Oracle Linux is an open-source operating system that is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Some of the special features of Oracle Linux include a custom-build and rigorously-tested Linux kernel called “Oracle Unbreakable Kernel”, tight integration with Oracle’s hardware and software products including most database applications, and “zero downtime patching” – a feature that enables administrators to update the kernel without a reboot.
Oracle offers two levels of Linux support to choose from:
Basic –24×7 global support:
Complete Linux server lifecycle management High availability software Docker container support
Premier – 24×7 global support, all the features of Basic support plus:
Diagnostics and application stack tracing with DTrace Premier backports Ksplice for zero-downtime updates Ceph Storage Solution Software Collection Libraries Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux Oracle Lifetime Support