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"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."

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"The PI module allows [my colleague] to identify which new indexes or modified indexes are going to make the biggest impact.""Foglight's Change Tracking capabilities are another huge feature. It is wonderful to be able to do that. People don't realize the amount of information that Foglight gathers from a given server or instance. It gets down to the version of SQL, the disk array, everything that's there. Any change that's made, any upgrade to SQL, shows up on the dashboard almost immediately. You don't know how much time you save just having a tool in your back pocket that does that for you."

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"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."

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"I get a lot of alerts that, while important, are not critical. Then I have to dig in and figure out how to turn alerts off, but not the logging. I want to be able to go back, once we get the other big issues out of the way, and start fine-tuning some of those other areas, but I don't necessarily want to receive an email for all of them.""One thing that I would like, and it's probably something that I could set up internally, is something other than a dashboard which I have to look at to know that a server is down. I'd like bells and whistles to go off... If I look at the dashboard I know there's a server down. But if I'm not looking at it, if I'm looking at some other problem, I want to know about it. You can do that, you can use SMSs and alerts to your phone, and I could set it up to handle that, but it would be nice if, out-of-the-box, Foglight did that."

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"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."

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"The price is worth it, if you have the time to go through the information."

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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.

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Foglight identifies and resolves performance issues across your applications, databases and virtual environments. The Foglight family of products easily integrates with your existing tools, so you can monitor and analyze data from almost any source across your infrastructure and view it through a single interface with our customizable, unified monitoring platform

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Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle, Quest Software, IDERA and others in Database Development and Management. Updated: January 2021.
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Oracle Enterprise Manager is ranked 1st in Database Development and Management with 10 reviews while Quest Foglight for Databases is ranked 8th in Database Development and Management with 2 reviews. Oracle Enterprise Manager is rated 8.2, while Quest Foglight for Databases is rated 9.6. 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 Quest Foglight for Databases writes "Tells me, from the ground up, what's going on and when, and enables me to do much more than I could otherwise". Oracle Enterprise Manager is most compared with AppDynamics, Quest Spotlight, Dynatrace, Zabbix and Nagios XI, whereas Quest Foglight for Databases is most compared with Quest Spotlight, SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer, IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server, SQL Sentry and Toad Data Modeler.

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