Oracle Enterprise Manager Review

Drastically reduced our diagnostic time and helps us monitor multiple instances

What is most valuable?

The performance console is a must.

How has it helped my organization?

Can drastically reduce the diagnostic time and help monitoring multiple instances. Be aware that a lot of the features need appropriate licensing.

What needs improvement?

I would say the footprint on the server. Also the GUI can be tricky.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than 7 years

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

To uninstall I needed to refer to the documentation.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No and it's a good point.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?


How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: Very good.Technical Support: Very good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used ignite8 which is a must have for the perf part and a lot cheaper.

How was the initial setup?

It requires some reading but nothing is too complex.

What about the implementation team?


Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, quest spotlight- too messy. Nothing like AWR.

What other advice do I have?

Give it a try with the version embedded within the database and then go further.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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Hi François Gregoire. Ignite has many advantages over Oracle Enterprise Manager regarding end-user performance analysis, monitoring and problem resolution. It is light weight and puts negligible load on databases being monitored. It also generates meaningful graphs that help in understanding the impact of performance related issues.

With such benefits of Ignite, why you preferred using oracle enterprise manager?

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Hi imran, I DO NOT prefer OEM. I love IGNITE, I chose it, I'm using it in my company at the moment, but it's almost exclusively performance oriented. But that said, it was a review of OEM which is still a great tool with a broader scope. Even when using the standard database with all the licensed features disabled it remains usefull.

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You mentioned in deployment issues : To uninstall I needed to refer to the documentation.
So can you please share your thoughts on Installation part ?