Introduction to Accelerators
Accelerators represent a new approach to how TIBCO engages our customer ecosystem: we created an elite team of TIBCO field engineers and asked them to solve the biggest, baddest Digital Business innovation problems that our customers are throwing at us today using IoT, sensors, Spark, and Hadoop. And we asked them to solve these problems in a way that’s extensible and re-usable based on design patterns. And we asked them to build these solutions in a scalable, high-performing way, applying continuous integration and testing. And we asked them to document and package the solutions, for free community distribution.
The result is a TIBCO-led, community-engaged way to help our customers solve the “blank sheet of paper” problem that plagues most IT organizations.
Our goal is to change the IT-to-Line-of-Business relationship when it comes to Digital Business transformation. Accelerators help IT say “yes” to more business ideas. As a result, they experiment more—when an idea doesn’t work, it’s killed quickly. If an idea is good, you build upon it. Accelerators help drive this innovation, which drives business innovation.
For a high-level overview of TIBCO Accelerators, watch this video on the TIBCO Blog.
Steve Jobs once said, when he was at NeXT Computer, this: “The simplest to maintain, the easiest code to debug, and the most efficient piece of code… is the code you never write.” Jobs knew, back in the 1990s, that the key to making complex technology accessible and innovative was to provide simple, easy-to-understand programming interfaces to that infrastructure, and to simplify the job of building the world’s best applications.
The TIBCO Accelerator project is our effort to simplify the job of building great Digital Business applications, harness the power of re-use, and engage the formidable community of TIBCO developers. We hope all our customers join our community effort to innovate faster with Connected Intelligence, to spur innovation, and to make the world a better place.
Business Activity Monitoring Accelerator
The Business Activity Monitoring Accelerator allows users to track business process lifecycles for SLA violations, stalled processes, and missing process instances. Processes are configured using a no-coding configuration approach that are evaluated at runtime. The accelerator works both with and without an overall BPM control system. It allows for real-time tracking of process performance to determine if SLAs are being met, giving businesses the opportunity to take proactive action to correct exception situations before they escalate.
Connected Vehicles Accelerator
The Connected Vehicles Accelerator tracks various vehicles and applies rules against their locations and progress. This could be personal vehicles, taxis, delivery trucks, passenger or freight trains, public transport buses, aircraft... anything that moves and produces a stream of position data. For vehicles operating on a scheduled, it tracks progress and proactively notifies when SLAs will be violated. Positions are compared against geofences to determine if vehicles are going someplace they shouldn't. A flexible user-defined rule module architecture allows for fully customized business rules, built in TIBCO Streaming and then visualized using TIBCO Spotfire.
Continuous Supply Chain Accelerator
The Continuous Supply Chain Accelerator shows how historical sales data can be used to forecast future sales and model the impact on inventory in both stores and warehouses. Tools built using Spotfire can simulate forecasted demand based on promotion impact, and the subsequent effect on stock levels. There are tools for modelling Economic Order Quantity and Safety Stock on a store by store basis. And forecast data can be applied to allocate stores to distribution centers using a constrained optimization algorithm. Real-time components capture live sales data from stores and update in-memory inventory models, triggering automated ordering from distribute centers when stock levels drop below the Safety Stock. A Vehicle Resource Planning (VRP) solution is generated on a daily basis for all orders, which allocates store deliveries to routes and calculates driving directions for trucks to service stores from their allocated centers. Those trucks and the associated cargo can be tracked in real-time.
Data Historian Accelerator
Captures real-time telemetry from data historians like OPC UA and OSI PI with the Data Historian Accelerator. Users can navigate object hierarchies with an easy to use interface to setup subscriptions on data points of interest. These data points are then mapped into logical data sets which can then be passed to user-implemented rules and models that gather insights and predict outcomes. The data is then streamed into Live Datamart for real-time visualization of system state and prompt users to take action when anomalous behaviour is detected.
Dynamic Pricing Accelerator
The Dynamic Pricing Accelerator is a reference architecture and set of standard models that can be used to generate personalized prices for customers based on their attributes and behaviours. The included demo shows an insurance premium quoting business process. Based on TIBCO Streaming and TIBCO Spotfire, it allows businesses to become agile and algorithmic and take back control over their pricing platform. It reduces the need for expensive black-box applications in industries like insurance so businesses can gain competitive advantage by building and deploying their own pricing models quickly and easily. Then using the Insight Platform, monitor the performance of those models and make refinements as necessary.
FX Dealing Accelerator
The FX Dealing Accelerator is implemented via TIBCO StreamBase® and TIBCO® Live Datamart. It provides a platform for foreign exchange (FX) pricing and dealing systems and delivers the necessary service in volatile markets. As part of the accelerator program, we offer the FX Dealing Accelerator (FXDA). The FXDA, available in TIBCO StreamBase 7.6, includes key components for quick-start projects: market data and execution adapters/handlers, components for aggregating prices, sample spread calculation modules, and TIBCO Live Datamart tables. A sample HTML5 trading application is also provided, which is intended to be extended in each specific implementation. Watch this video overview or read the attached Dynamic Spread Calculation brief.
Healthcare Interoperability Accelerator
The Healthcare Interoperability Accelerator provides an interoperability solution to address the CMS and ONC final rules on healthcare interoperability and information blocking. The rules change how healthcare delivery organizations, health insurers and patients exchange health data. It enables patients to take control of their healthcare data through Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) and other standards. The Healthcare Interoperability Accelerator helps payers reduce costs, optimize business models and mitigate risks by implementing this solution.
High Tech Manufacturing Accelerator
The High Tech Manufacturing Accelerator shows how you can gather real-time insights into manufacturing systems by capturing sensor telemetry and then applying validations and rules within a configurable equipment hierarchy. Monitor equipment status, part production, and compute Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), providing intelligence sooner to enable actions to optimize production and improve quality. TIBCO Streaming is used to capture sensor feeds and apply rules, and the system can be visualized on a live, customizable dashboard in TIBCO Spotfire.
Intelligent Equipment Accelerator
The Intelligent Equipment Accelerator captures and analyzes sensor data in real-time from smart equipment and Internet of Things devices. Integrate through industry-standard protocols like OPC UA, OSI PI, MQTT, and Web Services. Alternatively, implement custom adapters for your own protocols, all the way down to baseline serial port integration. Apply custom validations, cleansing policies, rules, and feature statistics on data feeds to identify trends and gain insight. TIBCO Streaming is used to capture sensor feeds and apply rules, and the system can be visualized on a live, customizable dashboard in TIBCO Spotfire.
Intuitive Mining Accelerator
The Intuitive Mining Accelerator is an analytics dashboard that allows users to gain valuable 'pit to port' metrics for resource organizations in the mining and minerals sector. Detailed interactive analytics dashboard enable data transformation and collaboration, and guide operations leadership to make better strategic decisions.
IoT Drilling Accelerator
The IoT Drilling Accelerator is a platform to consume drill head data from Oil Rigs, perform Analytics on the data and present to Drilling Engineers. The Analytics are performed in Real Time and the results sent to Spotfire and Live Datamart dashboards. This gives an up to date view of Rig state and the ability to detect anomalies as they occur. New in the latest release is a model to detect Bit Wear.
Next Best Action Accelerator
Create opportunities to improve customer engagement with the TIBCO Next Best Action Accelerator. Define target audiences using a web interface based on TIBCO Spotfire and then link those audiences to offers issued to customers who complete qualifying activities to encourage loyalty and increase sales. This accelerator provides a reference architecture and code assets for building an event-driven marketing platform for customer engagement. It is configuration-driven through a custom web interface based on TIBCO Spotfire which allows marketing personnel to define target audiences and offers for customer engagement.
Open Banking Accelerator
The Open Banking Accelerator contains components that capture financial data from a number of sources via APIs. The data is then mastered in a master data repository where it can be cleansed and governed. The master data is then combined with operational transactional data and virtualized, making it available to other internal systems. The data is also then exposed externally through public APIs adhering to Open Banking standards. There is also a component that analyzes real-time transaction feeds, providing context for fraud detection and issuing personalized offers to the customer.
Real-Time Public Transportation Accelerator
The Real-Time Public Transportation Accelerator contains components that track journeys where public transport agencies have provided GTFS and GTFS-RT feeds. On startup it pulls the static GTFS data from the provider and loads it into memory and makes it available to Spotfire. Then on a configurable interval it will access the GTFS-RT feed and post updates to running trips including current stop and estimated times as provided by the agency.
Risk Management Accelerator
The Risk Management Accelerator illustrates the the complete Connected Intelligence story and Streaming Machine Learning. TIBCO Spotfire Analyst guides data professionals through the process of developing both supervised and unsupervised machine learning models to detect risky behaviour in a given dataset. The template is built like a machine learning tutorial allowing creating of a model using your own data with less than 10 clicks. These models can then be hot-deployed into StreamBase for real-time evaluation of events for deviation from expected norms. When an event is flagged, it is alerted and the event processing platform creates a case in TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM that facilitates the investigation of the potential fraud.
Track and Trace Accelerator
The Track and Trace Accelerator is a fully TIBCO Cloud native application that actively tracks the lifecycle of packages through a delivery network. It captures announcement and observation events in real-time and applies against a decision table-based state model. Proactive SLA monitoring recalculates whether or not a parcel will be delivered in time and publishes alerts and notifications in the event of SLA violation. Parcel containerization allows for rolling up parcel events into containers and gives visibility of affected packages in the event of container delays.
Smart Transport Accelerator
Smart Transport Accelerator (Cloud Edition) is a 100% cloud-based solution that gives Transport & Logistics companies a fast start to solving two key business challenges:
- Real time operational awareness of moving assets & incidents to help improve network and operational efficiency.
- Event-driven actions when an incident, such as an accident or breakdown, occurs to help improve customer experience and quality of service.