We performed a comparison between IBM Integration Bus and TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"Content is easily infiltrated in the eclipse infrastructure."
"It aligns well with containerized environments, which increases its scalability and high availability."
"It makes the communication between multiple and heterogeneous applications so easy. We can bring together different messages and applications from different platforms and connect them through IBM Integration Bus."
"The most valuable feature is the API integration."
"I am into microservices using Java Spring Boot, but if we are using legacy systems, IBM Integration Bus is very good for them. They have their own computational logic called EC12, their own proprietary language. You can do any kind of complex logic and can implement other ESVs that I have seen."
"I have found the inbound and outbound adapter confirmations valuable."
"IBM Integration Bus is flexible, easy to use, and easy to configure."
"I use the integration of Kafka and the message flow, which is really good. It is also good for moving any file from one location to another. Using IBM Integration Bus in the data stage is pretty simple. You can see the preview and other things. The MQ server integrated with IBM Integration Bus is really great. I don't have to do a lot of configuration from that side. It is really good."
"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."
"It's very stable and reliable."
"The GUI and IDE features of this solution are easy to work with and to develop. We find application management easy using this solution. It is a stable product"
"The most attractive and beneficial feature is the ease of development."
"Storage capacity of the product should be addressed."
"I would like to be able to build an Integration Bus cluster that is active-active."
"Some of the runtime properties need to be improved because if you want to load certificates as sales security, you have to restart the server."
"The tracing and debugging features are not up to date with more modern technology available."
"I think security should be more simplified."
"I don't mind the pricing."
"I would rate the support from IBM Integration Bus a seven out of ten. They are very helpful but sometimes it takes too long for them to respond."
"They need to come up with Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). It should also have a feature for integrating with those applications that are on the cloud."
"We'd like to see improvements in product support."
"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."
"The solution is very expensive when you use multiple components, it would b better if this could be reduced."
"Issues with the support, the fees, and the termination of the professional services are reasons we are looking for other solutions."
"The stability of their latest version is not on par with their classic version 5.X."
IBM Integration Bus is a market-leading software solution for application integration. It facilitates universal connectivity across enterprise systems, applications, and data, and offers a full range of integration capabilities on a flexible, secure, high-performance platform. You can use IBM Integration Bus to connect apps regardless of the communication formats or protocols they support. This connectivity enables interaction and data exchange among your varied applications in an adaptable, dynamic, and extensible infrastructure. IBM Integration Bus routes, transforms, and enriches messages from one location to another. It offers support for a wide range of functions, including routing, manipulating, filtering, enriching, monitoring, distribution, collection, correlation, and detection.
You can choose between IBM Integration Bus Advanced Edition, which is appropriate for a production setting, and IBM Integration Bus for Developers (Developer Edition), which is cost-free for development and testing purposes.
The interactions with IBM Integration Bus can be split into two categories:
IBM Integration Bus Benefits
There are many benefits to implementing IBM Integration Bus. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
IBM Integration Bus stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its robust data enrichment and its event correlation tool. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:
Richard W., Chief Executive Officer at Responsiv, writes of the solution, “It reduces the need for programmers of consumer applications to understand where data is sourced, or how it is combined. It allows us to avoid the need for consumers to understand multiple API protocols and security arrangements, and in some circumstances can reduce the impact of systems being unavailable.
Another PeerSpot reviewer, an Integration Architect at a tech services company, notes, “One of the most valuable features is how seamless and easy to use this solution is. It's compatible with the cloud, it's a very seamless and fantastic tool.” He adds, “I rate this solution a nine out of ten.”
IBM Integration Bus is ranked 3rd in ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) with 31 reviews while TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus is ranked 9th in ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) with 5 reviews. IBM Integration Bus is rated 7.6, while TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of IBM Integration Bus writes "Good integration capabilities with an easy-to-learn language but is very expensive". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Bus writes "Easy to learn and easy to deploy, but the support and and the pricing need improvement". IBM Integration Bus is most compared with Mule ESB, IBM WebSphere Message Broker, IBM DataPower Gateway, Oracle Service Bus and webMethods Integration Server, 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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