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Apache Spark

99 Ratings

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Apache Spark

Spark is great as a workflow process and extract transform layer process tool. Is really good for machine learning especially for large datasets that can be processed in split file paralallelization. Spark streaming is scalable for close to real-time data workflow process.what it's not good for, is smaller subset of data processing.
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TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire is perfect when you need to make a fast deploy to provide information with very good reports. It's very cost effective and high - performance.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3
Customizable dashboards
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Drill-down analysis
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Formatting capabilities
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Publish to Web
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Publish to PDF
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Report Versioning
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Predictive Analytics
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3

Access Control and Security

Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Role-Based Security Model
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2

Mobile Capabilities

Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
6.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
3.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
6.4
REST API
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
6.5
Javascript API
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
6.5
iFrames
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
6.2
Java API
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
6.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
6.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
6.3

Pros

  • Ease of use, the Spark API allows for minimal boilerplate and can be written in a variety of languages including Python, Scala, and Java.
  • Performance, for most applications we have found that jobs are more performant running via Spark than other distributed processing technologies like Map-Reduce, Hive, and Pig.
  • Flexibility, the frameworks comes with support for streaming, batch processing, sql queries, machine learning, etc. It can be used in a variety of applications without needing to integrate a lot of other distributed processing technologies.
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  • Very fast to create new dashboards, system provides automatically options to make fine reports
  • Very good filters, easy to use for non-analysts, good graphics and a lot of possibilities to create reports
  • Very good technical support
  • Very good price with top performance
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Cons

  • Increase the information and trainings that come with the application, especially for debugging since the process is difficult to understand.
  • It should be more attentive to users and make tutorials, to reduce the learning curve.
  • There should be more grouping algorithms.
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  • Sometimes difficult to know what product and package fits your products
  • Confusing documentation
  • Not very comprehensive user access rights
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Likelihood to Renew

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TIBCO Spotfire8.1
Based on 27 answers
Even though Spotfire does have bugs and inconsistencies and other shortcomings, it's certainly doing a great job overall. It provides great value for the money and is user-friendly enough.
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Usability

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TIBCO Spotfire8.5
Based on 21 answers
The product's interface for visualization is very user friendly and takes minimal learning.If you want to use the analytics part (separate from visualization), there may be a learning curve and the necessary skills required.But for visualization part, very little curve is required and the product is very intuitive.
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Reliability and Availability

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TIBCO Spotfire8.0
Based on 12 answers
The product on visualization is very reliable.The analytics S server for analytics also continues to be improved upon.
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Performance

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TIBCO Spotfire8.9
Based on 12 answers
This is a wonderful product that can and will transform how a user looks at data.
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Support

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TIBCO Spotfire9.8
Based on 22 answers
Tibco is very responsive to each of our questions. They are quick to jump on webex and troubleshoot issues with techs and/or receive files to analyze on their own. On occasion, Tibco has pushed back on their willingness to recognize certain issues that we have located.
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In-Person Training

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TIBCO Spotfire7.7
Based on 52 answers
Excellent product knowledge combined with market expertise and use-cases.
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Online Training

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TIBCO Spotfire7.8
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.)
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Implementation

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TIBCO Spotfire7.9
Based on 14 answers
The implementation seemed to be a smooth change.
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Breadth of Deployment

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In previous roles as well as my current vendor consultation role, I have seen Spotfire start in one business unit and expand to the entire company. Operations, research, IT, accounting, finance, and executives all end up performing ad hoc analyses or reviewing reports through Spotfire. Typically their are analysts or developers in each business unit or group that build Spotfire analyses. Decision makers typically review analyses through the webplayer. The ability to allow everyone in an organization to review visualizations is very simple through the webplayer.
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Alternatives Considered

Even with Python, MapReduce is lengthy coding. Combination of Python with Apache Spark will not only shorten the code, but it will effectively increase the speed of algorithms. Occasionally, I use MapReduce, but Apache Spark will replace MapReduce very soon. It has many built-in and faster features.
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TIBCO Spotfire has been the tool of choice for our team. After comparing to other tools, it was the best decision we could make. After using the tool for some years and receiving the trainings available, we can say it was a good decision. At the moment we had to decide, other software were not available or not achieving our goals, we got some demos from other vendors but Spotfire was the one that made us feel it was the best.
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Collaboration and Sharing

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TIBCO Spotfire7.7
Based on 35 answers
Spotfire provides multiple ways to share data across multiple user groups. It's simple to publish any analytics file to the library to allow other users to interact with the data. Multiple platforms (web application, mobile applications, and desktop) all provide similar amounts of capability to interact with the data. Bookmarking allows sharing of individual views with filters, marking, and formatting.
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Data Integration

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TIBCO Spotfire8.5
Based on 35 answers
I am currently using data from several sources like Palantir PLAN and Excel, and the product works perfectly with this two sources. It is easy to manage data access and merge data from these sources.
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Scalability

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TIBCO Spotfire8.9
Based on 2 answers
The program has proved to be very useful and allows for analyzing various forms of data.
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Return on Investment

  • Apache Spark has faster performance compared to MapReduce.
  • Combination of Python & Spark is the best. Shorter code, faster and efficient performance.
  • Can replace RDBMS
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  • Faster data output.
  • More consistent displays.
  • More universal use across the office.
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Pricing Details

Apache Spark

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Apache Spark Editions & Modules
Apache Spark
Additional Pricing Details

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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
TIBCO Spotfire
On-premise Edition
TIBCO Spotfire Platform
Please contact TIBCO sales
SaaS Edition
TIBCO Spotfire Cloud - Monthly
$2001
TIBCO Spotfire Cloud - Annual
$2,0002
TIBCO Spotfire for Amazon Web Services
$0.993
TIBCO Spotfire Cloud Enterprise
Please contact TIBCO sales
1. Per Month, Per Authoring Seat
2. Per Year, Per Authoring Seat
3. Per Hour (Starting)
Additional Pricing Details
For Enterprise engagements, please contact TIBCO directly for a custom price quote.

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