TIBCO'S LEADERSHIP IN STANDARDS OVERVIEW

TIBCO's solutions support the diverse set of technologies that integrate systems and processes quickly and cost effectively. TIBCO's solutions allow our customers to mitigate investment risk by providing vendor neutrality and future proofing systems and applications. Moreover, TIBCO's customers can reduce operational costs by obtaining more value out of existing disparate assets, as well as reducing maintenance costs by being less dependent on specific skill sets that are more expensive. It all adds up to a reduced total cost of ownership for our customers.

Industry Standards

TIBCO's leadership in the technology industry is exemplified by its strong commitment to supporting industry standards. TIBCO is an active member and contributor to the specifications adopted by many of the world's largest organizations. TIBCO occupies a seat on the council board for RosettaNet, is a champion member of the ebXML technical working committee, and is a fully certified UCCnet solution provider with over a dozen certified trained consultants.

  • Healthcare – HL7, HIPAA
  • Finance – eFinancial, SWIFT, ACCORD
  • Retail – UCCNet
  • Hi-tech manufacturing – RosettaNet

Learn more about TIBCO's industry solutions.

To Top 

Business Process Management Standards

As business process management (BPM) becomes more and more pervasive, companies are realizing that standards are important to the effective widespread deployment of BPM. There are several initiatives underway to establish consistent means of defining, exchanging, and executing business processes (such as BPMN, XPDL, and WS-BPEL), but standards in this are evolving rapidly.

  • As a founding member of the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC), TIBCO participates in the most visible effort to date to define standards and interfaces for workflow and BPM. WfMC has published five interface points for workflow process definition tools, workflow client applications, invoked applications, workflow interoperability, and administration and monitoring tools, and TIBCO has demonstrated conformance to all of them. In particular, process definitions created by TIBCO Business Studio™ are stored and exchanged using the XML Process Definition Language (XPDL).
  • The Object Management Group’s (OMG) Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) has become a popular notation for defining business processes, making them easily understandable by all BPM participants from business analysts and process implementers to end users. TIBCO Business Studio uses BPMN as the notation for defining business processes in its BPM solutions. TIBCO continues to participate in the evolution of BPMN with the BPMN 2.0 initiative.
  • TIBCO was an active participant in the OASIS WS-BPEL technical committee that resulted in the release of WS-BPEL, which was more suited to SOA applications than BPM applications that involved human interaction. WS-BPEL 2.0 is supported by TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks™ BPEL Extension. OASIS is continuing to evolve the BPEL specification to support application in a fuller BPM solution through its WS-BPEL4People and WS-Human Task initiative in which TIBCO is participating.
  • UML (Unified Modeling Language) is an object-oriented design language established several years ago by the OMG to provide common ways of diagramming processes. The Business Object Modeler Editor component of TIBCO Business Studio is a UML class diagram editor that may be used to define the data that is produced, managed, and consumed by business processes.

Learn about TIBCO's BPM solutions.

To Top 

B2B Integration

TIBCO offers solutions that connect enterprises via a wide collection of business protocols that include RosettaNet, UCCNET, EDI-INT and ebXML.

TIBCO has been one of the key drivers of the RosettaNet standard from the very beginning, and today is one of the very few vendors that provide RosettaNet-compliant solutions that have been proven in the marketplace.

  • TIBCO has among the most RosettaNet Partner Interface Processes (PIPs) deployed and some of the most scalable RosettaNet implementations solutions available in the marketplace.
  • TIBCO has successfully completed the RosettaNet Software Interoperability Trials, which signifies that TIBCO's solutions for RosettaNet can quickly and easily interoperate with solutions offered by other RosettaNet partners.
  • TIBCO has worked with Intel to develop the "RosettaNet Basics" program to develop solutions that meet the basic needs of B2B interactions so smaller businesses can participate in RosettaNet-defined Partner Interface Processes.

EDI continues to be an important technology for exchanging information between enterprises and is an important part of the fabric of business integration.

  • TIBCO has satisfied interoperability testing requirements for AS2 EDI/XML messaging over the internet and achieved eBusinessReady certification as part of a compliance and interoperability program sponsored by the Uniform Code Council, Inc. (UCC) and Drummond Group, Inc.
  • TIBCO's solutions can integrate and process any EDI or XML message formats, including ANSIX.12, EDIFACT, SWIFT, HIPAA, etc.
  • TIBCO provides support for additional standards such as EDIINT, AS1, AS2, and others sponsored by industry consortiums such as Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), Uniform Code Council (UCC), Health Level 7, and Gas Industry Standards Body (GISB).
  • TIBCO's solution provides indirect connectivity to partners via the major value added networks (VANs) such as GEIS, IBM, Tradanet, and Sterling.

Learn about TIBCO's B2B integration solutions.

To Top 

Web Services

The two major platforms for the development of web services are Java EE ™ and Microsoft® .Net. However, web services can also be created as wrappers or integrations of existing applications or services. Integration tools and technologies will play an important role in driving the evolution of web services by helping to convert existing assets into web services and to integrate web services into existing business processes. Web services standards include SOAP, UDDI, and WSDL.

  • TIBCO's expertise in the area of XML and legacy of pioneering service-oriented and event-driven architectures make TIBCO uniquely capable of providing robust support for web services integration and coordination.
  • TIBCO is leading the drive to enable web services by implementing bi-directional interoperability between TIBCO's existing products and web services infrastructures.
  • TIBCO is also integrating its workflow, process automation, and interaction management capabilities into a unified framework for web services enablement and coordination.
  • With its Extensibility group, TIBCO has experience in semantic management and mediation, an area that will become increasingly important as enterprises attempt to construct business processes from independently created web services.

Learn about TIBCO's support for web services standards.

To Top 

Mainframe Technologies

Mainframes, or "enterprise servers," continue to be an extremely important part of enterprise IT. Over 70 percent of corporate data still resides on mainframes and that data obviously needs to be integrated as it impacts many of the fast-moving business processes associated with real-time business. TIBCO enables the seamless integration of mainframe applications into dynamic business processes. Standards supported by TIBCO include IMS, CICS, OS/390, AS/400, DB2, COM, CORBA, and MQSeries.

  • For simple data transfer between mainframes and other enterprise systems, TIBCO provides OS/390 and AS/400 versions of its messaging software and adapters for leading mainframe protocols such as IMS and CICS. TIBCO also provides adapters for files and instances of DB2 that reside in mainframe environments.
  • Beyond these messaging and adapter solutions, TIBCO provides a product that non-invasively enables mainframe applications to send and receive messages to and from non-mainframe applications in real time without relying on or waiting for batch processing and communications.

Learn about TIBCO's mainframe technologies.

To Top 

Legacy Technologies

The evolution of enterprise computing has seen many network transport technologies come and go, including COM, DCOM, and CORBA. Existing installations of products such as IBM's WebSphere™MQ (formerly known as MQSeries) may remain a stable part of a customer's solution, even as they implement new systems with TIBCO's enterprise backbone technologies. TIBCO provides customers cost-effective messaging systems that are easy to deploy and manage, highly scalable and adaptable, and interoperable with third-party products.

  • TIBCO's solutions provide bi-directional connectivity to third-party products, allowing currently integrated systems to share their information and services with systems outside of their domain.
  • In many cases, TIBCO's enterprise backbone software can dramatically enhance and extend the functionality of currently integrated systems, while reducing cost and administrative overhead.

Learn about TIBCO's enterprise backbone solutions.

To Top 

XML

XML is a family of standards that includes not just the XML data format, but also standards for data semantics, transport, service description, service discovery, service orchestration, and business processes. XML provides the foundation for Web services, and many vertically and horizontally aligned organizations are extending the XML standards to meet specific requirements. TIBCO is active in many of these efforts through participation in leading organizations.

  • In 2000, TIBCO acquired Extensibility, Inc., the leading provider of XML development and management solutions. TIBCO continues to sell Extensibility's products and has integrated their capabilities directly into its business integration, business optimization, and enterprise backbone solutions.
  • TIBCO provides the most XML-capable business integration solutions available by natively creating and validating even the most sophisticated XML schemas and DTDs, and TIBCO can perform complex XSLT transformations as part of its process management and data transformation functions.
  • TIBCO has satisfied interoperability testing requirements for AS2 EDI/XML messaging over the internet and achieved eBusinessReady certification as part of a compliance and interoperability program sponsored by the Uniform Code Council, Inc. (UCC) and Drummond Group, Inc.

To Top 

Java EE

The Java Enterprise Edition platform (Java EE) provides a standardized way of enabling interactions between distributed applications and information sources. Java EE provides a standardized framework for the development of distributed applications and is also one of the leading platforms for the deployment of web services .

Since Java EE-based applications are designed to work together, the enterprise-wide adoption of Java EE makes it easier to create seamless computing environments. This reduces costs for companies already integrating their distributed systems and processes and enables more businesses to achieve the benefits of business integration.

  • TIBCO is the only independent integration software provider to have licensed the Java EE technology platform from Sun. TIBCO is a member of several Java EE Experts Groups and an active participant in the Java Community Process (JCP). TIBCO's role in the development of Java EE makes it possible for TIBCO to be compliant with new specifications as they are released.
  • TIBCO provides its own implementation of the Java Message Service (JMS). Years of experience in enterprise messaging have given TIBCO the ability to rapidly develop a solution with the speed, reliability, and scalability to support business integration. Independent testing has shown that TIBCO's JMS implementation is faster and more robust than solutions from other vendors.
  • TIBCO provides an adapter for Enterprise JavaBeans™ (EJB™) technology that is based on the Java EE Connector Architecture specification and enables bi-directional communications between EJBs and other applications. The adapter also features an automated code generator for easily creating TIBCO-ready EJBs.
  • TIBCO provides an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) product for creating and defining integration scenarios with the Java EE environment. The components of the TIBCO BusinessWorks™ integration product provide a zero-coding facility to interact with the Java EE applications. Without writing any code, the EJB Plug-in component allows the user to invoke EJB contained in a remote application server, the JTA group component provides transaction demarcation and the JMS Plug-in component provides a mechanism to send messages to and receive messages from the JMS Server.

Learn about TIBCO's support for Java EE standards.

To Top


Java, Java EE, JMS, and EJB are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. or other countries.

WebSphere is a registered trademark or trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

The names of other companies, organizations, products, technologies, and specifications mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners in the U.S. and other countries.

MEMBERSHIPS