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. View full review »
Chris Bradham
Senior Technical Director at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
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 »
Robin Saikat Chatterjee
Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
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 »
Team Lead, Database Administration at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
As with all Oracle products, care should be taken when using any features to ensure that they do not activate licensed features that have not been paid for. Oracle Enterprise Manager allows one to do so many things easily, but it is up to the administrator to be sure of the licensing implications. View full review »
Gokhan Atil
Database Architect, Oracle ACE Director at
The basic functions are free. You pay license fees only for advanced features. That means you can buy a license for selected (mission-critical) systems which need extensive care, while you can still use basic monitoring for the rest of your target systems. View full review »
Julian Dontcheff
Managing Director at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It is part of Real Application Testing, so no new investment is necessary for clients who already are already using RAT. 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 »
DB Manager at Secure-24
I think training is not required unless you are really low rating all the great features. I would recommend getting them certified, OEM certification, 12C certification. That would help. View full review »
Alessandro GuimarĂ£es
Gerente da Unidade de Negocio Oracle at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The basic functions are free. You only pay license fees for advanced features. View full review »
Sheldon Carter
Database Administrator Manager at a international affairs institute with 11-50 employees
If you can avoid all that by creating a comprehensive ULA, then that's the route to go. View full review »
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