Oracle plans to deliver advanced application management, monitoring, and service level capabilities over the coming months, as part of its Enterprise Manager 10g product.
It plans to offer three Oracle Application Management Packs for Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft Enterprise and Siebel. Oracle also plans to make available additional packaged applications.
The packs include service management, application management and configuration management components.
Oracle said the service level management functionality will help users ensure proper service levels for their Oracle applications by capturing and monitoring the performance of critical business transactions and understanding application user experience by simulating end user behaviour.
The application performance management tool provides administrators with a tool to monitor the application environment, proactively measure the real users’ experience, and identify the root cause of problems.
Theconfiguration management tools enables administrators to discover and manage application assets and help ensure that their configurations are in compliance with enterprise standards and best practices, Oracle said. administrators will be able to track system changes, validate changes, and take snapshots of their environments to prevent configuration-related problems and application outages.
Designed to minimise application downtime, Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g provides lifecycle management of an application deployment including service level management, application performance management, configuration management, and change automation.
The Oracle Application Management Pack for PeopleSoft Enterprise is planned for availability in Q4 of 2006. The remaining Oracle Application Management Packs are planned for availability in spring of 2007.
The Oracle Application Management Pack for PeopleSoft Enterprise is priced at $6,000 per CPU or $120 per named user plus.