If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
We're users as well as consultants of the product. Although we currently use the on-premises deployment model, right now, we are also exploring the possibility of having the service deployed in some hybrid form of the cloud. That's still on a theoretical basis. Nothing substantive has been done yet. I would recommend the solution to any other organization which is interested in standardizing their integration layer. To me, this solution has really served the requirements we had with respect to enterprise integration. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.
In Latin America, there is a lot of immature environments in terms of connectivity or service-oriented architecture. The wave of technology or the wave of the transformation came from the US and other first-rate countries. Latin Americans adopted technologies. It's not easy to deploy this type of technology quickly. The first challenge is with the consultant and in making the sale by explaining what exactly is the value that you would be getting by staying in a real service-oriented architectural environment. The second is that the corporate companies grow in a Catharsis because the growth of the companies is not well planned. The best way to fix the problem that they have is to buy a platform to connect all of the different platforms that they have acquired in the past. It's not enough to purchase the right product. You have to hire the right team to help you deploy this solution. Most of the vendors forget the customer, but the most important thing is to have the customer understand the solution that they will be working with. The founder of TIBCO is an entrepreneur who always invests money to improve the product. He invests money to improve most of the products that he has. You will always be a leader in this area if you don't lose the philosophy of investing to improve. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
Featurewise, overall, the Tibco product stack addresses most needs.
My advice is to evaluate all of the competing products, which is something that we can help with. There should always be a good rationale behind the choice for a particular product. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.