Oracle Enterprise Manager Pricing and License Cost

James Lui
Team Lead - Oracle Applications DBA at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Based upon 3 days of implementation by a single person, plus licensing costs would be approximately $60,000, including the virtualized hosts. Day-to-day is very roughly $100 for routine patching and maintenance. High-availability significantly may double or even triple these expenditures, but for some environments that's inevitable. If one system needs that level of oversight, then all of the infrastructure will be managed to the same level of oversight by OEM. There is also an augmented set of separate, but useful features being added under the Oracle Management Cloud suite of products designed to focus more on analytical problem identification (such as when one issue triggers a seemingly unrelated set of other symptoms) and leverages the power of mass target data agglomeration at the expense of having costs driven by the volume of data being recorded. But this is typical of most cloud-based solutions, where bandwidth utilization is a cost driver. Oracle Management Cloud is basically a VM environment spun up in the region containing your systems to be monitored and managed. Oracle do not support cross-region management using OMC (however, you can do that with additional plugins to OEM on-premise) so if you run VMs actively in more than one region, you'll end up with multiple OMC systems, and the associated costs. Be aware, you are charged in many different levels, but mostly to license the product itself, the cost and storage to run the VM, and then storage to injest and store however much logging and data you want to retain for the puposes of monitoring, troubleshooting, auditing, and forecasting growth. This is quite different from on-premise monitoring costs which usually are limted to a base license, plus support subscriptions, and then incremental spends for increasing base storage for the hosts. It's best to proceed slowly and incrementally when adding systems to OMC to monitor, so you can baseline and measure how much each system costs in-total to monitor, and determine what level you want to monitor each system (Enterprise and Standard monitoring templates are available and can be dynamically switched for each system, or the whole OMC target inventory.) View full review »
Kopano Ramaphoi
Information Technology Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I'm not aware of how much the product costs, so I can't speak to the pricing. View full review »
Robin Saikat Chatterjee
Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at Tata Consultancy Services
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. I.e., customers who do not understand the licensing model have not turned off access to packs that they are not licensed for, then get into legal issues for it later. View full review »
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Chris Bradham
Senior Technical Director at AEM Corporation
The initial setup was probably a couple of hours of installation time. Besides applying the quarterly patches which takes 2 - 4 hours (we have two Cloud Control environments) another "cost" is hardware resources on a VM. 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. I would highly recommend the Tuning and Diagnostic Packs for OEM to greatly aid performance tuning with come with additional licensing fees. View full review »
Senior Project Manager - IT Services at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The solution is quite expensive. It's not the cheapest on the market. Companies will have to pay a fair bit for it. The pricing is core and processor-based. The overall cost largely depends on how many nodes your company needs to deploy. View full review »
Prerak Trivedi
Consultant at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
License version..does not cost too much due to license and agreement between vendor and company. View full review »
Manager Database at a real estate/law firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution is inexpensive to purchase. View full review »
System Administrator & Oracle DBA at a government with 10,001+ employees
There is only the standard licensing fee. There are no other costs. View full review »
Khalil AbdulrahmanAlasbahi
Customer Service & Support Manager at Natco Information technology
The pricing is very high. View full review »
Oracle Database Administrator Senior Team leader at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We are satisfied with the pricing. View full review »
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