Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Linux
We migrated both production and disaster recovery database environments to Oracle Linux in order to run Oracle Database on a fully certified and free (although without support) platform that is simple to use and is also compatible with Red Hat Linux, replacing Ubuntu and CentOS servers. The idea behind the migration was to consolidate the platform using an operating system that is free but at the same is reliable and stable to run Oracle databases.
- It consolidated several servers running different Linux distros into a single one at no cost.
- Installing Oracle Database is a very simple process.
We did not require official support from Oracle, both the installation of Oracle Linux and then the installation of Oracle Database was straightforward and simple. We did use free resources like Oracle Community forums and some well know blogs to validate our installation and configuration steps but we did not use official support.
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If you want a server operative system, being able to run Oracle or other RDBMS reliably and robustly, then Oracle Linux is a great choice. It is free to use (without support) and 100% compatible with Oracle Databases. The installation/configuration process for Oracle databases is really simple and straightforward. The graphical interface is quite basic but can be enabled if you want to also use it through desktop applications.