Oracle Management Cloud vs. Symantec Server Management Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Oracle Management Cloud
Score 4.8 out of 10
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The Oracle Management Cloud is a PaaS combining a suite of IT infrastructure and application performance monitoring solutions. On the standard edition the Oracle Management Cloud includes Oracle Application Performance Monitoring and Infrastructure Monitoring. On the Enterprise Edition the Management Cloud also includes Oracle IT Analyics and Oracle Orchestration. The Management Cloud is also available in a Log Analytics edition.N/A
Symantec Server Management Suite
Score 7.0 out of 10
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The Symantec Server Management Suite is an option for automating the management of servers and deployments.N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Small Businesses
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Auvik
Score 8.8 out of 10
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Auvik
Score 8.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.5 out of 10
Veeam ONE
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Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
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Veeam ONE
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Veeam ONE
Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Oracle Management CloudSymantec Server Management Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(2 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Oracle
Ideal for a complex organization with requirements to build very complex reports. Especially useful for organizations that already have numerous Oracle products and need to pull information from them. This tool works best when plugged in with other Oracle tools and databases. If you're a larger company, and/or if you're managing a lot of data, Oracle IT Analytics Cloud Service is the perfect tool to manage your Oracle deployment. It provides a number of different options for intelligent analysis while not being too overwhelming to manage. Companies that want a robust tool to manage all data and present it in a visually appealing way to users will greatly benefit from this tool. The tool is very customizable and can be tailored to meet the needs of different users.
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Broadcom
The SMP suite is great at what it does, but it can be very complicated to learn how to get it to do what you want. It's a beast! However, when you learn how to the things you want to do, it comes as second nature and you complete them like they're supposed to be done that way. A lot of these things are done to be able to be completed a number of different ways. Take Patch Management, you can deploy patches automatically, via Jobs, or via the "Start Software Update Cycle Now" link in the SMP Agent!
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Pros
Oracle
  • It helps in the detection and elimination of security threats.
  • It enables us to detect and resolve IT issues before they impact the end users.
  • It provides automatic diagnostics.
  • It improves the efficiency of operations and productivity.
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Broadcom
  • Software deployment through policy
  • Engage with customers for feedback
  • Understands the future needs of customers
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Cons
Oracle
  • There's a pretty steep learning curve that needs to be overcome in order to properly deploy this tool. So, unless you're a seasoned IT administrator, you may have a fair amount of homework to do. Implementation and maintenance of this takes a bucket of consulting hours from outside consultants to come in and set up the tool and regularly maintain it, in the long run, this could be costly.
  • The dashboard is not as easy to set up as I would like, however, after setup it will serve your purpose in the best possible way. You may not be able to find out how some data related to another and you can create a report that you think has all the details you need, but it comes up blank because the data really is not connected.
  • There aren't enough self-learning materials available like tutorials and how-to videos. I would like to have access to more e-tutorials from inside the tool. A steep learning curve for most. It would be nice to have a robust learning portal within the application where users can access self-learning material directly from the application and step to spet guides on how to perform different tasks.
  • Does not provide the ease of adding additional data sources without lots of complications. Even though it can handle large data sets, rendering of reports can take a fairly long time if the parameter set is large. For some time it seems like processing takes a bit of time when large data sets are being used. This is not the case with other competing tools.
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Broadcom
  • The SMP solution is a beast. Each piece is complicated in itself let alone how everything ties together!
  • There is plenty of documentation online on how to perform a specific task, but you need to pay attention to what VERSION the article is written for. I've been halfway through implementing something only to hit a roadblock since I'm running a newer version and the option the article says to click on doesn't exist anymore...
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Alternatives Considered
Oracle
Oracle Analytics Cloud is an enterprise solution and can't be compared apple-to-apple with a data visualization tool like Tableau. This is not the same use at all. Before selecting Oracle Analytics Cloud, it is most important to consider the data you are looking to collect and how you plan to visualize it. Other tools like Tableau and microstrategy feel smoother to work with, have better UI's and are quicker when processing data. It is also important to think through how you will use the data across your organizations. Can have a steep learning curve but once you are well trained on this tool, the possibilities are endless. The tool is highly customizable and will generate what you design it to generate. If you are having issues with reports and analytics, it is most likely due to data quality issues. Oracle Analytics Cloud also benefits by adding Essbase in it, to perform multi-dimensional analytics.
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Broadcom
The decision to use Symantec was not my own but I believe it competes well against other products such as SCCM offering more features.
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Return on Investment
Oracle
  • Reduced security threats.
  • Saves time taken in fixing issues.
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Broadcom
  • Being able to report on the majority of things you want all from one interface, makes it really easy to get the results you want.
  • Because my employer didn't provide training, it took working with support, reading technical documentation, and just playing around on my own to learn how to do certain things.
  • I've had a lot of help from the SMP Support staff and they're great people and very helpful!
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