The Key Benefits
TIBCO to MuleSoft Migration
TIBCO BusinessWorks 5 (BW5) is a software tool used by companies to integrate various computer systems and applications. It acts as a bridge, allowing different systems to communicate and exchange data efficiently. BW5 is known for its ability to handle complex tasks and ensure that all parts of a company’s digital infrastructure operate in harmony.
However, companies using BW 5.x will soon have to choose between upgrading to BW 6.x or transitioning to TIBCO’s Cloud Integration platform. This poses a huge risk for any business still using BW5 to manage its operations. And if businesses need to consider migrating from BW5 to another platform, then in our opinion, there’s no better option than MuleSoft.
Why Migrate from TIBCO to MuleSoft?
Reasons to Migrate Away From TIBCO BW5
- TIBCO BW5 has minimal support.With few updates, TIBCO BW5 can’t address new security vulnerabilities or compatibility issues, increasing operational risk. This lack of support makes it challenging to maintain system integrity and comply with evolving industry standards.
- Limitations in Modern Integration Requirements: TIBCO BW5 struggles with modern demands like cloud service integration and managing APIs, which are crucial for businesses to efficiently connect various systems and services and handle large volumes of data in real-time.
- Shift in Market Skills: As the industry moves towards technologies like MuleSoft, there’s a larger pool of skilled professionals. This shift makes it easier for businesses to find and retain talent for managing and optimising their integration platforms.
- Poor Performance and Scalability: Newer systems are generally faster and more efficient, especially when dealing with lots of data or complex tasks. They can also grow and change more easily, which is important for businesses as they expand or shift direction.
- TIBCO future uncertainty: A significant shift in its business approach has been announced stating that they will now concentrate its efforts primarily on strategic accounts, with a specific emphasis on Enterprise License Agreements (ELAs) and renewals. As little to no information has been disclosed regarding product roadmaps.
- Updated Licensing Costs: TIBCO’s new licensing strategy impacts holders of perpetual licenses, especially larger clients, as it plans to phase out support for these licenses. This change aligns with TIBCO’s shift towards subscription-based licensing, potentially raising costs.
The Key Benefits of MuleSoft
Choosing MuleSoft over TIBCO offers several key advantages and is especially suited for modern businesses looking to improve their integration capabilities. The key benefits of moving to MuleSoft are below:
- Enhanced Project Integration and Delivery Speed: MuleSoft is known for its ability to speed up project completion, facilitating quicker integration of key systems.
- Flexibility and Scalability: MuleSoft is designed to efficiently handle increased loads, making it a robust solution for businesses expecting growth. This scalability ensures consistent performance even as demands on the system expand.
- Simplified API and Integration Creation: MuleSoft allows for easy creation of APIs and integrations with a user-friendly drag-and-drop interface.
- Enhanced Developer Experience: With tools that simplify integration processes and a range of pre-built connectors, MuleSoft significantly reduces development time.
- Productivity Tools: Allow developers to focus more on innovation rather than routine tasks.
- Reliable Cloud Connectivity: MuleSoft’s cloud connectors are thoroughly tested and certified, ensuring dependable performance.
- Robust API Management: It offers a comprehensive API management system, enhancing security and providing valuable insights into API usage.
- Diverse Integration Capabilities: MuleSoft’s Anypoint Exchange offers a wide range of integration options akin to an API marketplace.
- Quality Integration with Legacy and SaaS Systems: Its runtime engine is adept at integrating applications and data with both old and new systems.
- Future-Proof Foundation: MuleSoft’s design is highly adaptable, supporting seamless integration across various platforms, including cloud services. This architecture is essential for businesses requiring dynamic and interconnected systems.
Customer success stories from migrating to MuleSoft
Average customer success metrics show that implementing MuleSoft led to:
Predicting estimates of effort, cost and time
You might be reading this information and wondering how much effort, cost and time is going to be involved in moving your business from BW5 to MuleSoft. The great news is that we have smart tools available to us to provide a rough estimate for migrating to MuleSoft.
Firstly, we use our introspection tool to count TIBCO processes, activities, mappings, and other parameters to generate a report. Then, we analyse the report to gain insights into the complexity of the TIBCO project and determine the ideal number and complexity of MuleSoft APIs to manage all your needed functionalities.
Finally, using our complexity estimation tool, we can use the gathered information to obtain a rough effort, cost and time estimate for the migration project. Giving you a ballpark figure to move ahead with.
Accelerating and Validating Your Migration
Devoteam offers a comprehensive set of tools to facilitate a smooth transition from TIBCO to MuleSoft. Our approach not only speeds up the process but also makes it more cost-effective. Unique in having expertise in both TIBCO and MuleSoft, Devoteam ensures a smooth migration between the two platforms. The steps our consultants follow include:
- Process Extraction: They start by extracting process names from TIBCO using a parser, laying the groundwork for the new MuleSoft projects.
- Structured Project Setup: Utilising Maven archetype, Devoteam sets up well-organized MuleSoft projects, complete with essential directories, placeholder files, and a preconfigured pom.xml file.
- Project Automation: They automate the creation of projects, naming them after their TIBCO counterparts and arranging them systematically.
- AI Acceleration: Salesforce Einstein Discovery’s pre-trained models are used to analyse TIBCO data, generating valuable insights.
- User Validation: There’s a step for users to validate the AI-generated configurations, ensuring accuracy.
- MuleSoft Integration: The final step involves automating the inclusion of configurations and connectors in MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform, guided by AI recommendations.
This structured and technology-driven approach by Devoteam ensures that the migration from TIBCO to MuleSoft is seamless and aligns with the specific needs of your business.
Work with us
Devoteam’s approach to managed services is about being efficient and saving costs while still achieving great performance. We aim to offer a smart and flexible way to use MuleSoft services, making it easier and quicker to connect your important IT systems. With our Managed Service, MuleSoft integration becomes a tool that can help your business stand out in the competitive market.
- Count on our specialised Support Management team for expert guidance in MuleSoft Managed Support services.
- Every member of our technical team, from the newest to the most seasoned professionals, holds MuleSoft Certification.
- Adapt our service levels to meet your business’s unique needs and schedule. For example, you might typically require 8/5 support but need 24/7 coverage during peak times like the Black Friday period.
- Purchase additional small changes for your service as and when your business requires them, ensuring flexibility in meeting your specific needs.
If you’re interested in learning more about TIBCO to MuleSoft migration and want to have a friendly chat with one of our experts, then get in touch here.