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Likelihood to Recommend

RStudio

If you've got a bit of Linux skills in your organisation, and if you have the money to pay for RStudio Connect (or RStudio Workbench on the development side) then I think RStudio is definitely a sound investment. If you don't have Linux skills, or your analysts are not sufficiently advanced in R to need to deploy stuff running live (and are just emailing stuff around, basically) then you're probably not ready yet.
Chris Beeley | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

Spotfire is a more capable analytics tool than Tableau or PowerBI, for example. It makes analysis accessible to non-analytics users and augments Excel well. It also blends data very well. The learning curve is a little steeper but otherwise it best suited for analytics professionals looking to provide visualizations to their work.
Jim Putnam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

RStudio
6.0
TIBCO Spotfire
Extend Existing Data Sources
RStudio
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire
Automatic Data Format Detection
RStudio
4.0
TIBCO Spotfire

Data Exploration

RStudio
7.5
TIBCO Spotfire
Visualization
RStudio
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire
Interactive Data Analysis
RStudio
7.0
TIBCO Spotfire

Data Preparation

RStudio
4.5
TIBCO Spotfire
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
RStudio
4.0
TIBCO Spotfire
Data Transformations
RStudio
5.0
TIBCO Spotfire

Platform Data Modeling

RStudio
7.7
TIBCO Spotfire
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
RStudio
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire
Single platform for multiple model development
RStudio
7.0
TIBCO Spotfire
Self-Service Model Delivery
RStudio
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire

Model Deployment

RStudio
7.5
TIBCO Spotfire
Flexible Model Publishing Options
RStudio
7.0
TIBCO Spotfire
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
RStudio
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire

BI Standard Reporting

RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2
Pixel Perfect reports
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
6.4
Customizable dashboards
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Drill-down analysis
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Formatting capabilities
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
7.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Report sharing and collaboration
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

Report Output and Scheduling

RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Publish to Web
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Publish to PDF
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Report Versioning
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Predictive Analytics
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2

Access Control and Security

RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
6.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
REST API
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Javascript API
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
iFrames
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Java API
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1

Pros

RStudio

  • Excellent integration of both R and Python IDEs in one.
  • Simple publishing of dashboards and applications from RStudio IDE to RStudio Connect.
  • Integration of package management with projects to support collaboration.
  • Excellent contributors to the R Open Source community, really invested in its health.
  • Support integration with Enterprise AD environments for security.
B. Mark Ewing | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

  • Functional dashboards which can be understood quickly by those who use them
  • Great visualizations for disparate data sets
  • Ease of integration of multiple data sets into one consolidated data table
  • Linking of standalone data tables with data pulled from an API link through information links
Thomas Plumridge P.Geo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

RStudio

  • Management of some deeper aspects of the platform is not a so straight-forward, especially when it comes to deal to customization (connections, packages management...).
  • Administration console may be a bit richer, making available of some operations that you may be interested on doing by user interface and not by shell.
  • Deploying apps is still a bit problematic for some particular (rare!) packages, make it easier to install packages not from the CRAN.
Flavio Leccese | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

  • They should have a lower price point for users to access the analyst version who don't require advanced capabilities. For example, a lower price if users just need to do some basic slicing and dicing with their data and not have to the data science functionality (ie. K-means clustering, regression modeling, classification modeling, etc.).
  • Currently, you can't change the font type/color on the axis, which I'm sure will eventually be available in the future as they have a Tibco Ideas portal that they're fairly responsive to and act on. I guess at the end of the day, it's about the data and what insights you get from it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

RStudio

RStudio 9.3
Based on 14 answers
There is no viable alternative right now. The toolset is good and the functionality is increasing with every release. It is backed by regular releases and ongoing development by the RStudio team.There is good engagement with RStudio directly when support is required.Also there's a strong and growing community of developers who provide additional support and sample code.
Anonymous | 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

RStudio

RStudio 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I think it's a quick and easy to use tool. The IDE is very intuitive and easy to adapt to. You do not need to learn a lot of things to use this tool. Any programmer and a person with knowledge or R can quick use this tool without issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

RStudio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.5
Based on 27 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

RStudio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.5
Based on 27 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

RStudio

RStudio 7.9
Based on 15 answers
Since R is trendy among statisticians, you can find lots of help from the data science/ stats communities. If you need help with anything related to RStudio or R, google it or search on StackOverflow, you might easily find the solution that you are looking for.
Xiaotong Song | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.3
Based on 49 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

RStudio

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

RStudio

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

RStudio

RStudio 8.9
Based on 4 answers
We did it at the individual level: anyone willing to code in R can use it.No real deployment involved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 5.7
Based on 31 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

RStudio

Before implementing RStudio, our team struggling with coding in R. We tried to implement Visual Studio and Jupyter as alternatives to RStudio. But Jupyter was found to be not user friendly for our end-user and Visual Studio enterprise was not that great. We have not evaluated any other products available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

The only other tool we use in my course is Tableau. Tableau is very popular regionally (Omaha, NE), runs locally on Mac and PC, is free for students and faculty, and has a web outlet for sharing. It also plays well with AWS. For these reasons, we use it as the primary visualization tool in the course. As I mentioned earlier, we use [TIBCO] Spotfire as an example of another tool that is popular and excellent. I have found that Spotfire is easier for them to use for many tasks, such as quickly building a visual, adjusting variables and data, and synchronizing charts.
Cindy Corritore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

RStudio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.1
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

RStudio

  • RStudio has allowed us to rapidly build and deploy functional Shiny applications that execute underlying code. In many cases, users don't realize they are running R under the hood.
  • Allowed us to integrate Python code and R code in a single application/visualization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TIBCO Spotfire

  • For me Spotfire is a huge time saver. I can build the pivot table I need to quickly answer questions here faster and with more confidence than anything else I have seen.
  • The ability to see data in new and creative visualisations instead of just plain tables, allows for better decisions, and cleaner data (you see the mistakes so much easier).
Jonathan Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

RStudio

General

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

RStudio Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
For an overview of our pricing philosophy, please see https://rstudio.com/pricing/approach/. For pricing options for RStudio Cloud, please see https://rstudio.cloud/plans/free. For consulting and integration services, we work with our Certified Partners: https://rstudio.com/certified-partners/.

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
  1. none
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. none
  4. per seat
Additional Pricing Details
For Enterprise engagements, please contact TIBCO directly for a custom price quote.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

RStudio
9.1
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

RStudio
9.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1

Usability

RStudio
9.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5

Reliability and Availability

RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5

Performance

RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5

Support Rating

RStudio
7.9
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3

In-Person Training

RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7

Online Training

RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

Implementation Rating

RStudio
8.9
TIBCO Spotfire
5.7

Scalability

RStudio
TIBCO Spotfire
7.1

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