integrated services environment (ISE) for creating Web services and orchestrating process flows to improve the consistency and adaptability of both IT and business operations.
Application integration technologies have matured in recent years, with the goal of enabling information technology (IT) organizations to cost-effectively share and leverage data across the extended enterprise and respond more quickly to changing business requirements. Various application development paradigms have also evolved, with service-oriented architecture (SOA) becoming today’s mainstream focus. SOA is designed to break-down monolithic applications, reduce costs and increase IT agility. Because of the high degree of heterogeneity that commonly exists in large enterprises, integration has always been an integral part of any SOA strategy. The challenge is to mitigate the complexity driven by this heterogeneity, while providing the scalability and performance required to support mission-critical activities.
TIBCO BusinessWorks™ helps organizations meet the challenge of connecting and coordinating all of their corporate assets by providing an integration platform that can also play an integral role in the deployment of an SOA. BusinessWorks can mediate interactions among disparate applications and databases, automate business processes, manage transactions and Web services, handle exceptions, and process events. As an independent integration backbone, it can also abstract the complexity that comes with maintaining different SOA ecosystems, including various brands of Java EE application servers as well as .NET.