TIBCO Data Virtualization

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What is TIBCO Data Virtualization?

TIBCO Data Virtualization is an enterprise data virtualization solution that orchestrates access to multiple and varied data sources and delivers the datasets and IT-curated data services foundation for nearly any solution.

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What is TIBCO Data Virtualization?

TIBCO® Data Virtualization aims to break down data silos and makes complex, distributed data environments simple – placing a business-friendly layer over data – that makes it easier to find, understand, and use. Users focus on data’s business value, while data engineers take care of the rest. The vendor states users can build and manage virtualized datasets and IT curated data services with breakthrough speed and cost-effectiveness.

According to the vendor, TIBCO® Data Virtualization’s differentiating out-of-the-box data sources supports the most demanding connectivity needs, providing nearly four times more data sources than any competitor.

TIBCO® Data Virtualization is deployed in companies in financial services, energy, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, healthcare, government, transportation, communications and technology, and more.

TIBCO Data Virtualization Features

  • Supported: Self-service UI
  • Supported: Data Catalog
  • Supported: Metadata Repository
  • Supported: Modeling & Transformation
  • Supported: Secuirty
  • Supported: Caching
  • Supported: Quality
  • Supported: Governance
  • Supported: Management
  • Supported: Performance Optimization
  • Supported: Version Control
  • Supported: Runtime Environment
  • Supported: Data Access
  • Supported: Data Delivery
  • Supported: Active Cluster
  • Supported: Deployment Manager

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Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux
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What is TIBCO Data Virtualization?

TIBCO Data Virtualization is an enterprise data virtualization solution that orchestrates access to multiple and varied data sources and delivers the datasets and IT-curated data services foundation for nearly any solution.

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Denodo, Dremio, and AtScale are common alternatives for TIBCO Data Virtualization.

What is TIBCO Data Virtualization's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 7.9.

Who uses TIBCO Data Virtualization?

The most common users of TIBCO Data Virtualization are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Computer Software industry.


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Score 9 out of 10
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Identified as one important enabler for the new digital ecosystem, is helping NOS build a Digital Stack and deliver new capabilities much faster and enforce security, resilience, performance, and scalability. We start by implementing Data Virtualization to support our Interactive Voice Response used by our Call Center 24x7 and expanding this capability to our digital channels providing the best experience to NOS customers.
  • Performance (Data Cache keeps a live "copy" of our data)
  • Common data model design for Business and IT(improve data governance)
  • Faster Implementation(time-to-market)
  • Secure (systems not exposed)
  • Resilience (support several scenarios simultaneous - online data vs cache data)
  • Studio User interface more modern
  • Messaging (Kafka, Pulsar,...) adapter out-of-the-box without the need to buy additional software
Tibco Data Virtualization simplifies the architecture between the operational systems and front ends. Allow us to build a common data model for everyone(Business and IT), align the different rules, capabilities, segments, and SLA's in one tool. Event-driven is a must in this kind of environment in particular for data cache management. The product is very flexible and we can easily replicate some tools and get "lost" in the use cases scenarios we want to implement, respect the product core and clarify your needs and objectives.
They escalate some improvements we ask for the next version.
Score 5 out of 10
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We use it for unifying access to various systems distributed across the company, along with simplifying authentication to several "kerberized" data sources. Also, we have a row-level security filtering applied in TDV due to a few underlying data source systems not supporting RLS. As for business problems, we actually do not address any (yet), we address only technical ones.
  • Data throughput.
  • Multitude of connectivity options to published datasources (JDBC, ODBC, REST, SOAP...).
  • Performance of TDV Studio (its own IDE) is poor.
  • Performance of TDV repository database is rather poor for larger numbers of objects .(Note: We have approx. 9tsd objects introspected in TDV and approx. 20tsd objects generated in upper DV layers.)
  • Propagation of privileges to parent/child dependencies does not work when applying recursively on a folder. (It's a huge setback when working with large number of objects organized semantically into subfolders.)
  • Lack of command line client interface for scripting at the time of version 8.4 (I had to write my own CLI.)
  • TDV Studio does an absolutely horrible job with its own code editors when indentation is in place. Also, the editor is brutally slow and feature-poor.
  • Tracking privileges on the level of table/view columns causes occasional problems when regranting.
  • TDV's stored programs ("SQL scripts" in their own terminology) compiler leaves out many syntactic and semantic checks, making them hugely prone to run-time errors.
  • TDV Server's REST API is a very poor (in terms of features) and flawed cousin to its SOAP API (at the time of version 8.4).
It's a very nice tool for accessing data in a simple way, but it's haunted by many flaws, in design, in implementation and during use of its own IDE, the TDV Studio. It's of little use when "semiproduct"/temporary calculations are necessary for calculating anything as it does not provide fast data offloading techniques (comparable to, e.g., Oracle's direct path loads, parallel inserts, multi-inserts, CTAS's or combinations thereof).
The support guys really want to help. Alas, they seldom do it quickly - We experienced many occasions when the support people could not understand our (well-described, with sufficient number of screenshots and log files attached) problem cases.
Score 5 out of 10
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It was supposed to centralize access to numerous data sources from different DB architectures and provide unified access to all data. However, the limitations we found for example in the Hadoop connection prevent this use case for now. Interesting technology but it has to mature further to be usable on an enterprise level and for more complicated use cases.
  • Merges different data sources
  • simplifies access to data
  • unifies user base management
  • leverage advanced database operations
  • hadoop access
  • performance
Our use case to use TIBCO Data Virtualization as a single access point to all databases failed so far. We had issues while using complex structured data sources in TIBCO Data Virtualization. We are still in the PoC phase with no outlook for productive use soon.
Cannot evaluate. Personally, I'm not in direct contact with wits support.
Score 8 out of 10
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We used it for Data virtualization in our organization, It provided data access to our business users through many database connectors like JDBC, Rest. It also helped in using data sources in the form of reports, dashboards, mobile applications, and web apps as well. It assists in collecting data from a different source and helps in analyzing it as well.
  • Data access to JDBC, ODBC
  • Collect , search data from different source
  • Integrate data
  • Complex Dashboards
  • Precision in terms of reports
It is well suited where a moderate size of data involvement is there, for large-scale data outsourcing and collection, it is a bit slow. Overall Tibco is a good software if your work involves playing, collecting, integrating with data from multiple sources. Also, it would be preferred to have as We find it economical.
I have not been in touch with Customer support directly, so can not justify this question.
Score 9 out of 10
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I am using this app to generate reports on customer orders with different kinds of statuses to understand what are the pending orders and I can analyse the same. As Croma is in the retail industry of the electronic market, we are receiving E-commerce orders from many websites like Croma.com, Tata Cliq, Amazon, Flipkart. TIBCO gives us all the data required for a better understanding of segregation and customer behaviour. We are using these data for further presentation to management to show where we are and what are the scops of improvement.
  • Open order report.
  • Pending order report.
  • Finance related report.
  • Real time data generation.
  • Adding graphs for better data analysis.
  • Indicators.
TIBCO data virtualization is useful for industries where they are getting E-commerce orders or online orders from customers. They can serve orders on time to increase better customer service. Pendency will be reduced with this app and one can achieve 100% SLA adherence if taking data for proper analysis. Best app.
Before using this software, our company's order pendency was very high due to unidentified orders, after using this we have improved so much which gives us the benefit of CSL compared to other competitors and survive in this industry for a longer period with expansion of other areas of the country too.
Score 7 out of 10
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TIBCO Data Virtualization is available to all of our organizations. TIBCO Data Virtualization is used by most of our organizations to bring multiple data into one reporting solution. TIBCO Data Virtualization allows us to pull data from many different sources in many different locations and create the reporting requirements that are needed by our various business departments.
  • Use different data repositories in one solution.
  • Use of analytics tools by end users.
  • Use of SQL so users don't have to learn a new scripting language.
  • Unable to find a way to run a scheduled report to be saved to another location.
  • High cost compared to other solutions.
  • Tool is a bit difficult to learn.
If your organization is large, has many different data sources, and has the budget then TIBCO Data Virtualization may be the solution for you. The TIBCO Data Virtualization tool does take some time to learn. If your organization is smaller with a lower budget then there may be a better solution for you. We also need reports automatically generated on a periodic basis and saved to another location (such as our electronic document management system) but we aren't sure if/how this can be accomplished using TIBCO Data Virtualization.
Customer support for TIBCO Data Virtualization is very responsive and helpful. They are courteous and quick to assist.
Ramprasad Rangachary, PMP® | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We have data coming in from diverse sources. Some of the data come from the operational systems and the rest of it is derived from external sources with whom we have subscriptions for the same. This data is sanitized and transformed into various reports and dashboards which are consumed by customers either in the form of PowerBI/Tableau or are a raw dump of the same. Data virtualization is used by core operational teams only.
  • Security & Governance of the data.
  • Sophisticated/advanced query engines.
  • Data orchestrations.
  • Higher learning curve.
  • Pricing is high.
  • Initial setup is slightly cumbersome.
Some of the great aspects are:
1) Data Integration
2) Unified layer for data related operations
3) Effective and quicker data processing
4) Robust connections to numerous data sources
5) Ability to use the user interface with ease during initial implementation stages
6) Ability to seamlessly and easily integrate this tool with multiple 3rd party applications
7) High performance end-to-end
The software itself takes some effort during the initial days in terms of setting it up and successfully working with it. The overall transition and handholding we got from Tibco implementation team were great. Subsequently whenever we reached the support team for any help with the product was handled with ease and within stipulated SLAs. This ensured there was no gap in our deliverables to our customers.
Varun Kainthla | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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This software is primarily used by our organization to organize the data in a much neater way, which makes analyzing it easier. It is being used throughout our organization so that we can combine all the data and not miss any important details about our clients. Thanks to its easy integration, it is also helpful when one is using a third-party application to analyze data.
  • It can be integrated quite well with its own software and other third party applications.
  • It makes setting up new data sources quite fast and easy.
  • Algorithms for analyses are quite efficient and updated frequently.
  • The pricing is high, which makes it unsuitable for small organizations.
  • Its user interface looks quite old and unappealing. The options are not placed optimally.
  • Initially, its learning curve is quite high (its bad user interface doesn't do any favours either) and it takes some time to learn it.
I would recommend TIBCO Data Virtualization for people in big organizations or institutes that have a lot of funding and a lot of data to analyze. It is quite efficient and fast when you are using it to join data from multiple data sources. However, it is overkill for small organizations that tend to have lower loads of data. Also, it is too expensive, so small organizations would incur losses.
TIBCO's support helped us a lot initially when we were introducing the whole thing, which was hard. Their support is also quite fast. A person is usually open to talk within 1 minute. Additionally, the support gave solutions to our problems in a professional and timely manner.
Score 8 out of 10
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It's used internally by the department to manage and visualize data. We use it to generate and create reports also. It helps us manage the huge amount of data we have and makes it easier to search and see trends. We also use it to give a summary to our management on the trends.
  • Manage data.
  • Generate reports.
  • Search data.
  • Responsiveness.
  • Performance.
  • User experience.
It is useful for companies with huge data, as it makes it easier to see trends and statistics and also search for the required information. Companies can also use it to analyze the data and see if there are any areas for improvement and areas that are doing well and focus on those.
They are responsive and solve our issues quickly. We do not have any issues with the support and we will continue to engage them. So far, we are pretty satisfied. They know their product well and they are able to advise us on ways to improve our daily operations also.
Ruth Ennis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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I have used TIBCO for the organization to extract data from multiple data source, transformed the data to our needs and present the data visually for easy easy read and quick decision. It was used across the organization to solve this issue. However at the time of testing I’m not sure if KPIs option was available.
  • It has many type of data sources to connect to.
  • You can drag and drop connection between table(s).
  • Easy visual of the data.
  • Easy to use.
  • Will be good to have KPIs to view data.
  • The UI looks like management studio….maybe a different look and feel.
  • Be able to create custom calculation.
TIBCO is well suited to see raw data and how the tables are connected. We used different data sources so it was good to see that TIBCO has a good list of different sources. It has a decent layout but not the best. Easy to navigate but again, it’s similar to MSQL.
Never really experience any customer support from TIBCO since we didn’t fully implement the tool in our organization.
Ellen Caroline Murphy Dixon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Processing data from other sources is ideal for data consumption within the company and is what generates easy-to-read data reports. Many departments use TIBCO Data Virtualization thanks to the fact that it has very simple tools that are perfectly integrated, we always manage to solve the difficulties in data governance and data virtualization is a source of success in data management.
  • Fast and effective data processing.
  • Robust connection to multiple data sources.
  • It has a user interface that guarantees compliance with business goals due to how easy it is to execute all functions.
  • The price can be very expensive in the initial stage of implementation and can be very high risk, but everything is positive after implementation.
There are many departments that require TIBCO Data Virtualization. For your daily work in the company, this is a tool that is very easy to use by all the members of my team and the implementation is also fast, there are no delays of any kind in TIBCO, it also has technical support that helps quickly. We have drawbacks, everything in TIBCO is very nice, from the integrations to the data reading features.
On a few occasions I have asked TIBCO technical support for help because I have adapted perfectly to their tools, but in those few that I have communicated with their technical team I have received personalized, attentive, responsible attention and I am always assisted by an expert staff the topic. A TIBCO technical support technician spent more than an hour helping me to solve a problem in the initial stage of implementation in my department and this is something that I always appreciate.
Darren Mihalic | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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TIBCO Data Virtualization is one of the widely used and popular Data Virtualization Tools which was initially developed by the identity of Cisco Information Server. This product was developed with the sole and primary purpose of breaking down all of the data silos and transforming all of the complicated data into a simplified version which eventually makes it interpret and understand. This tool has been serving its great features in organizations for a long time.
  • The software has flawlessly connected all of the primary data sources and combined the transactional data with different other department data sources simultaneously.
  • The I advantage found in the platform is its ability to scale out all of the queries in horizontal and vertical ways both of which I find to be very unconventional.
  • With the help of this platform the sales and marketing department of our organization can easily gauge by making an assessment exclusively for their penetration stages and even environmental in-depth analysis.
  • There are a few downsides of the tool as well as personally in my organization I felt that there is no such support of data lineage.
  • There was also some poor integration with different modeling tools.
This platform is giving remarkable services. However, in a few instances, there are some changes that may not be too easy to deploy the tool as a user might expect but with time users will get a proper hold and will find it easy to deploy it.
Response time in this software needs to be improved because as a user I expect prompt and instant response which satisfies me as a user. With that being said, I felt that the customer service is a lacking factor which needs to be improved.
Prashast Vaish | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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TIBCO Data Virtualization is being used by one of our clients at the firm. Since it is a consultancy firm different clients prefer different data visualization tools. TIBCO Data Virtualization is helping our clients create data visualizations from the insights generated at the backend which are then used by the business owners to take key decisions.
  • Connectivity to various data source.
  • Real time processing.
  • User/Business friendly.
  • Lightweight.
  • Help section needs to improve.
  • The UI can be more intuitive.
  • Sometimes it takes a lot of time to return a result.
TIBCO Data Virtualization can be used best to visualize key KPI for any business which helps them understand the data better and helps them make key decisions. For example. You want the total sales per store in a particular region. TIBCO is not well suited for big joins and complex queries as all processing is done in real time.
I only had a chance to contact the support once but the experience was great. They are super friendly and knowledgeable.
Score 9 out of 10
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We just started using TIBCO Data Virtualization at our organization within the last year. It is a great tool for daily data virtualization needs. It helps us in the data transformation and reporting the new trends for the improvement in the reports so that we can achieve our target goals more efficiently and effectively.
  • Earlier we were using manual scripts to analyze but with TIBCO Data Virtualization, it is easy and more efficient.
  • TIBCO helps us maintain the trends reports more efficiently.
  • Documentation for the tool should be improved.
  • Cache and data transformation performance can be improved a little better.
TIBCO Data Virtualization is a great tool to analyze the daily data needs within the organization. If you are using other TIBCO tools as well within your organization then this will be a great addition to your existing toolset because it will assist you to carry out thorough analysis of your data requirements and the needs for the transformation tool.
The overall support for TIBCO Data Virtualization is good. This tool is not easy to use as a novice in data virtualization. But the support is excellent and their services are really appreciable. The support team member are very well knowledgeable about the product when we took their help on one of our projects. But there is still room to improve the poor documentation for how to use the tool effectively in the organization.
BENAOUN Mahdi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We use [TIBCO Data Virtualization] to extract different data from several data sources and [it has] always met our needs. It's been a good [purchase] with a great ROI.
  • Data extraction
  • Data preparation
  • Metadata support
  • Data virtualization
  • Customer support
  • Updates
[TIBCO Data Virtualization is] best used for data extraction from multiple sources, especially when the data isn't easy to to integrate for a final result. [TIBCO Data Virtualization] can effectively prepare the data to be usable for our needs.
They helped us with the integration when [we] first [purchased] it and provided resources that helped us train our staff continually.
Score 9 out of 10
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TIBCO Data Virtualization is primarily used by our systems engineering and analyst team which helps cater to the needs of many other teams in the organization. This type of technology helps us avoid duplication issues in our systems and avoids redundancy. You can easily connect to different types of data sources and run comparison analysis which provides you valuable insights into the data.
  • De-duplication.
  • You can run analysis from different data sources.
  • Good query optimization algorithms are available to use.
  • UI feels a little outdated.
  • Doesn't do good version management and sometimes collaboration with a bigger team becomes difficult as we cannot use it with GitHub.
TIBCO Data Virtualization works well to get data in one place from different types of sources (queries, tables, etc.). You should look to avoid too much business logic to the data. It should not be considered as something that can replace a Data Warehouse.
Good support and helpful!
Score 6 out of 10
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TIBCO Data Virtualization is used across departments to visualize performance indicators.
  • Graphics.
  • Styles.
  • Simplicity.
  • Integrations.
  • Ease of use.
  • Trials periods.
TIBCO Data Virtualization is well suited for instances where the visuals are important. You need certain IT skills to do the setup.
The sales representative was doing a good job highlighting the positive aspects of TIBCO Data Virtualization and gave a good demonstration. It is [important] to know we are making the right choice when selecting a new supplier for this kind of software. At least for a company of our size.
Score 8 out of 10
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TIBCO Data Virtualization is the best product for a BI platform for small companies. It is a very basic reporting platform given data inputs in standard formats. It helps us create reports and standardize our data entry. It is also very user-friendly and helps us get integrated to multiple sources so we can do quick reporting.
  • Integrations with sources.
  • Ease of use.
  • Very customizable in terms of output formats.
  • Cost management.
  • Very limited functionalities for charting, dashboards, intuitive reports.
  • A complete reporting project takes longer time.
  • Creates static reports and if you'd like to create interactive reports, that won't be possible.
If you are looking for a minimalistic reporting solution to create reports in a designated layout which requires very less data manipulation on the fly and less visual effects then TIBCO Data Virtualization fits perfectly for your need. The layout capabilities are still quite easy and accurate as compared to other BI reporting solutions. The only thing where this lacks is the preparation time for the data and reports.
The customer service is good for this product. They are able to help where you get stuck, but as in many companies, there is a delay in support. There is a lot of documentation available. The implementation process was smooth as well as the handoff to support was good as well.
May 10, 2021

TIBCO is the best!

Score 9 out of 10
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It is being used by our IT team and it helps to make access to data faster as well to integrate different databases.
  • Help in reusing data easily.
  • Help in integrating different databases.
  • Allows for more time to analyze the data.
  • A cleaner interface.
  • More clarifications or help options.
Well suited for organizations that have disparate data sources in traditional and cloud platforms - to tie them together. Less appropriate for businesses that have cleaner data to begin with.
Friendly people and helpful staff.
Score 8 out of 10
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We have begun utilizing Data Virtualization while implementing a Data Governance framework. We are in the initial phases of implementation presently. The goal will be to use Data Virtualization across the organization for consumption of data. It will allow us to pull together disparate data sources, transform data when needed, push the data to downstream TIBCO products (ex: Clarity, EBX), ingest the data into an on-premise data warehouse, and reflect the data back to end users.
  • User interface is straight-forward and easy.
  • Ability to connect to data sources is not difficult.
  • Implementation has been seamless.
  • Setup of security is difficult within the tool, as there are nuances.
Data Virtualization is well-suited to redirect users to a single application and/or data source for reporting needs. It can be integrated with other toolsets offered by the vendor, but other 3rd party applications as well. It can address business logic and data governance issues. The primary conflict we have had is when to use Data Virtualization versus TIBCO Clarity.
TIBCO Support is a great resource. They assume ownership, are responsive, and are able to resolve issues effectively.
Score 10 out of 10
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[TIBCO Data Virtualization] is used across the whole company as a central repository of data. We use it to connect to all of our primary data sources and manipulate that data to provide spotfire with clean data connections. TDV also allows us to join different data sources together so that we can analyze data that is not natively found in one system. We also use a fair amount of caching in [TIBCO Data Virtualization] so that data pulls into spotfire are more efficient.
  • Data management: being able to pull and manipulate massive amounts of data in real time makes analysis much easier
  • Availability of data connectors: we can connect to virtually any data source, including databases, APIs, flat files, and other web sources.
  • Caching: storing standard data pulls in memory means better performance when that data is used in other sources
  • seamless connection to spotfire means getting data into spotfire for analysis a breeze
  • We did have some issues with API authentication in the past that slowed down our progress on some data, but that was eventually rectified with the latest version of TDV
  • Price: we use TDV exclusively to push data into spotfire, but we did investigate if we could use it to push to other systems (excel, power BI, etc.) The cost to push to spotfire is incredibly economical, but scaling to push to other systems was too much for us.
  • Not exactly user friendly. a strong db/sql background is pretty much essential to use TDV to the level it should be,
If you use spotfire, [TIBCO Data Virtualization] is pretty much essential to manage the data coming in. Information links in spotfire to [TIBCO Data Virtualization] makes data analysis so much easier. And it means that someone can work with all that data in spotfire without needed the background in database management to pull that information. We have not used it for anything other than spotfire, so I [can't] comment on how well it would work integrating with other systems.
We have not needed support for [TIBCO Data Virtualization] very often, so this is based on a very small sample size. We were having trouble authenticating against an API in [TIBCO Data Virtualization]. It turns out that the authentication functionality we needed to use was not in the version of [TIBCO Data Virtualization] we were using. Support was friendly and responded very quickly, and we were able to develop a workaround. The next version of [TIBCO Data Virtualization] had the functionality we needed, and it was a simple upgrade to get that functionality.
Score 9 out of 10
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We resell this software but in most cases we actively use on customer's behalf. That means creating content for customer's end users who consume that from TDV.
  • Fast federated queries from different data sources.
  • Optimization of data queries from different data sources.
  • Linkage of data flow.
  • A little bit obsolete design of UI.
Well suited - company wants to query data from different data sources. If they use mostly one data base, then other tools are good enough to handle this.
TIBCO has good and responsive support in case some issues arise.
Score 9 out of 10
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Currently we are using Data Virtualization to combine transactional data from our warehouse and Azure Cloud solution with different Marketing data sources.
  • Connecting to traditional relational databases.
  • Administration and setting up new data sources.
  • Managing users and access.
  • The user interface is lacking.
  • Compared to competitors such as Domo, there are no incorporated analytics.
  • First-time setup is somewhat burdensome.
It would depend on the depth of their analytics team. Because competitors have some predetermined analytics tools, especially for marketing, there are some disadvantages in TIBCO. However, an analytics user will appreciate the data flexibility and underlying power in Data Virtualization.
There was very little installation support other than their online guides. Installation videos would have been more productive. But once installed it had good support.
Score 9 out of 10
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TIBCO is being used by the analyst team in our organization. Currently, we have data in multiple sources. We are using TIBCO Data Virtualization to connect to all different data sources and queries against the different data sources. We didn't go with the traditional method of data warehousing, because we didn't want to duplicate the data, so we started using TIBCO Data Virtualization to avoid duplication.
  • Reduce duplication of data
  • Easy to use and run queries on different data sources
  • It is versatile but it also makes it quite complex if you haven't already thought it out fully before you start writing the views.
  • Performance is highly dependent on queries used
We started using TIBCO recently. We have multiple data sources that we want to connect and run queries. We are still exploring the tool and learning new things every day. So far I have learned one thing, it is extremely important to plan ahead on how the query is going to be and from where it is going to fetch the data.
They have very good customer support; their response is quick. Whenever I raise a support ticket they are quick enough to respond to our ticket and resolve the issue.
Score 6 out of 10
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Allows integration of data sources of various types from different departments, so that it can be accessed without actual retrieval of data.
  • Drag and drop feature.
  • The large variety of data source adapters.
  • Works with Spotfire for analytics.
  • Cost.
  • Sometimes not as easy to deploy as expected.
The drag and drop feature makes it very visual for combining elements across various data sources, and with that, the plethora of data adapters make that straightforward. If your organization uses other TIBCO products like Spotfire, they will work well together. Otherwise, it can be pricey. Sometimes it is also not as easy to deploy as expected.
It has a drag-and-drop feature and a good list of data adapters which makes it easy to thread across elements of various data sources.