Datadog vs. Oracle Enterprise Manager

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Datadog
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Datadog is a monitoring service for IT, Dev and Ops teams who write and run applications at scale, and want to turn the massive amounts of data produced by their apps, tools and services into actionable insight.
$0
Up to 5 hosts
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Score 6.8 out of 10
N/A
Oracle’s Enterprise Manager is an on-premises monitoring and management tool. The console is designed primarily to manage other Oracle products, it but can integrate to manage non-Oracle components as well.N/A
Pricing
DatadogOracle Enterprise Manager
Editions & Modules
Free
$0
Up to 5 hosts
Log Management
$1.27
Per Million Log Events
Standard
$15/host
Up to 500 hosts
Infrastructure
$15.00
Per Host Per Month
APM
$31.00
Per Host Per Month
Enterprise
Custom
500+ hosts
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DatadogOracle Enterprise Manager
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
DatadogOracle Enterprise Manager
Considered Both Products
Datadog
Chose Datadog
OEM and Vertica Management console are limited to their own databases whereas Datadog has the ability to monitor multiple types of databases.
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Chose Oracle Enterprise Manager
Datadog is good at collecting metrics, monitoring, and alerting; whereas, with Oracle Enterprise Manager, in addition to all that, we can manage the infrastructure as well as automate certain fixes.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
DatadogOracle Enterprise Manager
Monitoring Tasks
Comparison of Monitoring Tasks features of Product A and Product B
Datadog
-
Ratings
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.4
14 Ratings
5% above category average
Remote monitoring00 Ratings7.913 Ratings
Network device monitoring00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Multiple Server Monitoring00 Ratings8.214 Ratings
Multi-device monitoring00 Ratings8.211 Ratings
Automated alerts and notifications00 Ratings8.514 Ratings
Management Tasks
Comparison of Management Tasks features of Product A and Product B
Datadog
-
Ratings
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.0
14 Ratings
8% above category average
Patch Management00 Ratings7.812 Ratings
Service configuration management00 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Software and hardware inventory00 Ratings6.513 Ratings
Policy-based automation00 Ratings8.811 Ratings
Reporting
Comparison of Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Datadog
-
Ratings
Oracle Enterprise Manager
7.1
14 Ratings
6% below category average
Performance data reports00 Ratings7.914 Ratings
Customizable reporting00 Ratings4.312 Ratings
Data visualization00 Ratings8.213 Ratings
Risk analysis00 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Datadog
-
Ratings
Oracle Enterprise Manager
4.0
14 Ratings
49% below category average
Data backup and recovery00 Ratings3.412 Ratings
Antivirus and malware management00 Ratings5.05 Ratings
Administrator access control00 Ratings3.714 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(22 ratings)
7.9
(20 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(6 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DatadogOracle Enterprise Manager
Likelihood to Recommend
Datadog
DataDog Is well suited to all of the Infrastructure Monitoring Solutions, DB monitoring, and other Network monitoring also. It's not well suited because it cannot give perfect Infrastructure recommendations for our use case but also For example: If we are using AWS DB to monitor performance insights then Datadog is less effective there because AWS gives very niche recommendations.
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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
Datadog
  • APIs, the ability to interact with the data we pull into data dog is key. We port the information over to Servicenow, so the ability to pull everything into DataDog, then Servicenow, is a key component of our success here at Wayfair.
  • Simple Interface - clean, useful, effective. Allows users to use DataDog for one reason, get work done.
  • Lightweight agent on hosts
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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
Datadog
  • We had a couple "integrations" that had some issues during setup, but Support addressed them very quickly
  • Unnecessary alerts about DataDog components...by the time I see them, they're almost always also fixed
  • I wish there was a DataDog mobile app that would have dedicated alerts (configurable per alert to override Do Not Disturb setting) instead of relying on emails notifications that could be overlooked in the midst of many incoming emails around the same time.
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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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Usability
Datadog
The user interface is quite intuitive with the exception of the network map. As a deployer of software, it is trivial to setup.
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Oracle
Navigation is clean and neat.
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Support Rating
Datadog
The support team usually gets it right. We did have a rather complicate issue setting up monitoring on a domain controller. However, they are usually responsive and helpful over chat. The downside would be I don’t think they have any phone support. If that is important to you this might not be a good fit.
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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
Datadog
We are still trying other products, but people still like Datadog. After setting up a dashboard, it's great for monitoring instances on Datadog. Also, the DevOps team had a good time setting up Datadog. It means Datadog was way easier to set up compared to those others.
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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
Datadog
No answers on this topic
Oracle
I work with OEM SCP team. They are great.
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Return on Investment
Datadog
  • Visibility into website issues and performance problems has improved our company communication.
  • Handling and detecting site issues faster has improved customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Configuration of the Datadog site can take a bit of time and we lost a bit of developer time during that process.
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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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ScreenShots

Datadog Screenshots

Screenshot of Out-of-the-box and easily customizable monitoring dashboards.Screenshot of Datadog is built to give visibility across teams. You can discuss issues in-context with production data, annotate changes and notify your team, see who responded to that alert before, and remember what was done to fix it.Screenshot of Datadog seamlessly unifies traces, metrics, and logs—the three pillars of observability.Screenshot of Collect monitoring data from across your entire stack with Datadog's 400+ built-in integrations.Screenshot of Datadog's Service Map decomposes your application into all its component services and draws the observed dependencies between these services in real timeScreenshot of Centralize log data from any source.