TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM Review

Highly stable in production and easy to use for testing and deployment

What is our primary use case?

It is used for on-premises and cloud integrations. It has a number of products for on-premises integration. 

What is most valuable?

It is the best product because of its stability. ActiveMatrix 5.x is highly stable in production, and the downtime is very low. I have worked on a lot of service projects, and the engine is very stable, robust, and scalable. The development and change requests can be pushed quickly, and the mapper activity and SSLT kind of features are also good. It is easy to do changes, testing, and deployment. 

Its deployment is very easy, and we can automate a lot of scripts for our on-premises solution. I work for an investment bank, and we have automated a lot of processes for our customers. Previously, we used to develop scripts and tools. With version 6.x, everything is moved to Maven and other things. Environment handling is done mostly through DevOps tools. As compared to Mulesoft, the deployment and configuration are very easy in TIBCO.

What needs improvement?

ActiveMatrix is in the middle field. MuleDB is more on the engineering side with Java and other things. SnapLogic is there are on the higher side with very low coding. TIBCO stays in the middle like IBM or Oracle. TIBCO can move towards IBM's way of doing. IBM has a big market and many varieties of products and good integration, which TIBCO doesn't have. It can have better integration.

TIBCO's transition to the cloud is a little slow. As compared to Dell, Boomi, and Mulesoft. TIBCO took the steps a little later.

TIBCO's ID was far better and easier to work with previously. TIBCO's 5.x ID was very good, and the development environment and the transition were easy. Version 6.5 onwards, it is a stable product, but it would be good if they can do something similar to version 5.4 with version 6. They should concentrate on this API market. It will give them the strength and the ability to grab the market back. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using ActiveMatrix since 2006.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable. It has very low downtime.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is highly scalable on-premises. In my project, we have about 30 users. For the maintenance, we have about four or five people.

How are customer service and technical support?

Fortunately, we have employees who are familiar with the product. It is not open source. Therefore, when you get a bug, you don't get much information on the internet to troubleshoot problems, like in Java, Mulesoft.

How was the initial setup?

Its deployment is very easy. It takes one to two hours for deploying the product. You only need to know the order. The configuration environment and everything else is very easy.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There are some discussions about perpetual licenses and conversions, but I'm not much familiar with them.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. It is a highly stable, robust, scalable solution.

I would rate TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM an eight out of ten.

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**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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