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Score 8.9 out of 100

TIBCO Spotfire

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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Databox ranks higher in 3 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling
  • TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 1 feature set: Data Discovery and Visualization

BI Standard Reporting

9.3

Databox

93%
7.5

TIBCO Spotfire

75%
Databox ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

10.0
100%
5 Ratings
7.3
73%
30 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

8.9
89%
8 Ratings
8.5
85%
279 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

8.9
89%
8 Ratings
6.9
69%
244 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.6

Databox

86%
8.1

TIBCO Spotfire

81%
Databox ranks higher in 2/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
8.4
84%
274 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

8.9
89%
8 Ratings
7.8
78%
287 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

7.9
79%
3 Ratings
8.1
81%
210 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

9.5
95%
8 Ratings
8.2
82%
259 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

8.3

Databox

83%
8.1

TIBCO Spotfire

81%
Databox ranks higher in 4/5 features

Publish to Web

8.9
89%
6 Ratings
8.3
83%
216 Ratings

Publish to PDF

8.9
89%
7 Ratings
7.9
79%
254 Ratings

Report Versioning

7.7
77%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
18 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

8.9
89%
8 Ratings
8.1
81%
165 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

7.1
71%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.8

Databox

78%
8.2

TIBCO Spotfire

82%
TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
8.4
84%
292 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

7.0
70%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
258 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

7.9
79%
5 Ratings
8.2
82%
222 Ratings

Access Control and Security

Databox

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.4

TIBCO Spotfire

84%
TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 3/3 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
226 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
195 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
214 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

Databox

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.4

TIBCO Spotfire

74%
TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
168 Ratings

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
126 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
139 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Databox

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.8

TIBCO Spotfire

78%
TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
64 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
62 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
46 Ratings

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
51 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
63 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
53 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Databox is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Databox

80%
8 Ratings
7.9

TIBCO Spotfire

79%
320 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Databox

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

TIBCO Spotfire

70%
27 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Databox

90%
1 Rating
8.3

TIBCO Spotfire

83%
24 Ratings

Availability

Databox

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1

TIBCO Spotfire

71%
27 Ratings

Performance

Databox

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1

TIBCO Spotfire

71%
27 Ratings

Support Rating

9.8

Databox

98%
6 Ratings
8.5

TIBCO Spotfire

85%
48 Ratings

In-Person Training

Databox

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7

TIBCO Spotfire

77%
52 Ratings

Online Training

Databox

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9

TIBCO Spotfire

79%
54 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Databox

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0

TIBCO Spotfire

40%
30 Ratings

Configurability

Databox

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1

TIBCO Spotfire

71%
3 Ratings

Ease of integration

Databox

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

TIBCO Spotfire

70%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Databox

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

TIBCO Spotfire

70%
4 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Databox

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

TIBCO Spotfire

50%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

Databox

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

TIBCO Spotfire

50%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Databox

I believe Databox can be an asset for any company. We are a small company, but I can see the value for large companies too. Databox is a great fit for departments or organizations that need to put their data into a readable form without needing a ton of reports. Databox allows you to save time and put together a nice report without having to do too much extra work. Once it is set up, it basically runs on its own at the frequency you set. I personally receive a daily report and have it sent to the respective people on the day of our meeting so we can quickly review it.
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TIBCO Software Inc.

TIBCO Spotfire works well for handling everything from simple to highly complex and large datasets. Geospatial data works especially well, as the geospatial analytics capability afforded by TIBCO Spotfire is second to none. We have migrated many workflows that were previously performed in Excel using pivot tables to within TIBCO Spotfire. This has enabled us to increase efficiently and capability when analyzing new data.
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Pros

Databox

  • Create dashboards from a variety of data sources.
  • Set & track goals based on the data and metrics provided.
  • Send alerts and scorecard updates to Slack and email automatically.
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TIBCO Software Inc.

  • It has the best coding integration (python, R) of any BI product
  • The ability to work with very large datasets (10 mil+) is better than competitors
  • Export options are more complete and have better functionality
  • The data canvas is the best tool to join and transform data vs. competitors
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Cons

Databox

  • Some types of data can only be reported on for 1-2 months back. Unless I'm misunderstanding the function of the software this seems really weird. I can't figure out how to report on Activities more than 2 months ago
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TIBCO Software Inc.

  • They should introduce Python native visualizations
  • Learning Materials for basic and Intermediate level should be made free. This helps to attract and onboard new users.
  • Jupyter integration will be a great improvement.
  • There should be approach available for parallel development. For Example, Two person should be able to edit and save same dashboard if they are working with different components.
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Pricing Details

Databox

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Databox editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    TIBCO Spotfire

    Starting Price

    $0 per seat

    Editions & Modules

    TIBCO Spotfire editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Analyst$125/mo, $1250/yr1
    TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Business Author$65/mo, $650/yr2
    TIBCO Spotfire for Amazon Web Services$0.993
    TIBCO Spotfire PlatformPlease contact TIBCO sales4
    TIBCO Spotfire Cloud EnterprisePlease contact TIBCO sales5
    TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Consumer$25/mo, $250/yr6

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    For Enterprise engagements, please contact TIBCO directly for a custom price quote.

    Pricing Info

    Likelihood to Renew

    Databox

    No answers on this topic

    TIBCO Software Inc.

    -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.
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    Usability

    Databox

    Databox is an intuitive, well-designed platform that can be used by non-technical marketers. It is easy to learn, and while set up takes time, usability is high and the team has enjoyed creating custom dashboards and clients have also given us great feedback regarding its usability and value. While other BI tools are much more complex to navigate, Databox is a breeze.
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    TIBCO Software Inc.

    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.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Databox

    No answers on this topic

    TIBCO Software Inc.

    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.
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    Performance

    Databox

    No answers on this topic

    TIBCO Software Inc.

    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.
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    Support Rating

    Databox

    I have really enjoyed using Databox and have seen the value of it in many ways. They also continue to improve the functions of it and grow their integrations and templates. I look forward to continuing to use Databox in the future, potentially even finding ways to incorporate it into other departments to help them with reporting as well.
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    TIBCO Software Inc.

    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.
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    In-Person Training

    Databox

    No answers on this topic

    TIBCO Software Inc.

    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).
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    Online Training

    Databox

    No answers on this topic

    TIBCO Software Inc.

    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 Rating

    Databox

    No answers on this topic

    TIBCO Software Inc.

    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.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Databox

    Databox is unique in its ability to report from multiple data sources. Google Analytics is the standard when it comes to web metrics, but it's just one of the tools that integrates with Databox. Tableau is fantastic for data visualizations and reporting, but it's much more expensive than Databox, so it's not ideal for everyone. Tableau is also superior with customization
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    TIBCO Software Inc.

    TIBCO Spotfire is beyond an ordinary BI tool. It is capable of providing fit-for-purpose solutions and multifaceted, time-efficient dashboards which can be developed with a few button clicks to highly complex, scalable, and contemporary visual solutions with popular enablers such as on-demand and self-service analytics. It is one of the most preferred BI and analytics partners for various business needs.
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    Scalability

    Databox

    No answers on this topic

    TIBCO Software Inc.

    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,
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    Return on Investment

    Databox

    • It has helped us to show our value to clients
    • Easily digestible dashboards make it easy to understand what you're looking at
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    TIBCO Software Inc.

    • We can only use it for the free trial period.
    • I have to 'rebuild' the course sample files and accounts on Spotfire every semester.
    • It is perfect as an excellent alternative to Tableau in the course.
    • We have to use the less powerful Cloud version since the majority of the students have Macs. This means we can't use advanced AI features, for example.
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