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Oracle Enterprise Manager

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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

SCOM

More appropriate for:
  • Pure Microsoft ecosystem environments (Windows Server and SQL server) and the most common Linux and UNIX platforms.
  • Environments where cost is less of a factor than settling on a single platform for monitoring
  • Environments where the administrators are familiar with the setup and installation of SCOM.
Less appropriate for:
  • Pure UNIX/Linux shops, especially versions not supported out of the box by SCOM.
  • Shops that cannot afford the engagement to setup/configure and maintain on a continuous basis.
  • Shops that cannot dedicate personnel to the care and feeding of SCOM, especially when supporting larger environments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

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

Management Tasks

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

Reporting

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

Security

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

Application Performance Management

Oracle Enterprise Manager
SCOM
7.3
Application monitoring
Oracle Enterprise Manager
SCOM
7.7
Database monitoring
Oracle Enterprise Manager
SCOM
7.6
Threshold alerts
Oracle Enterprise Manager
SCOM
8.0
Predictive capabilities
Oracle Enterprise Manager
SCOM
6.8
Application performance management console
Oracle Enterprise Manager
SCOM
6.6
Collaboration tools
Oracle Enterprise Manager
SCOM
5.3
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Oracle Enterprise Manager
SCOM
7.3
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Oracle Enterprise Manager
SCOM
6.6
Virtualization monitoring
Oracle Enterprise Manager
SCOM
7.4
Server availability and performance monitoring
Oracle Enterprise Manager
SCOM
8.4
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Oracle Enterprise Manager
SCOM
8.0
IT Asset Discovery
Oracle Enterprise Manager
SCOM
7.9

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

SCOM

  • Pick real-time health data from a large number of systems through their agent services installed on those remote systems.
  • Have the ability to directly create an incident in snow with its SCOM-SNOW Integration pack.
  • Have the capability to design activities to perform actions on apps or infrastructure components directly from SCOM Dashboard.
Anonymous | 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

SCOM

  • One of the biggest drawbacks to SCOM is the sheer scope and complexity of the system. This can be a pro and a con. The system is very customizable, what you put into it is what you'll get out of it. That said, the learning curve is fairly steep. An organization needs to be committed to putting time and resources into SCOM to get the most out of it. I've heard stories from colleagues of several different companies that invested in SCOM and then abandoned it due to the excessive time and care required.
  • SCOM is expensive. Not only is the enterprise licensing costly, SCOM requires it's own servers, operational and warehouse databases to be maintained.
  • The OOB SCOM reports are a bit clunky and feel outdated.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle Enterprise Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SCOM

SCOM 8.2
Based on 9 answers
We are very pleased with the support provided by the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager team. At first, we were quite hesitant to contact support, but the support team showed a very proactive approach and helped with a bunch of issues which would be much harder to overcome on our own, especially when deploying the platform for the first time.
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

SCOM

We didn't consider any other alternatives, nor did we try or demo any other product prior to our purchase of SCOM. I know there are several other products out that perform many of the same functions and more such as SolarWinds, however, those products are pricey as well and we decided to stick with the Microsoft product in the end.
Joe Spradlin | 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

SCOM

  • We wanted to make sure that updates and patches deployed are actually successfully installed on devices and other tools cannot match SCOM for detailed feedback on deployment status.
  • We can now confidently provide management and security teams on successful update of security patches with high accuracy.
  • Deployment complexity took over a year to fully implement all necessary features with help of consultants and in house teams. Wish it was simpler.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle Enterprise Manager

General

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

SCOM

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
SCOM
7.8

Support Rating

Oracle Enterprise Manager
SCOM
8.2

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