My Oracle Linux Experience
September 18, 2019

My Oracle Linux Experience

Jose de la Cruz Malena | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Linux

We started to move all Linux distros (Ubuntu, CentOS) and some Windows services to Oracle Linux, because of the need of an Oracle supported and advanced, secure, and scalable Linux. The IT department is the one that uses most of Oracle Linux on a daily basis. Our HelpDesk, VoIP, GitLab, RedMine and monitoring tools are running on several Oracle Linux installations. All the websites we publish are on Oracle Linux+Apache+PHP, and the ones on ASP are planned to be moved as well because it has proved to be faster. We plan to move to the cloud and to Autonomous Linux in the next year.
  • Apache + PHP + MySQL is one of the most used combinations we have. And it is faster than Windows.
  • Many open-source tools we use are for Oracle Linux.
  • The desktop experience is much needed, so we can move our Windows Desktop users to Oracle Linux Desktop.
  • 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.
As we have Oracle Database, Weblogic, Solaris, Java, and Forms and Reports. It seemed natural to use Oracle Linux. We were able to integrate all support in a solid company like Oracle, and we can assure our users that they will get extraordinary stability and excellent performance.
The best scenario for use is definitely server uses like web services, microservices, network monitoring, databases, and websites. I think that desktop for enterprise users on Oracle Linux is not the best option. It lacks some of Windows characteristics like Active Directory Group Policy Objects, and plug and play compatibility with printers and scanners.