Oracle Linux for Oracle based large scale Hybrid cloud deployments
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 21, 2019

Oracle Linux for Oracle based large scale Hybrid cloud deployments

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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux forms the operating system spanning both our public cloud (OCI) and private cloud hosted in-house and on-prem servers.
  • Oracle Linux works very well with Oracle Database (used) and can be fine tuned for it.
  • Oracle Linux is also does very well in security and bug fixes that may not be available in the open source Linux or RedHat version.
  • Support is the biggest strength for Oracle Linux as it can be combined with the support of other Oracle components (other middleware, applications and database) to get quicker resolution and configuration specific bug fixes.
  • With Oracle Linux sometimes it will take time to get the latest patches and feature upgrades from RHL / open source code base. This can certainly be improved.
  • Compatibility issues when using Oracle Linux with non-Oracle virtualization software (especially on-prem deployments). For example, Oracle Linux with VMware.
  • Issues with applying the most up-to-date patches and bugs to Oracle Linux while running. This should be resolved with Oracle Autonomous Linux.
  • Since bug fixes and updates are free and we pay for other upper items when buying Oracle Linux, the cost is much lower, increasing ROI.
  • Time time to remediate and figure out the root cause of the issue is reduced by use of Oracle Linux so can use something like Oracle Enterprise Manager to connect various complaints in the Oracle IT stack. Positive impact with reduced downtime.
  • Best practices docs and read to deploy images are available that make the time to go live decrease.
RHEL is the closest contender and it does better in some of the areas (bug fixes, support for VMware) compared to Oracle Linux. Oracle Linux is much better than SUSE and Ubuntu.
Oracle Linux is best suited when you are an Oracle shop more or less. [It's well suited when] You are using Oracle Database and other Oracle Middleware components and these need to be fine tuned for running high performance loads at peak throughput. It is less suited when you are using non-Oracle virtualization layer in on-prem deployments.