RE: EXTERNAL: OT: Linux vendor survey results

From: Uzzell, Stephan <SUzzell_at_MICROS.COM>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2013 15:05:56 +0000
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We chose OEL for the reason Hans described last week (incidentally, I love this description and am stealing it :)): 'one throat to choke'

We have had too many cases of Oracle and Microsoft pointing fingers at each other... We considered RHEL, but decided that not letting Oracle blame another vendor was pretty important.

Stephan Uzzell

From: [] On Behalf Of Matthew Zito Sent: Tuesday, 03 December, 2013 09:37
Cc:; oracle-l-freelists; oracle-db-l Subject: Re: EXTERNAL: OT: Linux vendor survey results

From my discussions with people who switched to OEL, it's two things:

  • OEL is cheaper than Red Hat, at least for those without all-you-can-eat enterprise licenses
  • People prefer calling Oracle for support on their entire platform, at least for their database servers, which strikes me as crazy, but hey, what do I know

It's worth noting that I have never met a company that has moved *all* of their servers to OEL, just ones that have moved their database servers.

On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 9:30 AM, Grabowy, Chris <<>> wrote: So I am not surprised by the answers for the first two questions.

However for the third question I am surprised that 62% favor Oracle Linux.

My limited understanding is that for the most part Oracle Linux is a copy of Redhat Linux. And that Oracle has made some changes to Oracle Linux, but are those changes that compelling? Or is there some other factor that I am missing here?


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