It is enhancing the integration platform, simplifying management and deployment, and boosting developer productivity through new tools and experiences.
At the recent TIBCO Next customer conference, the integration and analytics software provider highlighted key improvements across its products and platform.
From enhancing developer experiences to operational simplification, TIBCO outlined how it is evolving to align with customer needs in today's multi-cloud world. I spoke with TIBCO's Rajeev Kozhikkattuthodi, VP of Product, to get his insights on TIBCO's roadmap and priorities.
Two overarching themes emerged from our discussion: TIBCO is listening closely to customers and acting on their feedback.
According to Rajeev, "If there's one takeaway it's that we're actively listening to customers and end users, specifically developers, operators, and business stakeholders." He pointed to TIBCO's work updating its developer tools and experiences as a prime example, based on direct customer input.
The new developer portal and Visual Studio Code extensions previewed at the event incorporate capabilities that enterprise development teams demanded. By embracing de facto standards like VS Code and collaborating closely with partners like Microsoft, TIBCO is aiming to boost productivity for its users.
Rajeev noted that TIBCO is not inventing proprietary stacks here – rather, it is meeting developers where they are by integrating with the tools they use daily. TIBCO is committed to radical simplicity.
The other recurring theme in our discussion was the push for simplification. Rajeev explained that this manifests in multiple ways, "from doing business with us to working with our technology." He highlighted TIBCO's efforts around a single unified platform to reduce complexity. The goal is to provide a central control plane to manage and monitor TIBCO deployments spanning multiple environments, whether cloud, on-premises, edge, or hybrid.
New orchestration and automation capabilities also aim to streamline deploying integrations and other workflows. Rajeev pointed to demos where dragging and dropping data integration pipelines led to a running deployment in minutes, versus days and weeks, thanks to deeper CI/CD integration.
For TIBCO, these simplifications – paired with enhanced developer experiences – can help users achieve greater agility, reduce time-to-value, and accelerate responses to emerging needs. The company recognizes that complexity is the enemy of speed, and it is rearchitecting solutions to overcome this.
What TIBCO Customers and Partners Should Know
For current and potential TIBCO customers, the key takeaways from the company's updated product direction and strategic focus, according to Rajeev, are: The TIBCO integration portfolio is expanding to embrace new events, APIs, and modern data integration alongside traditional messaging and ETL capabilities.
There is a strong emphasis on improving usability, productivity, and intelligence across the TIBCO stack. The goal is to remove friction and empower users. TIBCO is embracing open standards, contributing to open-source projects, and integrating with commonly used tools like VS Code. Multi-cloud enablement is a priority, with first-class support for all hyperscalers plus edge computing. Management visibility is being enhanced with the control plane offering centralized monitoring/orchestration.
Expect closer alignment and interoperability across all TIBCO products on the unified platform. For partners building on TIBCO technologies, Rajeev suggests actively providing input on capabilities they need and want to see – the company is listening.
He advises partners to "make sure you are adopting the latest tooling and get ready for the major platform shift that is already underway." By combining customer-centricity with an emphasis on developer productivity and simplicity, TIBCO is aiming to help customers and partners prepare for this next major wave of enterprise technology transformation.