James LuiTeam Lead - Oracle Applications DBA at a energy/utilities company
Ravi KhanchandaniFounder Director at Techsa Services Pvt Ltd
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 solution is end-to-end from the network and the application to the processes. Everything about the enterprise infrastructure is being covered by the solution. It's easy to use and easy to navigate and one of the leaders among monitoring solutions."
"There are many valuable features, including the network configuration manager, and the network performance manager."
"One of the most valuable features are the reports. They're pretty good. Also, the ease of installation and customization for the client is another feature that we value. SolarWinds has a lot of features but these are the ones I like the most. We also like that the KPIs have the ability to be preset."
"The more valuable feature of this solution is the Exchange feature."
"I'd rate technical support at eight out of ten. They are helpful and fast."
"Solarwinds has an open database that allows you to do serious integrations. It doesn't matter which service desk you have, you can implement and integrate it with SolarWinds."
"This product can monitor application environments no matter where they reside and provides capabilities for deep insight into infrastructure."
"The solution is great for monitoring. If something is going wrong, we can immediately find the root cause."
"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."
"There is one feature that is a report writer. And they are currently trying to take it out from being a stand-alone application and integrating to the web. This doesn't give us the flexibility and it doesn't expand what we can get when it comes to reporting. So, putting it on the web is going to make it difficult to get some information. Leaving it where it is now will help us a lot."
"The setup was complex. We had local support to assist us."
"They should incorporate more artificial intelligence. There should also be more predictive features."
"Some custom applications cannot be monitored, and a lot more applications need to be included."
"It would be helpful if the solution could integrate more with the security compliances, like this IDSS, etc."
"When you implement SolarWinds on a larger scale my customers complain about the speed."
"This product has no real downside unless they fail to continue development of its capabilities."
"The templates could use improvement. Currently, they are quite complex. They should have drag-and-drop functionality instead. It would make it easier to use."
"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."
"The product might cost you $30,000 USD to buy, but scaling this solution requires the purchase of additional polling engines at $20,000 USD each."
"The licenses start from USD 3000.00 and go up to USD 20,000.00 for the year. It's a perpetual license. Nothing is free in SolarWinds, anything that you need is an additional cost."
"Pricing is inexpensive, starting at 2440 euros. For that, you get the ability to monitor a couple of nodes and one year of maintenance and support."
"I like the pricing for this SolarWinds product."
"Price can always be lower. It is neither on the expensive side nor on the cheap side. We have worked with them for a lot of years, so we get a discount due to the size of the installation."
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
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) delivers powerful application and server monitoring capabilities for IT pros, enabling them to diagnose and troubleshoot performance issues faster. Do not let slow applications and downtime impact your end-users and business services. Pinpoint the root cause of application issues across various layers of the IT stack. SolarWinds SAM is affordable and easy to deploy, use, and customize. You can automatically discover your system's environment and start monitoring in about an hour. No professional services or consultation needed.
Oracle Enterprise Manager is ranked 4th in Server Monitoring with 12 reviews while SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is ranked 6th in Server Monitoring with 12 reviews. Oracle Enterprise Manager is rated 8.0, while SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is rated 7.8. 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 Server and Application Monitor writes "A Performance Monitor, Control Virtual Environments, and helps you build your CMDB". Oracle Enterprise Manager is most compared with AppDynamics, Quest Spotlight, Nutanix Era, Quest Foglight for Databases and SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer, whereas SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is most compared with Dynatrace, Azure Monitor, AppDynamics and SCCM. See our Oracle Enterprise Manager vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor report.
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