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We performed a comparison between Oracle Enterprise Manager and Toad for Oracle based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Database Development and Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"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.""It's easy to implement as it's made by Oracle for Oracle.""It is the best monitoring tool for Oracle databases.""SQL Tuning Advisor, ADDM, Top Activity, ASM Space Manager, Incident Notifications""This solution allows us to quickly drill down when there are issues.""Due to the infrastructure's size, the introduction they offer is very, very useful. It helps with an overall understanding of the product.""I like that it's stable.""We use it extensively for performance tuning testing, monitoring, and configuration."

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"The most valuable feature of Toad for Oracle is the fashion browser and the Schema browser. It is very complete.""A quite simple feature that I have not encountered elsewhere is the "Make Code" feature. I can easily export a complex SQL statement to a programming language. This is a great timesaver as I do not have to type in all of the escape/concatenation characters just to create a SQL statement in C# or C++.""I haven't seen any issues with scalability. We have about 1000 people on our IT team who use the solution."

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"The product is pretty comprehensive, but quite resource hungry. This might be due to the majority of the application seemingly being written in Java.""The solution has a very large resource system. It's too big. There are too many items.""Technical support could be faster.""In my opinion, rather than a younger DBA, think the user interface could be improved.""I would like to see better pricing.""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.""Reporting and statistical charting is largely still left up the end-user to develop custom solutions."

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"Improvement wise, for the user it should show the minimum features on the screen and not all the features. Toad has a lot of features, but most users will use only 5 or 10 based on their role. Nobody needs all the features, and they should provide the option to choose only the required features. Only minimum requirements should be enabled by default. When all the features are shown, the performance is not good; it loads slowly and has hundreds of popups and unnecessary questions.""Once in a while, I may encounter a memory exception and have to abort the application. On a few occasions, the file that stores the saved connections for the New Connection window will become corrupt and I will lose all of my saved connections. I am not sure if that is a Windows or TOAD issue, but it has happened to all of my developers at some point or another.""Toad for Oracle could improve code completion, it is very slow."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I've used the solution for monitoring. It looks at if something is slow, which processes are taking the most resources, if it's up or if it's down, et cetera.
    Top Answer:I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. We are quite satisfied with its capabilities.
    Top Answer:Hi @Chris Bradham, @Prerak Trivedi, @Kopano Ramaphoi and @Robin Saikat Chatterjee, Possibly, you can assist @Saroj Dash ​with this question. Can you? Thanks for the help!
    Top Answer:I find Toad easy to use and I love the Workspace feature, which allows me to set up projects so that I can open SQL files applicable to what I am working on at any particular time.
    Top Answer:My advice is to try to use the three-year maintenance agreement if possible. Per-user licensing allows me to use Toad in multiple places as long as I don't work on two at the same time
    Top Answer:Sometimes if there's a crash, there are unsaved files that need to be recovered. Although this list is shown when you restart, I find this difficult to use. There should also be a better "cancel… more »
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    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.”

    With Toad for Oracle, you'll reduce costs and risks by easily ensuring the health and performance of your Oracle Cloud Platform and on-premises databases. ... On the operations side, you can automate administration tasks and proactively manage your databases while embracing performance optimization and risk mitigation.

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    Sample Customers
    7-Eleven, Halliburton, Cisco, Garmin, Nationwide, Korea Telecom, Allied Irish Bank
    intel, ebay, uber, mars, microsoft
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Energy/Utilities Company15%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Company Size
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    Oracle Enterprise Manager vs. Toad for Oracle
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Enterprise Manager vs. Toad for Oracle and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    654,658 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Oracle Enterprise Manager is ranked 1st in Database Development and Management with 12 reviews while Toad for Oracle is ranked 8th in Database Development and Management with 3 reviews. Oracle Enterprise Manager is rated 8.2, while Toad for Oracle is rated 8.6. 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 Toad for Oracle writes "Great PL/SQL debugger and "Make Code" feature with technical support that goes above and beyond". Oracle Enterprise Manager is most compared with Zabbix, Nutanix Database Services, Dynatrace, Quest Foglight for Databases and BMC TrueSight Operations Management, whereas Toad for Oracle is most compared with Toad Edge, DbVisualizer, Redgate SQL Toolbelt, Aqua Data Studio and IDERA DBArtisan. See our Oracle Enterprise Manager vs. Toad for Oracle report.

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