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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM CICS

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Servers

IBM CICS
8.4
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
Security management
IBM CICS
10.0
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
Administration and management
IBM CICS
10.0
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
Application server performance
IBM CICS
7.0
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
Installation
IBM CICS
10.0
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
Open-source standards compliance
IBM CICS
5.0
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

SOA Governance

IBM CICS
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
5.8
Service registry
IBM CICS
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
5.0
Service management
IBM CICS
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
7.0
Service discovery
IBM CICS
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
6.0
Dependency management
IBM CICS
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
7.0
Policy management
IBM CICS
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
4.0

Pros

IBM CICS

  • De facto standard in the legacy enterprise
  • Multiplatform connection
  • Native connection with DB2
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

  • reduce the number of http port required by services
  • simplified the binding connection amongst services
  • high scalability and fast deployment of applications
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM CICS

  • Direct internet connection
  • Social connectors
  • Speak Java not only with Websphere
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM CICS

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM CICS

  • More scalability than servers
  • More reliability than servers
  • More security
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM CICS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM CICS
10.0
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Grid
7.0

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