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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
Mar 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»
ChukwuemekaAduba
Real User
Team Lead, Database Administration at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Sep 13 2017

What is most valuable?

Some of the most valuable features are its real-time performance view/dashboard, metric history, real-time monitoring and alerts, as well as quick access to Oracle's… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In my team, we have display screens dedicated to displaying the real-time wait-events of our most critical databases. Every team member can look up and tell the average… more»

What needs improvement?

I feel more dashboards can be added, especially those useful to higher levels of IT management. I feel it would be great to have improved support for other database types… more»

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

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… more»

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

We previously used Dell Spotlight, but needed more in-depth administration and monitoring capabilities, as well as a web interface.

What other advice do I have?

Oracle Enterprise Manager is great for monitoring and administering Oracle hardware and software. However, administrators should ensure that their actions are limited to… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Dell Spotlight was the only other option we looked into before settling on this product.
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»
Julian Dontcheff
Consultant
Managing Director at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 16 2017

What is most valuable?

It is a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for managing database consolidation, something that has been missing and difficult to do. The Database Consolidation Workbench… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Database consolidation has been for years a tedious process for many clients. The benefits are enormous. By using the Database Consolidation Workbench, companies achieve… more»

What needs improvement?

It needs to support the Database versions lower than 10.2.

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

It is part of Real Application Testing, so no new investment is necessary for clients who already are already using RAT.

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

We used just spreadsheets and common-sense practices, which were often doomed to fail. The solution provided now by Oracle covers the last missing piece of the complete… more»

What other advice do I have?

This is one of the most important additions to Oracle Enterprise Manager from both the business perspective and DBA point-of-view. Start first with upgrading OEM 11g or… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There are no products available that can be compared with Database Consolidation Workbench. Not even close.
Prerak Trivedi
Consultant
Consultant at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 02 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.
User
DB Manager at Secure-24
Jul 31 2017

What is most valuable?

I think the look and feel and the accessibility to the databases, the scale of environment support. Ours is basically like a hosting company and we have a thousand databases and the way you can get to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

As I said, ours is a hosting company. We host a lot of customer environments in our data center and pretty much the alerting mechanism and the deviates stay on top of things with using the… more»

What needs improvement?

I think maybe we have to streamline further. It is just that everything out of the box. It is not really... We could use it but definitely with some effort we can streamline much better and sometimes… more»

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

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.

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend it. Yeah, just get the stable product right now, 12C, and probably 6 months down the line I could even recommend 13C.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Quest products is one that I can think of. Quest I don't think looks it at such a larger scale and we integrated Oracle's OEM service now and that also helps us. We liked the internal views which… more»
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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.

For more information on Oracle Enterprise Manager, visit Oracle.com

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