Welcome!

API Journal Authors: Elizabeth White, Anders Wallgren, Kevin Benedict, Amit Golander, Jerome McFarland

Related Topics: Weblogic, IBM Cloud

Weblogic: Blog Post

TIBCO Goes to IBM Before the End of March 2010 -Prediction

TIBCO founder Vivek Ranadivé is not an idiot like Yahoo!'s Jerry Yang or BEA's Alfred Chuang

Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo

Cloud Computing Expo - I hate to make new year's resolutions like a new diet program or another trainer at my local gym. I also usually never bother with annual predictions either, for that matter.

One exception to that personal rule is the long over due sale of TIBCO Software.

Since Oracle's bloody murder acquisition of BEA Systems, for the past two years there has been non-stop rumors that TIBCO would be next, of course which did not happen so far.


Oracle was named exclusive Diamond Sponsor of Cloud Expo 2010, which will take place April 19-21, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Cloud Expo, with over 5,000 delegates and more than 200 sponsors, will be the most significant technology event of the year.

Now that TIBCO's fourth quarter results are around the corner (on Tuesday after the closing bell), the rumors started to resurface again. The company is expected to beat the Street with an impressive margin in Q4 and close the year. (Red Hat and Progress Software are expected to impress the Street next week as well by the way.)

OK, last week The Motley Fool declared TIBCO the best stock of 2010.

StreetInsider wrote TIBCO Software (TIBX) was higher on renewed takeover talk.

One interesting take on why TIBCO is on the block came from a European company board member which was recently acquired by Software AG about a month ago.

In a ZDNet Asia interview, Wolfram Jost of IDS Scheer said:

"In the IT industry, size matters.

"For example, we all know that TIBCO is for sale. Why?

"Because I think they won't be able to survive with their current size. So smaller players need to be niche and have very specialized focus areas to survive in the market. It's not a question of technology but of global reach, size, customer base and investment power."

Back to my personal belief why TIBCO will be sold before the end of March 2010.

The company is in a better financial shape than ever, groomed for this long anticipated sale for several years now.

They cut all costs down to a minimum for the past couple of years to feed their bottom line, which shows handsomly.

TIBCO founder Vivek Ranadivé is not an idiot like Yahoo!'s Jerry Yang or BEA's Alfred Chuang.

IBM missed a big opportunity with Sun Microsystems and TIBCO for IBM could be a marriage made in heaven.

Same goes for SAP.

However, being a European outfit, SAP may not know how to act like a cowboy Larry Ellison in the wild wild west of Silicon Valley.

Ellison can put an offer on the table during a weekend breakfast at a corner Silicon Valley diner where he and his buddy Scott McNealy used to hang for many years. Our German friends may be busy with their due diligence, God knows, which may last more than a couple of years.

So here is my bet.

Oracle has enough of TIBCO's toys, Larry does not need to compete with himself. Count the Germans out, they don't know how to play the game.

TIBCO goes to IBM before the end of March 2010.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

More Stories By Yeshim Deniz

News Desk compiles and publishes breaking news stories, press releases and latest news articles as they happen.

Comments (1) View Comments

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.


Most Recent Comments
Pcutter 12/21/09 04:06:00 PM EST

What a load of uninformed BULLCRAP. Who would like to wager with me that the author of this prediction, who apparently is not a native English speaker, is unfamiliar with the fact that Vivek Ranadivé has publicly expressed his belief that predictive analytics will be "the defining feature of Enterprise 3.0"...(http://bit.ly/2UYl97)?

Anyone who is already talking of "Enterprise 3.0" is not only admitting as he does so that Enterprise 2.0 is a bust; he is also signaling a rash desire to double down on a bad idea by changing the version number and hoping it will all work out somehow next time round

Predictive IT is at best a long shot; at worst it's a major risky bet that IBM might prefer to leave well alone, just as SAP has done (another long-rumored sugar daddy for TIBCO's stockholders). If this crazy and poorly researched commentary were traced back to a TIBCO employee, that would be the final nail in the coffin: never mind not being bought by IBM, and not being bought before March 2010 - they'd be certain of never being bought AT ALL.

But surely not even TIBCO would be *that* stupid...I mean after Bernie Madoff ran his $50 billion Ponzi scheme undetected, SEC regulators have been desperate to prove they haven't been sleeping on the job - and they just obtained an asset freeze against Gene Hew-Len, the CEO of GHL Technologies and Francisco Abellan, a Barcelona, Spain stock promoter, for their roles in orchestrating a $13-million pump-and-dump scheme. So they're on a bit of a roll.

TIBCO pumpers (and dumpers) - beware!

@ThingsExpo Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that BMC Software has been named "Siver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. BMC is a global leader in innovative software solutions that help businesses transform into digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive advantage. BMC Digital Enterprise Management is a set of innovative IT solutions designed to make digital business fast, seamless, and optimized from mainframe to mo...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, will provide an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life ...
As cloud and storage projections continue to rise, the number of organizations moving to the cloud is escalating and it is clear cloud storage is here to stay. However, is it secure? Data is the lifeblood for government entities, countries, cloud service providers and enterprises alike and losing or exposing that data can have disastrous results. There are new concepts for data storage on the horizon that will deliver secure solutions for storing and moving sensitive data around the world. ...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York and Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty ...
Customer experience has become a competitive differentiator for companies, and it’s imperative that brands seamlessly connect the customer journey across all platforms. With the continued explosion of IoT, join us for a look at how to build a winning digital foundation in the connected era – today and in the future. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Nguyen, Group Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how to successfully leverage mobile, rapidly deploy content, capture real-time d...
SYS-CON Events announced today that ContentMX, the marketing technology and services company with a singular mission to increase engagement and drive more conversations for enterprise, channel and SMB technology marketers, has been named “Sponsor & Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. “CloudExpo is a great opportunity to start a conversation with new prospects, but what happens after the...
SYS-CON Events announced today the How to Create Angular 2 Clients for the Cloud Workshop, being held June 7, 2016, in conjunction with 18th Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Angular 2 is a complete re-write of the popular framework AngularJS. Programming in Angular 2 is greatly simplified. Now it’s a component-based well-performing framework. The immersive one-day workshop led by Yakov Fain, a Java Champion and a co-founder of the IT consultancy Farata Systems and...
IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? How do you coordinate the diverse moving parts that must come together when developing your IoT product? What are the key challenges addressed by Data as a Service? How does cloud computing underlie and connect the notions of Digital and DevOps What is the impact of the API economy? What is the business imperative for Cognitive Computing? Get all these questions and hundreds more like them answered at the 18th Cloud Expo...
Join us at Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo 2016 – June 7-9 at the Javits Center in New York City and November 1-3 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – and deliver your unique message in a way that is striking and unforgettable by taking advantage of SYS-CON's unmatched high-impact, result-driven event / media packages.
SYS-CON Events announced today that EastBanc Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. EastBanc Technologies has been working at the frontier of technology since 1999. Today, the firm provides full-lifecycle software development delivering flexible technology solutions that seamlessly integrate with existing systems – whether on premise or cloud. EastBanc Technologies partners with p...
18th Cloud Expo, taking place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some...
Companies can harness IoT and predictive analytics to sustain business continuity; predict and manage site performance during emergencies; minimize expensive reactive maintenance; and forecast equipment and maintenance budgets and expenditures. Providing cost-effective, uninterrupted service is challenging, particularly for organizations with geographically dispersed operations.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
The essence of data analysis involves setting up data pipelines that consist of several operations that are chained together – starting from data collection, data quality checks, data integration, data analysis and data visualization (including the setting up of interaction paths in that visualization). In our opinion, the challenges stem from the technology diversity at each stage of the data pipeline as well as the lack of process around the analysis.
What a difference a year makes. Organizations aren’t just talking about IoT possibilities, it is now baked into their core business strategy. With IoT, billions of devices generating data from different companies on different networks around the globe need to interact. From efficiency to better customer insights to completely new business models, IoT will turn traditional business models upside down. In the new customer-centric age, the key to success is delivering critical services and apps wit...
SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. With a global footprint of data centers and network points of presence, SoftLayer provides infrastructure as a service to leading-edge customers ranging from Web startups to global enterprises. SoftLayer's modular architecture, full-featured API, and sophisticated automation provide unparalleled performance and control. Its flexible unified platform seamlessly spans physical and virtual devices linked via a world...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tintri Inc., a leading producer of VM-aware storage (VAS) for virtualization and cloud environments, will exhibit at the 18th International CloudExpo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discuss how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. We'll cite examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He'll also highlight how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable...
Designing IoT applications is complex, but deploying them in a scalable fashion is even more complex. A scalable, API first IaaS cloud is a good start, but in order to understand the various components specific to deploying IoT applications, one needs to understand the architecture of these applications and figure out how to scale these components independently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nara Rajagopalan is CEO of Accelerite, will discuss the fundamental architecture of IoT applications, ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that 24Notion has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. 24Notion is full-service global creative digital marketing, technology and lifestyle agency that combines strategic ideas with customized tactical execution. With a broad understand of the art of traditional marketing, new media, communications and social influence, 24Notion uniquely understands how to con...