Debunking some persistent myths about Oracle Enterprise Manager: Myth number two

by bluemedora_editor on May 7, 2013

Last week, we featured the first in a series of blog posts by Hans Forbrich, founder of Forbrich Consulting, entitled Debunking some persistent myths about Oracle Enterprise Manager. Myth number two is the second post in what will be a six-part series.

Myth 2: Oracle Enterprise Manager is too new to be useful

No matter which way you slice it, Oracle Enterprise Manager is at least 15 years old.

The technology stack under the Oracle EM12c Family is relatively recent, since Oracle uses WebLogic Server and JEE/ADF techniques to handle the user interface.  The stack has been in production since October of 2011, according to the Lifetime Support Policy: Oracle Technology Products document (found at, which lists the general availability date and the various support end dates for Oracle’s back-end tech products, including database and Enterprise Manager.

I remember using the ‘Enterprise Management Client,’ which was a ‘C’ program, in Oracle 8, and I believe it actually existed in Oracle 7.  With Oracle 9i, it was rewritten as a Java client, and was able to manage a single database or ‘the corporate database environment’.

But the real change came with Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 10g, released in 2004, which became an extensible platform for managing many different products.  The core architecture has not significantly changed since then, but the implementation and technology has advanced by leaps and bounds.

In this day and age, any application that has survived 10 years is mature enough to use.  However, the ability for this to be extended and renewed by Oracle and by third parties keeps this fresh enough to keep looking at it.

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Hans Forbrich is owner and lead consultant of Forbrich Consulting Ltd., an Oracle Partner as well as Oracle University partner, based in Alberta, Canada.  Since 2003, his company specializes in training developers and operations personnel, and ensuring optimized use and licensing for Oracle core tech. 

He has developed-in, used, administered, architected, sold, and taught Oracle core tech products, including all 6 Oracle RDBMS engines (Server, MySQL, TimesTen, InnoDB, RDB and Berkeley), Oracle’s Fusion Middleware (WebLogic Server and deployed applications such as BI, SOA Suite, ADF, Identity Management, etc.) and related Java since first running across Oracle in 1984.

Hans is an Oracle ACE Director who is frequently found on Oracle Forums, Oracle-L list, at conferences around the world – UKOUG, Collaborate, Open World – and on OTN Tours, most recently in Latin America and India. 

In his spare time, Hans sings bass notes with the Edmonton Opera.

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