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TIBCO iProcess Suite

Platform and Sizing


Considerations

Justin Brunt
Senior Product Manager – TIBCO iProcess Suite

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Agenda

 Platforms supported by iProcess Suite


 Platform Strategy
 Sizing Considerations

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Platforms Supported by TIBCO iProcess Suite

 Sun Solaris 8-10 (SPARC)


 Oracle 10g/11g
 DB2 9.1/9.5

 Sun Solaris (x86)


 Oracle 10g/11g

 HP-UX 11/11i (PA-RISC)


 Oracle 10g/11g

 HP-UX 11i (Itanium)


 Oracle 10g/11g

 IBM AIX 5L – 5.2/5.3 (pSeries)


 Oracle 10g/11g
 DB2 9.1/9.5
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Platforms Supported by TIBCO iProcess Suite

 Linux Red Hat AS/ES 4.x/5.x (x86)


 Oracle 10g/11g
 DB2 9.1/9.5

 SUSE Enterprise 10.x (x86)


 Oracle 10g/11g
 DB2 9.1/9.5

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Platforms Supported by TIBCO iProcess Suite

 Windows Server 2003/2008, XP Professional (x86),


Vista
 Oracle 10g/11g
 SQL Server 2005/2008

 64 Bit Operation
 iProcess Suite is a 32 bit application
 Any Java/JNI components must operate in a 32 JVM
• Java based EAI Steps (Java, BusinessWorks Connector, Web Services,
Decisions)
• iProcess Server Objects (Java)

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iProcess Suite - Platform Strategy

 Windows Server 2003/2008 (x64)


 Oracle 10g/11g
 SQL Server 2005/2008

 Windows Vista (x86, x64)

 64 Bit Platforms
 iProcess Server Objects (Java/.Net) are available as a 64 bit
component

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Sizing Considerations

 Not straight forward to give recommendations


 Every implementation is different
 Requires a Scoping Study
 Typical Considerations include:
 Platform
• UNIX vs. Windows
• Oracle vs. SQL Server vs. DB2

 User Population
 Processes
 Throughput
 Integrated Applications and Technologies

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Questions Asked when Sizing iProcess

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Users, Group and Roles

 Users
 Number of registered users
 Number of concurrent logins

 Groups and Roles


 Total Number of Groups
 Total Number of Roles

 Attributes
 Average number of extra Attributes per User/Group
 Average number of Group Queues visible to each users

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Queues Redirections and Participations

 Redirections
 Number of queue redirections defined

 Participations
 Number of queue participations defined
 Average number of Users per Participation

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Steps and Fields

 Steps
 Average number of steps per procedure
 Average number of steps released per case
 Average number of sub-procedure calls performed per case
 Average depth of steps in nested sub-procedures

 Fields
 Average number of fields assigned per process
 Average assigned field size
 Memos (often used to hold XML documents)
• Average number of Memos per case
• Average size of Memo (Kbytes)

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Cases and Work Items

 Average number of case starts per day


 Average number days before cases are purged
 Average number of days before cases are closed
 Average number of steps being performed in
parallel in a case
 Average number of addressees per step
 Average number of steps processed via work
queues (user or broker based steps)

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Case Data Queue Parameters

 Number of fields defined as Case Data Queue Parameters


 Number of Field Mappings defined as Default CDQPs on User Queues
 Number of Field Mappings defined as Default CDQPs on Group
Queues
 Number of User Queues with specific CDQP Field Mappings Defined
 Average Number of Fields defined as CDQPs on these Specific User
Queues
 Number of Group Queues with Specific CDQP Field Mappings
defined
 Average number of Fields defined as CDQPs on these Specific Group
Queues
 Percentage of all outstanding work items located in (User & Group)
queues with CDQPs defined
 Average assigned (i.e. populated) Field size of the CDQPs

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Tables and Lists

 Tables/Structures
 Total Number of Structures/Tables on system
 Average number of Fields per Structure
 Average number of Records per Structure

 Lists
 Total number of Lists on system
 Average number of Records per List

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Audit Trail

 Average length of user name to be used


 Average number of custom audit entries per case

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Waits (Synchronization Points) and Deadlines

 Waits
 Percentage of Live Cases with Waits Outstanding

 Deadlines
 Frequency of expiry
 Number of pending deadlines

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Peak transaction Volumes

 Number of working hours per day


 Peak transaction volume
 Case Starts
 Releases
 Deadlines expiring

 Prediction Service
 Continuous or On Demand
 Number of Processes enabled for Prediction
 Average number of forward steps being predicted per step

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Peak transaction Volumes

 Activity Publication
 Number of procedures enabled for Activity Publication
 Number of Steps and Actions being published
 Average size of data being published for each activity

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Other Applications

 Processes Integrated with other technologies


 EAI Steps

 Other Applications

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