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Tibco announces stream of new updates

Cloud data sharing conceptTibco has announced four new updates for its Spotfire, LiveView, community support and IoT offerings.

The company’s current focus is on leveraging analytics for augmented intelligence to discover new insights then productively share those insights across the enterprise in the shortest amount of time possible.

“Some in the industry would lead you to believe that computers are going to replace people. We think that’s dead wrong,” said Mark Palmer, SVP at Tibco. “Computers should serve to augment human experience and intellect. At Tibco, we focus our industry-leading visual, advanced, embedded and, streaming analytics solutions on delivering a pragmatic approach to cognitive computing, which we achieve by combining enhanced intelligence features with algorithmic automation capabilities.

“This combination encapsulates the essence of our Fast Data analytics platform – it balances human insight with intelligent technologies for superior productivity and a competitive advantage in end users’ respective markets.”

The Spotfire offering now includes self-service data preparation, management, and utilisation functionality to extend the platform’s analytics capabilities. The team highlighted the product requires no third-party coordination for data preparation, as the inline datawrangling functionality in Spotfire is built-in.

The company has also launched open source, BSD-licensed Accelerator package for Apache Spark and the IoT. The offering includes five subsystems; Connector, for edge connection to IoT and enterprise data; Digester, a stream data preparation layer; Finder, predictive model discovery template; Automator, a streaming analytics-based automation engine for Apache Spark; and Tracker, to monitor predictive models and automatically invoke model retraining.

LiveView now includes a code-free HTML5 operational-intelligence dashboard development platform for use with the Live Datamart. Finally, the team have introduced a new developer community space for sharing end-user-driven technical expertise, insights, and Wiki articles.

Tibco focuses on user experience with Spotfire update

cloud exchangeTibco software has released an update to its data analytics offering, Spotfire, focusing on improving user experience and increased collaboration.

The update offering focuses on enhancements to core visualisations, built-in data access and data preparation functions and simplified web-based administration tools.

“This release accelerates self-service productivity, enabling faster, more accurate insights that can be shared over a platform that scales on cloud or on-premises,” said Michael O’Connell, Chief Analytics Officer at Tibco. “Our goal is to enable users to simplify and reduce time to insight, while enabling actions through a unified Spotfire platform that does not rely on costly add-ons or extensions.”

Tibco also recently joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation, an industry standard platform for cloud applications. Using the company’s BusinessWorks Container Edition platform, Tibco will contribute to programs focused on portable cloud-native applications.

“At the Cloud Foundry Foundation, we are always looking for ways to enhance our platform so that it provides vendor-agnostic flexibility, scalability, and interoperability for cloud deployments to help enterprises develop cloud deployments that best suit their business needs,” said Sam Ramji, CEO of Cloud Foundry. “Integration remains a key concern as cloud development proliferates, so we are pleased that Tibco will be sharing its expertise to deepen the Cloud Foundry platform’s capabilities.”

The company also released Nimbus maps, a new interface aimed at giving customers complete overview of business processes and operations through a single cloud-based application. The product is aimed at enabling digital transformation to ensure updates are communicated to relevant team members across the enterprise.

“If you’re going to become a Digital Business, you first need to understand how your processes actually work, and what they affect,” said Matt Quinn, CTO at Tibco. “This allows you to focus on transforming the processes that matter the most, such as those that have direct customer touch points, impact your customer experience or affect your time to market for new products or services.

“Nimbus Maps puts process discovery and communication directly in the hands of those that know your business the best, which not only accelerates process improvement, but also helps tie the improvements directly to key metrics from Net Promoter Scores (NPS) to customer Service Level Agreements.”

TIBCO launches code-free cloud app builder

AppsSoftware vendor TIBCO has launched a new system that it claims will allow users to build cloud applications without any knowledge of languages or programming.

The Simplr tool is an attempt to extend the consumerisation of IT, as witnessed in mobile apps, to enterprise cloud computing, according to TIBCO CTO Matt Quinn. The system is designed to give business cloud subscribers the same user experience they may get from their phone, according to TIBCO. The barrier to productivity gains, however, is that it’s currently impossible to provision infrastructure and organise resources without knowledge of several computing languages and operating systems. TIBCO Simplr is a new business service built on a ‘no-code’ principle, it says.

The beta version of the system has been made public for cloud users to conduct free trials.

Personal automation allows the non-programmer to easily create a ‘recipe’ (as TiBCO calls it, i.e a simple set of instructions) for automating tasks. This might mean setting up a system for taking an input of sales leads from a Salesforce application then creating an instruction to filter out leads on a distinct set of criteria and having that data automatically flowed into a Google apps spreadsheet.

Another user-defined application might involve a marketing executive creating several questionnaires using a variety of systems such as Surveymonkey, Wufoo and TIBCO Formvine. The user could then set up a ‘recipe’ that forms a set of instructions to compile the emailed survey answers and automatically enters the results into relevant parts of a Google sheet.

Other potential self-made applications could move files from Box to Dropbox and Google drive, or swap sales leads between Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics.

“People have become accustomed to great app experiences on their personal devices, and they want their business applications to provide that same level of speed, quality, configurability, and ease of use,” said Quinn.

Tibco announces two new cloud integrators

Platform as a ServiceTibco has built two new systems for building cloud services and manage enterprise applications.

BusinessWorks Container Edition is a streamlined version of Tibco flagship product and designed to make installation, upgrades and other operational duties easier with the Pivotal Cloud Foundry. It’s aimed at companies where dealing with regulatory requirements or sensitive data is a major challenge and sets out to provide more flexible workload controls across the entire IT estate, from on-premise IT to hybrid clouds.

Tibco Cloud Integration is an integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) that will make it easier to create, govern and consuming cloud services, the vendor claims. A tool for managing application programming interfaces (APIs) is designed to make the rolling out of these services smoother, both internally and externally.

The rationale is to make it easier for enterprises to adopt cloud services, according to Tibco CTO Matt Quinn. “Integration is critical to connecting and engaging on multiple channels,” said Quinn,

Cloud Foundry environments are now so simple they can be built in a few minutes with a few commands, claims Tibco. Meanwhile they’ve been re-engineered to run on different systems irrespective of the infrastructure, without the administrators having to surrender any of their control over their IT estate. The simplification of management means that responsibility for cloud environments can be moved in-house, Tibco claims.

“The cloud first approach is really about offering new consumption models for our customers,” said Quinn.

The recent addition of Mashery’s API management system has helped speed up the process of extending the use of cloud, while the new Tibco tools will improve integration with in house system, according Quinn.