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"The most valuable features are the stability and the time to market.""Good performance and reliability.""The most important thing is that it is easy for developers to work with.""One of the most valuable features is that it's a simple development. It takes a short time to get services to work.""One of the most valuable features is data transformation. We have some legacy systems which are in old technology, like SOAP, whereas the new ones are in REST. So we use BusinessWorks to transform data from one format to another, from SOAP to REST.""The high availability, tolerance, and load balancing features are top-notch. Its scalability features are also pretty cool.""It is very stable. It is a market leader, and it has connectors to many of the legacy systems. It also has enterprise cloud connectors.""The most valuable part of the solution is the ease-of-use and ease of deployment."

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"The Connectivity and Connection Manager supports a broad number of connection types, and it is trivial for end-users to set up their own connections to sources."

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"Could be more user friendly in the development area.""The container-based image is too large and this makes auto-scaling difficult.""This solution's cloud could be improved. I don't know whether it was because we didn't have the internal expertise or if it was the product itself, but since they came later—I think only two or three years into the cloud—after many other iPaaS that had been in the cloud for longer, I feel that maybe they haven't matured in terms of the cloud.""The cost of this product is too expensive for smaller companies or those with a small number of integrations.""There are not many plugins available to integrate the databases. We have to write it in Java and integrate it. The developers should have more knowledge. These are the three main aspects that they could improve.""The Business Studio tool can be improved, which is the tool for designing the processes. Improving the Business Studio tool will make this solution more stable. It has a steep learning curve, and it is pretty tough to learn.""Its price can be improved. For medium enterprises, it is a very expensive tool. In the market, you won't get many resources for this solution. You won't find many developers in the market very easily. The latest version of TIBCO (6.4 or 6.x) is not very stable. It has got many issues. We have raised this with TIBCO, and they are taking a lot of time to come up with a fix, which is making us move away from this product. Some of the performance-tuning aspects are also missing in version 6. They should provide performance-related fixes, which will be helpful for the customers. If you are migrating from the current version to the container-supported version, it is quite expensive. The product has evolved, but it is very pricey. That's one of the challenges. They have provided all the features that are there in other products, but this is a platform upgrade. The platform has completely been changed from 5.x to 6.x, and we can't use the same environment. We can't run both versions on the same server as VM. The development environment is entirely different. In version 5.x, there was a proprietary designer. Now, it has common plug-ins developed on top of Eclipse.""TIBCO BusinessWorks could be improved with cloud support."

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"On the scheduling server, some scheduled reports just sit there and never execute for the first time. After manually executing the first time, they run with no issues."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "My understanding is that the licensing is very costly."
  • "It is a bit expensive for medium-sized companies. If you are migrating from the current version to the container-supported version, it is quite expensive. The existing licensing will not work because the product platform itself is different."
  • "Its price policy has changed quite a lot in the last two years. It was extremely expensive previously. Nowadays, you can buy a license for BusinessWorks for €2000. Looking at what you get in return in terms of support, TIBCO community, and stability, it is fairly reasonable. It is not too expensive."
  • "I think BusinessWorks is more expensive compared to other products. We have the ELA, so at least we have some sort of bargain or discount with that. But for a start-up, it's very expensive compared to other ESBs."
  • "Licensing scheme is too rigid"
  • "I don't have the prices of the products, but I know that TIBCO is not a cheap solution. I think that this solution is more suitable for large companies because I don't think that small- or medium-sized companies would have the money for this solution. WSO2 has the community version for free, so many of the smaller companies can use it. I'm not sure what the prices are for support, though, so I suppose the support for WSO2 is not cheap either."
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  • "The cost of this product is reasonable."
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    Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether TIBCO BusinessWorks or Mule Anypoint platform integration and connectivity software was the better fit for us. We decided to go with Mule… more »
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    The high availability, tolerance, and load balancing features are top-notch. Its scalability features are also pretty cool.
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    Its price policy has changed quite a lot in the last two years. It was extremely expensive previously. Nowadays, you can buy a license for BusinessWorks for €2000. Looking at what you get in return in… more »
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    The Connectivity and Connection Manager supports a broad number of connection types, and it is trivial for end-users to set up their own connections to sources.
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    The cost of this product is reasonable.
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    This product would benefit from a better "join" function that is more intuitive. The "Group By" should be defaulted to "group" when a field is added. When there is a calculated field, the automatic… more »
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    Overview
    TIBCO BusinessWorks allows to connect applications, whether on-premises or in the cloud, providing proven reliability and scalability, out-of-the-box. With a drag-and-drop graphical development environment, TIBCO BusinessWorks eliminates the pain and cost of point-to-point application integration, connecting and unifying business processes across applications, data sources, and APIs, with access to real-time data across all your platforms.
    Toad Data Point is a cross-platform, self-service, data-integration tool that simplifies data access, preparation and provisioning. It provides nearly limitless data connectivity, desktop data integration, visual query building and workflow automation.
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    Euler Hermes, QSuper, Scandinavian Airlines
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    Financial Services Firm42%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Retailer8%
    Consumer Goods Company8%
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
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    Insurance Company11%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
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    TIBCO BusinessWorks is ranked 10th in Data Integration Tools with 9 reviews while Toad Data Point is ranked 22nd in Data Integration Tools with 1 review. TIBCO BusinessWorks is rated 8.4, while Toad Data Point is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of TIBCO BusinessWorks writes "Useful features, but needs monitoring and cloud improvements". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Toad Data Point writes "Easy to learn, good connectivity to multiple data sources, and helpful supprt". TIBCO BusinessWorks is most compared with Mule Anypoint Platform, Spring Cloud Data Flow, webMethods Integration Server, Talend Open Studio and Informatica PowerCenter, whereas Toad Data Point is most compared with SSIS, Alteryx, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), SAS Enterprise Guide and Azure Data Factory.

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