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We performed a comparison between Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and Oracle Enterprise Manager based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Server Monitoring solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager vs. Oracle Enterprise Manager Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"It lets you know what your infrastructure is like and what state you are in.""SCCM is a stable solution.""The major features of this product are the reporting tools. The most valuable features are package deployment and application deployment. Security management is also good because any vulnerability will be identified, and you can fix it. It's the best tool because you never know what kind of client you will have. For example, you may have your offices in low bandwidth remote areas. But it's achievable because it accommodates the bandwidth that you have available. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is an excellent reporting tool for your environment. If you want to know the details about the hardware configuration, software configuration, what is causing a problem, or when a new feature update comes in for Windows, even that goes on SCCM itself. A lot of deployment stuff.""It has the ability to perform mass distribution.""It is easy to install, and quick to deploy.""The most valuable feature of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is the availability of being able to manage the Microsoft estate. It handles many areas, such as asset management and tracking.""It works well for the endpoints for the customer I'm consulting. It has a bunch of knobs, and you can tune it to do lots of things.""The solution doesn't require any maintenance from our end because it is a cloud-based solution and Microsoft takes care of everything."

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"It's a useful feature to be able to see the top SQL, the number of executions, the CPU, and the resources that it's using.""The most valuable features of Oracle Enterprise Manager are the data guide and online monitoring.""We use it extensively for performance tuning testing, monitoring, and configuration.""This solution allows us to quickly drill down when there are issues.""It is the best monitoring tool for Oracle databases.""The most valuable feature is the monitoring because it's very useful for checking and troubleshooting compared with other products, like Nagios for example, that have some interaction with Oracle.""It's easy to implement as it's made by Oracle for Oracle.""SQL Tuning Advisor, ADDM, Top Activity, ASM Space Manager, Incident Notifications"

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Cons
"The ability to integrate MDM would be great.""The TSM component could be improved.""A lot of experience is needed in terms of troubleshooting, as this is one of the most difficult tasks in MECM. We were seven people in a group and I was the only one that had the patience to do the troubleshooting at times.""The downside of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is it's an on-premise-based solution. With the pandemic coming on board the need to support users across the globe has increased. For a while, we would use the in-built Microsoft Teams screen sharing feature but the disadvantage of that is you cannot perform privileged access. Microsoft does not give you access to that. That's where you need cloud-based tools, such as BeyondTrust or Freshservice.""SCCM does not scale well, which is one of the reasons we are not going to continue to use it.""Cloud-based improvements need to be better managed.""I'm looking for a single solution for all discovery needs. It fulfills about 40% of the requirements, and I'd like to see the other 60% so that I don't have to keep doing this.""I would like to see more automation."

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"The interface could be more friendly for basic users.""Patching. It's extremely difficult to determine what requires patching and the process to patch each component is slightly different.""Better mobile access would be useful.""Technical support could be faster.""In my experience, the monitoring could be improved.""I would like to see better pricing.""Oracle Enterprise Manager could improve the monitoring types and the graphics.""In my opinion, rather than a younger DBA, think the user interface could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "When you compare this solution with other tools in the market you might actually find a lot of variation in the pricing and that's why people opt for the other tools rather than Microsoft tools."
  • "Its price is okay because it is part of our licensing."
  • "Presently, I am using a free trial version."
  • "We have to pay for a license."
  • "The price model is different for every client."
  • "For enterprises, there is an annual license required to use this solution. The price of the solution could be cheaper. However, this is mostly because of the exchange rate from the dollar to the Nigerian currency."
  • "Its licensing is quite complicated because we are getting the license not only for SCCM but for the full Microsoft package. We don't need to pay for a separate license. We need to have one license that includes everything we need, such as Windows, Microsoft 365, SCCM, encryption, and so on. So, we don't have a specific price for it. Perhaps, it is good that it includes the full suite of licensing of Microsoft. It is expensive, but we are getting a lot of features."
  • "As far as I know, it is an annual operating expense license."
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  • "Evaluate your requirements carefully. Elaborate DR and HA setup of OEM can become expensive."
  • "Be careful to only enable the packs for which you have a license as this is an issue we see time and again."
  • "The solution is inexpensive to purchase."
  • "It's expensive."
  • "The licensing is the responsibility of our customers."
  • "There are a few bugs with the software which require opening SRs with Oracle Support which contribute to the day-to-day cost. Perhaps 8 hours per month is spent dealing with support, just as a rough guess."
  • "Based upon 3 days of implementation by a single person, plus licensing costs would be approximately $60,000, including the virtualized hosts."
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    Also Known As
    System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM )
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    Overview

    Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM, formerly SCCM or System Center Configuration Manager) is a software management suite that allows users to manage large numbers of Windows-based computers and servers.

    Configuration Manager features software distribution, operating system deployment, remote control, network protection, security management, patch management, and hardware and software inventory, among other services. It allows you to set configuration and security policies, keep your software up-to-date, and monitor your system status while giving your employees access to corporate applications on whatever devices they choose.

    Configuration Manager allows you to manage computers using macOS, Windows UNIX, or Linux, and mobile devices running iOS, Windows, or Android operating systems. It can be integrated with Microsoft Intune, allowing you to manage computers connected to a corporate network.

    With Configuration Manager, you can manage PCs and servers, keeping software up-to-date, setting configuration and security policies, and monitoring system status while giving your employees access to corporate applications on the devices that they choose.

    Benefits and Features

    • Proactively manage all device life cycles, starting from purchase all the way to retirement.
    • Automatically deploy software as well as printers to devices, using a common software library.
    • Deploy upgrades and patches to your operating system.
    • Ensure that all devices are patched, encrypted, and secured in compliance with security best practices.
    • Provide mobile device management functionality, which includes the ability to reboot and/or lock devices remotely.
    • Provide end users with “self-service” so that they can update machines when it is convenient for them.

    Reviews from Real Users:

    Users of MECM like that it is stable and flexible. Patching is one of its most useful features, although users cite many other features as useful as well. One user stated that "It does what you need it to do, and it's a one-stop-shop for the company and for all your deployments." Overall, “the entire solution, from end to end, is excellent.

    Oracle Enterprise Manager is an on-premises management platform that provides a comprehensive integrated solution for managing and automating your various Oracle products, including applications, databases, middleware, hardware, and engineered systems located either in your Oracle data center or in the cloud.

    With the Oracle Enterprise Manager's console, you can administer multiple databases and servers, distribute software to multiple servers and clients, monitor objects and events throughout the network, and integrate with other tools.

    Key Oracle Enterprise Manager Features and Products

    • Hardware and virtualization management: Manage all Oracle environments from one central console. Oracle Enterprise Manager provides management and automation for Oracle engineered systems, databases, middleware, and hardware.

    • Database management: Oracle’s Database management provides a full lifecycle solution for updates and configuration management, patching, provisioning, testing, performance management and automatic tuning.

    • Application performance management (APM): User and database monitoring with diagnostics and performance analysis that provide rich reporting on real user activities.

    • Enterprise monitoring: Built-in monitoring of all components of the IT infrastructure enables rapid problem diagnosis. Both Oracle and non-Oracle components are constantly monitored.

    • Oracle real user experience insight: Insights on real user experiences and preferences enable businesses and IT stakeholders to develop a shared understanding into their application users’ experience.

    • Non-Oracle management: Oracle Enterprise Manager manages non-Oracle components with a comprehensive set of plugins. The self-update mechanism allows customers to download, import, and deploy extensions built by Oracle, Oracle partners, and Oracle customers. These extensions enjoy the same level of stability as Oracle's own products.

    • Installation and upgrade: The upgrade process provides efficient, reliable, secure data migration with minimal downtime of your environment.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Oracle Enterprise Manager stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Several major ones are its central management and monitoring and its reporting capabilities

    Robin C., head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at Tata Consultancy Services, writes, "The database performance monitoring features are very useful and allow us to quickly zero in on DB-related issues. Exadata storage server and Infiniband switches can be viewed from the GUI in OEM which cannot be done in other tools. The ability to deploy metric extensions makes this tool extensible for our custom monitoring also."

    PeerSpot users note the effectiveness of these features. A database manager at a tech services company notes, “The solution's most valuable aspect is the fact that it is embedded with the Oracle database and Oracle's engineering system, its extra data, and analytics.  They have plug-ins that are very helpful. Due to the infrastructure's size, the introduction they offer is very, very useful. It helps with an overall understanding of the product. They have a very nice graphical user interface. The monitoring is good. We can capture the SQL tune from us. With Oracle Enterprise Managers, we can see the rich performance tuning.”

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    Sample Customers
    Bank Alfalah Ltd., Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, Dimension Data, Japan Business Systems, St. Lucie County Public Schools, MISC Berhad
    7-Eleven, Halliburton, Cisco, Garmin, Nationwide, Korea Telecom, Allied Irish Bank
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    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Insurance Company9%
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    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Energy/Utilities Company15%
    Manufacturing Company8%
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    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government13%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager vs. Oracle Enterprise Manager
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager vs. Oracle Enterprise Manager and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is ranked 2nd in Server Monitoring with 38 reviews while Oracle Enterprise Manager is ranked 5th in Server Monitoring with 12 reviews. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is rated 8.2, while Oracle Enterprise Manager is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager writes "Lets us remotely deploy and manage thousands of devices over the network". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Enterprise Manager writes "Very helpful to have the ability to enable centralized control & administration of Oracle products from a single console". Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, ManageEngine Endpoint Central, BigFix, Tanium and AWS Systems Manager, whereas Oracle Enterprise Manager is most compared with Zabbix, Nutanix Database Services, Dynatrace, Quest Foglight for Databases and Quest Spotlight. See our Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager vs. Oracle Enterprise Manager report.

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