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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

N-able N-central

N-Central would be most appropriate in a situation where an experienced admin would like a product that is as customizable as possible. The products allows for a lot of customization, but would be less appropriate in a situation where a less experienced admin is looking for a product that requires less set up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Enterprise Manager

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.
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

N-able N-central
Oracle Enterprise Manager
9.1
Remote monitoring
N-able N-central
Oracle Enterprise Manager
9.0
Network device monitoring
N-able N-central
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.8
Multiple Server Monitoring
N-able N-central
Oracle Enterprise Manager
9.5
Multi-device monitoring
N-able N-central
Oracle Enterprise Manager
9.5
Automated alerts and notifications
N-able N-central
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.9

Management Tasks

N-able N-central
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.7
Patch Management
N-able N-central
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.4
Service configuration management
N-able N-central
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.8
Software and hardware inventory
N-able N-central
Oracle Enterprise Manager
9.3
Policy-based automation
N-able N-central
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.5

Reporting

N-able N-central
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.9
Performance data reports
N-able N-central
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.8
Customizable reporting
N-able N-central
Oracle Enterprise Manager
9.3
Data visualization
N-able N-central
Oracle Enterprise Manager
9.4
Risk analysis
N-able N-central
Oracle Enterprise Manager
7.9

Security

N-able N-central
Oracle Enterprise Manager
7.1
Data backup and recovery
N-able N-central
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.0
Antivirus and malware management
N-able N-central
Oracle Enterprise Manager
5.1
Adinistraor access control
N-able N-central
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.4

Pros

N-able N-central

  • Remote tasks - entry-level techs can run basic tasks without physically touching a piece of equipment.
  • Remote support - remote controlling user devices is easy and saves a lot of time with having to initiate a remote session.
  • Management of devices, particularly patch management and anti-virus management - you can automatically approve and deploy patches and schedule automatic AV scans.
Nicolas Poague | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Enterprise Manager

  • 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.
Joseph Szupiany | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

N-able N-central

  • It is a large piece of software and does take some time to get set-up and configured.
  • Limitations with some basic monitoring like site down/internet down and server state make it difficult to have accurate monitoring information.
  • Reports and reporting are minimal, not very customizable and not pretty.
Robert Guy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Enterprise Manager

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

N-able N-central

N-able N-central 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Overall we have liked our solar winds experience, however, as our company has grown to support larger enterprises, this product does not have the functionality that our teams need in order to fully support them. The lack of granularity with backups and lack of ability to support nutanix environments is slowly drawing us into the use of other tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Enterprise Manager

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Usability

N-able N-central

N-able N-central 9.0
Based on 3 answers
The user interface is fairly straight forward, with logic groupings for objects. I did not deploy this software, but am one of the daily administrators. Once you get the correct agent package (Which can be a challenge) the integration into AD is not bad. The UI could be more customized, but that may have been a design choice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Enterprise Manager

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No answers yet
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Support Rating

N-able N-central

N-able N-central 8.6
Based on 14 answers
Every time we have reached out to SolarWinds they are quick to respond, even offering support chat 24/7. Their support team is great and works with you to find solutions to issues. They have taken items we had issues with before and used those to create updates so that the issue is handled better in the future.
chris maddox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Enterprise Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

N-able N-central

N-able N-central 8.4
Based on 4 answers
Make sure if you your using a vm you follow the instructions for provisioning to the letter or it will be starting from square one
Howard Magnes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Enterprise Manager

No score
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No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

N-able N-central

SolarWinds N-central is on the more unique side of tools because it can do so many things, and do most of them quite well. For patching, it is much easier to use than SCCM. In terms of monitoring, it is not great out of the box and requires tweaking to take full advantage. Since it is agent-based, any time an agent fails to check in, it means that that device is effectively no longer being managed. It can take a great deal of effort to maintain and remediate agent issues.
It is a great tool to manage small to medium-sized environments, but would struggle to cover all the angles required in a larger enterprise setting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Enterprise Manager

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

N-able N-central

  • Allows the service desk to quickly connect to computers and troubleshoot issues in less time
  • Minimizes user downtime by allowing installs to run in the background
  • Allows for management of updates and the ability to let the user postpone the update if needed
Ashley Babiarz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Enterprise Manager

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Oracle Enterprise Manager

Pricing Details

N-able N-central

General

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

Starting Price

Oracle Enterprise Manager

General

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

Starting Price

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

N-able N-central
8.6
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

N-able N-central
9.1
Oracle Enterprise Manager

Usability

N-able N-central
9.0
Oracle Enterprise Manager

Support Rating

N-able N-central
8.6
Oracle Enterprise Manager

Implementation Rating

N-able N-central
8.4
Oracle Enterprise Manager

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