We performed a comparison between Oracle Enterprise Manager and Zabbix 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.
"I rate Oracle Enterprise Manager eight out of 10 for stability."
"The dashboards are great for gathering analytic information and seeing where the problems are."
"It's easy to implement as it's made by Oracle for Oracle."
"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."
"SQL Tuning Advisor, ADDM, Top Activity, ASM Space Manager, Incident Notifications"
"The most valuable features of Oracle Enterprise Manager are the data guide and online monitoring."
"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."
"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."
"SNMP monitoring, source discovery, and alert triggering are most valuable."
"The best thing about Zabbix is the integration and the APIs that are included are very fast"
"Like other common Linux distributions, some of the most valuable features of this solution are the ease of use and deployment. It's simple and has a lot of packages and a lot of software."
"The most valuable feature is the monitoring of virtual machines."
"The product is very stable."
"The integration with third-party tools and the alerts are most valuable."
"I'm supervising all the IT departments, and Zabbix seems quite good for them. It provides graphics and information in real time. We get alerts about crashes on the system, enabling us to quickly repair issues. We can easily find devices with problems."
"The solution is open-source, easy to manage, and user-friendly making it easy for anyone to use."
"Reporting and statistical charting is largely still left up the end-user to develop custom solutions."
"I rate Oracle Enterprise Manager six out of 10 for affordability. It's expensive."
"In my opinion, rather than a younger DBA, think the user interface could be improved."
"Patching. It's extremely difficult to determine what requires patching and the process to patch each component is slightly different."
"My opinion is that this solution needs to improve consolidation. That is what our business needs the most right now."
"Technical support could be faster."
"Technical support could be more responsive."
"Oracle Enterprise Manager could improve the monitoring types and the graphics."
"It would be helpful if they translated the documentation to Cyrillic languages."
"The documentation gets a bit messy between versions and is not too detailed, which is a bit painful for first-timers, especially when they run into issues."
"The performance reporting could be improved."
"There's a small module of APM, however, it is not an enhanced version. People usually ask for a full-fledged APM solution."
"An area for improvement would be the ease of doing aggregation from the value or different devices."
"Zabbix is not easy to configure, and upgrading is also an issue."
"The System Center Operations Manager can be improved."
"In an upcoming release, there should be automated reports which we are currently doing manually. For example, if we collect a report file every day and want to send it to a moderator for review. We are expecting this feature to come out soon but it would be valuable to have now."
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
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.”
Zabbix is a free software tool traditionally used for monitoring your organization’s IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, virtual machines, and cloud services. Zabbix makes it possible for you to maintain control of your infrastructure by collecting any metric from any source. The solution also offers agentless monitoring, synthetic monitoring, custom collection methods, and data transformation.
Zabbix has many valuable key features, including:
Action Log, Anomaly Detection, Auditing, Automated Actions, Availability Reports, Capacity Planning, Custom Scripts, Custom Templates, Data Retrieval, Drill-Down Reports, Encryption, Event Correlation, History Data Analysis, Metric Collection, Multiple Authentication Methods, Multiple Severity Levels, Native WMI Support for Windows Agent, Network Discovery, Notifications, Root Cause Analysis, Trend Prediction, WMI Support, Web Services Widget-based Dashboards, Zero-Maintenance
There are several benefits to implementing Zabbix. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Zabbix users.
PeerSpot user Shibu B., Regional Manager/ Service Delivery at ASPL Info Services, says, "The solution is quite mature and very stable. The monitoring capabilities of the product are excellent.” He also adds, “The solution is very easy to scale and the product is open-source, meaning there aren't any licensing costs associated with it.”
Julian L., Senior Specialist Critical Infrastructure at an educational organization, comments that the solution is “A complete solution that doesn't cost anything, does what I need it to do, and has easy-to-use templates and very good scalability.” He also mentions “The agents are pretty cool. They're easy to roll out. The standard out-of-the-box templates are also pretty easy to use. The integration with other learning products is also good.”
Faycal N., CEO/Founder at Zen Networks, praises the product, mentioning, “Its overall flexibility is most valuable. When our customers have some custom applications that are not necessarily covered by the community or a standard monitoring tool, we use Zabbix to build our own modules with our own templates. This feature has been useful in using Zabbix for infrastructure and IT monitoring. It has also been useful for industrial equipment monitoring. Zabbix is very lightweight. It is efficient in terms of performance because it doesn't use a lot of resources."
Oracle Enterprise Manager is ranked 5th in Server Monitoring with 11 reviews while Zabbix is ranked 1st in Server Monitoring with 40 reviews. Oracle Enterprise Manager is rated 8.2, while Zabbix is rated 8.4. 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 Zabbix writes "Very mature, easy to scale, and free to use". Oracle Enterprise Manager is most compared with Dynatrace, Quest Spotlight, Nutanix Database Service, Quest Foglight for Databases and Microsoft Azure, whereas Zabbix is most compared with Nagios XI, Nagios Core, Splunk Enterprise Security, Centreon and Datadog. See our Oracle Enterprise Manager vs. Zabbix report.
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