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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Linux

If you are going to deploy Oracle on an Intel or AMD based server then Oracle Linux is by far your best choice. The operating system is built and packaged from the ground up to be the single best and easiest OS for running an Oracle database. But while it may be a custom solution, it's probably 98% or more the same as Redhat and CentOS from an OS admin point of view - so easy to hire resources as any Linux admin can work with Oracle Linux with almost zero changes to their existing practices.
Bert Scalzo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

If you are an organization that isn't locked into the environment of other operating system makers, then RHEL should be your very next stop. Administration is getting advanced as time goes by which makes that comparable to the point and click that most admins are crutched by. Scripting has always been the go-to method of administering Linux systems and even Microsoft is starting to really get it in gear with their PowerShell features.
Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Oracle Linux

  • Oracle Linux is a clone of Red Hat Linux, a well-known version of Linux and is very stable. This helps in maintaining fairly error-free systems.
  • The operating system kernel can be updated without having to reboot the system, a potential time saver.
  • Oracle Linux comes in fairly easy to implement packages that work well with Oracle databases.
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

  • Support for multiple shell environments. It supports most of the popular shell environments and lets you create shell scripts for your backend tasks.
  • It comes with nice out of the box features for OS level performance monitoring and troubleshooting.
  • RHEL has a great support forum. If you ever need technical help, the forum is extremely useful.
Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle Linux

  • Virtualization could be configured in an easier way.
  • Linux community support could be stronger.
  • Migration from Red Hat Enterprise Linux might cause problems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

  • While the command line installation runs well, the desktop GUI tends to be resource intensive at times
  • The GUI based install menu does not scale well at times resulting in some menu options spilling offscreen
  • By default a menu based network manager should be included, from my experience particularly with the minimal install, this was not the case resulting in me editing the configuration file directly. Additionally, network tools should also be installed by default.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Linux

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9.0
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We find RHEL to be a superior OS with stable operations and long life. It is also easier to use and fix then most other OS's.
Marc Shaffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle Linux

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9.0
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RHEL has most of the features that are required by an ERP solution. If you need any additional packages, RHEL has a great repository and a very easy package installation/upgrade process.
Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle Linux

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.6
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Red Hat support has really come a long way in the last 10 years, The general support is great, and the specialized product support teams are extremely knowledgeable about their specific products. Response time is good and you never need to escalate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Oracle Linux

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9.0
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Don't be afraid of it, its easy to install and configure for the tasks needed.
Marc Shaffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux and Red Hat Linux are very similar, and the both are great choices. Anyway, the out of the box enhancements that come with Oracle Linux is an aspect to consider if you are using Oracle products
Holman Cárdenas, M.Eng, TOGAF®, ITIL® | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

While many enterprise applications offer Windows Server support, I never really seriously considered it for our application, as Windows simply Blue Screens too often for serving a business critical application. Instead, I took a look at Red Hat's upstream distro, CentOS. Had my deployment case been different, I probably would have considered CentOS more strongly. However, I needed the confidence of having someone to call if we had issues in order to ensure uptime for our applications. In short, RHEL was the ideal choice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Oracle Linux

  • The positive impact of implementing Oracle Linux is that it has reduced our costs of licences by 60% With one Linux Server, we consolidated 3 Windows Servers, giving us more memory available and the best use of processors and less storage needed for the same tasks.
Jose de la Cruz Malena | TrustRadius Reviewer

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

  • Overall, RHEL has helped us achieve heights in performance management and handling a large crowd at once with its huge management capacities. It is highly reliable and if used with apt load balancers you will not require more than one backup server because the crash frequency is minimal.
  • No negative impacted has been faced as of now since using RHEL.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle Linux

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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