Interconnect everything fast and accurate
Joshua Moesa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated December 10, 2019

Interconnect everything fast and accurate

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

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 maturing our cloud native architecture. We're mainly looking at how to realize the cost benefits of migrating to the cloud.
  • 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, circuit breaking, session pooling etc.
  • Openness so it can be integrated in your own CI/CD pipelines and monitoring solutions.
  • The (Java fat client) UI of BW5 feels outdated compared to current user interface standards. Successor BW6/BWCE 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 (using AI) during development.
  • Docker base image of BusinessWorks Container Edition is quite big. Allthough latest version has adressed this.
  • Less opex cost
  • Less development cost
  • Initial investment is quite high. You need to have solid SOA governance in place to earn it back.
  • Allthough the platform is "open", you need to take into account that considerable effort goes into automation (CI/CD). You need to have solid DevOps practises in place.
  • Data Transformation
  • Transport bridging
20 - The platform team is responsible for the infrastructure layer. The development team talks to the business owners (internal clients) and builds solutions that solve integration challenges.
Aspects that helped with decision making: TIBCO support, ease of use, vision on integration, customer references. Also tha ability to understand challenges that customers are facing and the speed of realizing enhancements and fixes to the software.
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Vendor Reputation
  • Existing Relationship with the Vendor
  • Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor
Product Features.
  • Scaling with ease
  • Use opentracing for distributed tracing
  • In-person training
  • Self-taught
The platform has a lot of capabilities and can be overwhelming at first to learn. The official training is structured and has a low learning curve. Which is good because it helps you to understand the capabilities veryquick. The training books are very suitable as reference material afterwards.
We're able to build applications in a cloud native manner. With this I mean that we're scalable, fault tolerant and observable.
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. The container edition also needs a lot of other tools to be really operational like logging and monitoring solutions.

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Feature Ratings

Pre-built connectors
8
Support for real-time and batch integration
8
Monitoring console
7

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Support

ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
Yes - We use TIBCO as a mission critical solution within our IT eco system.
Overall, support from TIBCO is good. The latest releases of version 5 are very stable so no real big issues encountered there. Currently we're in the process of implementing solutions with Container Edition (BWCE). Also no big issues encountered yet.