2021-04-01T09:39:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for TIBCO EBX?

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MS
Technical Leader at Servier
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2022-10-21T15:27:20Z
Oct 21, 2022

TIBCO EBX is a very expensive solution. There is an annual fee to use the solution.

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Davide Conti - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at daconti
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2022-03-24T16:20:25Z
Mar 24, 2022

The price of TIBCO EBX is too high. The solution can only be used in a project that has good sponsorship that can afford it.

NM
Sr Technical Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
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2021-10-22T14:29:22Z
Oct 22, 2021

I don't handle any aspect of the pricing or licensing. I'm not sure how much the solution costs.

SD
Data Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
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2021-07-24T16:25:44Z
Jul 24, 2021

This is one area where I think EBX scores well. There licensing is quite straight forward.

AH
Lead Data Modeler - Enterprise Data Strategies and Services at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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2021-04-01T09:39:00Z
Apr 1, 2021

While my understanding is that the solution is on the less expensive side, I can't describe the actual costs. We do pay an extra fee that covers upgrades and support. While that may have been included in the original cost, it may have to be renewed every year.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 21, 2022
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
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AH
Lead Data Modeler - Enterprise Data Strategies and Services at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Apr 1, 2021
We're using the solution for reference data, master data management. To basically implement data governance around the reference data. One of the big initiatives is to capture all the information that the branch operations team is looking to capture. Or operational information or reference data. We're a credit union. We're like a bank. It's all about managing the data of the branches, and the ATMs, and some of the business partners that are at the branches.
SD
Data Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 24, 2021
We have multiple sets of data coming in from various upstream systems, SAP being one of the main and most dominant systems. We have non-SAP as well, such as Microsoft systems, Oracle Database, and some other legacy databases. We need an MDM tool where we can merge the data and get the main records out of it after merging and matching everything. The tool has merge and match features and allows us to get the golden record out of it as a single source of truth and then use it as a master of our data, as a Master Data Management tool. We also stored the Data Governance Rules using the information Governance Add On.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 21, 2022
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with TIBCO EBX. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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AH
Lead Data Modeler - Enterprise Data Strategies and Services at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Apr 1, 2021
It's a pretty steep learning curve, I find. And not really fluid and flexible. There is some graphical rendering of the workflows, however, you can't really develop them in terms of the graphical picture. Whereas a lot of BPM-type tools will give you that kind of capability. The workflows need improvement. You need to develop, kind of conceptually, what you want. It's basically a web app generator, so there's a lot of magic under the covers. When you're trying to promote the changes through a version control system, it's hard to know what to expect as far as all the content. For example, if we were building and writing Java code, we would know what's changing. However, due to the fact that we're just putting in models and embedding some business logic in the models and such, it generates a web app, a job of whatever. It generates XML and some other stuff. And that's XSD. Then when you go and say, "Okay, let's push these changes," in Git or in Eclipse, et cetera, it's tricky to have a multi-developer environment where you're not stepping on each other a little bit. You're not as aware of the repercussions of your design changes. The documentation needs improvement. It would be helpful to have more during implementation, for example. It would help make the initial setup more straightforward. In a workflow, you can't set default values for certain columns, which would be nice. If you're handy with Java, you can create your own services and such and do something there, however, it should be out-of-the-box functionality. If you have a generic system, you should be able to say, "Hey, this structure supports A, B or C." Yet, if you launch it, if department A launches it, assume that certain values are set to their preferences. As department D launches assume that the department is B and you know, certain values are set, et cetera. Otherwise, everybody comes in generically, and then they have to know more than they want to know. There's this thing called replication. You could replicate the XML database to SQL Server on Oracle. That replication doesn't happen if you use certain features of the product. For example, with one of these features, you can do calculations or calculated fields. You could say it's X, then do a sum, et cetera. If you have a calculated field, you're not allowed to replicate it. It would be better if they could allow the replication, even if maybe they have to limit the functionality to those columns. There's an item called inheritance. You could say, I don't want to, if I asked for your name, I don't want to ask for your name three more times. So when I get to another file on the table, it's already there. It will carry information by inheritance, so you're not going to enter it wrong three different ways, however, once you have inheritance, you can't replicate. It would be better to ignore the inherited fields, just nix those columns, yet allow the table to replicate. Then you can have an SQL server go in and read the data in a relational way, which is very helpful to make it acceptable to developers and business analysts, et cetera.
SD
Data Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 24, 2021
We are currently using TIBCO EBX, however, we are not very happy with the performance of that tool. The product does not scale well horizontally particularly in the cloud. We find the scalability to be quite inferior to other options. The product has some compatibility issues with Azure SQL also. We heard that it works best with PostgreSQL which is not an ideal Cloud Database as it has scalability issues. The business team is not very happy with the product's UI/UX. It could be a lot more clear. Right now, they struggle, for example, with creating certain views from the UI. A lot of irrelevant questions are asked during the view creation which actually confuses a Non Technical user. Also, simple things like copy, paste, bulk copy, and bulk paste features are not available(one has to insert separators manually between the different data elements manually). The multi-index search feature is either not there or not very useful. These are some other problems which the business users have mentioned, as they don't have the technical knowhow to manage these tasks. If they directly want to change a particular set of data within EBX, they cannot do it directly as direct editing in EBX is not available - it may be for a good reason, but the tool still should allow this with the check and balances in place. This involves a Data Engineer in between which slows down the process a bit . The hierarchy, in terms of downward or upward drilling, is not great as the links are not well preserved. Sometimes when you are searching multiple tables, child tables or linked tables in a particular Dataset, there is a possibility that you might get lost and struggle to go back to some upstream table. The bread crump needs further improvement. The learning curve is pretty steep, as you need to learn a lot of things in Java and do some coding to implement certain customizations. Some other modules have also been removed in future version. For example, Information Governance, which we were using , will no longer be available in Version 6 is what we heard. Without that, the integration of Data Governance Rules with the transformations might be impacted.
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