One of the coolest, yet perhaps not best known, features of running Oracle Database and Oracle Linux together is Database Smart Flash Cache. Wim Coekaerts put it this way on his blog earlier this week:
"Basically, if you have flash devices attached to your server, you can use this flash memory to increase the size of the buffer cache. So instead of aging blocks out of the buffer cache and having to go back to reading them from disk, they move to the much, much faster flash storage as a secondary fast buffer cache (for reads, not writes)."
So, this gives you a way to significantly increase performance on your systems running the Oracle Database and Oracle Linux. How cool is that? Wim then goes on to describe the few easy steps it takes to get it up and running.
I highly recommend checking out Wim's blog entry on this fantastic feature, and there is also an in-depth white paper you can have a read through for even more info.
Have a great week!