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Oracle Enterprise Manager vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Enterprise Manager vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"Due to the infrastructure's size, the introduction they offer is very, very useful. It helps with an overall understanding of the product.""The most valuable features of Oracle Enterprise Manager are the data guide and online monitoring.""The tried and tested services that Oracle provides is second to none.""This solution allows us to quickly drill down when there are issues.""There are a number of different user interfaces you can choose from.""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 13cR2 updates to the OEM family, strongly integrate Cloud (off-site, hybrid and on-premise) services providing a seamless way to see all of your resources regardless of where they are deployed.""SQL Tuning Advisor, ADDM, Top Activity, ASM Space Manager, Incident Notifications"

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"SolarWinds SAM has provided us with dynamic thresholds based on historical trends and requirements. The threshold gets configured automatically, so it's no longer necessary to configure it manually every time.""The component and cable monitoring are good. SolarWinds is more intuitive and user-friendly than AppDynamics. The AppDynamics console is more complex because it's a more feature-rich solution, so it's not easy for somebody to pick it up.""The most valuable feature of SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is the network devices' performance monitor is the best.""It's good at monitoring system-specific things like ports, services.""Monitoring of processes and services is the most valuable feature. It is not necessarily just the server alone in terms of the CPU or the memory. We can go in-depth into services and processes.""The solution has good alerts. Notifications are sent via email to technicians. You can filter the kinds of alerts you want to receive as well. It's excellent.""The initial setup was relatively easy, and we didn't have to install anything. All we had to do was put on the devices we wanted to monitor."

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Cons
"I would like to see better pricing.""The solution is considered expensive.""The product is pretty comprehensive, but quite resource hungry. This might be due to the majority of the application seemingly being written in Java.""Reporting and statistical charting is largely still left up the end-user to develop custom solutions.""Oracle Enterprise Manager could improve the monitoring types and the graphics.""There's a lot of documentation to go through as a new user.""In my experience, the monitoring could be improved.""Patching. It's extremely difficult to determine what requires patching and the process to patch each component is slightly different."

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"In terms of the dashboards on offer, they should work to improve them. The types of dashboards that you get in terms of the graphs on offer aren't ideal right now.""It lacks a user experience for measuring things like the end-to-end time for which a user waits for a specific response in the system. In the application layer, it has some very basic stuff. You have to build your own with manuscripts and things like that.""SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor could improve the server monitoring and the web application monitoring features are not good. Microsoft SCOM has better server monitoring.""Reporting is the only thing with which we currently have challenges. They have this in two ways. There is the report writer, which is the backend, and we also have web reports, which are on the console. So, they have removed the report writer for the backend reports, and we are making use of the web console, but most of the users are not finding it very interesting to use the frontend reports. I would like them to bring back the report writer. That's the key area within it to improve on the reporting. If they can bring back the report writer, then most users will actually be comfortable. I have some customers who are trying to export their report to an Excel format, but it is not possible because they said any report that has been done from the web console cannot be exported to Excel, but most of the customers need to export their reports to Excel. That's one area they need to work on.""SAM's software-defined network monitoring capability is also low and could be improved.""It should also be easier to upgrade SolarWinds. AppDynamics is harder to deploy but easier to upgrade. So AppDynamics takes a lot of time and effort to install, but you can upgrade it in minutes. SolarWinds is the opposite. It's easy to deploy, but upgrades take forever. To date, nobody can complete it on time, so the production environment is sitting idle.""The stability, flexibility, and ease of use could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Based upon 3 days of implementation by a single person, plus licensing costs would be approximately $60,000, including the virtualized hosts."
  • "We are satisfied with the pricing."
  • "There is only the standard licensing fee. There are no other costs."
  • "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."
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  • "Price can always be lower. It is neither on the expensive side nor on the cheap side. We have worked with them for a lot of years, so we get a discount due to the size of the installation."
  • "Its licensing is on a yearly basis. It is just the standard price, but it can vary depending on the current rate of the dollar."
  • "I think SolarWinds' pricing is very decent compared to other competitors in the market."
  • "We are on an annual license to use the solution. The price of the solution is expensive. The price is based on a bunch of factors, such as the number of engines and elements."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of Oracle Enterprise Manager are the data guide and online monitoring.
    Top Answer:The licensing is the responsibility of our customers. Other than having the expertise to put it together, and then use it properly, there are no additional costs incurred beyond the standard licensing… more »
    Top Answer:Oracle Enterprise Manager could improve the monitoring types and the graphics.
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is the network devices' performance monitor is the best.
    Top Answer:We are on an annual license to use the solution. The price of the solution is expensive. The price is based on a bunch of factors, such as the number of engines and elements. I rate the cost of… more »
    Top Answer:SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor could improve the server monitoring and the web application monitoring features are not good. Microsoft SCOM has better server monitoring. In a future release… more »
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    Overview

    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.”

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) delivers powerful application and server monitoring capabilities for IT pros, enabling them to diagnose and troubleshoot performance issues faster. Do not let slow applications and downtime impact your end-users and business services. Pinpoint the root cause of application issues across various layers of the IT stack. SolarWinds SAM is affordable and easy to deploy, use, and customize. You can automatically discover your system's environment and start monitoring in about an hour. No professional services or consultation needed.

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    Sample Customers
    7-Eleven, Halliburton, Cisco, Garmin, Nationwide, Korea Telecom, Allied Irish Bank
    Andr. L. Riis AS, NetSuite
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm23%
    Energy/Utilities Company15%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
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    Financial Services Firm27%
    Construction Company18%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm9%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise62%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    Oracle Enterprise Manager vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Enterprise Manager vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    620,319 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Oracle Enterprise Manager is ranked 4th in Server Monitoring with 15 reviews while SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is ranked 8th in Server Monitoring with 7 reviews. Oracle Enterprise Manager is rated 8.0, while SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is rated 7.4. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor writes "The component and cable monitoring features are good, but the interface is slow ". Oracle Enterprise Manager is most compared with Nutanix Database Services, Zabbix, Dynatrace, Quest Foglight for Databases and ServiceNow Discovery, whereas SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is most compared with Azure Monitor, Dynatrace, AppDynamics, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and Tanium. See our Oracle Enterprise Manager vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor report.

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