TIBCO acquired Spotfire in 2007. The initial focus of Spotfire was in the pharmaceutical drug research domain, and it retains a strong presence in that market. TIBCO Spotfire is a very strong data discovery and visualization tool and is capable of processing very large data volumes and includes a built-in predictive analytics runtime engine along with location analytics, so it can be used as a general purpose analytics tool but also by customers in data-intensive industries like retail, energy, life sciences and financial organizations. Acquisition of Maporarama and Streambase in 2013 gave the product powerful mapping capabilities and streaming data analytics respectively. In 2015 TIBCO acquired the open-source Jaspersoft platform which rounds out the BI offering by providing a reporting engine in addition to advanced visualization and analytics.
TIBCO Spotfire is Top Rated in the mid-sized company and enterprise segments.
|Location:||Palo Alto, CA|
|Most compared to:||Tableau Desktop; QlikView; Microsoft BI|
|Best fit for:||TIBCO Spotfire is a good choice for companies who need interactive visualization capabilities with built-in data wrangling, predictive and location analytics. Its cloud and on-premises platform is well suited for quickly building analytic applications that can be deployed across a small team or company.|
|TIBCO Spotfire Pros||TIBCO Spotfire Cons|
|Visualizations & Dashboards
|Predictive analytics built-in
|Large data sets
||Software stability and speed
|Deep analytic capabilities