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Score 8.7 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

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

PRTG

PRTG is well suited to any organization that needs to monitor devices and systems on their network. Compared to other products on the market, it is is easy to set up, manage and use on a day-to-day basis.The only place where it would be less appropriate would possibly be an environment where multiple probes were required for geographic purposes and a probe device (ie, a PC) isn't available in each location. This is fairly unlikely, however, but would depend on the network infrastructure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

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

Management Tasks

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

Reporting

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

Security

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

Network Performance Monitoring

Oracle Enterprise Manager
PRTG
8.4
Automated network device discovery
Oracle Enterprise Manager
PRTG
8.7
Network monitoring
Oracle Enterprise Manager
PRTG
9.3
Baseline threshold calculation
Oracle Enterprise Manager
PRTG
8.3
Alerts
Oracle Enterprise Manager
PRTG
9.2
Network capacity planning
Oracle Enterprise Manager
PRTG
7.7
Packet capture analysis
Oracle Enterprise Manager
PRTG
8.4
Network mapping
Oracle Enterprise Manager
PRTG
7.6
Customizable reports
Oracle Enterprise Manager
PRTG
8.1
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Oracle Enterprise Manager
PRTG
8.0
Hardware health monitoring
Oracle Enterprise Manager
PRTG
9.1

Pros

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

PRTG

  • Very, very configurable. You can create all kinds of monitors for all kinds of things. Plus it has loads of suggestions out of the box. It can get complicated but monitoring is complicated. Pretty decent interface and good support - active community.
  • I really liked how easy it was to add alerts by SMS. So easy to setup.
  • I like their sizing models (for purchase). We're actually small enough that we are free. But it's not free as in stripped down - it's free because we don't use many "sensors" and don't honestly have the need.
Dan Reynolds | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

PRTG

  • Windows Only: PRTG does not support any other platform. Personally, I do not like tools that run on Windows because Windows requires a frequent update, which means downtime. You want your monitoring tool to be as highly available and low maintenance as possible. That and you also require a server license and Windows consume more hardware resource than other platforms. PRTG needs to add support for Linux.
  • Limited ability to do things in bulk. There is no way I know of to mass onboard devices or to mass edit devices. So you will by modifying 1 device at a time. For instance, it would be useful to modify the name or company of 200 devices in one shot.
  • Somewhat weak widgets and dashboard. If you put a lot of effort into it, you can probably come out with a very useful dashboard to keep an eye on key systems/devices. However, some widgets can look nice at first but they are not so useful or easy to understand. Again, it can be done, but a lot of effort is needed to get it right.
  • White interface only. This might not seem like a big deal, but if you have people who use the tool all the time to keep an eye on the system, it can strain your eyes. Need a dark theme.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Enterprise Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PRTG

PRTG 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It is now an essential tool for monitoring and maintaining the health of our network and systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle Enterprise Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PRTG

PRTG 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The tool is very intuitive to use and it is Windows-based (everybody knows how to use Windows) so it's easy to get into. Every time is setup in a hierarchy so if you have a good initial hierarchy design, it will really reduce administrative effort down the road.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle Enterprise Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PRTG

PRTG 8.6
Based on 28 answers
I am giving this a 6 simply because I have never had to contact support. The online documentation is adequate for most things, and the user-maintained knowledgebase is excellent. The few times I have run into issues that were not easily resolvable with intuitive UI, I was able to find the answers that I needed either in the PRTG-provided documentation, the knowledgebase, or with a quick online web search.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

PRTG

Nagios and Icinga (which is itself a fork from Nagios) are decent enough solutions for free, being open source. They do take more to set up and maintain, with quite a lot of manual work and agent installs in some cases. So in comparison with PRTG, they require more labor, but PRTG requires more capital. I also feel like PRTG is more robust, and stable; it's never crashed or required a complete reinstall, which I've definitely had to do with Icinga in the past.PRTG runs on Windows, while the other two are Linux. That only matters if you're more familiar with one or the other, of course, but it does take more to set up a LAMP server sometimes.
Robert Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

PRTG

  • Given us a nice, controlled, ringed-fence portal to deliver to customers for them to view monitoring on the services we sell them.
  • Given us plenty of metrics to allow us to measure SLA's and OLA's.
  • Given us the tools to deploy proactive measures for service outages.
Jamie Imms | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle Enterprise Manager

General

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

PRTG

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.8
PRTG
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Enterprise Manager
PRTG
10.0

Usability

Oracle Enterprise Manager
PRTG
9.0

Support Rating

Oracle Enterprise Manager
PRTG
8.6

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