TIBCO’s Hybrid Integration Platform

Posted in API Management, Cloud, Cloud-Native, Docker, EAI, ESB, Microservices, SOA on September 14th, 2016 by Kai Wähner

[Originally posted on the TIBCO Blog]

The IT world is moving forward rapidly. The digital transformation changes complete industries and peels away existing business models. Cloud services, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things establish wild spaghetti architectures through different departments and lines of business. Several different concepts, technologies, and deployment options are used. A single integration backbone is not sufficient in this era anymore.

A hybrid integration platform for core and edge services

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Hybrid Integration Architecture is the New Default

Posted in API Management, Cloud, Cloud-Native, Docker, EAI, ESB, Microservices, Middleware, SOA on August 5th, 2016 by Kai Wähner

The IT world is moving forward fast. The digital transformation changes complete industries and peels away existing business models. Cloud services, mobile devices and the Internet of Things establish wild spaghetti architectures though different departments and lines of business. Several different concepts, technologies and deployment options are used. A single integration backbone is not sufficient anymore in this era of integration. Therefore, a Hybrid Integration Architecture is getting the new default in most enterprises.

Different user roles need to leverage different tools to integrate applications, services and APIs for their specific need. A key for success is that all integration and business services work together across different platforms in a hybrid world with on premise and cloud deployments.

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Intelligent BPM Suite (iBPMS): Implementation of a CRM Use Case

Posted in Analytics, Big Data, BPM, Business Intelligence, Cloud, ESB, In Memory, Social Network on December 3rd, 2014 by admin

Today, humans have to interpret large sets of different data to make a decision. Using gut feeling is nothing but gambling. Therefore, big data analytics is getting more and more important every year to make better decisions. However, just doing big data analytics is not enough. In many use cases, systematic and monitored human interactions are as important to get best outcomes.

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Intelligent Business Process Management Suites (iBPMS) – The Next-Generation BPM for a Big Data World

Posted in Analytics, Big Data, BPM, Business Intelligence, EAI, ESB, Hadoop, Social Network on August 27th, 2014 by Kai Wähner

In August 2014, I had an interesting talk at ECSA 2014 in Vienna about iBPMS called The Next-Generation BPM for a Big Data World: Intelligent Business Process Management Suites (iBPMS). iBPMS is a term introduced by Gartner some time ago: Magic Quadrant for Intelligent Business Process Management Suites.

I want to share the slides with you. As always, I appreciate every comment or feedback…

Abstract: iBPMS / iBPM

Here is the abstract of my session about iBPMS:

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Slides online: How to create intelligent Business Processes thanks to Big Data (BPM, Apache Hadoop, Talend, Open Source)

Posted in BPM on June 13th, 2013 by Kai Wähner

I had a talk at EAM / BPM conference in London about “How to create intelligent Business Processes thanks to Big Data“. I just want to share the slides with you.

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BPM is established, tools are stable, many companies use it successfully. However, today’s business processes are based on data from relational databases or web services. Humans make decisions due to this information. Companies also use business intelligence and other tools to analyze their data.  Though, business processes are executed without access to this important information because technical challenges occur when trying to integrate big masses of data from many different sources into the BPM engine. Additionally, bad data quality due to duplication, incompleteness and inconsistency prevents humans from making good decisions. That is status quo. Companies miss a huge opportunity here!

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What is the TCO difference between IBM WebSphere and Open Source JBoss? – Just my two cents…

Posted in Application Server, BPM, Cloud, EAI, ESB, Java / JEE, SOA on December 19th, 2012 by Kai Wähner

Disclaimer: I work for an “open source company”. The following is my personal opinion!

Great Article: “What is the TCO difference between WebSphere and JBoss?”

I have spotted a really great article about comparing prices of open source and proprietary products: “What is the TCO difference between WebSphere and JBoss?“. The interesting aspect is, that this article is written by an IBM-biased company (Prolifics). Usually, only open source vendors write such comparisons. I really like this article, seriously! It is good to see comparisons not only by open source vendors, but also by vendors such as IBM (in this case, Prolifics cannot be considered unbiased, it is an IBM consulting company – but that is fine). I just want to give my two cents to this article in the following…

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Lessons Learned: Best Practices for a Successful Introduction of Business Process Management (BPM)

Posted in BPM, SOA on August 21st, 2012 by Kai Wähner

I have written an article for “Service Technology Magazine” regarding the following topic: Lessons Learned: Best Practices for a Successful Introduction of Business Process Management (BPM). Here is the link: http://www.servicetechmag.com/I64/0712-3. The article illustrates some rules how to do BPM correctly. These rules are very important for success of a BPM project. If you do not consider them, your next BPM project may fail too…

Here is a short summary for introducing BPM succesfully (for people who are short of time and not reading the whole article):

  • Rule 1: If you want to do BPM correctly, then be aware that your primary goal is to improve Business-IT-Alignment!
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Progress Report from CamelOne 2012 in Boston (Apache Camel, ActiveMQ, ServiceMix, CXF)

Posted in IT Conferences, Uncategorized on May 17th, 2012 by Kai Wähner

This week, I was at CamelOne 2012 in Boston, organized by FuseSource.  The sessions addressed several open source integration projects from Apache. Here is a short summary of the event…

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Sessions covered several open source projects such as Apache Camel, Apache ActiveMQ, Apache ServiceMix, and Apache CXF. Attendees learned directly from their peers and other industry experts how open source can deliver measurable technical and business benefits to their organizations.

Besides Camel, ActiveMQ, ServiceMix and CXF, several other interesting topics were covered, for example:

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