A land of TIBCO Masters
Alex Kipkirui | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated July 30, 2019

A land of TIBCO Masters

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

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
  • With Tibco container edition,we can easily build cloud native integrations and take advantage of micro service architecture
  • 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
  • The ROI has been positive as during major transformations, we have been required to only modify the TIBCO layer when the southbound interfaces change and therefore not necessitating change in the northbound APIs.
  • System integration
  • Order Management and orchestration
  • Process automation
1000 - Customer operations,Finance,consumer and enterprise customer sales
I have used Oracle SOA and it is extremely complex to develop in it, set up the environment for deploying and managing the environment in production.

TIBCO is quite straightforward to set up and also learn how to develop.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Vendor Reputation
  • Existing Relationship with the Vendor
Product Features
Tibco has a very good number of out of box capabilities which make system integration quite straightforward.Supporting tibco applications is also very simple and troubleshooting whenever there is an issue is not a nightmare.With monitoring tools like RTView ,our support team is now more proactive
  • Building interfaces to mobile money system and a promo framework for offering customers daily telco products.The revenue we have earned is massive
  • Online training
  • In-person training
  • Self-taught
The skillset gap for our new developers was bridged by the training we received and also being able to discover new capabilities exposed by Tibco that we previously were not aware of
It has enabled me to deliver complex integrations to the organization without writing lots of lines of code and also support critical integrations that move a lot of millions
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

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Feature Ratings

Pre-built connectors
10
Support for real-time and batch integration
10
Monitoring console
10

Using TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

3 - -Computer science/engineering graduate
-Database administration skills
-Knowledge of programming constructs
-webservices basics knowledge
  • Complete roll out for Tibco FOS solution for order management and orchestration

Evaluating TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) and Competitors

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe) Support

The fact that I am able to get proper technical support from tibco psg group and also I like the fact that Tibco support always organize a conference call for critical tickets.The conference call always fix the issues on first contact with the customer
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
None
There is this time I needed to add two machines in different subnets to the same domain.I struggled for hours and then I raised a ticket with tibco support.The support guy created a conference call and I joined and we started troubleshooting the issue and noted that the reason I could not add the machine in a different subnet was because the rvd processes in both machines could not communicate.He sent me the settings to apply and on applying the same,I was able to have the 2 machines in the same domain within half an hour of concluding the support call

Using TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

BW designer is very intuitive to use and also documentation available in tibco site is very easy to understand and apply when developing integration applications using tibco businessworks
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
None
  • deployment
  • set up monitoring rules using hawk
  • XSLT transformation

Integrating TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

Easy to use and configure palettes
  • Billing,CRM,Mobile money,the list is endless
Tibco was used to expose north bound APIs to be called by both self service channels and human assisted channels.Most integrations were pretty straightforward apart from the ones that required Mutual TLS implementation and XSLT transformation
  • New retail management system
Yes they do and they are more than happy to support integration to tibco
  • File import/export
  • API (e.g. SOAP or REST)
Integration to NoSQL database like cassandra and other message brokers like apache kafka
It is the best integration tool that I have come across so far