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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

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

It's best suited for large/multinational organisations with complex networks with limited qualified personnel across every location. However, I wouldn't recommend it for a small organisation with a very simple network architecture.
Victor Adebayo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

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

Management Tasks

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

Reporting

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

Security

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

Network Performance Monitoring

Oracle Enterprise Manager
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
6.7
Automated network device discovery
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
8.0
Network monitoring
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
7.7
Alerts
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
8.9
Network capacity planning
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
4.7
Packet capture analysis
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
5.1
Network mapping
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
6.3
Customizable reports
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
6.3
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
4.5
Hardware health monitoring
Oracle Enterprise Manager
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
8.6

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

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

  • Monitoring the connection; performance, switching, and issues. We use a broadband connection for our primary and a cellular backup for the secondary. While we use routing protocols to make this switch and WhatsUp isn't used for Syslog monitoring. it alerts us within seconds.
  • Backup configurations and archiving. WhatsUp does this particularly well. I use it for both Cisco routers and switches.
  • The diagram feature is nice. Though I don't use it as much because of the size of our structure, it does come in handy for mapping routes of all traffic.
Jamie Elliott | 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

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

  • Sales staff can be a bit pushy in terms of selling more product than you need. This is not unique to What's Up but it can be a bit unwelcome once you have already purchased the product.
  • Updates could be a little easier but overall not too bad. Once or twice we have had to start over with a new server when upgrading to a major numbered revision.
  • IIS site can be a bit slow at times. This could just be our setup but I have noticed that it can be slow to respond during high traffic times. It does always respond and work properly but the wait time to move from screen to screen could be lower.
John Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle Enterprise Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold 5.4
Based on 2 answers
Not too much to support as it doesn't do that much.
Reggie Pauling | 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

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

For the sake of simplicity, WhatsUp Gold is better. It is cheaper and more cost-effective for what we need. I am sure it will scale up easily in the future if that growth comes.
Michael Singh | 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

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

  • Ability to maintain network equipment inventory and health reports.
  • Inability to make the backups of the device using scripting or configurations of network devices.
  • Less graphical representation of circuit or network traffic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Oracle Enterprise Manager

Pricing Details

Oracle Enterprise Manager

General

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

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Enterprise Manager
8.8
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
5.7

Support Rating

Oracle Enterprise Manager
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
5.4

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