Oracle Database on Oracle Linux helps customers lower IT costs while delivering high quality of service. With Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Linux, customers benefit from the joint development and testing done by Oracle to deliver the best features, stability and performance to enable the next generation of cloud computing.
Oracle Linux is optimized for the Oracle Database and continues to set world record benchmarks on x86 servers. Oracle Linux and the Oracle Database set the world record for x86 system on Oracle's Sun X2-8 server, beating the competition by 68 percent and showing performance number 3X faster than the best published eight CPU result. Oracle Linux and the Database also hold the record TPC-C Benchmark for a 2 processor system with Cisco UCS™ C240 M3 Rack server with two Intel® Xeon® E5-2690 2.9 GHz processors, delivering 34 percent more performance at 32 percent less cost per transaction . To see more details on our continued record of performance please visit Oracle's Benchmark page.
It is no wonder with Oracle Linux database performance and scalability is greatly increased. Our model is unmatched by any competitor in scope or scale. The joint development and testing between Oracle Linux and the Oracle Database ensures the operating system is optimized and tuned to provide the best performance for the Oracle Database.
One great example is the Database Smart Flash Cache feature which was introduced in Oracle Database 11g Release 2. It allows customers to expand the database buffer cache beyond the main memory to a second level cache on flash memory thereby greatly increasing transaction throughput and improving application response times for IO-intensive applications. This feature is only available on Oracle Linux and Oracle Solaris (Oracle Solaris 11 or Oracle Solaris 10 10/08 or later).
Mission Critical Reliability, Availability and Serviceability
You can reduce downtime costs by protecting your business from all common causes of planned and unplanned downtime, by running your database on Oracle Linux. Oracle Linux Basic and Premier Support subscriptions include Oracle Clusterware at no additional charge. Oracle Clusterware is a powerful solution for high availability and redundancy in the data center. As the foundation for Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC), Clusterware is a highly scalable, agile solution supporting both physical and virtual environments.
Integrated Solutions with Unparalleled Performance with Oracle Engineered Systems
Customers will experience extreme performance and scalability when they leverage the features found in Oracle's Engineered System, featuring Oracle Linux. Engineered to work together, these integrated solution are unmatched in the industry, allowing customers to reduce IT costs through consolidation and rapid deployments.
Essential Security and Accountability
Advanced security features found in Oracle Database 12c and available on Oracle Linux provide a comprehensive portfolio of security solutions to ensure data privacy, protect against insider threats, and enable regulatory compliance.
Oracle Database Transparent Data Encryption and Data Redaction provide the tools to encrypt application data in database columns or entire tablespaces and also provide on-the-fly redation to limit exposure of sensitive information in applications.
Agile Cloud Environments
Oracle VM combined with Oracle Linux and Oracle Database 12c, provides the perfect combination of solutions and tools for developing the next generation cloud data center. Customers can leverage the latest Oracle VM templates for Oracle Database 12c which can be used to quickly deploy either single instances or RAC clusters with Oracle Linux. In addition, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c is integrated with Oracle VM and Oracle Linux , allowing customers to easily manage their entire environment through a single tool.
Unique Diagnostics and Zero-downtime Kernel Updates
You can troubleshoot performance problems in real time on production systems with Oracle Linux and DTrace. DTrace is designed to safely and quickly identify the root cause of system performance problems without rebooting the kernel or recompiling — or even restarting—applications. It provides a single view of the software stack—from kernel to application— leading to rapid identification of performance bottlenecks. "The introduction of the Ksplice technology (as part of Oracle Linux), which allows for applying Linux patches with no downtime, was a game changer for the organization. So we targeted our development and production deployments — about 60% of our servers — for premier support"
"The introduction of the Ksplice technology (as part of Oracle Linux), which allows for applying Linux patches with no downtime, was a game changer for the organization. So we targeted our development and production deployments — about 60% of our servers — for premier support"
Fastest Deployment, Lowest Risk
Oracle Linux customers have access to the Oracle Linux Preinstall rpm packages, allowing administrators to quickly prepare an instance of Oracle Linux (physical or virtual) for the Oracle Database 12c installation. This rpm package will automatically verify whether the Oracle Linux system meets the minimum system requirements and recommended installation requirements for Oracle Database 12c and through a completely automated process will install any missing packages as well as modify the necessary system settings and create the required users and groups. This eliminates several manual steps and allows the administrator to move immediately to the database installation.
Oracle Validated Configurations lower the cost of deployment by offering pre-tested, validated architectures which include the software, hardware, storage and networking components. Oracle Validated Configurations are generated through collaborations with other technology partners and are offered at no additional charge.
Compatibility & Templates
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News & Publications
|Oracle Linux White Papers|
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|Nimble Storage announces a new SmartStack™ solution leveraging Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and Oracle Database|
|Huawei Announces an Integrated Data Integrity Solution in Collaboration with Emulex and Oracle|
|SAP certifies Oracle Linux 6 and Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel R.2|
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|Oracle Linux System Administration Training and Specialization|
|Oracle Linux FAQ|