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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenNMS

We've been using OpenNMS for network monitoring and have been fairly happy with it. There can be a bit of a learning curve to the setup and installation which might turn some people off, but if you can work through the learning curve it's a pretty powerful tool at the awesome price of free (paid support is available).
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

OpenNMS
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.6
Remote monitoring
OpenNMS
Oracle Enterprise Manager
9.1
Network device monitoring
OpenNMS
Oracle Enterprise Manager
7.2
Multiple Server Monitoring
OpenNMS
Oracle Enterprise Manager
9.4
Multi-device monitoring
OpenNMS
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.9
Automated alerts and notifications
OpenNMS
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.4

Management Tasks

OpenNMS
Oracle Enterprise Manager
7.6
Patch Management
OpenNMS
Oracle Enterprise Manager
7.1
Service configuration management
OpenNMS
Oracle Enterprise Manager
7.5
Software and hardware inventory
OpenNMS
Oracle Enterprise Manager
7.7
Policy-based automation
OpenNMS
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.1

Reporting

OpenNMS
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.0
Performance data reports
OpenNMS
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.1
Customizable reporting
OpenNMS
Oracle Enterprise Manager
7.7
Data visualization
OpenNMS
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.7
Risk analysis
OpenNMS
Oracle Enterprise Manager
7.6

Security

OpenNMS
Oracle Enterprise Manager
7.4
Data backup and recovery
OpenNMS
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.3
Antivirus and malware management
OpenNMS
Oracle Enterprise Manager
6.2
Adinistraor access control
OpenNMS
Oracle Enterprise Manager
7.8

Pros

OpenNMS

  • When we used OpenNMS you could download the base package for free and configure it fairly easily for your own environment. You can't beat that kind of price break.
  • OpenNMS had a very nice looking GUI that was easily navigated and fairly straightforward to understand and configure.
  • There were a wide variety of add-ons available for download and implementation.
Derrick Barnsdale | 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

OpenNMS

  • We've had a few issues with delayed alerting.
  • I haven't quite figured out how to make topologies work yet, but I haven't spent a ton of time on it either.
  • We've also had a bit of trouble importing some MIBs, but that usually boiled down to working with the vendor to make sure we had the right MIBs and dependencies.
Anonymous | 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

Alternatives Considered

OpenNMS

OpenNMS's more attractive GUI and its price break were the main reasons our company chose to explore and use this product. However, it never managed to actually replace Nagios which had a much more established hold within the company. Perhaps we were over-monitoring, but our company claimed a $100k loss per hour of downtime.
Derrick Barnsdale | 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

OpenNMS

  • We've been able to improve our customers' experience.
  • Because we're able to respond to issues quicker, we're able to better meet our SLAs.
  • We are able to see smaller problems and address them before they become big problems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Enterprise Manager

  • You are practically blind without OEM. There are other tools available but are expensive and negatively impact database performance.
  • If a bug hits OEM and it skips monitoring or doesn't catch something, it can have extremely negative consequences.
  • Being able to deploy scripts through OEM has replaced thousands of hours of work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

OpenNMS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Oracle Enterprise Manager

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenNMS
9.0
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.8

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