Oracle Linux Reviews and Feedback
August 30, 2021

Oracle Linux Reviews and Feedback

Pravin Wagh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Linux

Of course, the reason so many enterprises choose Red Hat Enterprise Linux is because of its well-recognized stability and flexibility, and because it’s become a relatively easy-to-use industry-standard that simplifies training.

When we compared Oracle Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux head to head, we weren’t that surprised when we determined that Oracle Linux is a more flexible product at a better long-term price point. After all, here at Centroid, we’ve been implementing and supporting Oracle solutions for more than 20 years and we’ve consistently found that Oracle offers well-engineered, sophisticated options for enterprises that are looking for robust technology tools that work better than the competition.

In our professional opinion, we strongly believe that Oracle Linux is more flexible, more secure, and a better fit for enterprises that are already running or plan to switch to Oracle solutions.
  • 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.
  • Compatibility issues when using Oracle Linux with non-Oracle virtualization software (especially on-prem deployments).
  • Issue with patches and bugs while running.
  • It takes time to get feature upgrades.
  • GUI could be better.
  • Support for running exe apps.
  • Able to include since package like rlwrap by default with vanilla build.
  • Security
  • Reliability
  • Fast processing.
  • A GUI based editor is something that can come in handy for any developer.
  • Auto update of patching is another feature that can come in handy.
  • Virtualization could be configured in an easier way.
  • Linux community support could be stronger.
  • Migration from Red Hat Enterprise Linux might cause problems.
  • Zero-downtime automated patching for kernel, hypervisor, and critical user-space libraries.
  • Optimized–out of the box–for Oracle software.
  • A single support offering includes Linux, virtualization, management, HA, and cloud-native computing tools.
  • Available on-premise, in the cloud, and as Autonomous Linux.
  • The system has a graphical and command-line interface, which makes it very complete and superior to other similar products.
  • Security
  • Compatible with multiple types of hardware. If we need to upgrade our hardware, the idea of not having to change OSs or platforms is a huge benefit.
  • Managing Memory usage.
Oracle Linux is the OS that our monitoring platform lives on. The stability that it provides makes it a great choice for any production environment. The ability to provide a scalable, secure, supported environment has been welcomed by many.
It's good. Keep it up and we experience the same things for Oracle Linux in the future, too.

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Oracle Linux is best for:
  • Easy administration
  • Stable work; no sudden reboots
  • Better memory management
  • Most stable and robust Operating System
  • Easy to apply patches
  • Easy to schedule jobs using crontab
  • Easy to use editor
[Where Oracle Linux is less strong]:
  • Virtualization could be configured in an easier way.
  • Linux community support could be stronger.
  • Migration from Red Hat Enterprise Linux might cause problems.