Replace Solaris Unix with Oracle Linux
March 02, 2022

Replace Solaris Unix with Oracle Linux

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Linux

The main use case for using Oracle Linux was to save millions of dollars migrating from Solaris UNIX. The use of Oracle Linux Cloud provides scalability and a more accurate allocation of resources. Oracle Linux also provides high performance and secure operating environment. Most importantly, Oracle Linux is supported across both hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
  • Oracle Linux installation and setup is quick and easy with minimal downtime.
  • Oracle Linux provides integrated suite of Linux optimized tools.
  • Oracle Linux patching is automated and does not require rebooting.
  • The learning curve for using Oracle Linux is much less than expected and zero time if you already know UNIX.
  • Oracle Linux does not fully support the open source community.
  • The Oracle Linux documentation for support is lacking and often non-existent.
  • Oracle Linux needs to support more packages.
  • Oracle Linux GUI compatibility needs improvement and expanding.
  • Oracle Linux provides technical advances that Solaris UNIX does not while saving millions of dollars.
  • Oracle Linux supports automated patching and easy maintenance, allowing less downtime for users and developers.
  • Oracle Linux is recommended for applications already on Oracle Database and using other Oracle products and software.
  • Oracle Linux is a secure, stable, and high-performance operating system that allows hybrid or cloud platforms.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Oracle Linux is better suited for Oracle eccentric environments, while RHEL is better for open source projects.
Oracle Linux response is quite slow, taking days to weeks for a resolution. Oftentimes, the feedback is unhelpful, and no resolution is provided but only recommendations. The support and technical documentation have room for improvement.

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Oracle Linux is recommended for low-cost applications that do not require much technical support. Oracle Linux is ideal for standalone servers in a highly distributed environment with scalability, high performance, and secure needs. Oracle Linux should be used if you wish for easy setup and solid core software requirements. Oracle Linux is definitely recommended if Oracle Database is already used and other Oracle products allow further optimization features.