Oracle Enterprise Manager Review

Previously used TOAD, switched to OEM because it offers more functionality.

Valuable Features

The tight integration with Oracle ASH, AWR and ADDM is invaluable. Management of Oracle Appliances with support for system health monitoring and performance views for all hardware and software components.

Improvements to My Organization

OEM 12 C has simplified management of our Enterprise Systems and has eliminated unnecessary and legacy tools. Oracle Enterprise Manager has a comprehensive set up plug-ins for operating systems, hosts, databases, middleware, security, network, servers, and storage.

Room for Improvement

Prior to Oracle Enterprise Manager 12C I would have said the UI could be improved, however this has achieved in Oracle Enterprise Manager 12C which has a new and improved UI.

Use of Solution

Since 2004 starting with Oracle OEM 10g

Deployment Issues


Stability Issues


Scalability Issues


Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service: GoodTechnical Support: Excellent mechanism for support management using ‘My Oracle Support. The support framework is second to none. Excellent interface, with fast response and resolution times, also includes escalation paths and full audit trail.

Previous Solutions

Previously have used TOAD. The main reason for the switch is that OEM is free and offers more functionality.

Initial Setup

Very simple to setup within a command line interface known as EMCTL

Implementation Team

In House

Other Solutions Considered


Other Advice

Get OEM 12c integrated into your support tool arsenal. The latest version allows you to manage and diverse group of products other than just the database, these include but are not limited to Web Logic, MySQL, Linux.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Ravi SuvvariReal UserTOP 5LEADERBOARD

We used Oracle Grid which gives basic parameters like slow queries, disk, CPU, memory utilization, However, if you want to find Application level metric like threads, heap, connections, sql queries used etc. Its not possible. instead you can use HP diagnostics to find hot spots till class, method, augment level or DB level, table level and record level drill down.

04 February 14
Database Senior Manager with 501-1,000 employeesReal User

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12C is a complete system re-write and offers the ability the drill into individual sql statements, monitor OS, CPU etc OEM 12C is a good leap forward in terms of functionality.

04 February 14
Database Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employeesConsultant

Hi Daniel Fisher. What are the major differences between TOAD and OEM in terms of functionality?

06 April 14
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