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https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/Ji/QU/592HM8F7THI8.JPEGTIBCO Good SW easy to useWe have a specilized unit with deep knowledge of the whole Tibco's Suite. We use it to implement mostly the middleware/Integration layer of the clients IT infrastructure.,The strength of Tibco is that it can be easly used by someone who never wrote a line of code. Obviously everything you do with BusinessWorks you can do with Java, but having a Software that can make invisible most of the problems of OOP and can be used just with drag and drop make it easier to teach. I think that for SOA Services is one of the best Integration SW. It can easly handle every kind of comunication. There are many plugins, one for every needs.,I think that it should better implement a test suite. Maybe someting for UnitTest Make the IDE (BW Studio) more customizable,7,Online training In-person training Self-taught,I cannot answer because my role do not include review of business objectives,Yes for sure Tibco visual mode is very useful and speed up every integration develop. Comparing it with other technologies it is much better and easy to use. The only problem is that sometimes, to avoid some bugs or some features that are not implemented yet, we should use java or other sw as workaround. Instead it could be better to have the possibilities of customize the sw under tibco itself.,It is the easiest to use. I've tried many WSO2, JBoss Fuse, Software AG. Nothing compared to TIBCO. Off course for a programmer used to write tons of line code, have it substituted with palettes and datamapping can be difficult to accept at the begin. But what I use to say is: A good programmer will create good Tibco SW if he forget that is not writing code but continue to apply every practice he learned in programming.,The integration test are very easy to perform. I do not see any problems. As i said in the some questions ago, I should consider to improve the 'unit test' part.,Ease of use Integration ProcessIn our organization, my team manages TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks for many years for a good number of integration projects. It allows you to quickly and easily connect applications, with reliability and scalability. Our integration platform is made up of thousands of processes of every kind type (eg. finance, banking, assurance, energy, doc manage, etc..). We are also responsible for maintenance and updates. If the integration platform is easy to use, The project will be more scalable.,Ease of use—Integration activities Short deployment Processes Scalability and extensibility of Projects Drag-and-drop graphical development environment,Energy and Utilities area: we faced situations to respond an increasing demand, and through TIBCO BusinessWorks we reduced costs and job time. Bank Area: through TIBCO BusinessWorks we connected and unified banking business processes across applications and data sources. Finance Area: The integration project was ready to go to production within a realistic timeframe and deploying from development to a running project went smoothly.,8,In-person training Self-taught,Scalability and extensibility Reduced Development Timing,The drag-and-drop graphical development environment saves us time and resources. It is more efficient not only for the development, but also to fix bugs that were developed years ago. This feature does not make you lose lines and lines of code. Business Process Design helps you to understand and remember how a process is working. With activities added to the process you can access data from an adapter service, manipulate the data, and send the data elsewhere. Examples include sending email, querying a database, or adding content to a file.,As data flows through your business process, different activities require different components of the data. On the Input tab of each activity, TIBCO Designer displays the available process data and the activity’s input represented as schema trees. • The process data is the list of available data items within the process at the point where the activity is located (an activity has access to all output data from any activity that is executed before it in the process definition). • The activity input is the list of input values that are required or optional for the activity. For each activity, you map the process data to the activity input.,Once the process definition is complete, you can perform preliminary testing from TIBCO Designer. In test mode, a TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks engine is started to perform the processing specified in the process definition. The testing environment allows you to step through your process models and find sources of errors. The testing environment displays the running process definitions and highlights the currently executing activity.,,easy way to develop easy way to fix process analyze and support better develop and analyst,some way to test simulation with parameters debug way,7,SOAP Web Service Oracle and Postgres DataBase Java Application TIBCO Business Process Model,7TIBCO BusinessWorks ReviewIn my current organization, we are using TIBCO BusinessWorks to integrate wide variety of applications like CRM,Mainframes, ERP, Databases, etc.It addresses application integration, data exchange,data transformation, master data synchronization problems and also acts as mediation layer between business layer and events transformation layer. All applications across the organization interact in one or other way with the TIBCO BusinessWorks applications created and deployed currently.,Ease of development, drag and drop approach helps even a beginner to get up to speed quickly and develop integration workflows Due to zero coding approach, developers are not required to learn any programming language in particular A wide variety of ready made connectors/adapters are available from TIBCO to integrate and connect with other applications and systems like Sibel, SAP, Salesforce, databases, mainframes, etc. Clear demarcation between application development and deployment activities, concepts and architecture Support for SOAP and REST based web services creation ,invocation and consumption High performance at run time,The new TIBCO BusinessWorks series 6.x does not have a simple IDE like TIBCO BusinessWorks 5.x series, the new IDE based on eclipse can be made more user friendly The new TIBCO BusinessWorks does not have as clear and simple demarcation between development,deployment,run time components when compared to 5,x series, this part can be improved More samples and variety of examples depicting real world scenarios can be included to get a better understanding of all concepts,10,High positive impact High Return on Investment Long term cost benefits,Time to market is very quick and one of the fastest when compared to other integration technologies. Zero coding approach, drag and drop approach for creating workflows, testing and debugging capabilities in IDE, high availability and fault tolerance deployment capability for applications, horizontal and vertical scaling capability, high runtime performance over very long periods makes it the best Integration framework.,Data Mapping and Data transformation capabilities are very good and cater to all requirements and scenarios which arise in real world problems,No difficulty, can be easily tested within the development IDE using just few clicks,Mule ESB,For integration with third party vendor's APIs API lifecycle management Integration with cloud native applications,Hosting APIs and microservices on cloud Containerization of applications Business to business integration,9,Salesforce SAP Oracle database IBM MQ Apache Kafka Apache Cassandra,10,250,150,Parcels tracking Suppliers and vendors systems integration RESTful APIs development,9,TIBCO Enterprise Message ServiceTIBCO during age of technology disruptionHaving used TIBCO BusinessWorks as a developer, bug fixer, application support professional, designer, analyst for several implementations in Logistics, Transport, Telecom, Energy & Utilities, Malpractice & Insurance domain, I can bet it's one of best No Code Platforms in the current IT landscape where code management, maintenance and deployment are painful to maintain.,REST/JSON and SOAP support JMS compliance is excellent Less development time if design is well thought out and addressed well for use case,Better integrated testing support CI support is progressing well and needs to be made more flexible and easy to integrate,9,Less number of developers required with respect to any other technology Low code maintenance,TIBCO BusinessWorks is very stable and provides a lot of flexibility to developers compared to other integration technologies which need a lot of code management.,They are quite simpler and state forward to map visually compared to other integration products,It can be integrated well SOAPUI (JMS Hermes). Newer version 6.x has better testing support but can be improved. There's a trade off in new version 6.x vs 5.x for designer based testing during compile time.,Webmethods, Intellio and Mulesoft,Integration with open source tooling for load balancing, high availability at entry points As a data migration tool Lighter layer for entry to CEP implementation Monitoring within an integration tool on small capacity resources or infrastructure,As business layer before message processing by Kafka and integration with kafka for heavy stream of messages,8,All systems in company landscape,8,Yes,During Production incident which occurred due to a hardware failure, one of their most capable staff gave us timely support and we were able to solve problem without business getting affected.,New age microservices, Rest Implementation SOA, ESB, EAI, system integration Code maintainability and ease of deployment,Business Studio is still not at its best. Studio could be better optimised like bw5, streambase Administration could be improved with better support for bwagent. Support for databases for bwagent, documentation is only specific to postgress sequel Editting source code is buggy in latest version like older bw5 version,No,7TIBCO BusinessWorks, a very powerfull solution in SOA areaTIBCO BusinessWorks 5.x is used to build the ESB of the organization. We make all kinds of integrations with backend, frontend and legacy systems. It supports different protocols, such as JMS, HTTP and SOAP, while the REST integration is available in a separated plugin.,Stability of BW 5.x Near zero-code Quick debugging,Migration to BW 6.x Some plugins (SFTP, REST) may be included SSL certificates (manually downloaded and renewed),9,Online training In-person training,High Performance Fast time to market Availability of skilled resources,Time to Market is one of the most important features of TIBCO BusinessWorks. You can provide an integration between 2 systems in no time, no matter which technology they use.,The visual mapping allows us to make complex XSLT transformation in just a drag-and-drop. It supports XPATH 1.0 and 2.0.,Time to Market High Availability of Adapters Easy to Use,API,8,SAP Salesforce ACG Database (Oracle, SQL Server, DB2),10,Not Sure,Product Reputation
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Silvio Poma profile photo
December 06, 2018

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "TIBCO Good SW easy to use"

Score 7 out of 10
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We have a specilized unit with deep knowledge of the whole Tibco's Suite.

We use it to implement mostly the middleware/Integration layer of the clients IT infrastructure.
  • The strength of Tibco is that it can be easly used by someone who never wrote a line of code. Obviously everything you do with BusinessWorks you can do with Java, but having a Software that can make invisible most of the problems of OOP and can be used just with drag and drop make it easier to teach.
  • I think that for SOA Services is one of the best Integration SW. It can easly handle every kind of comunication.
  • There are many plugins, one for every needs.
  • I think that it should better implement a test suite. Maybe someting for UnitTest
  • Make the IDE (BW Studio) more customizable
As I said, in my experience (I've tried different competitors SW) TIBCO is the best suited SW for SOA integration.

Nowaday the business is moving to a different vision of integration and it's moving from SOA to Microservices.
In this field, TIBCO still have to improve even if with the Container Edition the trend is good.
The integration test are very easy to perform.
I do not see any problems. As i said in the some questions ago, I should consider to improve the 'unit test' part.
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November 28, 2018

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "Ease of use Integration Process"

Score 8 out of 10
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In our organization, my team manages TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks for many years for a good number of integration projects. It allows you to quickly and easily connect applications, with reliability and scalability. Our integration platform is made up of thousands of processes of every kind type (eg. finance, banking, assurance, energy, doc manage, etc..). We are also responsible for maintenance and updates. If the integration platform is easy to use, The project will be more scalable.
  • Ease of use—Integration activities
  • Short deployment Processes
  • Scalability and extensibility of Projects
  • Drag-and-drop graphical development environment
  • Energy and Utilities area: we faced situations to respond an increasing demand, and through TIBCO BusinessWorks we reduced costs and job time.
  • Bank Area: through TIBCO BusinessWorks we connected and unified banking business processes across applications and data sources.
  • Finance Area: The integration project was ready to go to production within a realistic timeframe and deploying from development to a running project went smoothly.
Short deployment cycle processes are the best choice for an integration project for lots of reasons. Through TIBCO. BusinessWorks you could connect process to Database or simply Soap Request so the project will be flexible and adaptable and you can potentially adapt it to multiple activities. Of course, it is not used for long deployment running processes (see TIBCO. Active Matrix).


Once the process definition is complete, you can perform preliminary testing from TIBCO Designer. In test mode, a TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks engine is started to perform the processing specified in the process definition. The testing environment allows you to step through your process models and find sources of errors. The testing environment displays the running process definitions and highlights the currently executing activity.
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November 28, 2018

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe): "TIBCO BusinessWorks Review"

Score 10 out of 10
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In my current organization, we are using TIBCO BusinessWorks to integrate wide variety of applications like CRM,Mainframes, ERP, Databases, etc.It addresses application integration, data exchange,data transformation, master data synchronization problems and also acts as mediation layer between business layer and events transformation layer.

All applications across the organization interact in one or other way with the TIBCO BusinessWorks applications created and deployed currently.
  • Ease of development, drag and drop approach helps even a beginner to get up to speed quickly and develop integration workflows
  • Due to zero coding approach, developers are not required to learn any programming language in particular
  • A wide variety of ready made connectors/adapters are available from TIBCO to integrate and connect with other applications and systems like Sibel, SAP, Salesforce, databases, mainframes, etc.
  • Clear demarcation between application development and deployment activities, concepts and architecture
  • Support for SOAP and REST based web services creation ,invocation and consumption
  • High performance at run time
  • The new TIBCO BusinessWorks series 6.x does not have a simple IDE like TIBCO BusinessWorks 5.x series, the new IDE based on eclipse can be made more user friendly
  • The new TIBCO BusinessWorks does not have as clear and simple demarcation between development,deployment,run time components when compared to 5,x series, this part can be improved
  • More samples and variety of examples depicting real world scenarios can be included to get a better understanding of all concepts

Suited:


1. Application Integration and Data Transformation


3. Enterprise Service and SOA implementation


5. collect information from different components and analyse the data for reporting or future analysis.


6. Publication of data on demand and subscription and real time updating of data


7. As a facade to events processing layer applications


8. Microservices implementation


9. API integration


10. Cloud and Internet of Things integration

No difficulty, can be easily tested within the development IDE using just few clicks
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November 27, 2018

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "TIBCO during age of technology disruption"

Score 9 out of 10
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Having used TIBCO BusinessWorks as a developer, bug fixer, application support professional, designer, analyst for several implementations in Logistics, Transport, Telecom, Energy & Utilities, Malpractice & Insurance domain, I can bet it's one of best No Code Platforms in the current IT landscape where code management, maintenance and deployment are painful to maintain.
  • REST/JSON and SOAP support
  • JMS compliance is excellent
  • Less development time if design is well thought out and addressed well for use case
  • Better integrated testing support
  • CI support is progressing well and needs to be made more flexible and easy to integrate
More stress should be on application integration than application development.
It can be integrated well SOAPUI (JMS Hermes). Newer version 6.x has better testing support but can be improved. There's a trade off in new version 6.x vs 5.x for designer based testing during compile time.
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December 29, 2018

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "TIBCO BusinessWorks, a very powerfull solution in SOA area"

Score 9 out of 10
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TIBCO BusinessWorks 5.x is used to build the ESB of the organization. We make all kinds of integrations with backend, frontend and legacy systems. It supports different protocols, such as JMS, HTTP and SOAP, while the REST integration is available in a separated plugin.
  • Stability of BW 5.x
  • Near zero-code
  • Quick debugging
  • Migration to BW 6.x
  • Some plugins (SFTP, REST) may be included
  • SSL certificates (manually downloaded and renewed)
TIBCO BusinessWorks is well suited in every SOA scenario.
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December 03, 2018

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "BW Man"

Score 9 out of 10
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Tibco Business Work is used to build integration layers based on SOA principles.

Main scenario: Integrate internal source systems based on different technologies with SAP C4C CRM. An event based architecture was built using an In-Only pattern based on XML over JMS. Soap over http services exposed by SAP were easily consumed using the out of the box functionality of the product.
The integration layer was built defining a Canonical Data Model to reduce the number of transformations and simplify the code maintenance.
  • Easy web service development (REST & SOAP)
  • Easy mapping transformations : XML/JSON, XPATH
  • Management of run-time entities
  • Simple deployment
  • Many adapters available
  • One IDE for 3 different runtimes (On Premises, Container, Cloud)
  • Improve Business Studio stability
It's well suited for different design solutions, like :
1) Event based architectures based on XML over JMS
2) Synchronus services implementation based on SOA with SOAP
3) REST stateless rest services
4)Implementation of transformations patterns
5)Microservices development
Unit testing is very simple using the eclipse based business studio IDE.
Debugging info for each transformation, mapping, service invoked is available from the debug tab.
OSGI console is available to debug different issues and get low level informations on applications developed, like bundle,dependencies,etc...
OSGI console can be used also a runtime to debug issues with deployed applications.
Tibco enterprise administrator allow to manage runtime entities in a very simple way.
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November 29, 2018

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "TIBCO BW : The rolls royce of integration solutions"

Score 9 out of 10
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TIBCO BusinessWorks is used as an integration layer in my organization. It resolves all problems to transport data (file, ftp, Web service, API...) inside our organization or with our partners.
  • Quick developement
  • Quick deployment
  • Easy monitoring
  • Easy scaling
  • API Rest and JSON tools are not natively available in the designer V5
  • Sometimes the mapping tab presents some bugs (for example : if statement)
  • Maven cannot be used to build TIBCO BusinessWorks projects
All integration problems can be quickly and easily solved with TIBCO BusinessWorks.
In designing step, the test is very simple. But when the flows are deployed, it is so difficult to debug.
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November 28, 2018

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe): "Interconnect everything fast and accurate"

Score 9 out of 10
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TIBCO BusinessWorks is our main platform for enterprise application Integration within the logistics domain. We successfully implemented integration solutions using the ESB pattern (soapatterns.org) , supporting our core operational processes like parcel sorting. Right now we are in the process of transforming the platform into a cloud native microservices architecture which is feasible mainly due to the zero-code capabilities of the development toolkit.
  • Zero-code development. Model driven which makes it more easy to explain integration solutions to less technical stakeholders.
  • A lot of configuration options to make robust solutions. Think of fault-tolerance, loadbalancing, session pooling etc.
  • Openness so it van be integrated in your own CI/CD pipeline.
  • The (Java fat client) UI of BW5 feels outdated compared to current user interface standards. Successor BW6 is Eclipse based and allthough it's an improvement you still need to cope with the ux quirks. In the future I would like to see a webbased UI.
  • The BW process development tools heavily lean on XML and Xpath. Therefore, processing big documents isn't recommended. You need to consider this upfront.
  • Due to the ease of use of the development tools, you can build robust solutions very quickly. It would be nice if the tooling would provide optimization tips during development.
  • Docker base image of BusinessWorks Container Edition is quite big.
Well suited in environments where solving business or domain problems fast and efficiently is more important than coding a state-of-the-art technical solution. Less suited in organizations that are on a small budget.
Debugging your process flows works very nice. It doesn't kill productivity in the sense that the UI responds as expected. You need to assign enough system memory though. What I miss is a ootb unit testing capability where you can for example use assertions. Newest BWCE version has advanced its unit testing capability which can be integrated into your CI/CD pipeline which improves software quality.
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November 28, 2018

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe): "Tibco BW is relatively a very good product for implementing the Enterprise/Corporate level backend data processing"

Score 8 out of 10
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At FedEx EMEA, TIBCO BusinessWorks is used in many IT departments; it is used to address the data consuming/consolidation and distribution of the enterprise data. It is also used to build the SOAP based enterprise service. It is connected with the TIBCO EMS based enterprise messaging main bus, and it persists the transformed data into the various data sources, for example Oracle RAC, IMDG and Cassandra NoSQL.
  • The main strength of Tibco BusinessWorks is the seamless integration of development/testing/deployment.
  • The learning curve of Tibco BusinessWorks Designer is not so steep, which helps to achieve a quick to the market strategy.
  • The many levels configuration overriding possibility makes the solution flexible.
  • The RESTful + JSON support is still not too perfect.
  • The integration with the native self-developed Java modules is still lacking general framework support.
  • It's too flexible to override the configuration properties on domain/engine/process/server levels and sometimes causes project management and maintenance problems.
Back-end data transformation/enhancement and processing are the best scenarios where Tibco BusinessWorks is suited. Service development is too much of an over-kill scenario.
I would like to define the level of difficulty as medium.
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November 28, 2018

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "A land of TIBCO Masters"

Score 9 out of 10
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It is used as the primary ESB solution in the whole organization to address system integration needs. For any new project requiring integration across several systems, we use BusinessWorks to create the needed integration functionalities.
  • Tibco EMS is a very fast and robust solution to assist in processing a huge number of messages and guaranteeing a very high throughput.
  • Ease of deploying a Tibco BusinessWorks project from development to production. It is almost zero deployment time.
  • BusinessWorks designer is easy and intuitive to use.
  • low code platform and therefore much reduced time to market
  • TIBCO has a very strong innovation wing together with strong presence in the market
  • SFTP - currently TIBCO has no palette for performing SFTP operations. We have to write custom Java code which does the SFTP operations and then call the Java code from TIBCO.
  • provision for a palette for performing smpp connections
1.Creation of any web service - Tibco BusinessWorks is suitable for creating any soap/restful API

Less Appropriate scenarios:
- Calling a target service which has no properly defined soap action and has generic schema APIs- this requires a lot of XSLT transformation and calling the target API using send HTTP request palette.This is quite complex and requires quite some skill in Tibco and may not be achieved by a junior developer
Testing in TIBCO is quite simple compared to Oracle SOA. In TIBCO, you can easily trace the data flows and see where it is failing in flight. This is not possible with Oracle SOA.

TIBCO also provides tools like RTView to provide real-time monitoring and interrogate components within the TIBCO project that have performance degradation.
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November 28, 2018

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "BusinessWorks overview"

Score 9 out of 10
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We use TIBCO BusinessWorks across many business cases integrating major systems, many times with BPM applications.
Nowadays we also enjoy the benefits of Businessworks 6 Container Edition on our cloud environments.
  • Performance is awesome
  • Greatest Stability
  • Easy to migrate to higher versions
  • Cloud deployments have room to improve
Real time processing.
Complex processing and multi source data integration.
The different available plug-ins allows to a plethora of integrations, albeit many of them require licensing.
Testing and mockup is a part of the development environment, albeit you have to be careful in Production where error tracking may be not so easy.
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November 28, 2018

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "TIBCO BusinessWorks is SOLID"

Score 9 out of 10
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TIBCO BusinessWorks has been used since my current company was opened. We adopt the best practice of the industry for Telecommunication, especially from TM Forum standard. The necessity for integration is mandatory for the Telco company. Especially when we as a company must follow ESB implementation. With TIBCO BW, the company can provide the integration project ready to be used and shorten the time to market process.
The capability of this software to sync the real data across multiple network elements is one of the key factors. Another success story is the API Management feature that provides convenience for configurable parameters and eases to maintain. In terms of performance, it is proven to be powerful.
  • Powerful as per our performance measurement. Supporting for high TPS.
  • Can be running for virtualization. So we don't have any dependency on the physical server anymore and flexibility to add more capacity.
  • Coding Maintainability, it can be integrated with some plugins to provide tools for avoiding any technical defect on the fly.
  • Adding more plugins and tools for monitoring.
  • Older versions of this software should have an update to support recent integration and API technology i.e. REST and JSON.
  • It should have a flexible licensing scheme.
TIBCO BusinessWorks will be working well for System integration using SOAP or XML, for a product that has a short time to market, asynchronous flow, the transaction of high TPS traffic, and real-time transaction. The real-time transaction is most suitable using this tool.

But not suitable for: Batch transaction and Offline Data
It is very easy to create the flow for SIT and UAT test case. Also, if a bug is found, then fixes can be done faster.
The mapping details and the flow configuration are easy to be created and managed. It supports all the test cases required by the end customer.
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November 27, 2018

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "Making an Impact on FedEx Business Analytics"

Score 8 out of 10
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We use TIBCO BusinessWorks here at FedEx for enterprise monitoring and reporting of historical and real-time business performance. That statement accurately represents the BW usage in my immediate group. Other teams in my department (FedEx Services) use BW to provide services to other applications across the enterprise. Expounding on its use in my group, BW realizes our business rules. The first application I used it for, as an example, examined 13 months of raw, historical shipment data from a TeraData database. Hovering in the billions of rows worth of data, handing it straight to Spotfire was a moot point. This is where I used BW to apply business rules on and continuously aggregate the data into more condensed, meaningful Oracle tables.
  • BusinessWorks' greatest, obvious strength (to me) is the development process of, essentially, creating UML-diagram-looking processes that actually serve as your code/implementation as well.
  • Another great strength of BusinessWorks is its ability to integrate well with custom Java code or libraries. This adds tremendous amounts of flexibility to what BusinessWorks can accomplish for your application.
  • In 5.x, the test mode becomes unresponsive at times. I don't really have details on this issue, but I'm quite certain it is memory related.
I would recommend BusinessWorks if simple, rapid development is needed. A great example would be a quick job that needs to be run on a schedule.

I would not use BusinessWorks for creating a web application.
Level of difficulty is not difficult at all. I like how tests are just as easy to stand-up as the processes themselves.
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November 27, 2018

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "TIBCO Integrations"

Score 10 out of 10
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We use TIBCO BusinessWorks (BW) for providing integration solutions across legacy applications, ERP, CRM and upcoming mobile business solutions. We are also planning to enhance the data layer and REST APIs for a cloud application. TIBCO BW can help us bridge the gaps in the data layer and provide a common integration platform for internal and external applications.
  • Common Integration Platform
  • REST APIs
  • Consolidated Data Layer
  • Data Feed to Analytics
  • Streamlined data access
  • Development should be more intuitive
  • IDE can be improved
Well suited for integrations with multiple data silos, indifferent technology platforms and hybrid environments.
Testing is less painful compared to standard .net solutions
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February 11, 2019

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "TIBCO in Medical Data World"

Score 8 out of 10
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Here at PAREXEL, TIBCO Cloud Integration is used to ensure the seamless connection between in house and 3rd party products. Utilizing the vast array of features allows not only solid security but also ensures fast data transfers. Data manipulation and seamless transfer are key and TIBCO Cloud Integration allows this.
  • Analytics - vast array of information shown in a meaningful way.
  • Data Management - exceptional methods used.
  • Data Visualization - utilized with analytics in a smart way.
  • UI Admin Console - I feel this can be made more intuitive to speed up internal training.
Well suited for real-time data, event-driven integration. Less suited personally for batch bulk integration.
Our corporate testing strategies incorporate full e2e and the logging and traceability of TIBCO help a great deal here.
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May 02, 2019

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "Fast & Easy Floating in the Cloud."

Score 8 out of 10
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We are using Scribe to integrate 3 key platforms within our organization: Dynamics CRM, Fin Ops, and a Transportation Management/logistics suite of applications. Integration is being used by the whole organization to synchronize data that is crucial to eliminate re-keying and eliminate paper. Scribe has been crucial in providing an easy and quick way to creating the ETL processes we need.
  • Quick and easy data migrations: Scribe maps are easy for a non-developer types and developers alike to quickly created maps for data migrations and imports.
  • Logical path construction : The blocks allow business logic to be easily identified.
  • Change Control: Scribe allows for copying maps, moving maps and switching environments.
  • Debugging : Debugging is easy and detailed.
  • Sometimes it is buggy. Certain quirks can be frustrating.
  • Adapters are limited in certain scenarios.
  • Tech support can be slow to respond.
Well Suited for Data Migrations and Integrations. Not Well Suited for Super complex integrations for systems that don't have pre-built adapters.
The debugging process seems to give very detail return information at every step (block) and is much more informational that SSIS.
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November 28, 2018

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "Good product with few areas of improvement"

Score 10 out of 10
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TIBCO BusinessWorks is used at the project account level in the organization I am working in. With TIBCO BusinessWorks, integrating various applications is easy. Also, it helps reduce rework whenever an integrated application gets upgraded or modified.

Development and maintenance work are much easier when compared to integrations made with programming languages like Java. Even people with average skills can understand this tool within one month. I recommend every organization use TIBCO for integration when the main concern is quick development.
  • User-friendly Tool
  • Implementing new business functionality with TIBCO is quick when compared to java
  • Easy maintenance
  • Secure
  • Additional custom activities like word search and replace
Appropriate for integrating applications like mainframe and SharePoint( Webservice).

Inappropriate for data flow via a GUI, where the request flows through an ESB that fetches info from a DB. Because I see some organization uses TIBCO BusinessWorks for reconciliation portal implementation, where BusinessWorks is not the best choice.
While doing unit testing at designer level, if provision to generate automated reports is provided, it helps significantly.
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November 27, 2018

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "BW from prem to cloud"

Score 10 out of 10
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BusinessWorks is a must for every integration scenario. Being cloud native makes it ideal for on-premises (Business Works 6), on cloud (TIBCO Cloud Integration) or hybrid architectures (Business Works Container Edition).
  • API Implementation
  • Seamless XML/JSON mappings
  • Large set of connectors
  • It would be great to have application templates to further speed-up prototyping and standardized developments
Very well suited for APIs, WebServices orchestration, mapping, enrichment. It also has nice monitoring capabilities.
Testing goes from internal testing via JUnit, not endpoint testing via JMeter or SOAPUI. But don’t forget that you may not need any of those. BW6 provides an automatic testing facility via swagger.io.
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November 27, 2018

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "TIBCO BusinessWorks is great middleware"

Score 9 out of 10
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TIBCO BusinessWorks is used as a middleware between components of the information system. It's being used by our development department to provide the solutions for our clients with complex information system architectures. So, we develop some web services as per as the requirements, and we deploy its in their environment and provide support.
  • Transform Data (Mapping)
  • Ensure the routing
  • It's used for joining some systems or applications developed on different technologies
  • Systems integration
  • SOA Implementation
  • Service quality
  • Transparency of process
  • Maintainability
it is very easy to use and fast. From the designer where it's developed, and then the deployment in administration, every thing is so easy and fast.
Currently we use out-of-the-box designer testing features to do the unit test by the developers. Sometimes, we use SOAP UI for the system testing purpose as well. And in integration testing and performance testing, LISA is being used along with other testing software. I can't determine if there is any testing tool with which BW can't be tested.
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December 13, 2018

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "TIBCO BusinessWorks: the easy way to add an ESB to your company!"

Score 7 out of 10
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TIBCO BusinessWorks is used by my company for the Enterprise Service Bus architecture. It is useful to orchestrate different kinds of services between different systems. In this way the architecture of the bus is very simple and it can be easily scalable to add other services and new development.
  • Developing Web Services
  • Map different flows
  • development simplicity
  • Settings of external variable in service palette
  • Limited use in big companies
  • Resolution of bugs
TIBCO BusinessWorks is well suited for a company that must integrate different services and make it easy, which is possible only using a Enterprise Service Bus. The scenarios where it is less appropriate is when dealing with business processes, and in that case we suggest to use TIBCO BPM.
TIBCO BusinessWorks contains a testing suite that allows testing the development flow in debug mode. It is also easy to connect with external systems like databases or FTP servers in testing mode. Local administration allows deployment of the applications to discover potential errors or bugs.
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December 06, 2018

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "A full featured tool of yesterday; lacking in automation, testing and support."

Score 3 out of 10
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TIBCO BusinessWorks is being used to integrate a wide variety of tools across all of our units of business.
  • Ease of connecting platforms that use different communication methods.
  • Quick to learn designer interface.
  • Resilience of business data through the use of JMS.
  • Limited support for continuous integration and automated deployment tools.
  • Very limited options for integration testing.
  • The designer tool has a very poor user experience. Lots of basic functionalities that I've come to expect when using tools in the Windows ecosystem are missing.
  • A number of bugs and error codes require reaching out to TIBCO Support due to the limited availability of documentation.
TIBCO BusinessWors is definitely well suited where you need the ability to provide a large number of solutions quickly, which is largely due to the ease of developing with its interface. It provides you a very high level to development and operations. Where it is less appropriate is when you are using a wide range of open source tools, including most continuous integration and automated development tools.
Regrettably, TIBCO BusinessWorks does not offer many options in terms of testing. We use TIBUnit for automated testing, and SmartBear's ReadyAPI for simulating SOAP / REST calls. The tester interface is a nice to have when watching the flow of data through when testing / troubleshooting, but that requires taking the application off the Server and running it locally; more of a reactive approach. When developing code in other platforms it feels as though the IDE's were developed with testing as a core functionality in mind. With TIBCO BusinessWorks, it feels more like an afterthought.
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December 03, 2018

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "Live fast with BusinessWorks"

Score 5 out of 10
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It is used by a department for manufacturing electronic system. It keeps separate logic from implementation, making it easy for application to call services. Logging and centralization let us easily detect problems.

We use TIBCO Rendezvous protocol behind BusinessWorks

For example, we use a service to retrieve data between different systems and though different protocols (FTP, shell script...) making all transparent to clients.


  • Abstraction of logic
  • Robustness (very high)
  • Good maintainance
  • Versatility
  • Usability of GUI (too many settings in too many places)
  • Slow management interface
  • Difficult to learn

Appropriate when you need to highly monitor the service you do, or when you do not have rights or code for some parts of the service.

Good for big applications and for selling your service to customers, not to use for small web applications, the effort is not worth it. Now there are plenty of cheaper alternatives.

Testing integration flows is not so easy to do, the graphical user interface is quite complex. But once you have managed it, the testing is very fast and robust.
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November 28, 2018

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "TIBCO user"

Score 8 out of 10
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TIBCO BusinessWorks is being used by a department of the organization, in particular the integration team.

TIBCO BusinessWorks addresses the need to create new platforms for external organizations.

In particular: Energy & Oil companies, or banks, or retail, to create a new integration between external systems, creating new useful applications for the users of the company we are consulting for.

  • It is immediate thanks to the graphical interface
  • Very useful for creating web services
  • You can integrate many systems between them
  • It can integrate cloud systems
  • It should be more stable
  • It should also be an open source version
  • It should incorporate test data management, such as queues or database
  • Add more plugins
TIBCO BusinessWorks is an excellent tool for integrating various systems, allowing data transmission, transformation and transcoding, even at high speeds.
It may not be suitable in situations where the data volume is very large.
There is less difficulty in testing integration flows created in TIBCO BusinessWorks because it is possible to create test messages quickly to verify the correct function of the flow
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November 27, 2018

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "Highly capable but needs easier user workflow/GUI"

Score 8 out of 10
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TIBCO BusinessWorks is currently being used by technical analysts within the organization mainly as component of a larger solution architecture offered to customers.
  • Interfaces with many data sources and inputs that are available in the industry
  • Able to handle real time data quickly
  • Interfaces with other TIBCO products well e.g. TIBCO Enterprise Messaging Service.
  • The existing GUI is a little old and needs a refresh
  • The current workflow is drag and drop, but extra configurations are kept within menus that mimic Eclipse's workflow i.e. hidden and not easy to access. This workflow is not user friendly.
  • For a very capable product, the user manual is very well documented. However a quick start video guide would be highly beneficial for most companies these days.
  • High cost relative to other products
Well suited for large scale solutions where high volume mission critical data exists and interfacing with other existing TIBCO products is required. Not suitable for smaller scale solutions that have few inputs and the data ingestion rate is low.
Testing integration flows in BusinessWorks is comprehensive and the error logs were as comprehensive and allowed easy debugging.
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November 24, 2018

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "TIBCO Cloud Integration is the best business decision!"

Score 10 out of 10
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TIBCO Scribe Online is being used to integrate with systems of record for human services. We have a web application that is a nice user interface but needs client data, which Scribe Online is used to pull and push that information from the client's system to ours. The business problem of not having enough time to spend with clients is handled.
  • User interface is excellent, easy to manage
  • Integration, easy to add options
  • Reliability, always online
  • Functions, could have more functions in transitions
  • Slowness, Scribe Online slows down too often
  • Timely, Connector approvals take time
Well suited for integrations with an external system of record like a state client system that is housed in SQL or Oracle. A scenario where it is less appropriate may be to replace a already useful UI with another UI to do twice the work. More times than none, it's well suited.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pre-built connectors (9)
7.5
Connector modification (8)
7.1
Support for real-time and batch integration (10)
7.3
Data quality services (6)
7.1
Data security features (7)
6.7
Monitoring console (9)
6.5

About TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

TIBCO Cloud™ Integration is an enterprise iPaaS platform. It offers capabilities matching users of various skill levels, so that they can connect cloud apps, build hybrid integration flows across on-premises systems, and develop microservices and IoT edge applications. It takes a drag-and-drop and API-led design approach, and has a deploy-anywhere model. The vendor's goal is to help users get their apps connected more quickly and easily.

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Features

Cloud Data Integration Features
Has featurePre-built connectors
Does not have featureConnector modification
Has featureSupport for real-time and batch integration
Does not have featureData quality services
Does not have featureData security features
Has featureMonitoring console
Additional Features
Has featureZero Code Graphical Designer
Has featureContainer and PaaS Support
Has featureEnterprise Scale

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TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Competitors

Dell Boomi, Mulesoft, IBM

Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?Optional
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
BasicStarting from $400 per month, billed annuallynumber of connections
StandardStarting from $1,500 per month, billed annuallynumber of connections; includes additional functionality

For more details, see https://www.tibco.com/products/cloud-integration/pricing-plans

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Support Options

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TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:Global
Supported Languages: English