IBM BPM Scalability

it_user248055
Managing Director at Couture Consulting
I would say it's very good but it's not perfect. It is much more scalable than it has been in the past but there are some things, it does require some work to keep it stable. So that is an area that should be improved, actually. The engine itself tends to accumulate a lot of data that needs to be cleaned up, and that's the kind of thing that keeps it from, in some scenarios, scaling as much as it needs to. And then, when you're building solutions, if you're not careful to keep the screens from being associated with too much data, if you're going to just do things the way that a lot of people would just assume that they can do, without having experience of having made those mistakes before, it will accumulate a lot of data, and that will cause it to perform very badly. It would be great if you didn't have to worry about that, but the reality is, at the moment, that you have to pay attention to that. If you do, then you can do just fine. But if you pay attention only to the business requirements, and just throw in everything that the business imagines that it wants see, you can easily build something that is way too heavy on the front end. But if you handle those things, if you tune the underlying platform, it can achieve the target, sometimes with more hardware than you want. In terms of ROI and scaling use of the product, I don't have a client where I can say that we specifically measured that as much as you would say we should, but my feeling is yes, they do see return on investment. View full review »
Dwayne Fishel
IT Systems Engineer Consultant at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
We haven't had an opportunity to scale it. From what I understand about the architecture, it's definitely scalable to the enterprise. But we haven't used it in that capacity yet. We just have the one application and it has not been in production long enough to really see the ROI yet, in terms of scaling. But based on the project, cost benefit analysis early on, it was showing positive. But we're not there yet. View full review »
LeadArch1e3c
Lead Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We haven't had any issues yet in terms of scaling it out to our customer service reps. You never know, it depends on the complexity, what it's going to look like in the future. It's cheaper than Pega, definitely. View full review »
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TechLead9d62
Tech Lead at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has been okay so far, knock on wood. We are in the middle of refreshing our topology right now. We are trying to figure out if there are potential advantages that we have not been able to look at before by orchestrating how we cluster and divide the deployment environment, so we will see what happens. We started with some processes that were about five or six a day to our target processes, which will be about hundred of thousands a day. The big effort now is to taking models from MQ Workflow and putting those into BPM. Obviously, MQ Workflow has been decommissioned and is end-of-life (EOL) later this year. We had 45 or so applications on MQ Workflow and we have been moving those over to BPM. That has been most of the work right now. View full review »
John Bucknavage
Business Development Management at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Because we try to understand the full enterprise, whether it's an SMB or a larger organization, we already have the scalability understood, and we've already taken a look at that architecture, we've taken a look at the delivery. The scalability is part of what we deliver as a company, in terms of the thought leadership, which is all hallmarked on the IBM product like that we're able to leverage. View full review »
Abrar Mir
Chief Innovation Officer at Habib Bank Ltd.
We will be scaling it up, especially on the account opening side, because we do end up opening about a couple of a million accounts a year. So yes, we will be putting it to scale and we'll be seeing how it goes. So far, we've been doing it in a couple of hundred branches, we wanted to do it in a controlled manner. But starting in about the second quarter this year is when we're going to put it to test on a mass scale and we'll see how it goes. In terms of scaling, it's not like you can see the return on investment in hard dollar terms, but just the fact that from a customer experience perspective, if you can turn it around in two days instead of 10 days, by default, that should hopefully translate into more loans that we book, better customer experience, and better word out there in the market. Obviously, you can't put a dollar value to that itself. View full review »
Luis Yndigoyen
Partner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It is extremely scalable. View full review »
Applicat1779
Application Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It is not relevant for IBM BPM. View full review »
Consultaece7
Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We did have multiple setups where the system was scaled to have more users when there was an expansion. View full review »
Valentine Kubheka
Application Developer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It is quite a scalable product. On one of our projects, we are running something like 50,000 processes a day. We're able to actually handle that efficiently without a lot of hassle. It doesn't require installation. The user doesn't have to install anything on their system. It's all in the update. So, that makes it easy to scale. View full review »
Jay Birchmeier
Client Engagement Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We use it across the board for what IBM labels smaller clients, commercial clients, all the way to enterprise clients. It's like any software package. Scalability is built into it, but it doesn't always come automatically. There is a lot of expertise that we use in performance-tuning it. There are times when, if you have a tremendous number of API calls, there's some tweaking that should happen to optimize that. But it's all configurable. There are things that you can tune to make it enterprise-capable, based on your use case. View full review »
Merrill Higginson
Integration Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is good. In the time that I have been there, we have added more JVMs to help with the increased workload, so it does scale. View full review »
Md8140
Managing Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I have yet to come across a use case where scalability was an issue. View full review »
SrSystem065d
Sr Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is a little bit tough, but I probably think that has more to do with how we have it set up, as opposed to the product itself. View full review »
Anselme Millan
Team Lead Db And Middleware (operations) at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's scalable. We don't have problems with the scalability. The first prerequisite for it is really to define what the rules are, and the way to use it. View full review »
Applicat629d
Application Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's scalable. We started with three nodes on day one. We expanded to five nodes, then we basically had two other engines, so we have about 15 now. But there is a limit. There is a point where you stop, you can't scale anymore to improve the performance. But for now, I think we are okay. View full review »
Developmf6a5
Development Manager
We don't use heavy BPM processing with what we have. I know it is more scalable. We recently acquired another company, so we are trying to see if this can be used for all the eligibility stuff, but that is still in the initial analysis phase. We have definitely seen revenue and income as a result of implementing BPM; it's basically the eligibility, the whole application, that flows through this product called Peer. View full review »
Giam Villanueva
Business transformation manager at Financiers efectiva
We are moving to this tool because we have more than 40,000 transactions a month, and we would like to triple this amount. Our next step is to scale and change the repayment process. View full review »
Gonzalo Varalla
CIO at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think it will meet our needs going forward. And they better make sure it does. View full review »
Thong Huynh
BPM Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
No. Scalability is actually a strong point of IBM BPM because it is designed to run on IBM WebSphere which can be scaled up easily if required. View full review »
Integrat9027
Integration Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's pretty good. I would rate it eight or nine out of 10. I'm not sure if we've seen ROI as a result of implementing BPM. View full review »
ITConsulb420
IT Consulting Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We still have a lot to move to figure it out. View full review »
Associat8021
Associate Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Scalability is perfect. View full review »
SeniorWe4aed
Senior Web Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Scalability is good. We are looking into rolling out BPM for newer projects as well. I can't say we are seeing an ROI from being able to scale with it. View full review »
Enterarch677
Chief Enterprise Architect at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
We have at least 1,000 users. View full review »
Nick Laughton
Principal Consultant at a tech services company
Scalability is very good provided you bear it in mind during implementation phase. It's possible to do bad things that will affect you later with scalability. View full review »
Harry Mavrakis
Head of IT System Integration at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We haven't actually stressed it because we do small processes. View full review »
Anup Varma
IBM BPM | Front end Engineering | MonogoDB | Angular | Node.js at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
When you start implementing a new BPM in your organization, there's some questionnaires that have to be submit to IBM and IBM gives the hardware specs according to that. The performance and the load have to be taken by the system. View full review »
Omark
Department Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Server crashes under heavy load. View full review »
Integrata071
Integration Specialist at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The scalability is good for us. We have seen ROI from it, I don't know the numbers. View full review »
Wouter Huitema
Dev Ops Applications at Delta Lloyd
Scalability is pretty good. View full review »
BharathiRaja
Application Development Team Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Samir Guragain
Senior Middleware Engineers
We have two nodes in the cluster environment. This is the scalability that we do have. If we need to increase it, we can add a node to the cluster. View full review »
GroupMan5607
Group Manager at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
We are going to try out a hybrid solution: on-premise and cloud. So, we will see in the future about how scalable it is. View full review »
Andrei Postoiu
BPM & Middleware Specialist at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Scalability depends greatly on the application server, WebSphere Application Server in this case. I haven't encountered any issues so far. View full review »
Developm478d
Development Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We can scale by increasing the infrastructure which is currently running. View full review »
Luis Enrique Aguilar
BPM Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
From a system architecture point of view, the product is quite robust; deploying applications, adding/removing nodes, load balancing, and recovery mechanisms are tasks well supported by the technologies upon which IBM BPM is built. View full review »
Operatio7f93
Operations Leader at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It is scalable. View full review »
Tonderai Mujeni
IBM BPM Senior Developer - Lead Consulant at Capgemini
Not at the moment. It is quite easily scalable. View full review »
Yateen Lakhani
Project Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Amit Malhotra
Program Manager
Based on the sizing and hardware capability, we don't face any scalability issues. View full review »
Anil Kumar Puram
Expert BPM Developer/BPM Architect with 5,001-10,000 employees
Not at the moment. View full review »
Uriel Zamora
Technical Service Advisor with 10,001+ employees
Very good! horizontally and vertically View full review »
Ali Ali Khan
BPM Architect/ SOA Architect (IBM BPM) Senior Manager with 5,001-10,000 employees
Liliana Romero
BPM Consultant | IBM BPM Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
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