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Score 9 out of 100

TIBCO Spotfire

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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

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

BI Standard Reporting

Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6
Pixel Perfect reports
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
6.7
Customizable dashboards
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Report Formatting Templates
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Drill-down analysis
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.9
Formatting capabilities
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
7.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Report sharing and collaboration
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Publish to Web
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Publish to PDF
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Report Versioning
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Predictive Analytics
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
7.6

Access Control and Security

Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.7

Mobile Capabilities

Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Dedicated Android Application
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
6.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
REST API
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Javascript API
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
iFrames
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Java API
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Snowflake
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5

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

  • 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

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

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 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

Snowflake

Snowflake 8.7
Based on 11 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 8.5
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

Snowflake

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.6
Based on 16 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 7.6
Based on 16 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 8.8
Based on 10 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 8.4
Based on 28 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 5.7
Based on 18 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

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

Snowflake

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.3
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

  • 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

Snowflake

General

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

Snowflake Editions & Modules

Edition
US East$20.001
  1. Per TB
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

    Snowflake
    9.1
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.9

    Likelihood to Renew

    Snowflake
    8.0
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.1

    Usability

    Snowflake
    8.7
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.5

    Reliability and Availability

    Snowflake
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.6

    Performance

    Snowflake
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.6

    Support Rating

    Snowflake
    8.8
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.4

    In-Person Training

    Snowflake
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.7

    Online Training

    Snowflake
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.9

    Implementation Rating

    Snowflake
    TIBCO Spotfire
    5.7

    Scalability

    Snowflake
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.3

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