Oracle Instant Client is promoted by oracle as a „Free, light-weight, and easily installed set of Oracle Database tools, libraries and SDKs for building and connecting applications to an Oracle Database instance.
Different to the full Client - which requires a Compiler like gcc and make during the install process to compile parts of the Environment variables into the executables – the instant Client requires the environment variables like ORACLE_HOME, LD_LIBRARY_PATH, … to be present in order to execute.
This is considered as a minor
Since Instant Client is officially promoted by Oracle for use with applications (like CA Service Management) we would like to get this officially supported with CA ITSM.
This is extremely important to us since the full stack Client is a heavy burden on production Systems.
Also, Compilers (gcc or others) and make utilities are not considered as appropriate for a typical production Environment.