TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire

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TIBCO Spotfire is Great

March 04, 2022
We use TIBCO Spotfire mainly to display data in the form of dashboards. It is used by us to make decisions on plan changes by advising …
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Spotfire for data virtualisation

March 01, 2022
Using visual analytics and discovery platform to gain insights to drive data-driven decisions real-time.
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August 24, 2021
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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TIBCO Spotfire - Better options available

August 14, 2021
We use Spotfire to create a dashboard for our end-user. We run several simulation and ML models on other tools like SAS, store the outputs …
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TIBCO Spotfire Usage and Functionality Review

July 18, 2021
TIBCO Spotfire is used by many business teams across our organization for reporting and visualization requirements. The dashboards serve …
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Popular Features

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Drill-down analysis (271)


Customizable dashboards (276)


Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (289)


Formatting capabilities (284)


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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

Features Scorecard

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


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

Smart Visual AnalyticsReal-time Streaming BIUnparalleled Location AnalyticsIntelligent Data WranglingBuilt-in Predictive Analytics

TIBCO Spotfire Videos

What Are Spotfire Recommendations?
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, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesAvailable in all regions
Supported LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French, German, Portugese, Chinese, Italian


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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

What is TIBCO Spotfire's best feature?

Reviewers rate Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) highest, with a score of 8.3.

Who uses TIBCO Spotfire?

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


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December 28, 2017

Spotfire review

Score 7 out of 10
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Because the teacher is very, very good but he doesn't speak our language very well, and it was difficult to understand sometimes.
November 21, 2017


Score 10 out of 10
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Also received an in-persona training (at the beginning of the project). This helped me, and all of the project team members to get a clear overview of all TIBCO Spotfire capabilities and functionalities. The instructor was very nice and patient, she really got involved with the group. Slices and learning material great!
Score 8 out of 10
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The training was definitely a great for beginners. It provided it a lot of information on how the tools works and use cases for the tool. However, if you were self-taught prior to taking the class it is pretty much going to cover the basics which you already know.
Score 9 out of 10
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The training was very interactive explaining with live examples and hands-on experience. And at the end of training, we have been provided with the required materials so it is very useful for future reference as well.
John Michael Callen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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A three day in-person course training session allowed me to go from having no working experience with the application to feeling that I was able to function at or above the proficiency of many long term users within the room. I would highly recommend in-person training to those just beginning to work with the software.
October 30, 2017

Why Tibco Spotfire

Score 8 out of 10
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In person training experience was not good. The trainer was not so much interested in explaining the functionalities and kept us guiding to visit the online tutorials.
Score 8 out of 10
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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).

Kirk Ashdown | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I learned a lot and found a lot of the lessons useful. Sometimes I felt like things were moving a little fast, but it was a fairly good experience. The instructors are usually patient and willing to answer questions. I think there is a lot to learn in these sessions and it was well worth my time.
October 27, 2017

Spotfire Desktop Review

Score 8 out of 10
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The educator that we had was not interested in teaching like we thought he should be. He rarely could answer our questions and was only focused on the bits of Spotfire he knew well and was not willing to veer off of the basic data that he had. If we asked an "advanced" question he told us that it was part of the advance class and we would have to wait and learn it then. We were not impressed much and learned more by self teaching.
Score 8 out of 10
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This was well worth the time and expense. We had a TIBCO instructor come to our facility and had 12 people attend. It was 4 1/2 days of training and I would recommend it hands down for anyone starting out with Spotfire.