This Q&A is an excerpt from our May 26, 2016 webinar: It’s Your Move: Extending the EAI/ESB, presented by Bob Renner, Liaison President and CEO
Question [Webinar participant]: We’ve had Tibco for 10 years, with several hundred integration points. It’s a complex system, how can Liaison help?
Answer [Bob Renner]: I think, at the end of the day, anyone who thinks they are going to rip out a WebMethods, Tibco, or MQSeries type of environment and just replace it with a modern technology stack is underestimating what’s been built and how it’s evolved over time. This is something that needs to be migrated over a period of time. I think the Embrace & Extend program that the Liaison team has put together with some of our partners, including HCL and others, is one good model because it allows you to begin to save money and begin to take the journey today. Any vendor, or any consultant, or anyone else that says that something you’ve built over 10 years on one of these ESBs… that you can rip and replace it without a significant challenge is probably underestimating what is in front of them, particularly if it’s a large environment. So I’d say getting started sooner rather than later may be the right model because it is a journey. Companies like Liaison can help through programs like Embrace & Extend.