Oracle Enterprise Manager Room for Improvement

James Lui
Team Lead - Oracle Applications DBA at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 Business Intelligence (BI) Publisher provides out-of-the box basic analysis would be increasingly useful. The actual product inventory discovery and configuration process has improved, but is still fairly convoluted and requires multiple pre-requisite setup steps to be completed, requiring numerous Cancel, Go back and set something else up, then Return to the process you were performing types of process flows. It works really well if all the technology stack layers are current releases, but the more heterogeneous the architecture is, the more you will spend more time configuring outlying systems, or systems that aren't quite up-to-date. View full review »
Chris Bradham
Senior Technical Director at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
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 or a simplified process at a minimum. OEM 13c is out and we have it installed. There seems to be some potential bugs associated with implementing third party certificates and the Tuning Advisor so just something to consider before upgrading. One new issue came up recently. We upgraded to 12.2 and went with a container/pdb model for each database. After doing so, some of the functionality gets a little tricky with OEM. For some things you need to be in the PDB to work and for other things you need to be in the cdb$root. You can create SQL Profiles through OEM but dropping them through OEM has become a point in futility. Instead, we are doing more manual SQL Tuning Advisor functional through sqlplus which works well. View full review »
Robin Saikat Chatterjee
Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
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 access would be useful. View full review »
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Gokhan Atil
Database Architect, Oracle ACE Director at
It's better to have native agents specially when monitoring legacy systems. So the agents can consume less resources. View full review »
Prerak Trivedi
Consultant at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
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. View full review »
Alessandro GuimarĂ£es
Gerente da Unidade de Negocio Oracle at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Oracle is always making improvements to Oracle Enterprise Manager. I think Enterprise cloud integration presents new management challenges. View full review »
Oracle DB A
I would say mostly backup and recovery, through the Enterprise Manager. Or any corruptions, to be able to fix them through Enterprise Manager. View full review »
DBA at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. View full review »
DB A at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's a pretty well-rounded product. Nothing really comes to mind right now. View full review »
Is Business Analyst at Emerge
More flexibility in terms of the user being able to customize a little bit instead of having it so standard. That would be helpful. View full review »
Sheldon Carter
Database Administrator Manager at a international affairs institute with 11-50 employees
OS level integration Better integration with NetBackup View full review »
DBA with 10,001+ employees
It should be more scalable, because only for the database can we have the backup source standardized. But for the GUI, if the service crashes... it should be more scalable. View full review »
Lead Database Administrator
Metrics settings could be improved to be more intuitive. Installation process could be easier. There could be better configuration documentation. View full review »
Analyst at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Easier to read. For example, on the home page of information, under Adm, that should be a little bit easier to read. Sometimes you have to spend a lot of time to read and understand what's going on there. View full review »
Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The performance, I feel. The performance needs to be increased a little bit.Sometimes it will take some time to open forms, so I feel it should be a little bit faster. View full review »
Software Developer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
With regards to masking still, some options could be added like running in simulation mode, creation of audit file option, file summary, file after masking. View full review »
Jessie Quinn
Senior Enterprise Database Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
They should improve the hover text context. This would provide assistance whenever a task is attempted by a DBA. View full review »
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