Tibco BW is relatively a very good product for implementing the Enterprise/Corporate level backend data processing
yixiang Shan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated December 05, 2019

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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Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

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.
  • All departments using Tibco BusinessWorks are well aligned, which positively improves the streamlining of the full solution stack.
  • The license cost is quite high, which negatively impacts the budget negotiation for future projects.
  • we use TIBCO Cloud integration to integrate the old on-premises (our own data centers) applications with the newly deployed in the Cloud applications
  • As we are using many Cloud Providers for different projects and department, we are using the Tibco Cloud Integration to connect those applications seamlessly to form one complete solution
200 - Cross multiple business domains which includes revenue, logistics, service monitoring, planning and engineering, sorting and transportation
As we are using TIBCO EMS as our JMS provider, TIBCO SpotFire as our BI tools, it is, of course, better to use TIBCO BusinessWorks. Plus we are very satisfied with the performance and stability of the Tibco product
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Vendor Reputation
  • Existing Relationship with the Vendor
Performance and stability are the key important factor for our business
  • We use Tibco BW majorly as our back-end ( information distribution hub ), but we also use the Tibco BW to build some SOAP based web services to translate the "message event" based data to kind of "service" which can be more easily consumed by our internal applications
  • In-person training
  • Self-taught
TIBCO's training materials are quite not open, it is very hard to google some useful tips, as our company bought the official enterprise license from Tibco, we got some in-person training organize, but only that is not sufficient to master it, so self-taught and knowledge sharing across the teams and members are the most important for us
Apparently, the TIBOC Cloud Integration is very user friendly, its data mapping function is very powerful while with not so steep learning curve. We can easily start building our solution in a kind of intuitive way and work handing over to colleagues now becomes much easier and strait forward. The easy to deploy feature also enables us quickly roll out our latest features into the production environment
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.

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Feature Ratings

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

Using TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

50 - Senior/Professional IT developers or Vendor IT developers, most of them are mastering the Java as well as the JMS, some of them have in-depth understanding of RDBMS and script language (JS for example).

Senior Business Analyst and Operational Researcher, with knowledge of Oracle database and BI background
  • we want to expand our domain and see how the TIBCO BW and BE can be more integrated with our open source based technical stack, including the NoSQL database, the in memory data grid (not Tibco Active Space), and Kafka like distributed messaging system, Tibco has its own strength but also his weakness, we want discover more options
The TIBCO Cloud Integration is a very good product, easy to use makes our productivity increased, it performed well in our production environment even under some extreme situation and it is very stable, so our maintenance cost can be saved

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Support

We got some technical issues regarding some strange behavior of Mail function/component of Tibco BW, we have escalated to TIBCO BW support, although finally the patch solution is provided but it takes relatively long time, considering our industry nature as "express", the speed of providing us the necessary solution doesn't match our expectation

Integrating TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

Tibco's build-in integration API or features are not too open which caused a lot of issues for us, to better benefit some new technology which is based on the distributed computation concept (Cassandra, Hadoop, Kafka for example)
  • We integrated TIBCO BW with TIBCO BE, TIBCO Active Space, TIBCO EMS, Oracle DB
  • We want to discover more how Tibco BW can be integrated with a lot open source based solutions
TIBCO integration with TIBCO its own product family ,while with other open products and technology, it is not so transparent and the way of integration is quite hard i have to say.