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Apache Spark

The software appears to run more efficiently than other big data tools, such as Hadoop. Given that, Apache Spark is well-suited for querying and trying to make sense of very, very large data sets. The software offers many advanced machine learning and econometrics tools, although these tools are used only partially because very large data sets require too much time when the data sets get too large. The software is not well-suited for projects that are not big data in size. The graphics and analytical output are subpar compared to other tools.
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TIBCO Spotfire

In my experience, it is well suited for data analysis of many petroleum industry challenges where patterns and relationships exist but aren’t always apparent without full analysis.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2
Customizable dashboards
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Drill-down analysis
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Formatting capabilities
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

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
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Predictive Analytics
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5

Access Control and Security

Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
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
6.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.3
Dedicated iOS Application
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2
Dedicated Android Application
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
3.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
6.6
REST API
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
6.7
Javascript API
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
6.7
iFrames
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
6.6
Java API
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
6.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
6.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Apache Spark
TIBCO Spotfire
6.5

Pros

  • Rich APIs for data transformation making for very each to transform and prepare data in a distributed environment without worrying about memory issues
  • Faster in execution times compare to Hadoop and PIG Latin
  • Easy SQL interface to the same data set for people who are comfortable to explore data in a declarative manner
  • Interoperability between SQL and Scala / Python style of munging data
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  • Spotfire works very well as a central point for access to all data that could be used to analyze a subject and multiple types of spreadsheets and/or databases can be accessed with the same dashboard.
  • Multiple plots, graphs, charts, maps, and other analytic tools are simple to apply to easily-filtered data. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the user interface, as Spotfire is a very, very customizable and powerful tool.
  • Excellent support and educational resources are available to help decrease the learning curve and strengthen one's data analytic ability.
  • The use of Spotfire ultimately helps to better understand the relationships and patterns that are or could be significant in building value for a company.
  • It is not glitchy and has an intuitive user interface.
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Cons

  • Documentation could be better as I usually end up going to other sites / blogs to understand the concepts better
  • More APIs are to be ported to MLlib as only very few algorithms are available at least in clustering segment
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  • Difficult to create data connections using custom SQL
  • Limited support of DB2 connections (DB2 on the mainframe)
  • Limited support of network connected documents on a shared drive
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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
Out of the box, Spotfire is easily usable for simple report development and display in its web-player. Within 3-6 months complex reports can be built by dedicated developers. After 8-12 months, highly efficient, quick, and extraordinary reports can be developed by a developer. Significant work with your database team is required to produce quick reports that use a data connection with large data sets.
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Reliability and Availability

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TIBCO Spotfire8.0
Based on 12 answers
The only issue that I have encountered is if the program crashes, which is not often, or the laptop dies, there is not an auto save feature where the user can pick up where they left off.
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Performance

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TIBCO Spotfire8.9
Based on 12 answers
Considering the amount of data Spotfire supports, and the ability to connect to so many different data sources, the performance is really strong; specially, if you are working with v5.5
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Support

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TIBCO Spotfire9.9
Based on 22 answers
I have had great success with the support of the product.
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In-Person Training

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TIBCO Spotfire7.7
Based on 52 answers
I learned a lot and found a lot of the lessons useful. Sometimes I felt like things were moving a little fast, but it was a fairly good experience. The instructors are usually patient and willing to answer questions. I think there is a lot to learn in these sessions and it was well worth my time.
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Online Training

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TIBCO Spotfire7.9
Based on 54 answers
I have taken both formal and informal online training. The formal was well put together and I enjoyed being able to take my time and do extra trials on concepts that I didn't get right off the bat. What I would call my informal training is just Googling questions which I find answers toon discussion boards or YouTube. It's great for quick questions to fill small gaps.
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Implementation

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TIBCO Spotfire7.8
Based on 14 answers
The implementation seemed to be a smooth change.
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Alternatives Considered

We evaluated SAS alongside with Apache Spark but during the course of proof of concept found that Apache Spark was able to support the hadoop eco-system and hadoop file system much better. It was much faster at that time while having the ability to process data quickly for the business analytical needs and and also scaled up well.
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Spotfire is routinely selected for its data engine, its ability to merge data from various data sources, and then quickly visualize the data. Spotfire can be effectively used as an ad hoc analysis tool as well as an enterprise level reporting application.Tableau, Qlik, and MicroStrategy seemed to have a shorter learning curve and a more appealing user interface, but none of them touched Spotfire's data capabilities.
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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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  • TIBCO Spotfire provided a quick entry point for the customer insights to add data visualizations.
  • Spotfire is one of a range of tools used by trading analytics and is more cost-effective than Tableau.
  • Spotfire licensing enabled us to share the tool for quick data discovery for data protection.
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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 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 Enterprise
Please contact TIBCO sales
TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Consumer
$25/mo, $250/yr4
1. Per Seat
2. Per Hour (Starting)
4. Per Seat
Additional Pricing Details
For Enterprise engagements, please contact TIBCO directly for a custom price quote.

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