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Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    Snowflake

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.3

    TIBCO Spotfire

    73%
    TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    30 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    277 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    242 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    Snowflake

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    TIBCO Spotfire

    79%
    TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    272 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    285 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    208 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    257 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    Snowflake

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    TIBCO Spotfire

    80%
    TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    214 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    252 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    18 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    163 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    Snowflake

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    TIBCO Spotfire

    79%
    TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 3/3 features

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

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    290 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    256 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    220 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    Snowflake

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    TIBCO Spotfire

    81%
    TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    224 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    193 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    212 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    Snowflake

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.3

    TIBCO Spotfire

    73%
    TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    166 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    124 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    138 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    Snowflake

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    TIBCO Spotfire

    76%
    TIBCO Spotfire ranks higher in 6/6 features

    REST API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    62 Ratings

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    60 Ratings

    iFrames

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    44 Ratings

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    49 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    61 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    51 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Snowflake is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability
    • TIBCO Spotfire is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    Snowflake

    89%
    32 Ratings
    7.8

    TIBCO Spotfire

    78%
    318 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.0

    Snowflake

    80%
    1 Rating
    7.0

    TIBCO Spotfire

    70%
    27 Ratings

    Usability

    8.5

    Snowflake

    85%
    13 Ratings
    8.3

    TIBCO Spotfire

    83%
    24 Ratings

    Availability

    Snowflake

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1

    TIBCO Spotfire

    71%
    27 Ratings

    Performance

    Snowflake

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1

    TIBCO Spotfire

    71%
    27 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.2

    Snowflake

    72%
    12 Ratings
    8.5

    TIBCO Spotfire

    85%
    48 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Snowflake

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7

    TIBCO Spotfire

    77%
    52 Ratings

    Online Training

    Snowflake

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9

    TIBCO Spotfire

    79%
    54 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Snowflake

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.0

    TIBCO Spotfire

    40%
    30 Ratings

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    8.0

    Snowflake

    80%
    1 Rating

    TIBCO Spotfire

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Snowflake

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    TIBCO Spotfire

    70%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Snowflake

    For an organization that has small, medium, or large data collection, Snowflake provides the best infrastructure to store, manage, utilize and analyze the data. Especially for companies that are growing at a really fast pace, it helps you not only with warehouse capabilities but also its connection with several BI tools give you the flexibility and option to connect and analyze the data [in] real time.
    Rounak Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer

    TIBCO Spotfire

    I was asked to analyze a huge distributed data set and it was no feasible to develop Data Model level that quickly. Spotfire's scripting capabilities helped a lot to convert the requirements in to a feasible requirement, it allowed to programmatically read data, dynamically transform and visualize on the fly. This was not feasible with other tools, without having a data layer established. This saved a lot of time.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Snowflake

    • This is a cloud-based application that provides me a secure platform for the easy sharing of data with my clients.
    • I feel confident to connect with my numerous business partners just because of its advanced security and effective programming.
    • Through this tool, I am capable of integrating, analyzing, and the entire data in a precise form and with analytics as well, due to which I always have a transparent idea about the data extraction and its transfer from multiple clouds.
    Darren Mihalic | TrustRadius Reviewer

    TIBCO Spotfire

    • 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
    Jim Putnam | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Snowflake

    • Snowflake UI can be clunky and breaks sometimes, which can be annoying
    • Snowflake has to be paired with the Data Build Tool (DBT) to allow for templating and macro usage. No inbuilt solution.
    • Snowflake Python connector development doesn't necessarily track popular packages such as Pandas as quickly as Pandas releases
    • Could do with better machine learning capability over warehouse tables, but I assume this is coming soon
    Anonymous | 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

    Pricing Details

    Snowflake

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Snowflake 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

    Starting Price

    $0 per seat

    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.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Snowflake

    Snowflake 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    SnowFlake is very cost effective and we also like the fact we can stop, start and spin up additional processing engines as we need to. We also like the fact that it's easy to connect our SQL IDEs to Snowflake and write our queries in the environment that we are used to
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    TIBCO Spotfire

    TIBCO Spotfire 7.0
    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

    Snowflake

    Snowflake 8.5
    Based on 13 answers
    The interface is similar to other SQL query systems I've used and is fairly easy to use. My only complaint is the syntax issues. Another thing is that the error messages are not always the easiest thing to understand, especially when you incorporate temp tables. Some of that is to be expected with any new database.
    Jake Schlingman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    TIBCO Spotfire

    TIBCO Spotfire 8.3
    Based on 24 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

    Snowflake

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    TIBCO Spotfire

    TIBCO Spotfire 7.1
    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

    Snowflake

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    TIBCO Spotfire

    TIBCO Spotfire 7.1
    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

    Snowflake

    Snowflake 7.2
    Based on 12 answers
    Overall, the support from Snowflake has been very good. Since we are one of the major users for Snowflake and have a dedicated tech team to solve all the technical problem on our way. On the side of the technical problem, any sql related questions can be found from everywhere online.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    TIBCO Spotfire

    TIBCO Spotfire 8.5
    Based on 48 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

    Snowflake

    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

    Snowflake

    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

    Snowflake

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    TIBCO Spotfire

    TIBCO Spotfire 4.0
    Based on 30 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

    Snowflake

    In my experience running the data management practice at InterWorks, we believe that cloud data warehouse products will eventually serve the majority of data warehousing use cases and power data analytics at most companies. Of this cohort, we believe that Snowflake is the best among them for most customers. It's easier to manage, in many cases faster, and in almost all cases it is less expensive because of the ability to automatically resume and suspend depending on usage.
    Brian Bickell | TrustRadius Reviewer

    TIBCO Spotfire

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Snowflake

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    TIBCO Spotfire

    TIBCO Spotfire 7.0
    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

    Snowflake

    • Faster data retrieval makes real time analysis possible.
    • Option to create multiple warehouses enable us to track usages and cost by departments.
    • Option to scale up/down computational warehouse to support peak hours and month end loads makes Snowflake cost effective.
    • Zero-copy cloning reduces storage and deployment cost.
    • Multiple users can access the same amount of data without deadlocks which is a common scenario in relational databases.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    TIBCO Spotfire

    • 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.
    Cindy Corritore | TrustRadius Reviewer

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