26 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • IBM App Connect ranks higher in 1 feature set: Cloud Data Integration

Cloud Data Integration

8.8

IBM App Connect

88%
7.3

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

73%
IBM App Connect ranks higher in 6/6 features

Pre-built connectors

9.0
90%
6 Ratings
8.2
82%
109 Ratings

Connector modification

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
7.1
71%
8 Ratings

Support for real-time and batch integration

9.0
90%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
106 Ratings

Data quality services

9.0
90%
6 Ratings
7.3
73%
6 Ratings

Data security features

9.0
90%
6 Ratings
6.5
65%
7 Ratings

Monitoring console

9.0
90%
6 Ratings
6.9
69%
109 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM App Connect is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

IBM App Connect

90%
7 Ratings
7.4

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

74%
224 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

IBM App Connect

90%
1 Rating
8.2

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

82%
28 Ratings

Usability

8.0

IBM App Connect

80%
1 Rating
7.3

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

73%
23 Ratings

Availability

IBM App Connect

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

82%
12 Ratings

Performance

IBM App Connect

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

81%
12 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

IBM App Connect

80%
4 Ratings
7.3

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

73%
51 Ratings

In-Person Training

IBM App Connect

N/A
0 Ratings
1.3

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

13%
5 Ratings

Online Training

IBM App Connect

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

56%
3 Ratings

Implementation Rating

IBM App Connect

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

95%
13 Ratings

Configurability

IBM App Connect

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

73%
5 Ratings

Ease of integration

IBM App Connect

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

65%
21 Ratings

Product Scalability

IBM App Connect

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

56%
6 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

IBM App Connect

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

66%
5 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

IBM App Connect

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

74%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM

- great when you need to integrate applications without any message lost or duplicated and when transnationality is important - if you need the highest throughput possible and not much (or not at all) mapping is required, a system like Kafka is more appropriate
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TIBCO Software Inc.

It will work connecting to apps like Hubspot. Becomes more crucial if used in a cloud environment. Scribe had many APIs and can support a lot of applications integrating data. If a user doesn't like building rest API and would like a more GUI-like approach then Scribe should be considered as a support tool.
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Pros

IBM

  • Just the ability to display and consume data through a single dashboard makes this a great application for our business purposes.
  • With the ability to consume their exposed API, data validation and manipulation becomes a breeze.
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TIBCO Software Inc.

  • Scribe can dependably map or sync data between systems. When you have different systems being used by many departments, this is the tool to keep the data in-sync!
  • API's are widely used by many applications and companies. Tibco Cloud Integration allows companies to integrate data from an older ERP system with a newer system using an API.
  • Tibco provides the flexibility for business users, developers and anyone in-between to understand where data is moving within their organization.
  • One example of flexibility of the solution is easily manipulating data on the fly.
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Cons

IBM

  • The development and the transformation capability is not so great. I believe IBM is looking to incorporate some of features of IBM APP Connect into API Connect.
  • The authentications features are no way close to CA API Management (f.k.a Laye r7).
  • The development experience is not as good as Apigee's.
  • The GUI should be improved. Maybe the product team should see the other API management tools in their offering.
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TIBCO Software Inc.

  • Missing functionality: We like to run all the files available in the FTP when clicking the run button. Right now, we have to click the run button several times (or have multiple solutions) in order to run files from our FTP site one at a time.
  • Generating column fields every time a file changes from the source in the FTP is very tedious. Working in integrations makes me have to go back and forth a lot of the time, and doing this is incredibly annoying.
  • The security is horrendous. We installed an on-premise agent on the customer side, but we don't want them even touching the ETL tool at all. The only knowledge we are fine with knowing and being able to see is that they installed the agent, not the solutions themselves.
  • Our company's connector would have to point to the dataset name rather than dataset ID. It was very frustrating because we change the dataset name a lot, and then we'd have to repoint it.
  • It's very difficult to monitor the different integrations that go on because there isn't a consolidated dashboard.
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Pricing Details

IBM App Connect

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

IBM App Connect editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

    Starting Price

    $0 number of iPaaS apps

    Editions & Modules

    TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    BasicStarting from $400 per month, billed annually1
    PremiumStarting from $1,500 per month, billed annually2
    Hybridcontact us for pricing3

    Footnotes

    1. number of iPaaS apps
    2. number of iPaaS apps; includes additional functionality
    3. number of iPaaS apps; includes additional functionality and hybrid deployment options

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    Plans & Pricing

    Likelihood to Renew

    IBM

    It is the best on-premise application to cloud integration in the market. I guess IBM is planning to integrate IBM App Connect with the IBM API Connect solution.
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    TIBCO Software Inc.

    We are deeply entrenched in using Tibco Scribe capabilities, and we are only expanding our usage. It would be one thing if we used it only for a one-time data load, but we have several Scribe maps running constantly, keeping business-critical data up to date. And the ease of use for the occasional, mass data update or upload is simply icing on the cake. I'm a big Microsoft fan, so there is potential down the road to convert our Scribe data integrations to Microsoft Flow (or Power Automate as it is now called). But for now, the functionality just isn't there with Flow (Power Automate), plus the work involved to change all our current integrations would be a large undertaking. So for now and the foreseeable future, Scribe will remain our data integration tool of choice.
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    Usability

    IBM

    You can do some really powerful things with this system. The overall design is an attempt to make configurable some of the routine tasks/common functionality, but allow for development/customization of the core of the application.
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    TIBCO Software Inc.

    As mentioned in the previous sections, setup and maintenance is extremely easy. We don't have many issues for which we need support and there is no need for deep technical skills to use Tibco Cloud Integration platform. The solution provides everything we need for our specific use case, being the replication of our Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM data to our on premise database for reporting.
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    Reliability and Availability

    IBM

    No answers on this topic

    TIBCO Software Inc.

    We hardly ever experience downtime with TIBCO Scribe. In fact, when we do have issues, it's usually with our own on-prem systems/applications. They do frequent maintenance to keep the product fresh and up-to-date, but most of the time there is no down time involved, and only minor performance degradation. All in all, we are very please with the availability and performance.
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    Performance

    IBM

    No answers on this topic

    TIBCO Software Inc.

    TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)'s performance of the user interface are not to be complained about. The user interface is swift and is a pleasant user experience. The replication jobs take some time to finish but that is because the number of records to be updated/created on a daily basis is quite big. I did split up the jobs between highrunners (entities with a lot of changes) I update on a daily basis and quite stable entities that I update weekly. That solved my issue of a way to long replication.
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    Support Rating

    IBM

    Support is good, however it takes longer than expected to get responses. When bugs are reported they often seem to fall into a black hole.
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    TIBCO Software Inc.

    For creating new process, you have lots of palettes to do every develop you need. For created process it is easy to understand even if you have ever seen before it. You can analyze your process in all their detail. User Experience is positive for beginner and expertise people. Just debug mode is still raw, but better in TIBCO BusinessWorks 6.x than TIBCO BusinessWorks 5.x .
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    In-Person Training

    IBM

    No answers on this topic

    TIBCO Software Inc.

    Before using TIBCO Businessworks, I participated an official training with a specialized instructor. In this training, I learned what I needed to know to build some applications or web services and how to manage its. It was been very important to me. I understood many technical stuff to familiarize with this powerful platform. I can advice TIBCO Educational Services.
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    Online Training

    IBM

    No answers on this topic

    TIBCO Software Inc.

    really good resources
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    Implementation Rating

    IBM

    No answers on this topic

    TIBCO Software Inc.

    If we don't design the process correctly, it can do lot of damage (like deleting files or data etc.,) and might assume product issue rather than a design flaw. So it is always recommended to do thorough unit testing , QA and a design review even for a small process to avoid major problems.
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    Alternatives Considered

    IBM

    We did not select Cast Iron as our iPaaS solution, it was the weakest competitor in the field that we evaluated. Our experience was that it was not nearly as easy to learn, without in-depth training and guidance, and the developer UI was extremely buggy. We subjected each of the vendors to a battery of integrations, from simple to challenging, and it fell short on each one. One of the most simple integrations was grabbing a CSV file from an FTP source, parsing the data, doing a small amount of transformation, then inserting that data into an Azure MSSQL DB. After 2 hours on the phone with the Cast Iron support team, we were still unable to get this working.
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    TIBCO Software Inc.

    We have used Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services previously for various projects including data migration and integration, although the product is free and has very high flexibility it doesnt have the usability and connectors of scribe that allow you to quickly create basic integrations and have normal users manage and review these setups
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    Scalability

    IBM

    No answers on this topic

    TIBCO Software Inc.

    We are currently only using TIBCO Scribe in one area of our business, so we haven't had the chance to test out the scalability of the product. We do feel though that it is very flexible, as they have many different connectors for many different products (SQL Dynamics 365, SharePoint, HubSpot, etc.)
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    Return on Investment

    IBM

    • I don't see any negative Impact .
    • I like using this tool to do my job.
    • I am comfortable using this tool.
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    TIBCO Software Inc.

    • The data migration has been extremely slow. Things that should have taken a short amount of time have gone way past where any of us though.
    • Job monitoring has been more resource intensive and time consuming that planned for.
    • Researching and searching for things is time consuming.
    • There is no way to easily organize solutions. So there are hundreds of solutions in the list with no easy way to put them in folders or something like that. The only thing you can do is name them specifically so that you can filter them. But filtering is not very good in Scribe.
    • The concept of Scribe is good. I like the graphical flow builds in the maps. It just doesn't work very well yet. maybe as they improve it.
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