Oracle Linux provides the latest innovations, tools and features that enable you to innovate, collaborate and create solutions across traditional, cloud-based and virtual environments. Providing advanced scalability and reliability for enterprise applications and systems, Oracle Linux delivers extreme performance and is used in all x86-based Oracle Engineered Systems. Oracle Linux is free to use, free to distribute, free to update and easy to download. It is the only Linux distribution with production support for zero-downtime kernel updates with Oracle Ksplice, allowing customers the ability to apply patches for security and other updates without a reboot, as well as providing diagnostic features for debugging kernel issues on production systems.
Oracle is the only vendor in the industry that offers a complete Linux-based solution stack—applications, middleware, database, management tools, operating system and hardware—along with a single point of support. Oracle invests significantly in testing Oracle Linux and enabling enterprises to deploy with confidence. And Oracle Linux Support provides industry-leading global support for the Linux operating system at dramatically lower cost.
Oracle Linux is an open-source operating system available under the GNU General Public Licence (GPLv2). Suitable for general purpose or Oracle workloads, it benefits from rigorous testing of more than 128,000 hours per day with real-world workloads and includes unique innovations such as Ksplice for zero-downtime kernel patching, DTrace for real-time diagnostics, the powerful Btrfs file system, and more.
The Oracle Linux Support programme delivers enterprise-class support for Linux with premier backports, comprehensive management, cluster software, indemnification, testing and more, all at significantly lower cost. Oracle is committed to delivering high quality, comprehensive, and integrated support solutions to help ensure that organisations succeed with the Linux operating system.