Steven LienSolution Consulting Director at PCCW
Anonymous UserTechnical Enterprise Architect at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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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