Oracle Enterprise Manager Review

Valuable reporting and tuning features. Improved my companies central reporting and management tool for Oracle database


What is most valuable?

Reporting and tuning

How has it helped my organization?

Central reporting and management tool for Oracle database and middle-tier products

What needs improvement?

BI Publisher integration; EM CLI commands

For how long have I used the solution?

Four years

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Agent deployments are easy

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Not with 12c OEM

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No

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

Home-built shell scripts required maintenance, incurred higher overhead, and exposed the company to risk if a key employee left

How was the initial setup?

Initial installation of 12c OEM is convenient and straightforward

What about the implementation team?

In-house implementation

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

OEM required 1.5 full-time employees during setup and still requires that much support in production

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No

What other advice do I have?

There are several sources of information including IOUG and communities.oracle.com
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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