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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Servers

    8.4

    IBM CICS

    84%

    TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    IBM CICS ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Security management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Administration and management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Application server performance

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Installation

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Open-source standards compliance

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    SOA Governance

    IBM CICS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.8

    TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

    58%
    TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Service registry

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Service management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Service discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Dependency management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Policy management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.0
    40%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM CICS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    IBM CICS

    100%
    1 Rating
    7.0

    TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

    70%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    IBM

    The strengths of CICS are certainly the scalability. The multilevel architecture of the CICS regions, security, and performance, manages to manage large volumes of transactions with efficient performances.
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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

    • Direct internet connection
    • Social connectors
    • Speak Java not only with Websphere
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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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    Pricing Details

    IBM CICS

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    IBM CICS 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 ActiveMatrix Service Grid

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid 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

        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

        • More scalability than servers
        • More reliability than servers
        • More security
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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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