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James Lui
Real User
Team Lead - Oracle Applications DBA at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 22 2019

What is most valuable?

The 13cR3-PG (Patch Group) 1 updates to the OEM family, strongly integrate Cloud (off-site, hybrid and on-premise) services providing a seamless way to see all of your… more»

How has it helped my organization?

With over 2,700 different target components deployed and in-use, it would be impossible for 4 DBA's to otherwise monitor and assess the condition of this number of… more»

What needs improvement?

Reporting and statistical charting is largely still left up the end-user to develop custom solutions. Having more pre-built standard industry-generic reports using… more»

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

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… more»

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

Previously used prior release of OEM (version 9.2.0.6) - these older versions are no longer supported by Oracle, and are prone to many security, stability and… more»

What other advice do I have?

Analyze your daily monitoring and service intervention needs, based upon the available (or target) headcount, otherwise you may find yourself inundated with more alerts… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

ELK, HP OpenView, BMC Patrol
Chris Bradham
Consultant
Senior Technical Director at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Aug 07 2019

What is most valuable?

SQL Tuning Advisor, ADDM, Top Activity, ASM Space Manager, Incident Notifications. The ability to identify performance bottlenecks and make an immediate impact can serve… more»

How has it helped my organization?

SQL Tuning allows massive performance gains behind the scenes in order to more easily troubleshoot the most complex SQL statements. The use of SQL Profiles and creating… more»

What needs improvement?

Patching. It's extremely difficult to determine what requires patching and the process to patch each component is slightly different. In desperate need of a single patch… more»

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

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… more»

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

We used cron jobs and custom scripts for some of the capability. However, many of those scripts are no longer necessary.

What other advice do I have?

The product is very powerful and should be used to automate more key DBA type tasks. Performance tuning bad SQL becomes extremely simplified as long as you leverage the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also have Foglight and AppDynamics in house. Foglight will be going away and from my perspective, it doesn't offer any real value over what Cloud Control can provide… more»
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Robin Saikat Chatterjee
Consultant
Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
May 29 2018

What is most valuable?

The database performance monitoring features are very useful and allow us to quickly zero in on DB-related issues.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution allows us to quickly drill down when there are issues. It helps us monitor solutions both in-house and at our customer premises. We use it extensively for… more»

What 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. Also, better mobile… more»

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

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… more»

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

Oracle Enterprise Manager is the only solution which can monitor and drill down into the inner workings of engineered systems, like Exadata and Exalytics. Thus, we had to… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you are an Oracle shop, or even an Oracle SI, then familiarity with Oracle one stop management solution is an imperative. Everything ties into this solution, so it has… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

None of the other options out there have the breadth and depth of this solution. This is the only solution which can drill down to the cell level of an Exadata system… more»
Gokhan Atil
Real User
Database Architect, Oracle ACE Director at Bilyoner.com
Feb 22 2018

What is most valuable?

Oracle Enterprise Manager provides comprehensive monitoring features for all Oracle products. It has an extensible architecture, so it’s possible to add third-party… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The Oracle Databases are key components of our company. All of our services rely on critical customer data and transactions. We need %99.9995 uptime, and Oracle Enterprise… more»

What needs improvement?

It's better to have native agents specially when monitoring legacy systems. So the agents can consume less resources.

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

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… more»

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

I used several monitoring solutions, including open source, both free and proprietary. Most of them are designed to monitor system health and require additional plugins to… more»

What other advice do I have?

First, check the compatibility index and be sure that your targets are supported with the version you’re planning to install. I also advise keeping your system up-to-date… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I’ve been using this product for years. I evaluated other options from different vendors such as Quest Foglight, CA Unified Infrastructure Management, ManageEngine… more»
Prerak Trivedi
Consultant
Consultant at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 17 2019

What is most valuable?

Max use was server monitoring and operations of applications. This helps handling of critical situations in a production and support for the customers.

How has it helped my organization?

This product helps to reach the cause of an outage or unstable system in production and in handling such situations. It provides an easy way to reach the root cause of the… more»

What needs improvement?

Customization for double secure / nonce based / token based Business Transaction Management. Where you can monitor DB calls as well as Web service calls under firewall.

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

License version..does not cost too much due to license and agreement between vendor and company.

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

We still have t-mart alert system. We switched to this one to monitor systems in detail. T-mart alert is just a replication of a user's behavior which does not show the… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you have a license contract with Oracle and if you have a lifetime agreement on service on any product from Oracle then this product is worth using. Otherwise it's best… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No. We use other Oracle products like Java, Weblogic Portal, Weblogic Server, Sun One web servers, Solaris servers and Linux.
Alessandro Guimarães
Real User
Gerente da Unidade de Negocio Oracle at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Aug 21 2018

What is most valuable?

The product has powerful features for diagnosis of database issues, complemented with tuning capabilities for most of the issues found. With ASH Analytics, ADDM, Real-Time SQL Monitoring, SQL Tuning… more»

How has it helped my organization?

With Enterprise Manager, we have achieved a dramatic decrease in the number of database incidents. As a result, unplanned downtime has been reduced because we are resolving issues before the business… more»

What needs improvement?

Oracle is always making improvements to Oracle Enterprise Manager. I think Enterprise cloud integration presents new management challenges.

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

The basic functions are free. You only pay license fees for advanced features.

What other advice do I have?

To me this is the best product for enterprise database management. I rate it a 10 out of 10. Now, before you implement, you can do several tests with the Enterprise Manager templates VMS, available… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I’ve been using this product for years. I evaluated other options from different vendors such as Foglight and SolarWinds, to name a couple.
User
Oracle DB A
Nov 23 2017

What is most valuable?

I mostly use the top events, and look at how the execution is happening on the database; and monitoring the cluster level rates. I even look at the execution plan. I really love this tool because I don't need to type the commands. It's very… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It does help a lot because we have a centralized place, we can go there and monitor all the databases or whatever else we need to. It's in one place. We can monitor everything.

What needs improvement?

I would say mostly backup and recovery, through the Enterprise Manager. Or any corruptions, to be able to fix them through Enterprise Manager.

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

Previously I was using all command-based, I needed to manually run things, but now I don't need to. Now, whatever I need, I can go and find it. The switch was a company decision.

What other advice do I have?

When looking at a vendor the most important criterion I'm focused on is timely support. A person available, and the ability of the person in support to fix the problem immediately. I also prefer anyone that is a market leader or that has a… more»
User
DBA at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 22 2017

What do you think of Oracle Enterprise Manager?

What is our primary use case?

We primarily using this for the monitoring, it monitors all our Oracle infrastructure. As a DBA I also use it for SQL monitoring and for performance tuning analysis.

What is most valuable?

It's user friendly.

How has it helped my organization?

We have Oracle Accelerator. We heard this is a better tool for monitoring Accelerator. But it's more than monitoring just that, we have extended the monitoring to DB2 and SQL Server platforms.

What needs improvement?

I think they have already listed some things in 13c. I heard it includes a couple of features we are looking for like monitoring templates. I want to explore those features. Probably they will be included in 13c.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using it for the last…
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What is Oracle Enterprise Manager?

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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