3 Ratings
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Score 3.1 out of 100
107 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Monitoring Tasks, Management Tasks, Reporting, Security

Monitoring Tasks

6.0

CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)

60%
9.3

Oracle Enterprise Manager

93%
Oracle Enterprise Manager ranks higher in 5/5 features

Automated alerts and notifications

6.0
60%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
14 Ratings

Remote monitoring

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
13 Ratings

Network device monitoring

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
9 Ratings

Multiple Server Monitoring

N/A
0 Ratings
9.7
97%
14 Ratings

Multi-device monitoring

N/A
0 Ratings
9.7
97%
11 Ratings

Management Tasks

6.0

CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)

60%
9.0

Oracle Enterprise Manager

90%
Oracle Enterprise Manager ranks higher in 4/4 features

Patch Management

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
12 Ratings

Service configuration management

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
11 Ratings

Software and hardware inventory

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
13 Ratings

Policy-based automation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
11 Ratings

Reporting

5.5

CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)

55%
9.0

Oracle Enterprise Manager

90%
Oracle Enterprise Manager ranks higher in 4/4 features

Performance data reports

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
14 Ratings

Customizable reporting

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.5
95%
12 Ratings

Data visualization

5.0
50%
1 Rating
9.7
97%
13 Ratings

Risk analysis

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
10 Ratings

Security

2.0

CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)

20%
6.8

Oracle Enterprise Manager

68%
Oracle Enterprise Manager ranks higher in 3/3 features

Antivirus and malware management

2.0
20%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
5 Ratings

Data backup and recovery

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
12 Ratings

Administrator access control

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
15 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

3.0

CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)

30%
1 Rating
8.9

Oracle Enterprise Manager

89%
20 Ratings

Usability

CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Oracle Enterprise Manager

73%
1 Rating

Support Rating

2.0

CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)

20%
2 Ratings
7.3

Oracle Enterprise Manager

73%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Broadcom

It's a decent system if you're a pure IT shop and want to become ITIL-aligned. It forces everyone into an ITIL mentality - service level agreements, change management, and asset tracking. It's very rote, for better and for worse. It's not appropriate at all as a customer-facing or non-IT facing self-service tool. You will never get your end users to really understand how to use the interface.
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Oracle

OEM is very well suited for all Oracle products, especially Oracle databases and Exadata machines; even not Oracle hardware, it is very good and displaying high level details. OEM is not well suited for older hardware vendors like AIX, HP-UX, DEC/Digital, Microsoft (sql server). This is a big negative as most large companies have a heterogeneous environment with many different vendor hardware and (database) software products.
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Pros

Broadcom

  • ITIL ticketing (incidents, problems, etc.).
  • Change orders.
  • Matching up its asset management system with incidents/change orders.
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Oracle

  • Database status. Being able to see which databases are up/down, at a glance, allows us to quickly react to issues.
  • Reporting. We report on last backups, daily status, a host of metrics, and compliance levels of all our databases. With reporting we come into the office with a set of "status" reports and we know instantly if a database has issues.
  • Metrics. We have a number of KPI's and SLA's we need to meet. Metrics applied to the databases allow us to stay on top of those requirements as well as fix common issues without a DBA needing to log in to assess the issue.
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Cons

Broadcom

  • The user interface (UX) is antiquated and clunky. Compared to ServiceNow, it feels like it's 15 years behind.
  • It's complicated - We do routine internal training just to get people to use it correctly.
  • It doesn't have an automated way of discovering assets. Everything has to be force-fed.
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Oracle

  • We also use OEM to monitor SQL Server. However, OEM only provided limited features for SQL Server. It would be nice if we can schedule backup jobs for SQL Server in OEM.
  • The ability to run SQL queries. You can't run queries in OEM. I have to go to SQL Developer or SQL PLUS to run. queries.
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Pricing Details

CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued) editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Oracle Enterprise Manager

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Oracle Enterprise Manager editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Broadcom

      No answers on this topic

      Oracle

      Navigation is clean and neat.
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      Support Rating

      Broadcom

      We have to hire 2 full-time 3rd-party consultants to run this application. That tells me it's not a very IT-friendly, vendor-supported application. Compare that with, say, SolarWinds, which is much easier for regular IT staff to customize without sacrificing features and capability. Sure, we have to bring in Loop1 to consult for us when we need to do a major SolarWinds config change or need a really unusual custom query built, but we never need more than 10 hours of consulting per month.
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      Oracle

      I still rate OEM as a must-have tool for central management of Oracle fleet. The pros and cons of the product is prominent. Meanwhile, I also acknowledge that OEM was design about a decade ago. At that time, it did not have the landscape we have today, such as cloud, DEVOPS, machine learning, etc. I hope in future releases, the design will incorporate those features.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Broadcom

      I did not select CA. If it were up to me, I would migrate us to ServiceNow. The user interface on ServiceNow is 100% more modern and 200% more user friendly. With ServiceNow, the front page for end users makes it clear: one button that says "Ask for something" and one button that says "Report a problem". That's what our end users need. The biggest problem we have in our organization is that our end users don't report issues to the Help Desk often enough and rarely ask for things through the Help Desk. A clean, simple self-service option like this would open up a world of new information for our customer service team.
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      Oracle

      Toad for Oracle is more suited for individual users who have a strong focus on database development, and it is not as comprehensive as Oracle Enterprise Manager. While it is quite decent in logical database layer tasks, such as schema objects and SQL, it lacks visibility into host level and I/O layer performance stats.
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      Professional Services

      Broadcom

      No answers on this topic

      Oracle

      I work with OEM SCP team. They are great.
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      Return on Investment

      Broadcom

      • It helped make us an ITIL shop.
      • It was integral during our large IT consolidation 10 years ago in merging 10 different IT departments into one by converging on one ticketing system for all IT issues.
      • Its lack of user-friendliness has gated us from being able to deploy a true self-service IT help desk.
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      Oracle

      • When we were using Oracle GoldenGate, it made our life easy in terms of visually seeing the configuration and identifying issues easily
      • It also makes ASM management very easy instead of doing it in the command line
      • Creating policies and implementing certain standard configurations across all the databases is easy
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