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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

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

Redgate SQL Compare

We use SQL Compare to troubleshoot performance problems quite a bit since our data model is more like a template and not everything is 100% in sync and customization occurs between different client databases. We continually get pulled into performance issues and the developers will say Client A is performing different than Client B, why? Using SQL Compare, we usually find that one client was tuned and had indexes altered or added that weren't deployed to all clients or other objects weren't deployed correctly during the release.On the other hand, since our data model practices allow client databases to drift I tried to create a new golden image by trying to compare multiple databases based on the same data model and found it to be a very difficult process to complete using SQL Compare. SQL Compare gave me too much information and doesn't allow enough filtering to eliminate a lot of the noise.
Kevin R. Zakoski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

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

Management Tasks

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

Reporting

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

Security

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

Database Development

Oracle Enterprise Manager
Redgate SQL Compare
8.9
Version control tools
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Redgate SQL Compare
9.9
Performance optimization tools
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Redgate SQL Compare
7.1
Schema maintenance
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Redgate SQL Compare
9.2
Database change management
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Redgate SQL Compare
9.2

Database Administration

Oracle Enterprise Manager
Redgate SQL Compare
9.1
User management
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Redgate SQL Compare
9.1
Database security
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Redgate SQL Compare
9.1
Change management
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Redgate SQL Compare
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

Redgate SQL Compare

  • Extremely fast!
  • Compares from source control, not just physical databases. No need to keep copies of databases of varying versions laying around.
  • Command line tools integrate easily into automated build processes.
  • Even has plugins for products like Octopus Deploy!
Aaron Smith | 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

Redgate SQL Compare

  • So far so good. I have to be honest, it's not a complicated application, and so far hasn't caused me any issues or to question the choices of the developers!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle Enterprise Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Redgate SQL Compare

Redgate SQL Compare 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It's a good tool to have, but becomes expensive to buy a user license for each developer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle Enterprise Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Redgate SQL Compare

Redgate SQL Compare 9.2
Based on 4 answers
They have a great community website where you can search for answers but are also very responsive when it comes to direct support.
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

Redgate SQL Compare

Honestly, I have never been interested in the usable alternatives. I have always been good to use it. The license cost after all has always been sustainable. I never had the idea of \ u200b \ u200bchanging it nor the need to look at other software. Also (always a redgate software) I use the Data Compare which is the "twin brother" for data check.
Luca Campanelli | 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

Redgate SQL Compare

  • It's reduced errors and bugs associated with deploying new application features and forgetting to apply required database changes (or incorrectly applying them).
  • It's made deploying new features a quicker task, eliminating the often laborious task of synchronizing schemas and data across databases.
  • These sometimes complex queries and operations can easily be performed by any developer and don't require the involvement of a database administrator to perform.
Richard Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle Enterprise Manager

General

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

Redgate SQL Compare

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
Redgate SQL Compare
9.3

Usability

Oracle Enterprise Manager
Redgate SQL Compare
7.0

Support Rating

Oracle Enterprise Manager
Redgate SQL Compare
9.2

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