TIBCO is a Middleware company that has focused on building Products. The SOA layer is a core part of enterprise systems architecture, like the skeletal
framework. It addresses how information is communicated across disparate systems since most of the infrastructure in an organization has sprawled in an evolutionary way over the years and is from different silos of technology that are not engineered to talk to each other.
There are also multiple databases of information and an increasing need to eliminate redundancy of data, creating a need for one common view or truth. This desire to have a master data set creates a market need for Master Data Management, a popular initiative that has developed over time and elements of this are addressed by TIBCO’s infrastructure layer.
The use of unstructured data, or so called Big Data, is also a potential driver of TIBCO’s business. TIBCO does not manage data like Hadoop, but has the ability to integrate these systems with the other systems of an organization to make this data accessible and useful and offers tools to help analyze the data streams.
Key Products of TIBCO in Service Oriented Architecture are as follows,
Business Integration TIBCO’s Business Integration product stack provides an underlying architectural framework to integrate and synchronize systems and tie applications and web services together into specific business processes within the firm.
Composite Applications: Standards-based grid architecture that facilitates a technology-neutral platform, reduces complexity, and increases operational control.
SOA Governance: TIBCO’s SOA Governance product is designed to increase efficiency of utilizing SOA via lifecycle and operational governance of an application. This allows the IT organization to more efficiently manage applications.
Grid Computing: TIBCO’s Grid Computing product allows users to compute large or complex workloads more efficiently.
In-Memory Computing: TIBCO’s In-Memory Computing product stores data in memory to reduce the time to process information within data-intensive applications.
Mainframe Integration: TIBCO’s Mainframe Integration technologies allow for the integration of mainframes into open systems allowing for the real-time integration of data. The main product here is TIBCO’s Mainframe Service Suite.
Messaging: TIBCO’s Messaging product is high-performance messaging middleware that supports mission-critical IT infrastructure.
Multi-Enterprise Connectivity & Automated Business Interactions: TIBCO’s product solution here allows for integration between suppliers and customers, optimizing B2B processes as well as customer support.