TIBCO Cloud Bus – At a glance and more….

In the below screenshot, look at the URL closely and you will notice the highlighted Amazon AWS.
Yes – this is the TIBCO Classic Administrator hosted on TIBCO Cloud Bus which leverages Amazon Web Services for Its cloud computing platform. If this catches your attention – read on…..

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TIBCO Cloud Bus is a subscription-based Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS). What? Another “As-A-Service” buzzword?  Simply put – iPaaS allows integration between cloud to cloud applications and also between cloud to on-premises applications. Cloud to on-premises application integration is important  because financial services companies which need to follow many security and regulatory compliances might need to keep some applications in house on as well as want to keep other applications hosted on TIBCO Cloud bus with seamless integration between on premises and cloud apps.

Hosting the apps on cloud means you don’t need your IT infrastructure team to set up an environment for you to deploy your application. In TIBCO cloud bus, you can provision your own TIBCO environment in really really short time before you quickly deploy your applications.
TIBCO Cloud bus can increase/decrease the number of machines that sit behind the services. It knows what the load on the application is and then automatically increase/decrease the horsepower required for the application.

For the connectivity from the TIBCO Cloud Bus to on premise TIBCO infrastructure , TIBCO Cloud Bus has to connect through VPN gateway from the public cloud to company’s datacenter. This would involve setting up VPN tunnel at company’s end which may involve company’s IT as well.

At the time of writing this, I have two areas to be research in TIBCO Cloud Bus. Will edit this post when I have done some more research – hopefully with some answers.
1) Cost Effectiveness
How cost effective is TIBCO Cloud bus VS on-premises TIBCO setup over a longer period of time? Why an organization won’t continue to grow on in-control on-premises infrastructure to host TIBCO services rather than using TIBCO cloud bus If it is not saving costs over a period of time. Need some case studies and statistics.

2) Security
How TIBCO Cloud Bus addresses the security concerns when It comes to hosting all the apps on the cloud OR integration between on-premises applications and cloud applications? Need some case studies.
 
All said and done, IMHO, we must acknowledge that cloud computing NOT just a buzzword anymore now. Its for real and here to stay. So when TIBCO, one of the leaders in integration and middleware industry has something to offer in this space, we just need to keep an eye on it – if not necessarily adopting the offering immediately.

If you are already bored of reading, try TIBCO Cloud Bus yourself (30 days trial) – If you need help in that, I have some help below. I have steps-by-step instructions on how to set up a TIBCO Cloud Bus environment below. Good Luck and Happy Learning!

Setting up a TIBCO Cloud Bus environment

Note :- For below steps,use Mozilla Firefox for browsing the Cloud Bus If you can. – I have seen issues in IE/Chrome.

1) Go to cloudbus.tibco.com.

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2) Enter your TIBCO Access Point credentials. If you are not registered there, register at tap.tibco.com and use the same login and password here.

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3) If you have the TIBCO BW installed in your machine. You already have the development environment and you can skip this step. If you don’t, you can download the installers. Click on Develop > TIBCO Cloud Bus Designer (Windows 64-bit) [If you have 64-bit windows installed]

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The TIBCO Cloud Business Designer has following in it.

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a) Extract the zip file.
b) Open the silent file, Install-Designer.silent, in a text editor.
c) Review the license files in the license folder. If you accept the licenses, change the <acceptLicense> entry key to true in the silent file.
d) Change the <installPackageDirectory> entry key to your extracted temporary folder: C:\temp\TIB_tcb-designer_1.0.0_win_x86_64
e) Optionally update the values for the <installationRoot> and <environmentName> keys.
f) Save the silent file.
g) Run the installer: Install-Designer.cmd
h) After the installation is complete, start TIBCO Designer from the Windows Startup menu: Choose All Programs > TIBCO > Cloud Environment > TIBCO Designer 5.8.

4) Click on the deploy button to see the highlighted “Skyway” button.

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5) Click on “Cloud Bus Starter Template” link to provision the BW, EMS and admin stack.

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6) See more information on the stack we are going to provision

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7) Clicking on “Proceed with Provisioning” will ask you to complete the required fields.

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8) Click on Edit

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9) I put the below values and click on Apply Button. Then click on the “Proceed with Provisioning” button.

Fields

Values

Stack Name

AshishTibcoCloudBus

TIBCO Domain Name

TibcoAdminOnCloud

TIBCO Domain User

Admin

TIBCO Domain password

ashish@123

EMS user

Admin

EMS password

admin

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10) Initializing stack

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11) Click Start to initialize the stack

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12) Stack provisioning started

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13) Stack is running

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14) If you click on the “Tibco Admin URL” link above, the Tibco Admin is opened in a separate window.
That’s right – this TIBCO admin is running on cloud.
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15) That’s it – you can deploy any TIBCO App to TIBCO Cloud bus as just like you did on your on-premises infrastructure – Just like I did – shown in the below screenshot.
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  1. #1 by vishal shah on May 4, 2016 - 1:02 am

    Hi Ashish,

    I am trying to avail free 30 days trial for tibco cloud bus.
    But it is not allowing me to process instantiaion and the popup says “undefined”.
    there is no help and no support at all on tibco skyway site.
    Can you please help me to resolve this issue?

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