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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon CloudWatch

It is well suited for organizations already using a number of Amazon services, as most of these will integrate very nicely with CloudWatch. If you have detailed log retention requirements, it's quite nice as well since they make it easy to configure retention and export data to S3. The tooling for metric filters and dashboards are very customizable and sufficient for general monitoring but the UX is not the most friendly. If your organization spends a lot of time on business intelligence and performance tracking, you may want to consider a more targeted 3rd-party service.
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Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control

OEM Cloud Control is a must-have for large Oracle shops with lots of servers and databases to manage. In those organizations it saves time and therefore money. However, it is more of a luxury purchase in small shops with a limited budget. If the organization can afford it, it is the first tool they should buy.
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Pros

Amazon CloudWatch

  • Application Performance Management.
  • Error Management.
  • Utilization Management.
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Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control

  • Monitoring Templates: There are out of box monitoring templates for each target types, you can customize them or use them as it is.
  • Administrative Groups: This is a relatively new feature in OEM Cloud Control. This lets you create and manage your targets and monitoring templates smarter and with less re-work.
  • DB Monitoring: There are so many cool DB monitoring features and visual graphics, that it can be used by both DBA and functional people to see what's going on in the database.
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Cons

Amazon CloudWatch

  • Only used with AWS resources
  • Not cloud agnostic
  • Have to pay much for detailed report.
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Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control

  • Monitoring the Oracle RAC environment is one area where Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control needs to improve, especially in the area of monitoring database sessions. It is not always clear when searching if you are seeing things for the cluster, or just one instance. You must make a conscience effort to be sure you are looking at the sessions you intend to be viewing. It would be much better if it always showed sessions from all nodes with a column identifying the node they are from...
  • It would be nice to have a "build your own dashboard" feature in OEM Cloud Control. We monitor many servers and databases. Some are more critical than others. It would be nice to be able to create one screen with the key item from 3 or 4 critical servers showing on it.
  • Oracle needs to improve the agents for Enterprise Manager Cloud Control. We have run into some bugs that require the agent to be restarted. It would be nice if there was an auto restart feature.
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Usability

Amazon CloudWatch

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Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 8.6
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It's great! It does everything and anything you would want it to do. It can monitor things which doesn't comes out of the box by adding plug ins to it, for example, you can even monitor Oracle GoldenGate Replication by adding a plug-in to OEM Cloud Control.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch is fully integrated into your existing AWS account, and provides easy hooks into several different services to make a cohesive infrastructure. Unfortunately, using other services will not allow you to get into the weeds to do everything Amazon CloudWatch can do. Because of this, Amazon CloudWatch should be the first solution for any AWS deployment.
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Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control

Since OEM Cloud Control comes free with Enterprise Edition, we have mostly worked on OEM Cloud Control. I did have my fair share of experience with DBArtisan. It's good and lighter than OEM Cloud Control. It sort of removes your need to even go to SQLPLUS command line most of the time. But it is way behind OEM Cloud Control in terms of features.
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Return on Investment

Amazon CloudWatch

  • There's a lower cost to trigger ASG using CloudWatch Events.
  • Serverless implementation.
  • It's a managed solution.
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Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control

  • It was very quick to implement the monitoring of our database infrastructure using OEM Cloud Control.
  • It reduced the amount of effort our team would have spent creating and managing numerous background monitoring scripts.
  • It's very helpful when somebody reports performance bottlenecks.
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Pricing Details

Amazon CloudWatch

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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