Oracle Enterprise Manager Review

We checked various Monitoring software but OEM provided us with the greatest ability for productivity


What is most valuable?

Database performance monitoring, dashboards, databases management and Dataguard setup and monitoring are the features that I like the most.
BI Publisher is another cool feature to generate customized reports.

How has it helped my organization?

We have 200+ databases and monitoring that number of databases without using a enterprise tool would involve a tremendous amount of manual work. Furthermore, early notification about databases and operating system alerts helps our DBA team in fixing the issue before there is any major impact on the business.

What needs improvement?

Middleware (weblogic) has some bugs and crashes occur which should be fixed to make OEM more productive.

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For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using OEM for 6+ years

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

This product is easy to setup. I haven't faced any issues in deployment.

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

We were using custom build application to monitor the systems but this product provides more functionality and GUI interface.

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

We have an enterprise Corporate License so cost is not an issue.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We checked Quest software (Spotlight and Toad) however we found OEM to be more productive.

What other advice do I have?

I feel that this a 5 star product because of how easy it is to configure and the vast features that are available.


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

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William Linn (ESM Consultant)
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While OEM ( Oracle Enterprise Manager ) does do a good job of monitoring Oracle Databases and Solaris Zones ( Something other ESM products have a little problem with seeing things like actual CPU...Memory etc...etc of zones ) it does not do a great job with granularity of monitoring as so other agent based products like SCOM or Omi does. Even some agentless based products are far superior. I understand the desire to have a utility/tool that is xoncentric to the vendor one uses. But the downside is that it is a little like the fox keeping the chicken house.....isn't it?

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OEM helps monitor across heterogenous systems which is key for big companies with various prod environments.