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Andreas-Stylianou
Real User
Database & Flexcube System Administrator at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Apr 03 2018

What is most valuable?

The most important, of course, is the monitoring feature, because we want to monitor the host and the databases. Of… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Using Enterprise Manager, I was able to create user profiles for all the instances that have the same profile. Secondly… more»

What needs improvement?

Because all our banking infrastructure is based on Oracle, I’ve tried to register Enterprise Manager on the middleware… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We are using the free version. We are not using any licensed packages of Enterprise Manager, so I’m not quite sure how… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used Oracle Grid Control 10 a few years ago, as a consultant, and it was very useful. So when I came here and we started… more»

What other advice do I have?

To implement, you need to have a good server with a reasonable CPU, and good RAM on the server. You need to check the… more»
HilmiBayten
Real User
Database Team Lead at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 08 2017

What is most valuable?

Real-time SQL, performance monitoring and SQL Tuning Advisor are the features that I use the most. These features are very effective to find… more»

What needs improvement?

There are still doubts as of how to use this tool for administration issues such as storage or replication operations. DBAs still prefer to… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

If you plan to use OEM Cloud Control 12c for a corporate company, it will be better to get the Diagnostics and Tuning Pack or the Management… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have used the earlier version (i.e version 11g) and also, I have used dbconsole (i.e., the Oracle Enterprise Manager Console dedicated to one… more»

What other advice do I have?

Implementing this version is so much easier than the earlier ones. You do not need to install agents into the client one by one. You can install… more»
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Andreas-Stylianou
Real User
Database & Flexcube System Administrator at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Mar 04 2018

What is most valuable?

Host-based monitoring is a big advantage of Enterprise Manager. Now, with EM, it is easier to manage your Oracle Database backups and create email alerts regarding the status of your… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control has been really useful for our organisation. Before Enterprise Manager, I had 15 different database consoles with no centralised monitoring or… more»

What needs improvement?

When registering a host, only if your host is running Linux will you get all the information which is available on EM. It would be nice if in future releases to include IBM AIX… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No different solution was used before.
Robin Upcott
Real User
Database Engineer
Feb 25 2018

What is most valuable?

Alerting, patching, general monitoring. Each host to be monitored requires and agent to be installed and configured - this… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The big win here is alerting - if configured sensibly (don't use the out of the box settings) with some planning this can… more»

What needs improvement?

It's much more than a monitoring package - sometimes when scratching beneath the surface you end up with issues . Such as… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

You will probably already be an Oracle user and so will have an existing license agreement. Add-on's can be pricey though.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No.

What other advice do I have?

Its one of those products that you can, and should customise to your own requirements. Don't expect a one off install then… more»
Joshua Thomas BA (Hons.), MIS, ITIL, OCP
Real User
Regional Team Lead - Applications & Systems Integration at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 28 2017

What is most valuable?

My interaction with OEM was primarily for governing Oracle 10g/11g databases. I was particularly interested in the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I used this with clients, but not internally. For those with larger footprints, but with an inexperienced staff, it really… more»

What needs improvement?

The interface for Data Guard could use some work. We had challenges with switchover/failover testing.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The base product, including DB Control, is free. However, additional Ops Center management packs, e.g., Tuning, Lifecycle… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

There was no previous solution. The solutions deployed had a fair Oracle footprint, so it was determined that OEM would be… more»

What other advice do I have?

Depending on the size of the Oracle footprint that you need to monitor, it's a good idea perhaps to pursue an Oracle… more»
Carlos Carbonar
Real User
Senior DBA at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 19 2018

What is most valuable?

I believe that one of the most valuable resources this tool has is the ability to check offending processes, which are burdening the hardware resources, and to generate advice quickly that can improve a query's performance. Another feature is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

One of the clearest examples is the agility of discovering processes/sessions that are burdening the database environment. With this agility, the DBA can more quickly verify this type of problem, in addition to checking locked sessions and not… more»

What needs improvement?

One of the things that can be improved is the quality of results generated by BI Publisher. They are somewhat confusing when it comes to analysis. Another point is in the installation of the product. The installation steps are very complex and… more»
Franky Weber Faust
Real User
Database Administrator at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 25 2018

What is most valuable?

Patching multiple databases Performance monitoring Management and optimization Database administration Alerts and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped us in the manner of productivity, since it enables us to monitor and manage a lot of databases in a… more»

What needs improvement?

Stability and performance of the tool itself. Might be better used with more hardware. Normally the specifications from… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

OEM requires no licensing, but if you want to use features like the performance monitoring page in your database, you must… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Yes, we evaluated Spotlight from Dell (Quest), but we chose OEMCC, since it has more features and requires no direct… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you have a considerable number of Oracle Databases and they are very critical, I suggest you use this product. It eases… more»
Vitaly Makarychev
Real User
Head of Oracle Development at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jun 08 2017

What is most valuable?

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control (EM CC) is the best product for monitoring many of the Oracle databases and other… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The Oracle Enterprise Manager (EM) helps to monitor many of the different targets and resources. It is a flexible system… more»

What needs improvement?

I think EM should be able to monitor new products from different vendors. I would like to have unified monitoring… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

From what I know, Oracle EM CC requires the Oracle Diagnostics and Tuning Pack license if you want to monitor Oracle… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used some open-source products, like Zabbix. I moved from the open-source products over to Oracle EM because it has many… more»

What other advice do I have?

My opinion is that this product must be used in companies that have many Oracle databases.
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Oracle Enterprise Manager is Oracle's integrated enterprise information technology (IT) management product line, which provides the industry's only complete, integrated, and business-driven enterprise cloud management solution. Oracle Enterprise Manager creates business value for IT by leveraging the built-in management capabilities of the Oracle stack for traditional and cloud environments, enabling customers to achieve unprecedented efficiency gains while dramatically increasing service levels.

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