Orchestra Networks was earning attention even before TIBCO acquired it, which happened back in December 2018. Now that it is part of the TIBCO family of software products, it can become the centerpiece of a very powerful data management, governance, integration, and analytics platform. TIBCO has already occupied strong positions in business intelligence, business process management (BPM), data analytics, and enterprise service bus. Orchestra adds a new generation tool for wholistic master, reference, and metadata management. It can also do what very few other master data management (MDM) tools can do: manage corporate standards on aggregational patterns, aka hierarchies.
Such unique capabilities are due to the use of Semantic Web Technologies at the back-end – the same technologies used for building enterprise knowledge graphs.
It can run on any commercially available clouds.
If TIBCO seamlessly integrates the above-mentioned products into a cloud-enabled package, it would create a super smart data management platform, including extended MDM, BPM, integration, and analytics capabilities, which might be an interesting proposition for many companies. The only missing piece would be big/IoT data management, which is easily pluggable with any of the open source products.
Even as a standalone tool, Orchestra, or as it has been rebranded TIBCO EBX, is an interesting product: it provides all functionalities for successful implementation of MDM and data governance.
Our caution: You really must establish your data governance practice before implementing this product.
IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.
Data intelligence software vendor Alation has made the move to emphasize data governance amongst its solution offerings to make the data catalog a dynamic platform for “a broad range of data intelligence solutions.”
IT software company HelpSystems has acquired leading data classification software vendors Titus and Boldon James to enhance data security capabilities within its current suite of IT systems.
Egynte, a player in the cloud enterprise content management space since 2007, has recently emerged as a multi-faceted Software as a Service (SaaS) offering, now providing data classification and security options for businesses looking to identify, classify, and protect sensitive data.
A leader in the data security and privacy industry, Spirion presents its swift response to the changing landscape of COVID-19 through a no-cost offering of data security tools.
Boomi, a Dell Technologies business, has been known for its lack of hierarchy and relationship management capability in its Master Data Hub (MDH) offering. Acquiring Unifi Software does not seem to fill this void but could even cannibalize MDH – unless the two products are merged into one.
Spirion’s recent integration with synthetic data provider Tonic marks an important evolutionary step in the data privacy space. The synergistic gain enables organizations to replace the personally identifiable information (PII) they collect and store with high-quality synthetic data.
On the heels of its Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization, Collibra, the Data Intelligence company, now counts some of the leading US government organizations, such as the US Department of the Army and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, in its customer base.
A prevalent urban legend in enterprise tech is that DevOps and Agile are not ready for tackling transformation at scale. At Info-Tech Research Group, we believe it’s the other way around. DevOps practices like CI/CD are being used by digital banking startups for fintech products. They are leveraging cloud services for demand management and capacity planning but what about the “too big to fail” banks, with global outreach and massive investments in legacy tech?