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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight

I'm likely to recommend it because it would become so native if other cloud services are based on AWS infrastructure, like our current setup. It is very seamlessly integrated with other services to feed in data for the visualization. In addition, supporting a reasonably large number of users concurrently is not an issue and should be able to scale horizontally as needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

Spotfire is truly an Enterprise BI Solution. We've connected to over 23 data sources in the last 4 years. Types of databases we've connected to include, Oracle, SQL, OsiSoft PI, Rest API's, OData, and Essbase. Spotfire's allows us to cache data so that it's readily consumable for users who just require visual interaction. We've built advanced models because of the built-in R and Python capability. We're able to generate and push PDF reports via their Automation Services.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
6.5
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
4.5
TIBCO Spotfire
8.7
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
5.4
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
5.7
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
6.2
TIBCO Spotfire
9.0
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
5.3
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
4.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
5.8
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
6.5
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
5.9
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
4.7
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
6.2
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
TIBCO Spotfire

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
5.4
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
6.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
TIBCO Spotfire
8.7
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
3.3
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
7.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
TIBCO Spotfire
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
7.2
TIBCO Spotfire
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
3.8
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
3.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
3.9
TIBCO Spotfire
3.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
4.2
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon QuickSight
5.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
REST API
Amazon QuickSight
5.5
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Javascript API
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
iFrames
Amazon QuickSight
5.2
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Java API
Amazon QuickSight
5.5
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon QuickSight
4.4
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon QuickSight
3.6
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2

Pros

Amazon QuickSight

  • Lightweight and serverless BI tool that can be used for niche dashboards.
  • Its integration into other AWS Services is one of its most appealing features.
  • The low monthly cost is another benefit.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

  • Cross tables. Most people call them pivot tables perhaps, from the excel version, but Spotfire does them so much better! Easier to build and arrange, and with tons more options than the excel pivot table.
  • Mapping. The improved mapping capabilities of Spotfire along with its ease of use, allow you to build fabulous looking maps very quickly.
  • Aggregation. Spotfire is built to aggregate, and it does this better and faster than anything else I know of.
Jonathan Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon QuickSight

  • One of the primary challenges I've had with Amazon QuickSight so far is that some of the reports I want to build use data from different data sets. Instead of being able to put all of the information I want to see into one report.
  • Some of our Amazon QuickSight reports only update every 24 hours. It would be great to see that data in real-time.
  • I would remove the various time zones from Amazon QuickSight and only use the time zone we are in.
Megan Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

  • Arguably the most useful feature of Spotfire is the information builder which allows sql queries on APIs to databases and ERPs, however, this doesn't come with the entry package, spotfire cloud. As a small company we cannot justify hosting ourselves and we're not big enough for enterprise, so we have to manually load the data ourselves every week.
  • The custom expression feature unlocks some of the better features, but requires some level of programming to understand.
  • Cloud gets the updates to Spotfire a lot later than the non-cloud users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.1
Based on 27 answers
-Easy to distribute information throughout the enterprise using the webplayer.-Ad hoc analysis is possible throughout the enterprise using business author in the webplayer or the thick client.-Low level of support needed by IT team. Access interfaces with LDAP and numerous other authentication methods.-Possible to continually extend the platform with JavaScript, R scripts, HTML, and custom extensions.-Ability to standardize data logic through pre-built queries in the Information Designer. Everyone in the enterprise is using the same logic-Tagging and bookmarking data allows for quick sharing of insights.-Integration with numerous data sources... flat files, data bases, big data, images, etc.-Much improved mapping capability. Also includes the ability to apply data points over any image.
Brent Meyers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.5
Based on 25 answers
Basic tasks like generating meaningful information from large sets of raw data are very easy. The next step of linking to multiple live data sources and linking those tables and performing on the fly analysis of the imported data is understandably more difficult.
Brock Robertson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.8
Based on 16 answers
Even though, it's a rather stable and predictable tool that's also fast, it does have some bugs and inconsistencies that shut down the system. Depending on the details, it could happen as often as 2-3 times a week, especially during the development period.
Alex Naumov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.8
Based on 16 answers
Generally, the Spotfire client runs with very good performance. There are factors that could affect performance, but normally has to do with loading large analysis files from the library if the database is located some distance away and your global network is not optimal. Once you have your data table(s) loaded in the client application, usually the application is quite good performance-wise.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.4
Based on 28 answers
Support has been helpful with issues. Support seems to know their product and its capabilities. It would also seem that they have a good sense of the context of the problem; where we are going with this issue and what we want the end outcome to be.
Tim Daciuk | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.7
Based on 52 answers
The instructor was very in depth and provided relevant training to business users on how to create visualizations. They showed us how to alter settings and filter views, and provided resources for future questions.However, the instructor failed to cover data sources, connecting to data, etc. While it was helpful to see how users can use the data to create reports, they failed to properly instruct us on how to get the dataset in to begin with. We are still trying to figure out connections to certain databases (we have multiple different types).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.9
Based on 54 answers
The online training is good, provides a good base of knowledge. The video demonstrations were well-done and easy to follow along. Provided exercises are good as well, but I think there could be more challenging exercises. The training has also gone up in price significantly in the last 3 years (in USD, which hurts us even more in Canada), and I'm not sure it is worth the money it now costs (it is worth how much it cost 3 years ago, but not double that.)
Emilie Wheeler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 5.7
Based on 18 answers
The original architecture I created for our implementation had only a particular set of internal business units in mind. Over the years, Spotfire gained in popularity in our company and was being utilized across many more business units. Soon, its usage went beyond what the original architectural implementation could provide. We've since learned about how the product is used by the different teams and are currently in the middle of rolling out a new architecture.I suggest:
  • Have clearly defined service level agreements with all the teams that will use Spotfire. Your business intelligence group might only need availability during normal working hours, but your production support group might need 24/7 availability. If these groups share one Spotfire server, maintenance of that server might be a problem.
  • Know the different types of data you will be working with. One group might be working with "public" data while another group might work with sensitive data. Design your Library accordingly and with the proper permissions.
  • Know the roles of the users of Spotfire. Will there only be a small set of report writers or does everyone have write access to the Library?
  • ALWAYS add a timestamp prompt to your reports. You don't want multiple users opening a report that will try and pull down millions of rows of data to their local workstations. Another option, of course, is to just hard code a time range in the backing database view (i.e. where activity_date >= sysdate - 90, etc.), but I'd rather educate/train the user base if possible.
  • This probably goes without saying, but if possible, point to a separate reporting database or a logical standby database. You don't want the company pounding on your primaries and take down your order system.
Michael Soliman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon QuickSight

In our case, we are storing our large amount of data in the cloud so using QuickSight adds up to the performance of the reporting. We are using it as a secondary reporting tool so that a business user can generate their own report. We are using Tableau as our primary reporting tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire is a very good product and stacks up well against the competition for creating customized dashboards. It also has intuitive capabilities to create visualizations that could help the user see their data. Moreover, it also has a lot of options for customization in terms of data slicing, integrations with statistical languages like R, creating multi-page dashboard views, etc.The reason we selected Spotfire was because of all the features mentioned above and also the pricing which was very competitive compared to its competitors in the market.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.4
Based on 4 answers
In an enterprise architecture, if Spotfire Advanced Data services(Composite Studio),data marts can be managed optimally and scalability in a data perspective is great. As the web player/consumer is directly proportional to RAM, if the enterprise can handle RAM requirement accomodating fail over mechanisms appropraitely, it is definitely scalable,
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon QuickSight

No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

  • The ROI from Spotfire has generally been positive. After digesting the healthy up front cost, analysts have come to rely on the software more than most any other software product besides perhaps Excel.
  • The initial time spent on Spotfire looked like it might turn out to be a waste of money. But after putting the time in, Spotfire saves analysts time and thereby money.
  • Perhaps the most positive return on investment from Spotfire is the automated reports, eliminating analyst effort.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Amazon QuickSight

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon QuickSight Editions & Modules

Edition
Authors$24.001
Readers$5.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

TIBCO Spotfire

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

TIBCO Spotfire Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
TIBCO Spotfire PlatformPlease contact TIBCO sales
    SaaS Edition
    TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Analyst$125/mo, $1250/yr1
    TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Business Author$65/mo, $650/yr1
    TIBCO Spotfire for Amazon Web Services$0.992
    TIBCO Spotfire Cloud EnterprisePlease contact TIBCO sales
    TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Consumer$25/mo, $250/yr4
    1. Per Seat
    2. Per Hour (Starting)
    3. Per Seat
    Additional Pricing Details
    For Enterprise engagements, please contact TIBCO directly for a custom price quote.

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon QuickSight
    6.9
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.8

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon QuickSight
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.1

    Usability

    Amazon QuickSight
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.5

    Reliability and Availability

    Amazon QuickSight
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.8

    Performance

    Amazon QuickSight
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.8

    Support Rating

    Amazon QuickSight
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.4

    In-Person Training

    Amazon QuickSight
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.7

    Online Training

    Amazon QuickSight
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.9

    Implementation Rating

    Amazon QuickSight
    TIBCO Spotfire
    5.7

    Scalability

    Amazon QuickSight
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.4

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