TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire

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TIBCO Spotfire


What is TIBCO Spotfire?

TIBCO Spotfire® is a data visualization platform that utilizes predictive analytics. In addition to data viz, it includes data wrangling capabilities, predictive analytics, location analytics, and real-time streaming analytics.
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8 out of 10
July 19, 2022
Spotfire is being used as an Enterprise level Business Intelligence Platform.Our data is being fed from various different ERP's and a ETL …
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How TIBCO Spotfire Differs From Its Competitors

Cloud Benefits

TIBCO Spotfire Cloud Analyst approach is definitely something great for small and mid sized organizations. To start with any kind of on-premises setup, the organization spend a lot of time and money in achieving economies of scale. They make actual benefits only when they scale at large. However, …
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Cloud Migration

Honestly, as an end user - there will not be much difference. For developers, only a slight changes were there to deal with. We migrated from on-premises structure to hybrid cloud and experience was not much different for usage and performance.
However, the real impact was on availability part. The …
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TIBCO Investment Preservation

Yes, we were able to do so. Challenging part was adaptation of newer cost model.
In on-premises approach, we needed to incur a heavy investment in initial phase of establishment only and needed to spend time to achieve economies . Also, the operations was difficult because regardless of analysis …
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Future Proofing

I would say, they were mostly there; not completely. When we adapt to the new structure, the costs do shoot up with usage at scale. Whatever we were saving on hardware, we ended up investing in services.
Functionality wise, Cloud delivered access and availability; but we had to sacrifice some …
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Customer Feedback

Though there were lot of recommendations were taken up, but not the all required. For example, version for IronPython is still set to 2.7 which is based on Python 2 paradigm. This involves a learning curve for script developers. Need was to adopt a unified standard for all tech in bracket e.g. …
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Integrations with other TIBCO products

We have integrated TIBCO Spotfire with actions on a demo basis, which provides considerable flexibility on the ability to perform detailed database updates without leaving TIBCO Spotfire.
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Cloud Benefits

The Tibco Spotfire cloud is beneficial for business users who need a lightweight solution to access various reports. It also helps to keep loading times relatively quick, even for those with slower connection speeds. There are some occasional performance issues with vague errors. The only reason I …
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Future Proofing

Tibco has continued to investment significantly into their cloud capabilities. I have found these solutions to diversify Spotfire's usage away from just the traditional analytics front and allow improved enterprise reporting for non-technical personnel. The lightweight client makes it easy to …
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Customer Feedback

The times where I've provided feedback, they have usually mentioned that I was not the first to make a request for a specific feature. Usually those features are already in development and I see them in 6-12 months.
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Breadth of Deployment

We have more than 800 users and user types mainly include Analysts who develop the dashboards, CIO Office, Metric Managers, and field executives.
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Integrations with other TIBCO products

We definitely evaluated few products , but the existing range of products what we had in our organization met our business needs and real reason to adopt another TIBCO product did not arise in our case.
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Integrations with other TIBCO products

TIBCO Spotfire out of the box could arguably be a lesser rival to Tableau and Power BI, as it does not look as polished enough. But its approachability is unparalleled and is very easy for even a novice with Visualisation software to pick up. In terms of integration, Spotfire will act like a …
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Integrations with other TIBCO products

TIBCO Spotfire was integrated with MDX queries and working on it was really quick and easy. My organization benefited from it as this tool didn't have any hassle while connecting through MDX queries and reports were built to perform advanced analytics. Also, transaction databases that had …
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Integrations with other TIBCO products

We have integrated it with the TIBCO Jasper report. As we need to generate a few reports that need to be put on scheduled deliveries so that people who take market decisions can have a better understanding and act accordingly. So it actually helped the organization to automate this whole process …
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Integrations with other TIBCO products

We use TIBCO Data Science (TDS) as well as Spotfire. But the integrated capabilities of Spotfire to run R data functions makes much of the capabilities of Data Science redundant. The TDS interface and output are not contemporary, although the power is obvious. Integration is possible but another …
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Integrations with other TIBCO products

We mainly integrate TIBCO Spotfire with our SQL servers. We have used TIBCO Spotfire to use our custom data services via TIBCO Spotfire calls and IronPython API. The feedback loop between data engineering and data analysis and visualization has been key to the success of Enverus. Then to quickly …
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Integrations with other TIBCO products

We did not make integration with any platform itself, all integration is done on backend using database tools. However, we did use some tools inside Spotfire to make our life easier. It wasn't so hard compared to other platforms and even with the Spotfire version update, that are quite often, we …
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Integrations with other TIBCO products

We have not specifically purchased any other add-on products to Spotfire. With that said, we are considering looking at Spotfire X. In addition, we are thinking of using Spotfire for more data wrangling, location analytics, real-time graphics, and real-time streaming of data. Of these, I think the …
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Integrations with other TIBCO products

Automation services and statistics services. We strongly benefited from such integrations, since they gave us the opportunity of automating a lot of formerly manually-operated tasks, therefore reducing our operational costs and use of advanced R scripts in many reports accessed via a web player.
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Integrations with other TIBCO products

We use Tibco's Data Virtualization, Automation Services, and Statistical Services products. We've been trialing their Tibco Statistica product for advanced analytics and it works really well with Spotfire. When you mark/filter data in Spotfire, that dataset is feed into Statistica for one or more …
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Integrations with other TIBCO products

We have integrated with several data warehouse and analytics backends, some of these include:
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Apache Hive
  • Apache Kafka
  • PostgreSQL
  • MS SQL
  • MySQL
This has been a huge benefit and we enjoy this capability to allow future system changes the ability to work with Spotfire on the fly.
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  • Customizable dashboards (279)
  • Drill-down analysis (274)
  • Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (292)
  • Formatting capabilities (287)

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TIBCO Spotfire Translates Data To Be Visualized For More Effective Understanding: User Review
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TIBCO Spotfire for Amazon Web Services


Per Hour (Starting)

TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Consumer

$25/mo, $250/yr

per seat

TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Business Author

$65/mo, $650/yr

per seat

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Product Demos

Spotfire X with All New A(X) Experience
Spotfire X - Quick Start
An Overview of Spotfire X - Analytics, accelerated
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BI Standard Reporting


Ad-hoc Reporting


Report Output and Scheduling


Data Discovery and Visualization


Access Control and Security


Mobile Capabilities


Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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Product Details

What is TIBCO Spotfire?

TIBCO Spotfire® is a data visualization platform that aims to speed individual time to insight and spur analytics adoption across the organization. According to the vendor, Spotfire helps users quickly and easily generate insights with three new ways to support their analytical preferences: NLQ powered search, AI-driven recommendations, and direct manipulation. Users can add context with native streaming for integrated analyses of real-time and historical data, best-in-class geoanalytics, and one-click predictive analytics to go beyond basic visualizations and understand the factors driving trends and what will happen next.

TIBCO Cloud Spotfire® provides the same business intelligence tools as Spotfire Desktop, with the addition of web authoring.

According to the vendor, Spotfire's 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 deployed in companies in financial services, energy, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, government, travel & logistics, helathcare, life sciences and more.

TIBCO Spotfire Features

BI Platform Features

  • Supported: Administration via Windows App
  • Supported: Administration via MacOS App
  • Supported: Administration via Web Interface
  • Supported: Live Connection to External Data
  • Supported: Snapshot of External Data
  • Supported: In-memory data model
  • Supported: OLAP (Pre-processed cube representation)
  • Supported: Multi-Data Source Reporting (Blending)
  • Supported: Data warehouse / dictionary layer
  • Supported: ETL Capability
  • Supported: ETL Scheduler

Supported Data Sources Features

  • Supported: MS Excel Workbooks
  • Supported: Text Files (CSV, etc)
  • Supported: Oracle
  • Supported: MS SQL Server
  • Supported: IBM DB2
  • Supported: Postgres
  • Supported: MySQL
  • Supported: ODBC
  • Supported: Cloudera Hadoop
  • Supported: Hortonworks Hadoop
  • Supported: EMC Greenplum
  • Supported: IBM Netezza
  • Supported: HP Vertica
  • Supported: SAP Hana
  • Supported: Teradata
  • Supported: Salesforce
  • Supported: SAP
  • Supported: Google Analytics

BI Standard Reporting Features

  • Supported: Customizable dashboards
  • Supported: Report Formatting Templates

Ad-hoc Reporting Features

  • Supported: Drill-down analysis
  • Supported: Formatting capabilities
  • Supported: Predictive modeling
  • Supported: Integration with R or other statistical packages
  • Supported: Report sharing and collaboration

Report Output and Scheduling Features

  • Supported: Publish to Web
  • Supported: Publish to PDF
  • Supported: Output Raw Supporting Data
  • Supported: Report Delivery Scheduling

Data Discovery and Visualization Features

  • Supported: Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
  • Supported: Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
  • Supported: Predictive Analytics
  • Supported: Support for Machine Learning models
  • Supported: Pattern Recognition and Data Mining
  • Supported: Integration with R or other statistical packages

Access Control and Security Features

  • Supported: Multi-User Support (named login)
  • Supported: Role-Based Security Model
  • Supported: Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
  • Supported: Report-Level Access Control
  • Supported: Table-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
  • Supported: Field-Level Access Control (BI-layer)

Mobile Capabilities Features

  • Supported: Responsive Design for Web Access
  • Supported: Mobile Application
  • Supported: Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding Features

  • Supported: REST API
  • Supported: Javascript API
  • Supported: iFrames
  • Supported: Java API
  • Supported: Themeable User Interface (UI)
  • Supported: Customizable Platform (Open Source)

TIBCO Spotfire Screenshots

Screenshot of Smart Visual AnalyticsScreenshot of Real-time Streaming BIScreenshot of Unparalleled Location AnalyticsScreenshot of Intelligent Data WranglingScreenshot of Built-in Predictive Analytics

TIBCO Spotfire Videos

Introducing TIBCO Spotfire X
Spotfire X - Quickstart
An Overview of Spotfire X - Analytics, accelerated

TIBCO Spotfire Downloadables

TIBCO Spotfire Integrations

TIBCO Spotfire Competitors

TIBCO Spotfire Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesAvailable in all regions
Supported LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French, German, Portugese, Chinese, Italian

Frequently Asked Questions

TIBCO Spotfire® is a data visualization platform that utilizes predictive analytics. In addition to data viz, it includes data wrangling capabilities, predictive analytics, location analytics, and real-time streaming analytics.

Tableau Desktop, QlikView, and Microsoft Power BI are common alternatives for TIBCO Spotfire.

Reviewers rate Multi-User Support (named login) highest, with a score of 8.6.

The most common users of TIBCO Spotfire are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Oil & Energy industry.
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