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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

SQL Sentry

It has great out-of-the-box features that make it easy to install and get it up and running right away. However, fine tuning and customization of the solution, like setting up custom alerts and notifications, needs to be someones dedicated responsibility. Because of this, we don't necessarily have the time allocated to become true subject matter experts on the tool. What we get out of the box is usually going to be the norm.
Kevin R. Zakoski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

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

Management Tasks

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

Reporting

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

Security

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

SQL Performance Monitoring

Oracle Enterprise Manager
SQL Sentry
9.1
Performance dashboard
Oracle Enterprise Manager
SQL Sentry
9.4
Intelligent alerting
Oracle Enterprise Manager
SQL Sentry
9.6
Top SQL
Oracle Enterprise Manager
SQL Sentry
9.4
Historical trend data
Oracle Enterprise Manager
SQL Sentry
9.3
Virtualization support
Oracle Enterprise Manager
SQL Sentry
9.7

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

SQL Sentry

  • Alerting is very flexible and configurable to our needs
  • Linking alerting into third party alerting tools via PowerShell was easy
  • Collecting and rolling up SQL statements make it much easier to troubleshoot performance problems
  • Drilling into PLE and what’s happening when it drops out
  • Ease of drilling into time-frame to figure out what was the issue at that time
  • Being able to query the SentryOne database for management reports is awesome (Deadlocks and Blocking)
Louis Fritz | 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

SQL Sentry

  • The presentation of SQL server waits needs work. A large value on a throw away wait like cxpacket will change the scale such that an important wait like sos_schedular _yield is not readable. I have been told this is being addressed in the next release.
  • Installation of the client requires sysadmin access on the repository server for the initial install. Once the install is complete sysadmin can be removed.
  • There is a web interface but this does not have much of the functionality yet.
  • I have not found a way to view page splits over time.
Mark Lessard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Enterprise Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry 9.0
Based on 16 answers
This tool is invaluable within our organization. With the recent financial impacts to businesses across the globe related to Covid-19, we were asked if we could reduce licenses to cut costs. When we pointed out the business value that the tool brings and the risks that would be taken by not having the tool, the decision was clear. We looked elsewhere to makes cuts.
Steve Strelzyk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle Enterprise Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry 8.8
Based on 11 answers
As a general rule, out of the box use of the product is very easy. With little to no experience in the platform, we were up and running with it inside of 3 days. New developers and DBAs in the organization can get a grip on how to use monitoring features inside of half an hour.
Kevin Dickover, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Oracle Enterprise Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry 7.1
Based on 2 answers
The system is working perfectly in capturing data, but we do experience issues with SQL Timeout when viewing results in the remote clients. This may be due to the fact that our monitoring service is consuming most of the CPU, and it is the same server that is hosting the SQL Repository. We could probably fix the issue by separating the SQL instance from the monitoring service.
Steve Strelzyk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Oracle Enterprise Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry 7.1
Based on 2 answers
In most cases the pages load very quickly. In our particular case, we need to do some movement of services to separate our monitoring service to separate infrastructure from the repository. When we first started with SQL Sentry on 5 licenses, we did not have any issues. Since we have now grown that to 25, we are experiencing some challenges. We do not believe this to be a tool problem
Steve Strelzyk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle Enterprise Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry 10.0
Based on 16 answers
They usually respond within a few hours and will pull in needed resources without the need for me to escalate the issue. They take the initiative to follow up. They are open to suggestions for future enhancements and actually implement them. They give the impression they want to resolve your issues.
Mark Lessard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Oracle Enterprise Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry 8.5
Based on 11 answers
Understand your user base and work out security in advance. Setting up users may have been the hardest part of implementation. After that teaching the UI to IT professionals was rather easy. Setting up appropriate alerts is an ongoing process, what you get out of alerting is rather equal to what you put into it.
Kevin Dickover, PMP | 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

SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry offers more features and is customize-able to fit our business needs. It has more centralized management and support. The company's technical support is also top notch. It is also worth mentioning that SentryOne Team Blog is an excellent source. One can find lots of valuable troubleshooting skills on the blog site - very educational and informational.
Jun Tang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Oracle Enterprise Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry 7.0
Based on 1 answer
We are running 25 instances through a single monitoring service and it is able to keep up. We are finding that this many instances in our environment is about as many as can be handled. We will need to deploy additional monitoring services. Luckily, there is no additional licensing costs to deploy additional monitoring services. For us, it's just an additional Azure VM.
Steve Strelzyk | 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

SQL Sentry

  • Better customer service as it alerts me automatically to loss of service issues so I can react and either get things fixed before it impacts the customers or to let my management know as soon as possible
  • It helps me find expensive SQL so our customers get better performance and we make better use of our resources
Tim Hermann | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Oracle Enterprise Manager

Pricing Details

Oracle Enterprise Manager

General

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

Oracle Enterprise Manager Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SQL Sentry

General

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

SQL Sentry Editions & Modules

Edition
SQL Sentry Premium$1,5001
SQL Sentry Essentials$6001
Plan Explorer (SQL Server Query Tuning)$02
SQL Sentry Premium for Azure SQL Database$3253
  1. per year per instance (annual subscription)
  2. free
  3. per year per database (annual subscription)
Additional Pricing Details
Download a free trial of SQL Sentry today: https://info.sentryone.com/sentryone-monitoring-platform-trial or sign up for a demo at https://www.sentryone.com/schedule-demo.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.8
SQL Sentry
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Enterprise Manager
SQL Sentry
9.0

Usability

Oracle Enterprise Manager
SQL Sentry
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Oracle Enterprise Manager
SQL Sentry
7.1

Performance

Oracle Enterprise Manager
SQL Sentry
7.1

Support Rating

Oracle Enterprise Manager
SQL Sentry
10.0

In-Person Training

Oracle Enterprise Manager
SQL Sentry
8.0

Implementation Rating

Oracle Enterprise Manager
SQL Sentry
8.5

Scalability

Oracle Enterprise Manager
SQL Sentry
7.0

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