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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
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.
I do not see any problems. As i said in the some questions ago, I should consider to improve the 'unit test' part.
TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "Ease of use Integration Process"
- 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.
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
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
TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "TIBCO during age of technology disruption"
- 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
TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "TIBCO BusinessWorks, a very powerfull solution in SOA area"
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
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
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.
TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "TIBCO BW : The rolls royce of integration solutions"
- 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
TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe): "Interconnect everything fast and accurate"
- 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.
TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe): "Tibco BW is relatively a very good product for implementing the Enterprise/Corporate level backend data processing"
- 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.
- 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
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
TIBCO also provides tools like RTView to provide real-time monitoring and interrogate components within the TIBCO project that have performance degradation.
Nowadays we also enjoy the benefits of Businessworks 6 Container Edition on our cloud environments.
Complex processing and multi source data integration.
The different available plug-ins allows to a plethora of integrations, albeit many of them require licensing.
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.
But not suitable for: Batch transaction and Offline Data
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.
TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "Making an Impact on FedEx Business Analytics"
- 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 not use BusinessWorks for creating a web application.
- 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.
TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "Fast & Easy Floating in the Cloud."
- 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.
TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "Good product with few areas of improvement"
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.
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.
TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "TIBCO BusinessWorks is great middleware"
- 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
TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "TIBCO BusinessWorks: the easy way to add an ESB to your company!"
TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "A full featured tool of yesterday; lacking in automation, testing and support."
- 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.
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.
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.
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
It may not be suitable in situations where the data volume is very large.
TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "Highly capable but needs easier user workflow/GUI"
- 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
TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Review: "TIBCO Cloud Integration is the best business decision!"
- 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
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