IBM CICS Transaction Server vs. TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IBM CICS Transaction Server
Score 9.9 out of 10
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IBM CICS (Customer Information Control System) is mixed-language application server that runs on IBM z/OS. CICS® Transaction Server, often called CICS, is used for hosting transactional enterprise applications in a hybrid architecture.N/A
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
Score 7.0 out of 10
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ActiveMatrix Service Grid is an SOA governance and application server, from TIBCO.N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
IBM CICS Transaction ServerTIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
Application Servers
Comparison of Application Servers features of Product A and Product B
IBM CICS Transaction Server
8.0
2 Ratings
1% above category average
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
-
Ratings
IDE support5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security management9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Administration and management9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Application server performance10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Installation8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Open-source standards compliance7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
SOA Governance
Comparison of SOA Governance features of Product A and Product B
IBM CICS Transaction Server
-
Ratings
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
5.8
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Service registry00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Service management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Service discovery00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Dependency management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Policy management00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Best Alternatives
IBM CICS Transaction ServerTIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
Small Businesses
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Score 9.1 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.1 out of 10

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Enterprises
NGINX
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Oracle SOA Suite
Oracle SOA Suite
Score 8.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
IBM CICS Transaction ServerTIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM CICS Transaction ServerTIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
IBM CICS Transaction Server is multi-decades proven transaction server which is very scalable, very secured, easy to use, has good transactional capabilities, works well all other mainframe resources such as Db2, languages on IBM mainframe, has access control capabilities in terms of who can access the transaction for read mode vs update mode, etc.
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TIBCO Software Inc.
It fits perfectly for SOA and EAI architecture with large numbers of services that required to be wired to each other, the binding virtualization is quite good to simply this part. For the simple scenario of orchestration and /or ESB architecture could be a better use traditional stack.
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Pros
IBM
  • De facto standard in the legacy enterprise
  • Multiplatform connection
  • Native connection with DB2
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TIBCO Software Inc.
  • reduce the number of http port required by services
  • simplified the binding connection amongst services
  • high scalability and fast deployment of applications
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Cons
IBM
  • Would like to see the transaction response matrix on the average transaction response among all requests.
  • Would like to see GUI tool to be able to see currently running transactions
  • Would like to be able to get the details of where the cics transaction was triggered from
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TIBCO Software Inc.
  • health check of services and application features has been released with a lot of bugs that have never been fixed
  • it is not so simple to apply the security policy to service/reference binding
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Alternatives Considered
IBM
There is no comparison, in practice, the possibility of using the latest programming languages but, above all, the databases can be different and more modern than DL1.
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TIBCO Software Inc.
TIBCO service grid has been chosen as a natural selection of the TIBCO product evolution. The high flexibility and the binding virtualization fits very well with client needs for its EAI applications due to the huge number of services and applications, the management of application dependencies during deployment, the advantage of perfect integration with EMS for logging
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Return on Investment
IBM
  • It has allowed us to use our decades old code and still continue to support the business
  • Allows us to have faster time to market and modernize our systems
  • We can still continue to use our legacy resources for modern systems
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TIBCO Software Inc.
  • The integration of old BW with BWSE and its interface quite similar to design time has reduced the cost of training for developers
  • The TIBCO support for this product is no the best and clients complains too much about this. This required to find a workaround or force the client to move to new/or different product. Huge impact on ROI
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