We performed a comparison between Oracle Linux and Windows Server based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison of Results: Based on the parameters we compared, Oracle Linux seems to be the superior solution. Our reviewers find that the questions concerning Windows Server's stability and scalability as well as its high price make Oracle HCM Cloud the better choice.
"It is a stable solution. We rarely face any issues with the machine."
"It helps us to create users and groups. We can also plan on the access that will be given to them. I use it for identity management during the installment and configuration process. We use it to start or stop processes and services. Another use case of the solution is post-opening."
"I like the product's stable distribution. The tool offered us very good experience since it was very stable."
"I feel the stability to be the solution's best feature."
"The solution runs very well on inter-platform or HPE Intel servers."
"It is secure in terms of the network, the viruses, etc."
"It's mostly reliable."
"The performance is good and the solution has been stable."
"The main feature of the solution is it has a graphical interface."
"The most valuable feature is this solution integrates very well with all Microsoft and all other mainstream software solutions and the design is very good. Windows has an option now allowing you to just install the Windows Core with the PowerShell without any graphical services running."
"The installation of the solution is becoming easier every year after new releases. The first installation can take an hour but you can use templates to make the installation very quick."
"The product integrates well with Sophos."
"Operating system with a good interface that can run applications."
"Most applications are compatible with this operating system."
"The initial setup is quite straightforward."
"We have been using this solution for a long time and it has been stable."
"In the next release, I would like for Autonomous Linux to be available to all users so that the OS administration can be automated."
"The documentation has room for improvement."
"The solution needs to improve there their capability with most of the applications."
"I think the pricing could be improved to be more competitive."
"For usability, the GUI options during the initial setup could be included with advanced functionalities that are now currently only possible on the CLI."
"The Oracle Linux graphical interface could be improved by fixing its occasional freezing on personal home laptops."
"The security and integration could improve."
"The price of Oracle Linux should improve, it is expensive compared to other solutions."
"We've had a few minor compatibility issues."
"The price could be a little less. It's a bit expensive."
"The solution should be less expensive."
"The solution is less stable than Linux."
"It would help if there was a possibility to postpone some updates. If some are not required, it could speed up the process of starting up the operating system. Sometimes big workloads related to services are running directly on the system itself and not the application. This is what I have noticed"
"Windows Server could be more user-friendly."
"The solution could improve by being more user-friendly."
"Windows Server needs to introduce more dashboards."
Oracle Linux is a stable, reliable, and scalable operating system primarily used for deploying and running Oracle databases. It is also suitable for various other functions, including managing operating systems and web servers, supporting traffic surveillance, and identity management.
Oracle Linux is highly valued for its stability, reliability, scalability, good technical support, and ease of use. It has helped organizations to achieve faster DNS queries, stable development environments, reduced vulnerability issues, good performance for Oracle applications, and improved ability to run test scenarios and parallel queries across massive databases.
Oracle Linux Features
Oracle Linux has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
Oracle Linux Benefits
There are many benefits to implementing Oracle Linux. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
Oracle Linux stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its stability and scalability. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:
One PeerSpot reviewer, an IT Manager, reports, “I find the virtualization the most valuable.” He adds, “Oracle Linux is the best Linux operating system that I have ever known. It is very stable and strong.”
An Enterprise Architect at a financial services firm writes of the solution, “You also don't have memory issues, especially when it is engineered with platforms like Exadata and Oracle Cluster. These give you the most throughput and performance.” He adds, “It is very scalable, especially on platforms like Oracle Cluster and Exadata.”
Windows Server is a versatile solution for various tasks, including domain control, virtualization, hosting applications, databases, managing user accounts in Active Directory, file sharing, and remote server access. It is also used for endpoint security, running ERP systems, and supporting business applications such as SAP and Microsoft Dynamics.
The solution is user-friendly and easy to configure and install, with technical support available. Windows Server is widely used and trusted. It has helped organizations by offering a domain controller and domain service, allowing them to sell products with Microsoft and keep processes running 24/7 without downtime.
Reviews from Real Users
There are a number of characteristics that make Windows Server an extremely effective solution. Two major ones are its inherent flexibility and its user-friendly nature.
PeerSpot user Antonio D., a sales manager at INFOSEC, takes note of Windows Server 2016’s flexibility when he writes, “The product is a good operating system. The features fit our needs very well. For example, with Windows Server, you can use a machine for printing, accessing the internet, or using some applications. You can do it all with one server. You don't need several servers. One is enough.”
Himanshu T., a system administrator and DevOps engineer at a tech-services company, takes note of the various way in which Windows Server 2016 is easy to use when he writes, “This solution is very user friendly, easy to use for any system administrator, simple to deploy applications, has a wide range of applications available, great UI, and takes less technical skills to operate than some other competitors. Additionally, the active directory has great functionality; if we want to integrate any assets, then we can easily do it.”
Oracle Linux is ranked 3rd in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 43 reviews while Windows Server is ranked 5th in Operating Systems (OS) for Business with 88 reviews. Oracle Linux is rated 8.4, while Windows Server is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Oracle Linux writes "Useful workflow system, beneficial cloud computing capabilities, and effortless setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Windows Server writes "Easy to use, stable and with good performance for the running of OS applications". Oracle Linux is most compared with Ubuntu Linux, CentOS, Oracle Solaris, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Rocky Linux, whereas Windows Server is most compared with Ubuntu Linux, Windows 10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS and Oracle Solaris. See our Oracle Linux vs. Windows Server report.
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