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TIBCO Spotfire

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Likelihood to Recommend

Datawatch Monarch

The product is especially useful when you have real-time and/or time series data to analyze. If you have more mundane, simpler requirements, other products might do the job you need for less money (there are even some decent open source visualization tools you can find.) I know the product is very widely used in capital markets applications to monitor and analyze risk and price and volume changes; if you're working in that area, I don't think there's a better tool to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

Suitable for even large numbers of data points in both the chemical or biological data domains. Also powerful when calculated columns are to be inserted into tables. The filter and label function is a very powerful feature when subsetting data within one Spotfire project. It is also capable of exporting sheets to PDF format, so it is also convenient to share key findings with others. It is less appropriate for chemical data in less mainstream formats (e.g SDF, MOL2).
Lewis Mervin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Drill-down analysis
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
8.7
Formatting capabilities
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Publish to Web
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Publish to PDF
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report Versioning
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8

Access Control and Security

Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
6.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Dedicated Android Application
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
3.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
REST API
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Javascript API
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
iFrames
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Java API
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Datawatch Monarch
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8

Pros

Datawatch Monarch

  • Creating a basic model to extract data from a report is very easy.
  • Advanced features like Calculated Fields and External Lookups allow you to augment the raw data.
  • You can create a "project" to automate the data extraction. Combined with Datapump (a separate DW app), you can fully automate the process once the raw report is generated.
Frank Pappalardo | 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

Datawatch Monarch

  • Recently, we had some major sticker-shock when we wanted to upgrade Data Pump. It is an exceptional product, but when the price jumped from $6,000 to over $60,000, it was impossible to get the funds approved internally for the upgrade.
  • We also paid for yearly maintenance contracts which included Professional Services, but rarely found those services beneficial. However, we did receive all software upgrades for Datapump as part of the contract which we found to be very beneficial. However, with the new pricing, that is not longer the case.
Kim Shada | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

  • Feature parity between web publishing and the Spotfire client: some features of Spotfire that work flawlessly in the Spotfire client break when published to the web. In particular, custom JavaScript inserted into the analysis tends not to render well on the web even if it renders perfectly in the client.
  • Lack of thorough documentation: particularly when comparing Spotfire documentation to the documentation for Python, JMP, or Matlab, Spotfire's documentation is lacking. In particular, I remember finding documentation on custom SQL queries being very sparse. Most often I would base my Spotfire solutions on examples found on forums rather than on official TIBCO advice.
  • The execution time of custom R data functions: TIBCO Spotfire uses its own implementation of the R runtime (called TERR, TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R) which I noticed to be significantly slower than the open-source runtime for certain tasks.
  • Error reporting: error reporting by both TERR and IronPython is very opaque and makes debugging very difficult.
Josh Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Datawatch Monarch

Datawatch Monarch 7.2
Based on 6 answers
Even though we do not utilize it on a daily basis, I do hope my current company renews it's license. If not, I intend to purchase myself.
Lisa Glassman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.8
Based on 21 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

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 9.0
Based on 13 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

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 9.0
Based on 13 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.
Cordell Yin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 10.0
Based on 23 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

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.7
Based on 52 answers
I have only had the basic training. It was very useful for new users. The majority of what is taught in the training can be self-taught by daily use of the product. However there were also many things I learned even after using the product for over a year. I would highly recommend investing in the training offered by TIBCO
Cal Humphrey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Datawatch Monarch

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

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.0
Based on 14 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

Datawatch Monarch

Datawatch is very good value of money compared to QlikView; QlikView is really more of a BI tool and has a lot of functions that I didn't need. Datawatch is very strong in the real-time area where Tableau, Panorama, and Qlik don't do very well. If you need to set up a visual monitoring dashboard, Datawatch is the best product I've seen for that. if you want to do a lot of in depth statistical analysis of large databases, Tableau is probably a good option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

The advantage of Spotfire over Tableau or Domo is the advanced modeling capabilities. Although Tableau and Domo have created interfaces with R, they are nowhere near as easy to implement as they are in Spotfire. The advantage of Spotfire over SAS Enterprise Miner is the broader range of easily created visualizations that don't require an experienced data scientist. Spotfire, of course, does not have some of the advanced modeling capabilities of say a SAS Enterprise Miner nor the zooming ability that Qlick Sense offers. Overall, it stacks up well.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.0
Based on 3 answers
The program has proved to be very useful and allows for analyzing various forms of data.
Justin Ricker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Datawatch Monarch

  • Data Pump reduces complexity of report solutions by offering a standardized approach for organizing and scheduling
  • 97% service level for past 5 years for all of our jobs going through Data Pump
Kim Shada | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

  • Interactive reporting, slice and dice.
  • Time saving as the Web player can be used for analyzing data interactively.
  • Analytics and visualization in the same tool.
  • Primarily business intelligence and reporting costs are saved once it is set up with the ability to dissect data in a useful manner without the need for an extensive reporting team. This is useful in terms of cost savings.
Prabhu Ramamoorthy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Datawatch Monarch

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Datawatch Monarch Editions & Modules

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

    Datawatch Monarch
    8.1
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.7

    Likelihood to Renew

    Datawatch Monarch
    7.2
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.1

    Usability

    Datawatch Monarch
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.8

    Reliability and Availability

    Datawatch Monarch
    TIBCO Spotfire
    9.0

    Performance

    Datawatch Monarch
    TIBCO Spotfire
    9.0

    Support Rating

    Datawatch Monarch
    TIBCO Spotfire
    10.0

    In-Person Training

    Datawatch Monarch
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.7

    Online Training

    Datawatch Monarch
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.9

    Implementation Rating

    Datawatch Monarch
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.0

    Scalability

    Datawatch Monarch
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.0

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