It has been a busy year for the BusinessWorks team here at TIBCO and I wanted to catch you up on some of the major announcements made at TIBCO NOW 2016. But first let’s step back and see how we got here. As a lot you reading this blog would agree, this ain’t exactly our first integration rodeo!
If there is one thing about Integration that we have learnt over the years, it is that change is the only thing constant. Right when SOA was settling down as the de-facto dominant paradigm, things got a lot more interesting with the arrival of cloud. BusinessWorks 6 was conceived as enabling that big transition into cloud-native architectures.
With this rich legacy and more than 2500 customers using BusinessWorks 5, we made the first version of our next-gen Enterprise Integration offering—BusinessWorks 6—generally available in February 2014. Just over two years later, it has seen adoption across all verticals and now runs mission-critical business for some of our marquee customers globally. Last week at TIBCO NOW, we shared some of these highlights:
From a product standpoint, we announced several major new features:
Beyond these functional improvements, one area that has received the utmost priority this year is strengthening our migration support for customers moving from BusinessWorks 5. As a brief side note, it’s important to clarify that BusinessWorks 5.x is not going away and continues to proceed along a path of required updates and fixes.
We have been pretty clear about this from Day Zero—BusinessWorks 6 is a next-generation transition that enables organizations to transition from SOA era into cloud and digital era. For “core” projects that run the business and “edge” projects that change the business, we fully expect customers to move at their chosen pace to adopt BusinessWorks 6.
This year, we have seen a 3X increase in organizations adopting BusinessWorks 6. In order to support this, we have tripled our R&D spend on migration tooling alone which allowed us to build some key migration-oriented features:
Between TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks 6, TIBCO BusinessWorks Container Edition and TIBCO Cloud Integration, no project migration is needed and such projects, that use functionality common to all 3, can easily be ported from one edition to another.
Undertaking the journey of taking a much-loved product and re-architecting it for the new world was a very challenging task. However, the mainstream adoption of BusinessWorks 6, the numerous case studies of our production customers, and the overwhelmingly positive feedback received from our users last week have reassured us that BusinessWorks 6 has truly succeeded in occupying the position once held by BW5—that of the best-in-class integration solution for enterprises.