Oracle Enterprise Manager - a valuable product for maintaining thousands of databases
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 24, 2019

Oracle Enterprise Manager - a valuable product for maintaining thousands of databases

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Enterprise Manager

I use Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) on a daily basis. I use it for individual database/cluster monitoring and enterprise wide for our entire client base.

It's great for monitoring multiple systems and has a wide variety of pre-built metrics. It can be used for deploying scripts to our entire system. It's easy to use and critical for technical users as well as non-technical users.
  • Displays visuals of database health
  • Shows internal data structures (tablespaces, objects, users, etc)
  • Monitors database health
  • Can be used for deployment of PL/SQL and other scripts
  • It can be very buggy, sometimes preventing jobs from running
  • It can miss errors and lead to database outages
  • Can be slow during updating of internal settings
  • 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.
Not yet, but I'm interested in Oracle user groups
Foglight is great, but expensive. It has great monitoring like OEM, but can negatively impact database performance. OEM is better than Foglight because it is a native application from OEM and has features that Foglight doesn't have.

Do you think Oracle Enterprise Manager delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Oracle Enterprise Manager's feature set?

Yes

Did Oracle Enterprise Manager live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Oracle Enterprise Manager go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Oracle Enterprise Manager again?

Yes

It's great for managing many database systems, from hundreds to thousands of systems. If your system has few databases, it may not be suitable. It also monitors other non-Oracle systems.

If you have small databases that are lightweight and are low-maintenance, OEM may not be useful. For larger companies, it can be very useful.

Oracle Enterprise Manager Feature Ratings

Remote monitoring
10
Network device monitoring
10
Multiple Server Monitoring
10
Multi-device monitoring
10
Automated alerts and notifications
9
Patch Management
9
Service configuration management
9
Software and hardware inventory
9
Policy-based automation
10
Performance data reports
6
Customizable reporting
7
Data visualization
10
Risk analysis
8
Data backup and recovery
7
Adinistraor access control
6