Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control vs. VMware Cloud Director

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Score 7.9 out of 10
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Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control is a cloud management offering.N/A
VMware Cloud Director
Score 9.8 out of 10
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VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director) is a cloud service-delivery platform used by cloud providers to operate and manage cloud-service businesses. The vendor states that by using VMware Cloud Director, cloud providers deliver secure, efficient, and elastic cloud resources to thousands of enterprises and IT teams across the world.N/A
Pricing
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud ControlVMware Cloud Director
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud ControlVMware Cloud Director
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Top Pros
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Features
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud ControlVMware Cloud Director
Cloud Management
Comparison of Cloud Management features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7.8
3 Ratings
11% below category average
VMware Cloud Director
-
Ratings
Cloud Management Security9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Automation and Orchestration8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost Management7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud Management Performance Monitoring8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Governance and Compliance8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management7.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Systems Integration7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud ControlVMware Cloud Director
Small Businesses
VMware Cloud Director
VMware Cloud Director
Score 9.8 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Rubrik
Rubrik
Score 8.7 out of 10

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Enterprises
vRealize Operations (discontinued)
vRealize Operations (discontinued)
Score 8.3 out of 10

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User Ratings
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud ControlVMware Cloud Director
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(6 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.4
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud ControlVMware Cloud Director
Likelihood to Recommend
Oracle
I wish I had an option to give it a 9.5 :) OEM Cloud Control is very well suited if you have a system with multiple implementations of Oracle Database Enterprise Edition. If you are willing to pay for the huge license cost which is typical with Oracle, then you will love to use OEM Cloud Control to monitor your entire ERP solution including web servers, applications, network, storage, and physical servers. It is not worth the buck if your's is a small implementation. Your DBA's should be able to work without depending on OEM Cloud Control.
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VMware by Broadcom
If you have a lot of customers that all need to have a separate place to work in, without the possibility of getting in each other way, and you want to safe yourself a lot of work. Than I strongly recommend you Cloud director. Ofcourse, only if you have a VMware environment as your working environment. If you just have a small group of customers and you can easily handle the work that's coming from it, then it is overkill to add cloud director to your environment. In a later station, you can always introduce cloud director (so tis never to late if you still want to use it)
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Pros
Oracle
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager is a "one stop shop" for all of our management needs. This is helpful because it minimizes the management of the management software itself. There are less upgrades and connectivity issues to handle. And there are "plug-ins" for additional products we use like Blue Medora's one for PostgreSQL.
  • Managing administrative jobs can be burdensome in a shop with dozens of servers and databases. OEM Cloud Control makes it easy since you can view all the jobs for all servers in one place. It is easy to filter on jobs with problems or the like so that you can quickly look at the logs and fix the issues.
  • Tuning PL/SQL is much easier using OEM Cloud Control. Most DBAs are familiar with trace files and TKPROF, but not having to do those things at a command line smooths the process out. The graphical interface makes it easier to show developers exactly what the issues are. This makes for less finger-pointing and quicker resolution of performance problems.
  • Proactive management is easier using OEM Cloud Control. Before having the gui, I had a collection of scripts that I would have to install on each database server, then set up cron jobs to run them. When Oracle was upgraded, those scripts might have to be updated on each and every server. OEM Cloud Control has those things built in. You can choose exactly which metrics are important to you. And you can keep performance graphs up all day on a second monitor to let you instantly see when something might cause a problem.
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VMware by Broadcom
  • Building virtual racks
  • Managing the customers' network and security
  • Simplicity but the completeness of IaaS solution
  • Integration with major software providers
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Cons
Oracle
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control can do a better job in actively managing (as opposed to monitoring) non-Oracle IT components including non-Oracle database, middleware, and storage.
  • The UI is less responsive and sometimes slow and the user experience could certainly be improved.
  • There is also an issue with positioning as other Oracle products sometimes come with their own versions of management console so it is hard to justify paying for Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control separately or as a new attachment.
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VMware by Broadcom
  • The add-on/extension required on the internet browser sometimes are difficult to get working at first. We've experience instances where the add-on/extension latest versions will not work and have to downgrade to an older version.
  • The server console lacks features and tools. For example it would be useful to have a copy and paste tool or a file upload tool.
  • The vCloud Director management site uses Adobe Flash, which makes it impossible to use on a mobile device.
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Usability
Oracle
I wanted to give it a 10 but the heavily loaded solution makes it slow to load and refresh pages. Even bouncing the OEM Cloud Control takes around 10 mins which is quite long.
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VMware by Broadcom
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Alternatives Considered
Oracle
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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VMware by Broadcom
vCloud Director is definitely my favorite as far as cloud managers. The only thing that compares is Cisco UCS Director, but it has slightly different functionality and purpose. I understand why a lot of clients still go with vCloud Director even though VMware intends to sunset it
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Return on Investment
Oracle
  • Freed up DBAs and SAs by automating much of their antiquated manual processes.
  • We are limited by our own desire to use and learn all of the features within OEM.
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VMware by Broadcom
  • Saves a lot of time, and time is money
  • Stable, so little to non downtime
  • With P1 , good support
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