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Oracle Linux Valuable Features

LLIEDNO - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. NetBackup System Administrator at University of Delaware

The solution runs very well on inter-platform or HPE Intel servers. 

Product documentation and technical support are excellent. 

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NM
Database Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

I am not an Oracle expert, I'm a database expert. From my standpoint, Oracle Linux is more compatible with the latest open-source software than other operating systems like Ubuntu Linux and CentOS Linux. I have faced a lot of challenges with different operating systems but it turns out that other database packages are not very compatible with different operating systems. They are not very compatible with Arch and Ubuntu Linux; however, Oracle Linux is highly compatible with all of the open-source projects.

I wouldn't say that we had many major challenges with Oracle Linux. I can't say it's the most advanced operating system, but I can definitely say that they patch regularly. We didn't have major challenges with Oracle Linux, to be honest.

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Rusi Popov - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

Once installed, the product is good, I like it. The core of the software is really good.

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DC
Manager, IT at a renewables & environment company with 5,001-10,000 employees

We do a lot of mounts so we can use shared storage. It has a good amount of mount points. I'm just getting very comfortable with it as far as the ACLs and the users go.

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SU
Master Consultant - RedHat & Oracle Cloud, Virtualization , Automation at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Ksplice is the solution's most valuable aspect. Basically, what that allows us to do, is it allows us to patch and update the Kernel without a reboot. To me, that is the most outstanding feature of Oracle Linux.

The pricing is quite good.

The stability is excellent and the initial setup is easy.

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Noor Parkar - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. System and Storage Administrator at a government with 51-200 employees

The solution is very, very stable. The performance is reliable. 

It's very useful for hosting other Oracle products.

The solution is very scalable. You can expand it if needed.

Technical support is very good. They have been responsive and they understand the product.

The initial setup is quick and easy. It doesn't take too long.

The pricing of the solution is not too high. It's reasonable. 

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Thomas Waltair - PeerSpot reviewer
Regional Head AND Director Product Development at Neptune Software Group

We don't have any failing cases. Oracle releases regular hot patches, so we don't have many difficulties. 

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MG
Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

The product offers improved performance and it is easy to handle. 

It's very stable.

They offer an improved hypervisor based on KBM.

When we compare it to Oracle Virtual Manager, the IO definitely improved. The way it handles disaster recovery and high availability is great.

According Oracle's license restriction, so it's a good alternative to VMware.

The product can scale. 

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Kevin Honde - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Solution Architect at Econet Wireless Zimbabwe

It's a good product, and the areas to improve are quite limited.

The good thing about Oracle Linux is that it's free, as long as you don't want support. If you want the support you have to pay for it.

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RusiPopov - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Software Engineer at Paysafe

The graphical interface is fine. And the documentation is extremely valuable. 

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MS
Manager of Customer Services with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is its stability. I adore the stability.

It is easy to use. The patching, connectivity, and storage are all good.

The iSCSI support is helpful.

This product is very secure by default. You should be able to use everything that you want to use. If you need to employ any service then you should enable the security for it.

The user interface is comfortable and easy to use.

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Vijay Mehta - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager - SAP at Capgemini

Overall Oracle Linux is very good.

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HP
IT Manager with 1-10 employees

I find the virtualization the most valuable. Oracle Linux is a very good product.

Oracle Linux has fulfilled all my requirements so far. It has very advanced features, especially the latest product for this Oracle in a cloud infrastructure. 

On-premises we are using the Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager. It is very good software.

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AY
Enterprise Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

There are several valuable features in Oracle Linux. For example, it's very secure and stable. You don't have to reboot it frequently. 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.

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PradeepKumar11 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The performance is good and the solution has been stable. 

The interface is user-friendly.

The initial setup is pretty straightforward. 

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MuhammadMwinchande - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Developer at NMB Bank Plc

Oracle Linux's most valuable feature is flexibility.

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MK
Cyber security manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable features are performance, frequent update patches, and security.

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Tushar Rahatekar - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Systems Analyst at a maritime company with 10,001+ employees

I like that it's very stable and lightweight and that it requires very little resources.

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Radhey Rajput - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. IT Analyst at NCR Corporation

It has a very good operating system, and if anyone wants a secure one, Oracle Linux is a good choice.

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KR
Information Technology Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

One of the main features of this solution is it is secure.

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Moses NYOTA - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Software and Cloud Engineer at Velocis Technologies LLC

The ease of deployment is very valuable because the deployment process is straightforward to manage.

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HL
Interim IT Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees

I feel the stability to be the best feature. 

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SS
Software Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

Oracle Linux is a secure solution.

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WK
IT Infrastructure Engineer at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees

The solution is easy to use.

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WS
Manager at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees

Oracle Linux is very secure making it one of the most valuable features. Additionally, it is easy to manage.

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RK
Chief Executive Officer CEO at IT CROWD S.A.S

The most valuable feature is the binary compatibility i.e. that Oracle Linux is 100% compatible with Red Hat Linux. In addition, Oracle Linux uses fewer resources than Red Hat, so the maximum resources are available to applications.

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Faustine Chisasa - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineering Supervisor- Corporate Data Solutions and Services at TZ Telecoms. Corporation

There is full compatibility with RedHat-based operating systems, in particular Centos, which we widely deployed before Oracle Linux (OL).

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Buyer's Guide
Oracle Linux
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about Oracle Linux. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
635,513 professionals have used our research since 2012.