James LuiTeam Lead - Oracle Applications DBA at a energy/utilities company
Shirwan KhanInfrastructure Engineer at Lookers plc
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to span multiple technologies and multiple vendors."
"The fact that I can use custom MIB files to customize my sensors for the things that are not there as a default is a good feature."
"It is a central solution in terms of how to actually use it. It has a very easy dashboard. Everything is concise. We are able to create custom sensors. For different parts of the business, we have many products across many environments, and it works for everything."
"The feature I like is that it can easily do a lot of mapping."
"Good compilation of the system's information."
"I would boldly say that this is the most scalable network monitoring tool that I know of"
"It gives me a live view of the traffic on the WAN."
"It is very flexible, and we can monitor many aspects of IT as well as ERP and CRM services. It has a very powerful interface and APIs for customization."
"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."
"The dashboarding definitely needs improvement."
"I have an issue with DFS, distributed file services... there isn't one by default. Taking into account the difference between DFS and DFSR as well would be great."
"With custom sensors, there is a lot of work which needs to be done in the background, just for it to be tailor-made for the specific thing that we are actually monitoring. We take a lot of time with the custom sensors. I would like to see the customer sensor be more robust and a bit more varied."
"They could improve the process of updating the license."
"Can be slow in the way it polls the different engines."
"Maybe in the future there will be room for improvement, but currently, there is nothing pressing that I can think of"
"It would be nice if it gave us alerts via Gmail or SMS message."
"Its price can be better. Its price is a problem for us because it is in dollars, and there is a high conversion rate. In terms of new features, it can have BGP monitoring. It should also have a dashboard and maps editor."
"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."
"We have an unlimited perpetual license, so we just pay support costs and it can scale throughout the organization."
"At the moment I'm only using 500 sensors. I pay yearly, so it's a cost that's easily swallowed."
"We used a product called SolarWinds in the past, and its cost was high. Whereas, PRTG came in at a third of SolarWind's cost."
"Cost was a factor when selecting this solution, but it just did everything we wanted it to do."
"Our licensing costs are 10,000 euros over three years."
"PRTG is now available as PRTG Enterprise Monitor, and the price varies depending on the total number of sensors the customer buys"
"It is expensive."
"It's an annual license that is based on the number of endpoints that we're tracking and using."
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Oracle Enterprise Manager is ranked 1st in Database Development and Management with 12 reviews while PRTG Network Monitor is ranked 5th in Network Monitoring Software with 18 reviews. Oracle Enterprise Manager is rated 8.0, while PRTG Network Monitor is rated 8.2. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of PRTG Network Monitor writes "If there is an incident, it not only tells you that there is an incident, it will also tell you the root cause". Oracle Enterprise Manager is most compared with AppDynamics, Quest Spotlight, Quest Foglight for Databases and Zabbix, whereas PRTG Network Monitor is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios XI, SolarWinds NPM, Centreon and Wireshark.
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