Few statements better define TIBCO’s role in big data than this: providing the ability to connect data at rest with data in motion. That phrase is far more simple than the complex interactions between technology and techniques required to make it true. But great software does just that — deliver simplicity that defies the actual complexity of its achievements.
This was the theme today as TIBCO CTO Matt Quinn presented our new products, product updates and latest product integrations on the Main Stage at Transform 2013 in London.
“We live in an amazing time.”
Quinn pointed out the pace of innovation that’s driving TIBCO’s customers to require ever-stronger solutions for analytics, big data, events, and a host of other technologies. Solving these challenges requires finding ways to cut through the complexity and noise to be able to deliver business value through the cloud or on premise.
TIBCO Cloud Bus
Quinn started off with TIBCO Cloud Bus, the integration platform as a service launched in May 2013.
“Cloud Bus allows customers to integrate cloud to cloud applications through easy-to-use scenarios. It allows cloud applications to be connected with on-premise with the flip of a switch.”
Quinn describes this as “deployment freedom…” — being able to decide at a moment of your choosing when to deploy to either cloud or on premise and manage against competing requirements and regulations. The arrival of cloud brought simplicity in some areas and introduced complexity and risk in others.
TIBCO IRIS is making it simple for humans and machines to collaborate by giving developers and service centers the ability to use multiple complex log data feeds in a stand-alone application that finds patterns of poor performance, security violations, and system errors. Without software to manage the complexity of a distributed enterprise, using on premise and cloud (which is in itself distributed, in reality), this is a very difficult task.
The latest release of TIBCO tibbr, an enterprise social platform, expands on how mobile and desktop collaboration is done, like greater support for meetings.
Integration Maturity Model
While Spotfire 5.0 was re-architecting to respond to the explosive growth of big data, Spotfire 5.5 is a significant expansion of what databases can be when quickly connected, like Hadoop. Also, visualizing large data sets can be challenging for spotting patterns, like those involving geolocation. That was the primary driver behind TIBCO’s acquisition of Maporama.
Quinn explained that TIBCO has taken a best-of-breed approach to event processing that covers streaming (conducting FX trading), standard (providing situation awareness), and extreme events (like mobile payment processing). The recent acquisition of StreamBase demonstrates that commitment and brings powerful big data capabilities that are applicable well beyond capital markets and intelligence.