OmidKoushkiSolution Architect at KIAN company
James LuiTeam Lead - Oracle Applications DBA at a energy/utilities company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"This solution has made life easy with respect to patching, compliance, and OSD."
"The most valuable features are Remote Connect, SUP, Cloud functionality, Report, Query, and third-party patching."
"The most valuable features are application deployment and task-sequenced imaging."
"Patching is the main feature because SCCM is made to control the entire environment without manually interpreting. So it is good to use for patching."
"Microsoft is being very competitive right now, and they are really investing in a lot of new features to be more competitive in the marketplace."
"The initial setup is straightforward and not too complicated."
"The product is useful for patch management."
"The most valuable feature is the scalability."
"The most valuable feature is high availability."
"There are a number of different user interfaces you can choose from."
"The 13cR2 updates to the OEM family, strongly integrate Cloud (off-site, hybrid and on-premise) services providing a seamless way to see all of your resources regardless of where they are deployed."
"The tried and tested services that Oracle provides is second to none."
"The product gives us as much control as we can have by providing a complete picture of the whole set of Oracle products."
"SQL Tuning Advisor, ADDM, Top Activity, ASM Space Manager, Incident Notifications"
"The most valuable features are security and speed."
"This solution allows us to quickly drill down when there are issues."
"This solution needs to be supported on all Operating systems."
"The cost of the product can be improved."
"The operations could be faster and you need some patience with this tool."
"The main room for improvement is the on-screen display. I think it would be good if some improvements were made."
"We'd like the solution to make it easier to manage remote users."
"With Microsoft Premier Support, you get what you pay for. There's Third Tier Support that you pay for. If you pay for that, you get excellent support, and if you don't pay for that, then you get the less experienced staff."
"Microsoft should extend support for additional platforms."
"The deployment process is lengthy and should be quicker to complete."
"RMAN tools need improvement."
"There's a lot of documentation to go through as a new user."
"Reporting and statistical charting is largely still left up the end-user to develop custom solutions."
"The solution is considered expensive."
"We would like to have a single dashboard for monitoring and controlling all of our products."
"Patching. It's extremely difficult to determine what requires patching and the process to patch each component is slightly different."
"The user interface is not very interactive. It needs improvement."
"The product is pretty comprehensive, but quite resource hungry. This might be due to the majority of the application seemingly being written in Java."
"Pricing is negotiable with Microsoft, depending upon which of their packages you choose."
"When you compare this solution with other tools in the market you might actually find a lot of variation in the pricing and that's why people opt for the other tools rather than Microsoft tools."
"Its price is okay because it is part of our licensing."
"Presently, I am using a free trial version."
"We have to pay for a license."
"The price model is different for every client."
"The pricing is very high."
"Based upon 3 days of implementation by a single person, plus licensing costs would be approximately $60,000, including the virtualized hosts."
"We are satisfied with the pricing."
"There are a few bugs with the software which require opening SRs with Oracle Support which contribute to the day-to-day cost. Perhaps 8 hours per month is spent dealing with support, just as a rough guess."
"There is only the standard licensing fee. There are no other costs."
"Evaluate your requirements carefully. Elaborate DR and HA setup of OEM can become expensive."
"Be careful to only enable the packs for which you have a license as this is an issue we see time and again."
"The solution is inexpensive to purchase."
Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM, formerly SCCM or System Center Configuration Manager) is a software management suite that allows users to manage large numbers of Windows-based computers and servers.
Configuration Manager features software distribution, operating system deployment, remote control, network protection, security management, patch management, and hardware and software inventory, among other services. It allows you to set configuration and security policies, keep your software up-to-date, and monitor your system status while giving your employees access to corporate applications on whatever devices they choose.
Configuration Manager allows you to manage computers using macOS, Windows UNIX, or Linux, and mobile devices running iOS, Windows, or Android operating systems. It can be integrated with Microsoft Intune, allowing you to manage computers connected to a corporate network.
With Configuration Manager, you can manage PCs and servers, keeping software up-to-date, setting configuration and security policies, and monitoring system status while giving your employees access to corporate applications on the devices that they choose.
Benefits and Features
Reviews from Real Users:
Users of MECM like that it is stable and flexible. Patching is one of its most useful features, although users cite many other features as useful as well. One user stated that "It does what you need it to do, and it's a one-stop-shop for the company and for all your deployments." Overall, “the entire solution, from end to end, is excellent.”
As an IT operations professional, your job is more critical than ever because cloud operations are now a fact of life. For example, you must address the concerns of corporate compliance auditors one minute, and the next minute, deal with end users who signed up for cloud services without consulting you first. So, what are you to do?
Not to worry! Oracle provides a single solution for managing both situations. Oracle Enterprise Manager provides a “single pane of glass” that allows you to manage on-premises and cloud-based IT using the same familiar interface you know and use on-premises every day.
For more information on Oracle Enterprise Manager, visit Oracle.com
Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is ranked 2nd in Server Monitoring with 30 reviews while Oracle Enterprise Manager is ranked 4th in Server Monitoring with 12 reviews. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is rated 8.0, while Oracle Enterprise Manager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager writes "Works well with Windows, very stable, and can scale well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Enterprise Manager writes "Very helpful to have the ability to enable centralized control & administration of Oracle products from a single console". Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is most compared with Ansible, BigFix, ManageEngine Desktop Central, Ivanti Patch for Windows and Quest KACE Systems Management, whereas Oracle Enterprise Manager is most compared with AppDynamics, Nutanix Era, Quest Foglight for Databases, Zabbix and Dynatrace. See our Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager vs. Oracle Enterprise Manager report.
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