Oracle Enterprise Manager vs. Sensu, by Sumo Logic

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Score 6.9 out of 10
N/A
Oracle’s Enterprise Manager is an on-premises monitoring and management tool. The console is designed primarily to manage other Oracle products, it but can integrate to manage non-Oracle components as well.N/A
Sensu
Score 5.6 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Sensu, now from Sumo Logic (acquired in June of 2021) is presented as a future-proof solution for multi-cloud monitoring at scale. The Sensu monitoring event pipeline is used by businesses to automate their monitoring workflows and gain visibility into their multi-cloud environments. The vendor boasts companies like Sony, Box.com, and Activision use Sensu to help deliver value to their customers. Sensu offers a comprehensive monitoring solution for enterprises, providing visibility across every…N/A
Pricing
Oracle Enterprise ManagerSensu, by Sumo Logic
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Oracle Enterprise ManagerSensu
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Oracle Enterprise ManagerSensu, by Sumo Logic
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Oracle Enterprise ManagerSensu, by Sumo Logic
Monitoring Tasks
Comparison of Monitoring Tasks features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.5
14 Ratings
8% above category average
Sensu, by Sumo Logic
-
Ratings
Remote monitoring8.113 Ratings00 Ratings
Network device monitoring9.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple Server Monitoring8.514 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-device monitoring8.511 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated alerts and notifications8.614 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Tasks
Comparison of Management Tasks features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.2
14 Ratings
13% above category average
Sensu, by Sumo Logic
-
Ratings
Patch Management8.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Service configuration management9.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Software and hardware inventory7.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy-based automation8.811 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting
Comparison of Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Enterprise Manager
7.4
14 Ratings
0% below category average
Sensu, by Sumo Logic
-
Ratings
Performance data reports8.114 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reporting5.112 Ratings00 Ratings
Data visualization8.513 Ratings00 Ratings
Risk analysis8.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Enterprise Manager
4.5
14 Ratings
38% below category average
Sensu, by Sumo Logic
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Ratings
Data backup and recovery4.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Antivirus and malware management5.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Administrator access control4.414 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Oracle Enterprise ManagerSensu, by Sumo Logic
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(20 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Usability
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.3
(1 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Oracle Enterprise ManagerSensu, by Sumo Logic
Likelihood to Recommend
Oracle
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.
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Sumo Logic
  • Well suited for raising pagers when you have count-based metrics.
  • Well suited for threshold-based metrics.
  • Not well suited for tracking events over the day, since graphs and other visualizations are missing.
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Pros
Oracle
  • 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.
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Sumo Logic
  • Unique concept as a "monitoring router" that can tie services together.
  • Backward-compatible with Nagios environments.
  • More of a DevOps focus than Nagios.
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Cons
Oracle
  • 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.
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Sumo Logic
  • Cannot be solely used for tracking metrics over time.
  • Not a very good UI.
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Usability
Oracle
Navigation is clean and neat.
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Sumo Logic
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Support Rating
Oracle
I still rate OEM as a must-have tool for central management of Oracle fleet. The pros and cons of the product is prominent. Meanwhile, I also acknowledge that OEM was design about a decade ago. At that time, it did not have the landscape we have today, such as cloud, DEVOPS, machine learning, etc. I hope in future releases, the design will incorporate those features.
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Sumo Logic
Sensu's customer support was always willing to work with us but never really seemed to learn much from our experiences. I think they get a lot of customers with DevOps IT teams that are willing to put in a lot of elbow grease to get the most of Sensu's architecture. However, despite explaining my continued disappointment with their documentation and the overall flow of the product, I never got much more than a "sorry" and a notice that their documentation was open source if I wanted to contribute to it. The problem, of course, is that you can't document what you don't understand. I'm a former technical writer, so I know that better than most.
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Alternatives Considered
Oracle
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.
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Sumo Logic
Have used New Relic and Sematext Cloud for APM and for tracking over days and visualizing the issues. But those are very expensive as compared to Sensu.
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Professional Services
Oracle
I work with OEM SCP team. They are great.
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Sumo Logic
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Oracle
  • When we were using Oracle GoldenGate, it made our life easy in terms of visually seeing the configuration and identifying issues easily
  • It also makes ASM management very easy instead of doing it in the command line
  • Creating policies and implementing certain standard configurations across all the databases is easy
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Sumo Logic
  • Standing up the Sensu Go server took very little effort.
  • Setting up and maintaining the build processes and deployment logic for Sensu assets and checks was somewhat exhausting and resulted in lower adoption among non-DevOps IT.
  • The limited web interface resulted in lower adoption among non-DevOps IT.
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ScreenShots

Sensu Screenshots

Screenshot of Sensu dashboard homepageScreenshot of Sensu dashboard namespace switcherScreenshot of Sensu events displayed in Grafana. In the examples above, Sensu is comfortably handling 40,000 Sensu agent connections (and their keepalives) and processing over 36,000 events per second.Screenshot of Sensu events displayed in Grafana. In the examples above, Sensu is comfortably handling 40,000 Sensu agent connections (and their keepalives) and processing over 36,000 events per second.