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"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.""The technology is really easy to learn."

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"All of the components are very independent but are tied together to give the business value.""The most valuable feature is stability.""The tool is very powerful and user-friendly.""The solution has a very comprehensive and versatile set of connectors. I've been able to utilize it for multiple, different mechanisms. We do a lot of SaaS and we do have IoT devices and the solution is comprehensive in those areas.""One [of the most valuable features] is the webMethods Designer. That helps our developers develop on their own. It's very intuitive for design. It helps our developers to speed the development of services for the integrations.""Application integrations are offered out-of-the-box, and that is extremely important to us. This is one of the main use cases that we have for it. It is about 60 to 70 percent of the workload in our application today.""The comprehensiveness and depth of Integration Servers' connectors to packaged apps and custom apps is unlimited. They have a connector for everything. If they don't, you can build it yourself. Or oftentimes, if there is value for other customers as well, you can talk with webMethods about creating a new adapter for you.""The ease of mapping... is the single largest feature. It gives us the ability to craft anything. A lot of single-purpose technologies, like Mirth, are good for healthcare messages, but we use webMethods not only for healthcare messages but for other business-related purposes, like integrations to Salesforce or integrations to Office 365. It's multi-purpose nature is very strong."

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"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.""Issues with the support, the fees, and the termination of the professional services are reasons we are looking for other solutions."

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"The price should be reduced to make it more affordable.""Technical support is an area where they can improve.""I would like to have a dashboard where I can see all of the communication between components and the configuration.""The logging capability has room for improvement. That way, we could keep a history of all the transactions. It would be helpful to be able to get to that without having to build a standalone solution to do so.""The solution has big instances when deployed under microservices or in a containerized platform. They need to improve that so that it is competitive with other integration solutions, like Redis and Kafka. Deployments under microservices with those solutions are much more lightweight, in the size of the runtime itself, compared with Software AG.""Upgrades are complex. They typically take about five months from start to finish. There are many packages that plug into webMethods Integration Server, which is the central point for a vast majority of the transactions at my organization. Anytime we are upgrading that, there are complexities within each component that we must understand. That makes any upgrade very cumbersome and complicated. That has been my experience at this company. Because there are many different business units that we are touching, there are so many different components that we are touching. The amount of READMEs that you have to go through takes some time.""It would be nice if they had a change management system offering. We built our own deployer application because the one built into webMethods couldn't enforce change management rules. Integration into a change management system, along with the version control system, would be a good offering; it's something that they're lacking.""I'd like to see the admin portal for managing the integration server go up a level, to have more capabilities and to be given a more modern web interface."

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"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.""The biggest issue disadvantage of TIBCO is that it is expensive."

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"The pricing and licensing costs for webMethods are very high, which is the only reason that we might switch to another product.""The vendor is flexible with respect to pricing.""This is an expensive product and we may replace it with something more reasonably priced.""It's a good deal for the money that we pay.""Currently, the licensing solution for this product is pretty straightforward. The way that Software AG has moved in their licensing agreements is very understandable. It is very easy for you to see where things land. Like most vendors today, they are transaction based. Therefore, just having a good understanding of how many transactions that you are doing a year would be very wise. Luckily, there are opportunities to work with the vendor to get a good understanding of how many transactions you have and what is the right limit for you to fall under.""Pricing is the number-one downfall. It's too expensive. They could make more money by dropping the price in half and getting more customers. It's the best product there is, but it's too expensive.""I do think webMethods is coming under increasing pressure when it comes to their price-to-feature value proposition. It's probably the single biggest strategic risk they have. They're very expensive in their industry. They've been raising the price recently, especially when compared with their competitors.""The price is a little bit high, especially regarding their support."

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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 »
Top Answer: It's a visual tool, so our transformations can be quickly implemented without a lot of fuss. The fact that we have an easy way to expose REST services is also very interesting. It offers the… more »
Top Answer: I don't think webMethods is the cheapest but I think the quality is worth it. But it's not cheap. We're satisfied with our choice and the price is not a reason to look for something else.
Top Answer: In terms of improvement, it would be better if it adapted quicker to open standards. It took a while for API specification before the last version was available. The spec of version two was rather… more »
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Overview
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.

The award-winning webMethods Integration Server, our Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), is a complete enterprise application integration solution. It's standards-based so it "speaks" any technology. You can integrate any technology from any vendor: ERP systems, databases, mainframes and legacy apps. SaaS platforms, Web services, JMS messaging systems and packaged apps.

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Colonial Life, CTBC Bank, New World Mobility, QUALCOMM, Swisscom Mobile, T-Mobile USA, Tata Teleservices, Telecom Italia
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm10%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
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Manufacturing Company19%
Energy/Utilities Company14%
Insurance Company14%
Computer Software Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider15%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise78%
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Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise79%
Find out what your peers are saying about TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus vs. webMethods Integration Server and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
534,468 professionals have used our research since 2012.

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus is ranked 5th in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with 6 reviews while webMethods Integration Server is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) with 11 reviews. TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus is rated 8.4, while webMethods Integration Server is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus writes "Easy to use, performs well, and it's the best platform in terms of speed". On the other hand, the top reviewer of webMethods Integration Server writes "Its single hybrid-integration platform makes it easy to troubleshoot and quickly resolve issues. Upgrades are complex". TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus is most compared with Mule ESB, IBM Integration Bus, Red Hat Fuse, Oracle Service Bus and IBM DataPower Gateway, whereas webMethods Integration Server is most compared with Mule ESB, IBM Integration Bus, SAP Process Orchestration, Mule Anypoint Platform and Oracle Service Bus. See our TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus vs. webMethods Integration Server report.

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