|Type||Public (NASDAQ: TIBX)|
|Headquarters||Palo Alto, CA|
|Key people||Vivek Ranadivé, founder, CEO, chairman|
|Revenue||US ~1 Billion (FY 2012)|
|Employees||2,500 (June 2010)|
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) is a provider of infrastructure software for companies to use on-premise or as part of cloud computing environments. TIBCO manages information, decisions, processes and applications in real-time for over 4,000 customers with a market cap of $5.1 billion. Clients have included Yahoo, NASDAQ, Charles Schwab, Oracle, Major League Baseball, and the Golden State Warriors. It has headquarters in Palo Alto, California, and offices in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and South America. The company's major commercial competitors are IBM and Oracle Corporation.
Beginnings and Teknekron
In 1985, Teknekron Corp., a technology incubator, provided $250,000 in seed capital to Vivek Ranadivé. In 1986 Teknekron Software Systems was born, and in 1987, it was spun off into an independent company. The company’s principal innovation was a software product known as The Information Bus (abbreviated as TIB), which transfers vital data between software programs.
In 1986, Teknekron embarked on a consulting project with Goldman Sachs to redefine the "trading floor of the future.” In 1987, the first TIB — for the integration and delivery of market data such as stock quotes, news and other financial information — went live at Fidelity, followed by First Interstate Bank[disambiguation needed] and Salomon, eventually digitizing all of Wall Street. Teknekron’s software bus programming allowed data to be shared between computers using different languages and different applications. Wall Street trading firms used the software for trading systems, and eventually, large-scale manufacturers employed the technology as well. Ranadivé said, ‘’We digitized Wall Street. You had 20 television monitors that you had to look at. What we did was get rid of all that and replaced it with a Sun workstation. All of that information could now be treated as digitized information.’’
TIBCO and IPO
In 1997, Ranadivé founded TIBCO (The Information Bus Company). The bus software allowed communication within the financial markets to happen in real-time and without human intervention. The technology was used by companies like SAP, IBM, and Oracle. Later in 1997, TIBCO became one of 13 of Microsoft’s partners in “push” technology, which delivers internet content to users for free through web browsers.
Before going public, Gail Bronson, a senior analyst at IPO Monitor, said that TIBCO "is going to be huge" because of the company’s underwriting, venture capital and corporate connections. TIBCO issued its IPO in July 1999 with a range value of $9 to $11  In its first day of trading, TIBCO’s stock doubled, from $17.38 to $32.38 per share and in early 2000, the software maker’s value went from $22.75 to $244.88 per share, the company’s record high at the time. After its IPO, TIBCO raised $109.5 million and 7.3 million common shares sold for $15 each, above its range value.
In 2000, Yahoo introduced Corporate Yahoo, a platform developed using TIBCO Software that allowed companies to develop customized communications between computers. Corporate Yahoo contained early examples of bundled e-mail, calendars, stock prices, and news displayed on intranet homepages. Hewlett-Packard was one of the partners in the software’s development.
TIBCO survived the dot-com bubble burst and was listed among USA Today’s e-Consumer and e-Business index of 50 technology companies that remained relevant in 2001 following the boom. During the first and second quarters of 2001, the firm's market capitalization approached $2 billion.
In 2003, mobile operator Vodafone and Indian mobile provider Reliance Communications began using the firm's software, and Delta Air Lines used TIBCO software to organize its operation systems, including baggage handling, ticketing, and check-in. The same year, Lufthansa also used their software, and Deutsche Bahn used it to construct digitally integrated train stations.
In 2004, Wellpoint and RealMed used TIBCO technology to process HIPAA claims, and Harrah’s casinos used predictive software to analyze system demands. After Hurricane Katrina, Allstate Insurance used their programming to process insurance claims. Since its release in 2007, Apple’s iPhone has used their software to process user requests and facilitate sales. Xcel Energy launched its SmartGridCity program in 2009, which provided assistance to companies seeking to reduce carbon emissions, while using TIBCO software.
TIBCO's infrastructure software focuses on real-time communication for business-to-business, business-to-consumer and business-to-employee data transfers, including facilitation of communication between otherwise incompatible software. The company provides middleware, which allows for access to real-time data between multiple systems while predicting users' needs. The software appears in Amazon.com's personalized product recommendations, and FedEx's package tracking system. Clients also use the software's feedback to deliver special offers to customers based on their browsing habits.
TIBCO ActiveMatrix is a technology-neutral platform for composite business process management (BPM) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications. The platform includes products for service creation and integration, distributed service and data grids, packaged applications, BPM and governance.
TIBCO BusinessEvents is complex event processing (CEP) software to identify meaningful patterns across a business by correlating massive volumes of data with discrete events and applying predefined rules to identify situations that require a response.
TIBCO Collaborative Information Manager is master data management for aligning enterprise data across multiple business units, departments and partners, synchronizing the information with downstream IT transactional systems.
TIBCO Silver is an infrastructure platform for cloud applications in enterprise IT environments. It includes BPM, composite application development and analytics products.
TIBCO Spotfire is an analytics and business intelligence platform for analysis of data by predictive and complex statistics. During the 2010 World Cup, FIFA used this software to give viewers analytics on country teams' past performances.
TIBCO tibbr, launched January 2011, is a social media system for the workplace. It manages input and output feeds to outside programs and integrates with other social media platforms. Sixty companies, or 50,000 users, have signed up. tibbr 3.0, lanched in June 2011, added HD video conferencing, and distinguishes between public and private information sharing.
TIBCO ActiveSpaces Datagrid is a distributed elastic peer-to-peer transactional datastore based on the tuple space concepts. It stores, retrieves and queries data stored into Spaces and distributes changes to that data in real-time in a true 'push' manner. It can function as an alternative datastore (with ACID properties and query filtering criteria expressed as SQL-compatible strings), messaging system (or a combination of the two), processing large amounts of data in a distributed manner.
TIBCO TopLink A highly secure version of tibbr, is a private social network for world leaders. introduced at the World Economic Forum in 2012. Its goal is to "unlock the collective wisdom of the world’s best and brightest" .
TIBCO Rendezvous a message bus for enterprise Application integration (EAI) with a messaging API in several programming languages. This solution uses broadcast notification.
TIBCO has acquired several companies to extend and enhance its technology offerings. Most notably:
- In 2002, TIBCO acquired Talarian, adding SmartSockets to its portfolio of high-performance messaging solutions.
- In 2004, they acquired Staffware for automating, integrating and dynamically managing business processes.
- In 2005, they acquired Objectstar, a mainframe integration solutions provider.
- In 2007, they entered the analytics business intelligence markets by acquiring Spotfire.
- In 2009, the company entered the grid computing and cloud computing markets with its acquisition of DataSynapse.
- On March 25, 2010, the company acquired Netrics, a privately held provider of enterprise data matching software products.
- On April 20, 2010, the company acquired Kabira Technologies Inc., a privately held provider of in-memory transaction-processing software. 
- On September 16, 2010, the company acquired Proginet (file transfer).
- On September 23, 2010, company acquired OpenSpirit, an independent provider of data and application integration solutions for the exploration and production segment of the global oil and gas market.
- On December 8, 2010, company acquired Loyalty Lab Inc., a privately held independent provider of loyalty management solutions.
- On August 30, 2011, company acquired Nimbus a UK-headquartered provider of business process discovery and analysis applications.
- On April 12, 2012, company acquired LogLogic, a log management company.
- On June 11, 2013 the company acquired Streambase Systems, an event-processing and analytics software provider. 
Reception and awards
- Named among This Year's Intelligent Dozen by TechWeb's Intelligent Enterprise
- Winner of the Stevie Business Award for Women in Business
- Finalist, Business Innovation Category at 2010 American Business Awards
- Named Company to Watch, TechWeb's Intelligent Enterprise 2010 Editors' Choice Awards.
- Spotfire named Best-Ranked Solution by Yphise.
- Editor's Choice for CMP's Intelligent Enterprise.
- Multiple award winner, SYS-CON Media's 2007 SOAWorld Readers' Choice Awards.
- Top Vendor across BPM, SOA and Web 2.0 technology categories.
- CEO Vivek Ranadivé won the 2005 Wharton Infosys Business Transformation technology change agent Award.
- Named in Chronicle 500 list of the Bay Area’s “top publicly traded companies.”
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- TIBCO Software Grows Total Revenue by 20% Over Q4 2010. TIBCO. December 21, 2011.
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- Tibco puts free BI into the cloud, Cliff Saran, July 15, 2010
- Henschen, Doug. Tibco Brings Analytics to Spotfire 3.1 Information Week. March 10, 2010
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- About. tibbr.com
- Merino, Faith. TIBCO releases tibbr 3.0. Vator News. June 28, 2011.
- TIBCO's tibbr May Be the Enterprise 2.0 Solution You've Been Waiting For, Klint Finley et al, Jan 24, 2011
- TIBCO launches tibbr: enough to make Enterprise 2.0 viable?, Dennis Howlett, Jan 24, 2011
- Henschen, Doug. Tibco FTL Speeds Capital Market Messaging. InformationWeek. March 28, 2011.
- D'Agostino, Ryan. The Man Who Knows Everything. Esquire. January 19, 2012.
- World Economic Forum Davos 2012: Vivek Ranadive launches social networking site TopCom for leaders to interact. Economic Times. January 26, 2012.
- Payrolls Jump Casts Doubt on Fed's Rate Pledge: Economy. Bloomberg Businessweek. February 3, 2012.
- Newcomb, Alyssa. A Social Network For The 1 Percent. January 24, 2012.
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- Connolly, Ellen. Only billionaires need apply... 'Facebook' for the world's richest 200 people launched. Daily Mail. January 24, 2012.
- Tibco to Acquire Talaeian, Darryl Taft, Jan 07, 2002
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- Tibco Acquires Spotfire For $195 Million, W. David Gardner, May 01, 2007
- With DataSynapse, TIBCO looks to both present and future, James Staten, August 26, 2009
- http://www.faqs.org/sec-filings/100709/TIBCO-SOFTWARE-INC_10-Q/ TIBCO SOFTWARE SEC FILING 10Q
- Tibco Software buys Proginet for $19.6 million, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, June 22, 2010
- TIBCO Software Acquires Loyalty Lab
- TIBCO Software Acquires Nimbus Partners
- TIBCO Closes Acquisition of LogLogic
- TIBCO Software Inc. Chosen by Independent Panel.Bloomberg. May 14, 2009.
- The Stevie Awards. Stevie Awards 2010.
- tibbr Finalist in 2010 American Business Awards. Business-Software.com. June 11, 2010.
- TIBCO Named Business Intelligence 'Company to Watch' in TechWeb's Intelligent Enterprise 2010 Editors' Choice Awards. Reuters. February 22, 2010.
- TIBCO Spotfire Awarded by Yphise as the Best-Ranked Solution for Operational Analytics. Bloomberg. September 23, 2009.
- CMP's Intelligent Enterprise Selects TIBCO for Editors' Choice Award. Reuters. January 11, 2008.
- TIBCO Software: TIBCO sweeps SYS-CON Media's 2007 SOAWorld Readers' Choice Awards; Company rated Top Vendor across BPM, SOA and Web 2.0 technology categories. TMCnet. July 20, 2007.
- Vivek Ranadivé RECEIVES 2005 Wharton Infosys Business Transformation technology change agent Award. IDG Communications. November 8, 2005.
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