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Pros
"My favorite feature is the XML-based DFDL mapping, which is a tool that allows you to graphically map legacy data formats to modern data formats.""From a performance point of view, it's very good and it doesn't need very much in terms of CPU resources.""This solution is very reliable and it is easy to learn.""The solution's features are all quite useful. We use all of them.""The integration with other tools is excellent. It integrates well with batch issues.""It has the ability to be deployed without rewriting the code.""The biggest advantage of this solution is that it is very easy to learn, and very easy to build applications.""The most valuable feature is that it's robust and its time to market is very short."

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"The most valuable features are the monitoring, ease of use, and easy to understand development GUI.""TIBCO has the platform in terms of speed and ease of use.""The solution is very stable.""The most valuable feature is that it is a service-oriented architecture, SOA-based.""The most attractive and beneficial feature is the ease of development.""It is easy to develop. It has a very wide range of features. The older versions are very stable, and there are no issues with the product."

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Cons
"This solution would benefit from improvements to the configuration interface.""This product uses the PVU (Processor Value Unit) license model from IBM, and it is something that should be improved.""I would like to be able to run and install this solution on different platforms.""The user interface could be improved in a future release.""IBM could improve its connectivity.""I would like for them to make the training much easier.""One drawback that I have found is that there are issues with using the Java connector.""In terms of improvement, the UI should be more user-friendly."

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"Migration to cloud solutions or products should be made convenient, transparent, and easily understandable.""In the next release, there should be improvements made to the API manager.""If TIBCO could be able to sort the size of their base image in the Container edition, it would be really marvelous. Right now it's around 299 MB. We'd really want it to reduce to a few MBs.""Our version does not have cloud capabilities.""The stability of their latest version is not on par with their classic version 5.X.""The intermediate version that we are using has stability issues. These stability issues should be resolved, but it seems like TIBCO is not focusing on resolving these issues. The resolution timelines are quite high even for high-priority incidents. Its price should be lower. Its licensing cost is considerably high as compared to other ESBs."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Our licensing is based on a five-year contract, and as far as I know, there are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fee.""The price of this product could be lower.""The solution requires a license and is very expensive here in India.""The pricing could be improved to make it more competitive.""The price of the license could be cheaper.""The maintenance and support of the product are very expensive."

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"The licensing cost is a challenge for quite a few customers.""The price is on the higher side. For the same price, if I go to the previous version, I would have got a lot more capacity with similar kinds of features.""Its licensing cost is considerably high as compared to other ESBs."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The stability is mostly pretty good.
Top Answer: There are experiences we have on the application, such as latency issues. There are no inherent components for you to throttle and measure the velocity of transactions. For that, you have to get a… more »
Top Answer: It is easy to develop. It has a very wide range of features. The older versions are very stable, and there are no issues with the product.
Top Answer: Its licensing cost is considerably high as compared to other ESBs.
Top Answer: The intermediate version that we are using has stability issues. These stability issues should be resolved, but it seems like TIBCO is not focusing on resolving these issues. The resolution timelines… more »
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IBM WebSphere ESB
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Overview
IBM Integration Bus is an enterprise integration engine that offers a fast, simple way for systems and applications to communicate with each other. As a result, it can help you achieve business value, reduce IT complexity and save money.
TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus is a platform for developing, deploying, and managing applications that conform to a service-oriented architecture. TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus is a lightweight enterprise service bus that helps organizations bridge the mediation gap in their SOA infrastructure. It reduces complexity and increases flexibility and reuse by replacing hard-coded service dependencies with configuration, and can be used to onboard services from a third-party environment or a TIBCO-based infrastructure. TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus provides service mediation capabilities to the TIBCO ActiveMatrix SOA platform. Service mediation allows you to adapt to changing requirements for developing mediation flows.
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Sample Customers
Salesbox, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Road Buddy, Swiss Federal Railways, Electricity Supply Board, The Hartree Centre, ESB Networks
Colonial Life, CTBC Bank, New World Mobility, QUALCOMM, Swisscom Mobile, T-Mobile USA, Tata Teleservices, Telecom Italia
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm50%
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider8%
Government4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm8%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm11%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise66%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise88%
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise75%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Integration Bus vs. TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
511,773 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM Integration Bus is ranked 3rd in ESB with 25 reviews while TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus is ranked 6th in ESB with 6 reviews. IBM Integration Bus is rated 7.6, while TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of IBM Integration Bus writes "A GUI that greatly simplifies data transformation and application developmet, but it is difficult to configure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus writes "Easy to use, performs well, and it's the best platform in terms of speed". IBM Integration Bus is most compared with Mule ESB, IBM WebSphere Message Broker, Oracle Service Bus, Red Hat Fuse and WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, whereas TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus is most compared with Mule ESB, Red Hat Fuse, Oracle Service Bus, webMethods Integration Server and IBM DataPower Gateway. See our IBM Integration Bus vs. TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus report.

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