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"The most valuable feature is high availability.""This solution allows us to quickly drill down when there are issues.""We use it extensively for performance tuning testing, monitoring, and configuration.""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"

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"The most valuable feature of this solution is the support for older databases and the ability to manage them in a centralized dashboard."

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"RMAN tools need 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.""Better mobile access would be useful.""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."

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"Technical support for this solution needs to be improved."

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"The pricing is very high.""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.""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."

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Top Answer: Monitoring begins as soon as you install Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c. Enterprise Manager's Management Agents automatically start monitoring their host's systems (including hardware and… more »
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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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SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer is a software for database and SQL query performance monitoring, analysis, and tuning.
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Sample Customers
7-Eleven, Halliburton, Cisco, Garmin, Nationwide, Korea Telecom, Allied Irish BankGSI Commerce, Liquid Digital Media, ProLogis, Indiana University
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm21%
Energy/Utilities Company16%
Manufacturing Company9%
Computer Software Company46%
Comms Service Provider13%
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider15%
Insurance Company6%
Company Size
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise65%
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Oracle Enterprise Manager is ranked 1st in Database Development and Management with 9 reviews while SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer is ranked 11th in Database Development and Management with 1 review. Oracle Enterprise Manager is rated 8.0, while SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer is rated 7.0. 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 SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer writes "Good database support and centralized management, but the reporting and dashboards need improvement". Oracle Enterprise Manager is most compared with AppDynamics, Quest Spotlight, Dynatrace, Zabbix and Quest Foglight for Databases, whereas SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer is most compared with IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server, SQL Sentry, Redgate SQL Toolbelt, Quest Foglight for Databases and IDERA ER/Studio.

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