Magic xpa Application Platform vs. TIBCO Integration (including BusinessWorks and Flogo)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Magic xpa Application Platform
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Magic xpa Application Platform is an application server and infrastructure from Magic Technologies in California.N/A
TIBCO Integration (including BusinessWorks and Flogo)
Score 8.5 out of 10
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TIBCO Integration is used to connect diverse business solutions, data sources, and devices into a single, seamless system.N/A
Pricing
Magic xpa Application PlatformTIBCO Integration (including BusinessWorks and Flogo)
Editions & Modules
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Pricing Offerings
Magic xpa Application PlatformTIBCO Integration (including BusinessWorks and Flogo)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Magic xpa Application PlatformTIBCO Integration (including BusinessWorks and Flogo)
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Features
Magic xpa Application PlatformTIBCO Integration (including BusinessWorks and Flogo)
Application Servers
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Magic xpa Application Platform
7.0
1 Ratings
13% below category average
TIBCO Integration (including BusinessWorks and Flogo)
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Ratings
IDE support6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Administration and management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Application server performance7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Installation8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Open-source standards compliance6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud Data Integration
Comparison of Cloud Data Integration features of Product A and Product B
Magic xpa Application Platform
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Ratings
TIBCO Integration (including BusinessWorks and Flogo)
5.9
128 Ratings
32% below category average
Pre-built connectors00 Ratings7.3121 Ratings
Connector modification00 Ratings5.58 Ratings
Support for real-time and batch integration00 Ratings7.0117 Ratings
Data quality services00 Ratings5.56 Ratings
Data security features00 Ratings2.77 Ratings
Monitoring console00 Ratings7.3121 Ratings
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User Ratings
Magic xpa Application PlatformTIBCO Integration (including BusinessWorks and Flogo)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.4
(236 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(28 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(23 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(6 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(28 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
1.3
(5 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
5.6
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(8 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(5 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
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7.3
(21 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(23 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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7.3
(6 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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(0 ratings)
7.3
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Magic xpa Application PlatformTIBCO Integration (including BusinessWorks and Flogo)
Likelihood to Recommend
Magic Software Enterprises
In our experience, the product performs really well when interfacing systems with ERP's through SQL server database tables, but we've even made some interfaces with the web service functionality included with the magic xpi integration platform. Also, we've made some SAP Business One - SAP Business One interfaces, for copying information from one company to another and even between two different ERP systems.
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TIBCO Software Inc.
In BusinessWorks it is quite easy to develop applications and monitor where as it is not similar with Scribe. The data which successfully processed in Scribe is quite difficult to view. I think the Scribe console tool should have better view for the data it has processed.At times we founds some of our sales orders are missing which are unable to update/insert in the DB, after investigation found the issue is in Scribe tool. A case has been raised 02129657 for the same and as per the guidelines from the Scribe support engineer we did changes in the shutdown interval to zero. ''update SCRIBEINTERNAL.SCRIBE.KSYNC
set keyvalue= 0 where KEYNAME = 'SETTINGS.SHUTDOWNINTERVAL''. Later this change we started getting alert emails like ''Fatal error 325 occurred: Message processor shutting down
- defined maximum memory usage (900MB) exceeded. Please contact Scribe support
at support@scribesoft.com if this
problem persists''. We found this issue is a critical one as the occurrences of it is decreased but still it is persist.
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Pros
Magic Software Enterprises
  • The UI is really simple to use, you have source/destination mapping for the items.
  • The scheduler gives you a lot of options when executing the models.
  • The error handling is usually pretty good and the errors can be corrected fast.
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TIBCO Software Inc.
  • The UI is easy to navigate and map flows are intuitive and easy to build upon after some basic training. However, a user should have some basic knowledge of writing nested statements.
  • Very responsive customer support.
  • The debug feature is a great tool for troubleshooting. You can easily identify where the issue is in your flow. At each debug step, it returns the expected value, and when there isn't the expected value, you know when to modify your flow.
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Cons
Magic Software Enterprises
  • Although the scenarios may be online, the main service usually freezes and the processes can't transact any data. With a single restart of the service, the processes will be functioning again.
  • The support for more applications would be nice, even though there is a nice number of them. Most of the main applications in the market are supported.
  • The licensing for the software may be a little confusing; you can't buy individual licenses as they come in packages of four.
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Magic Software Enterprises
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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
Magic Software Enterprises
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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
Magic Software Enterprises
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TIBCO Software Inc.
We have not had any issues with TIBCO not being available when needed. I have only had to contact support less than 5 times in about 5 year time frame due to syncing issues or a problem with the agent. Support is very quick to respond as well as very helpful.
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Performance
Magic Software Enterprises
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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
Magic Software Enterprises
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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
Magic Software Enterprises
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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
Magic Software Enterprises
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TIBCO Software Inc.
really good resources
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Implementation Rating
Magic Software Enterprises
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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
Magic Software Enterprises
Honestly, we have only used and evaluated magic xpi/xpa platforms because of the recommendation of our SAP Business One main supplier, who has previously used the platform for their developments. So far, we have no regrets with the acquisition of the platform and we are very happy with its performance.
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TIBCO Software Inc.
Used TIBCO for migration of our data for our learning management system.TIBCO, succesful Content ,data migration(courses, classes, registrations, transcripts etc.) ,User migration(Internal users and Partner migration)and Report migrationIntegrations with different applications Workday,Single Sign-On,CertTracker,Okta,Partner contact sync and Questionmark is succesful.LOD: Learn on demand is a third party vendor application where all Virtual classes are delivered by the vendor application. Learning management system sends the class and registration events to learn on demand via real time web service call through TIBCO
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Scalability
Magic Software Enterprises
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TIBCO Software Inc.
We could easily add multiple agents and new systems. This had no impact on the performance. We had some issues because flows cannot be splitted and called by each other. So you have lots of flows which are the same. It would be great if this was improved. Also transferring values via variables between flows seems to be impossible. You can only use global lists with dictionaries.
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Return on Investment
Magic Software Enterprises
  • The implementation time for this kind of projects has been greatly reduced.
  • Certifying an In-House resource in the Magix xpi and xpa platforms is probably the best option, considering all of the projects that can be developed in the future without the need of an external consultant.
  • The processes that have been automatized with the Magic xpi platform helped reduce human error and the time those processes took to finish.
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TIBCO Software Inc.
  • Startup time - the quick time in which we can provision integrations means we can deliver requirements quickly, which is what our departments need
  • The online training means we can easily get users up and running without the need for the internal cost of training
  • Development time - The development that was needed to create connectors for our custom application was large
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