle Linux is recommended for applications already on Oracle Database and using other Oracle products and software. Oracle Linux is a secure, stable, and high-performance operating system that allows hybrid or cloud platforms. Read full review Migrating our workload from AWS to Oracle gave us a huge benefit in cost reduction. We've experienced a lot of outages. Read full review ScreenShots