Oracle is to spruce up its Enterprise Manager tool to enable management of greater numbers of databases.
The next generation of Enterprise Manager aims to enable database administrators to manage larger numbers of databases, web servers and other applications. Other improvements include drill-down capabilities for gauging application performance.
Enterprise Manager has been bundled free with Oracle products such as its database and application server. It monitors and performs management tasks for the Oracle product stack, including databases, applications, web components and host operating systems.
There are no plans to enable Enterprise Manager to manage non-Oracle software such as IBM's DB2 database, but the product does integrate with products such as Hewlett-Packard's OpenView management system, which can provide heterogeneous management.