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- Easy usage, fast in creating typical dashboarding
- Good connection with big data bases
- We have found problems in native connections with Amazon Athena in order to use data directly stored in S3. We had to migrate some hot data to Redshift where we experienced no problems at all
- As a user of graphical programming libraries like Matplotlib, ggplot, and d3.js, I find limitations in creating highly customized dashboards.
- Helps analyze and report findings.
- Capability to export our analysis, so that analysis can also be read by someone who does not have the software installed.
- Easy to use and interactive visualization.
- Strong mobile access.
- Lack of production reporting.
- The look is not very customizable.
Review: "Tibco Spotfire offers smooth learning curve and quick wins for more focus on business analytics goals and less on technology"
- Short learning curve with a nice learn-by-doing dynamic.
- Cool visualisation options that really support decision-making process.
- Nice data preparation features to feed analytics with better data.
- Smoother integration with D3 libraries.
- Easier integration of R on Mac.
- TIBCO Spotfire has excellent visualizations, designs, customizations that can be done at your fingertips. It provides great analysis.
- It can be integrated with other software to derive data and correlate data for better reports.
- It has a role-based, secure, mobile friendly platform and reports that can be used by anyone in the organization.
- TIBCO needs to provide manuals for training teams who are not aware on how to use the software. Support documentation is clearly lacking and needs to be addressed.
- Templates are missing and can result in difficulty in creating complex reports. Simple one-click reports are a breeze, but anything further needs to be detailed out by the software provider.
- Cost is expensive. Hence suitable for larger organizations.
It addresses the problems of
(1) Reporting complex data quickly and consistently
(2) Enabling fluid report changes, as required, without recreating data searches
(3) An analysis bench for large data sets that would be inefficient or impossible in spreadsheeting programs
(4) Bringing together multiple sources of data for better understanding of organization performance.
- Beautiful plots
- Ease of building and modifying visual representations
- Linking plot data to visual presentations to enable deep diving
- Bringing together disparate sources of data
- Fault finding data queries with more informative error reporting to improve query coding (particularly database related). This often means having to form queries in external programs, such as SQL Server, to fault find and optimize the query
- Transparent data cleaning. A lot of Spotfire developers have been observed to use filters and other data cleaning that is not visible to Spotfire general users which can deliver inappropriate analysis because the data is cleaned incorrectly
- Opportunities to improve query performance. Spotfire does not provide guidance to new users on how to improve the speed of the dashboard or provide opportunities to expand/ contract data ranges of interest to improve speed
- IronPython does not have sufficient support. Need to improve learning of ironpython, possibly with a tutorial and better alignment to Python and/or R.
- Easy to create visualizations
- The ability to create custom functions with Python
- Data can be saved on a server instead of locally within the dashboard
- Web application means the client doesnt need to install new software to view their dashboard
- I would like to see more stock analytic packages in the standard version of Spotfire. Or the ability to download Python analytic packages right into Spotfire. Maybe this is possible and my computer has just limited permissions.
- The ability to stack pivot tables of multiple variables into one visualizations. Currently, it works like Excel where pivot tables are hierarchical.
- Resizing and moving visualizations around is annoying if you make the page bigger. Its doable, but could be done better
- Linking tables would be better if it worked more like Access or PowerBI. You can link a code-description map table to a table with diagnosis codes, but in order to see the mapped descriptions, you need to physically add it to the original table. In Access or PowerBI, the linking works like a SQL join. It seems linking is more for if you had financial data tables of the same structure but for different quarters, and you wanted to link the quarters together.
TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Spotfire - The Most Efficient Way for a Data Scientist to Fire on all Cylinders"
- The mapping feature is excellent, with the ability to layer on many shapefiles, marker layers, etc.. It's been a great way for us to save money on mapping programs.
- I love the cross table visualization for aggregating large amounts of data.
- It has more than enough canned visualizations and data analytics usage with just the right amount of openness to where the user can create anything from simple calculated columns and custom expressions all the way to writing R script for more complex projects.
- It would be great to be able to link values created through the cross table back into an original data table. Currently I export cross table values into Excel and then reimport them back into Spotfire.
- Adding columns to existing data tables could be streamlined a bit more. The workflow is a little too buried given it's simplicity.
- Add more detail on the various matching selections when bringing in new columns or rows. Even for someone who has been using Spotfire a lot, it's not that intuitive what the user is exactly doing.
- The power of Spotfire comes from its ability to perform multi-level filtering that is tied back to your data everywhere so you don't need to re-implement your filters again.
- I see Spotfire standing in the middle between being a Data Vis. or Data Analytics platform and that's what sets it apart from Alteryx, Tableau and Power BI.
- The ability of Spotfire to host R and Python is another great strong point that gives the users huge flexibility to implement anything they can't find, not to mention its great custom expressions interface. I am not sure about other platforms but I was able to process 8M rows data very easily.
- More enhancement to produce combination plots (Scatter+Line)
- Add support for GGPLOT library in R
- Edit curves individually
- Pulling sensor or OSISoft Data and performing in-house calculation
- Dashboards design whether online or offline
- Interactive applications and dashboards
- Data Wrangling and geospatial overlaying
- I used Spotfire for network flow visualization. I used Tableau for the same thing, but the directional edges, and the different ways to show connections and directional flow edges without much effort, saved a lot more time for me.
- As I wanted to do some calculation and forecasting based network visualization using R, it was very much possible with the use of TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R.
- Demo version works for a reasonable number of days without a key, and it's easy to install, learn, and very quick to start using.
- Few analytics capabilities are much faster than R
- Cost is less than the other similar tools on the market
- Need to add graph database capabilities as the visualization and graph DB combination will give more strength to it.
- Community is not so strong and finding solutions and getting technical help is a bit time consuming.
2. Best to use for workflow representation and I found it better than Tableau
3. Needs to improve map display.
- Excellent visual design
- Create different types of graphs, spot charts and regular charts.
- Modify individual elements of a graph.
- Import data from different sources to gather data.
- TIBCO has limited integration with other software. This can be improved as it needs to become a full-fledged robust tool instead of a design replacement of Excel. One example is integration with automation tools so that it can become more functional.
- It has the potential to have more features from design to development.
- Increase APIs for integration so that it can become a part of other software. ( Excel, PPT, QTP, SEE Test)
- It can also have web-based APIs to make it very unique.
- Spotfire is very visually appealing.
- There are a lot of different ways to visualize datasets and compare the data.
- It is easy to upload and update/refresh the spreadsheets when your data changes.
- It is not easy to drop a datapoint. Sometime there are outliers to the dataset and being able to easily drop one or a couple data points and see how trends change would be very useful.
- I was using a Mac and in the online version, you cannot do as many things as you can if you are using the program through a PC. For example, on the online version, you cannot add a trend line to a graph. This is a pretty basic procedure that should be available.
- Easy to use with dynamic dashboards and interactive visualization
- Strong mobile access across a variety of platforms
- One of the best features is the capability to export the analysis to make it run in a web browser without losing the core interactive and filtering functionality making it available to anyone without having to install any software. This characteristic can result in huge savings in custom web application programming efforts.
- The look and feel is not very customizable out of the box, which is the cherry on top when it comes to analyzing data. If you are looking for a nice looking sexy reporting tool, this is not it but I doubt you will find one with the brains and sophistication Spotfire has that.
- Lacking embedded BI and production reporting
- Visually identifying clusters within data sets
- Using color effectively to convey relationships in the data
- Creating relatively complex visualizations (like heat maps and 3D scatter plots)
- Can be somewhat daunting to get going on the more complex analyses (I had to access technical support)
- Error messages are not very detailed.
- Can slow down when handling large amounts of data, or updating from a central data server
Not suitable for easily pre-owned processing data (MS Excel is much more amenable to that).
- Filtering data
- Multivariate display capabilities
- Pretty easy to get started with for new users
- Though Spotfire is good at exporting figures/images to PowerPoint you cannot export clear images for Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw for publication quality figures.
- Spotfire has limited statistical analysis capabilities
- Some features available on the desktop version are not available in the web version (such as copy and pasting display set ups)
Scenarios where TIBCO Spotfire is less suited: where national language support is required
We use it to visualize and analyze data to identify the problems and make decisions.
- Syntaxs for calculated columns are easy to understand, master and apply.
- Spotfire can provide interactive, customized reports and dashboards.
- Set multiple column width at one time instead of change one by one.
- Keep the color constant for the same column in the various visualizations.
- Our business intelligence department can create on-the-fly ad-hoc reports & graphs for management and customers.
- It publishes quite well, creating visuals that can be easily read and understood.
- Handles multiple sources of data well.
- When the interface "chokes" so to speak, which is not often, it is not explicit in the reasoning. No error on the screen or in the log.
- When errors do occur they can be a bit vague. This makes it hard to troubleshoot.
- Support is good, but does need some improvement.
Only a select few employees currently are using Spotfire.
We tend to use Spotfire when we want to create dashboards for our clients that primarily deal with visualizing geographic data. We deemed this product to be the best fit for this niche need, and it is not our primary data analytics or business intelligence application of choice.
- GIS or any geographic dashboarding
- Concise and clean visualizations
- Basic data discovery
- Custom made visualizations and dashboards are not very intuitive
- Drill-down functions and LOD are good but not quick on par with industry leaders
- Relatively expensive to implement for smaller teams
In all other instances, we would pick Tableau or Power BI as our visualization tool of choice. Spotfire is not quite as leading edge as Tableau or as widely available as Power BI to be useful for us to take to our clients on a regular basis.
- Paired with the cloud version, Spotfire allows users to access the library from anyplace with an internet connection.
- Numerous data visualization options allowing a unique and customized dashboard/.dxp. You are never stuck with the status quo.
- Advanced level uses include — TSSS (Tibco Stastistical Services Server) to regression modeling, etc. if you can fathom it, chances are the software has the capability.
- Open source R/TERR scripting allows the use of both propriety and open source scripting to advance and develop your .dxp/dashboard
- Spotfire can be quite daunting upon first inspection. For the end-user especially.
- Developers/analysts need constant interaction to ensure familiarity with the software. Enlisting in a “boot camp” is definitely recommended.
- To the point of being too complex — a simple chart or statement in excel or access requires much more intricate and lengthy manipulation to achieve the same result.
Analysts — can use Spotfire for real-time data — plus any applicable analysis.
Less appropriate - simple end-user who is accustomed to a particular report/dashboard. I can foresee a major learning curve with Spotfire.
- Spotfire offers a wide variety of data connectivity options. From simply using Excel documents to connecting to cloud sources like RedShift.
- Spotfire has a very robust feature set not limited to just visualizations. Some data wrangling and science tasks can be performed as well.
- Spotfire has integration with Open Source R and TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R (TERR) through use of TIBCO Statistic Services Server (TSSS).
- When creating visualizations there are limitations to text placement as well as text areas that have to be present. This limits the overall control of how the visualizations look.
- Spotfire takes the approach of analysts having to wait to bring data into local PC memory first rather than producing a subset of data to begin working with. This can sometimes take a bit if you are working with millions of rows.
- Automation services could definitely use some upgraded functionality as to how it schedules jobs.
With this being said, you can see there is a time commitment, it's not exactly simple, but it is a powerful tool. Most people also arrive at this conclusion.
TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Preferred application for all data presentation and of low to medium complexity data analysis"
- Spotfire is great at creating visuals which are easily understood and interacted with.
- Spotfire is expandable with a strong community of Java, Python, and HTML codes available to expand capability.
- Spotfire makes updating visuals and data models a background process.
- Spotfire's statistical visual standards aren't inline with manufacturing standards by default.
- Spotifre is not a data entry interface without much background coding.
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About TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO SpotfireⓇ is a data discovery and business intelligence tool with capabilities that range from colorful graphic visualizations for the entry-level user to in-depth statistical analysis. According to the vendor, their built in analytical engines help users utilize the results of data mining, help in-house intelligence analysts crunch proprietary numbers, and drive new business growth. The vendor also says they help anticipate opportunities and risks by seamlessly integrating predictive models and real-time event streams into user-friendly business intelligence solutions that work.
TIBCO Spotfire® Cloud provides the same business intelligence tools as Spotfire Desktop, with the addition of web authoring and unlimited sharing. Because it is software-as-a-service, it requires no installation.
Spotfire Platform is designed for larger deployments within organizations. According to the vendor, its differentiating hybrid in-memory/in-database analytics architecture supports the most demanding enterprise needs, easily scaling to thousands of users and limitless rows of data.
Spotfire is is deployed in companies in energy, financial services, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, and life sciences industries.
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