TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire

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TIBCO Spotfire

Overview

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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Spotfire

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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Awards

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Popular Features

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  • Customizable dashboards (279)
    8.5
    85%
  • Drill-down analysis (274)
    8.4
    84%
  • Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (292)
    8.4
    84%
  • Formatting capabilities (287)
    7.8
    78%

Reviewer Pros & Cons

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Video Reviews

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TIBCO Spotfire Translates Data To Be Visualized For More Effective Understanding: User Review
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Pricing

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TIBCO Spotfire for Amazon Web Services

$0.99

Cloud
Per Hour (Starting)

TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Consumer

$25/mo, $250/yr

Cloud
per seat

TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Business Author

$65/mo, $650/yr

Cloud
per seat

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttp://spotfire.tibco.com/products/comp…

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Product Demos

Spotfire X with All New A(X) Experience
01:16
Spotfire X - Quick Start
03:16
An Overview of Spotfire X - Analytics, accelerated
05:29
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Features Scorecard

BI Standard Reporting

7.5
75%

Ad-hoc Reporting

8.1
81%

Report Output and Scheduling

8.1
81%

Data Discovery and Visualization

8.2
82%

Access Control and Security

8.4
84%

Mobile Capabilities

7.4
74%

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

7.8
78%
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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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Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I was asked to analyze a huge distributed data set and it was no feasible to develop Data Model level that quickly. Spotfire's scripting capabilities helped a lot to convert the requirements in to a feasible requirement, it allowed to programmatically read data, dynamically transform and visualize on the fly. This was not feasible with other tools, without having a data layer established. This saved a lot of time.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
TIBCO Spotfire works well for handling everything from simple to highly complex and large datasets. Geospatial data works especially well, as the geospatial analytics capability afforded by TIBCO Spotfire is second to none. We have migrated many workflows that were previously performed in Excel using pivot tables to within TIBCO Spotfire. This has enabled us to increase efficiently and capability when analyzing new data.
James Kim | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In my work, the ability to combine engineering, geology, and economics into one platform is powerful. In my role in A&D, I use existing dashboards that I've created to quickly get up to speed in a new basin or play as I can quickly look at where the best wells are, the best operators, and also why (completions, economies of scale, concentrated land base, own facilities, etc.). If I were to do this the "old" way, it would take weeks rather than hours or days.
July 19, 2022

Spotfire

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Suitable Key questions to buy/use TIBCO Spotfire: Do you have an enterprise data warehouse ready and are looking for a BI tool which can get you results fast with less development? Do you have a group of analyst who are good at Excel type reporting and can learn a new tool and do better reporting? Do you have a group of data analysts who want to study data to identify patterns in it? Are you looking for a tool/technology company which takes customer feedback and incorporates them into the tool quickly? Are you looking for a tool whose tech forum is increasing? Apart from the above questions, if your team has basic programming skills , they can utilize the power of Java Script/Iron Python and R language to make wonders in spotfire. Ideally any scenario is possible in Spotfire, but do not consider this as data Transformation tool, basic transformations are possible ,but typically its a reporting tool which can tell the story of your data effectively. My purpose to use the software is short development cycles sometimes overnight if data is there.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
TIBCO Spotfire is our go-to for data quality control, data preparation, data visualization, and data analysis. Easy integration of statistical languages, time savings in developing working prototypes, and best of all, ease of use. It is simply a fantastic tool for all of the many roles that we fill here.
EDUARDO GRUBER | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is recommended for any size, as it can be a recipient of data usage for better decision-making. TIBCO Spotfire is independent of the industry these companies serve. It is extremely easy to build a new Spotfire dashboard being a powerful development platform to create reports and dashboards. With the features it offers, developers can implement highly customized dashboards.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use TIBCO Spotfire to display data for management. Management often needs information presented in different forms. In meetings with them, they will often ask for data to be arranged in contrasting modes and TIBCO Spotfire allows for this to be done seamlessly and on the fly.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use it more for data virtualization areas, it is less appropriate for Business analytical purposes. We are highly using the Spotfire’s contextual collaboration capabilities which uniquely support our natural decision-making process—from spontaneous. A formalized workflow through a new level
Ankit Gada ☑ | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
TIBCO Spotfire will be best suited for real-time analytics where other tools fail to do at a quicker pace. It has Mods as a special functionality wherein custom applications can be implemented in order to perform advanced analytics on top of existing reporting data. Data science features like calculating the outliers, mean, median, etc. can be real-quick.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Scenarios, where TIBCO Spotfire is well sited, are 1. Data visualization at the enterprise level, to generate in-depth insights 2. Generate reports, charts, or graphs to represent insights in the most efficient way. 3. Plethora of apps are bundled to get analyzed results. 4. Supports a lot of languages so no need to be restricted by language boundary. 5. It supports a variety of users for example end-users, Statisticians or developers, or just business personnel to get an insight into the ecosystem. Places where TIBCO Spotfire seems to be less appropriate: 1. It's quite cumbersome if the data feed is from a vast number of regions. 2. When a lot of customization seems to be a frequent call.
Alan Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 2 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
TIBCO Spotfire is well suited for data analysis and visualization - importing data and making it available to others on the team. It's a fine product, it's just more expensive and harder to manage than its competitors.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I think Spotfire would be very useful for a new user who is getting into data visualization. But it’s not a great tool if you want to do [anything] really complicated - need visualization experiments or dashboards. I think Tableau is a lot better. It is a lot easier and more visually appealing.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Spotfire is a more capable analytics tool than Tableau or PowerBI, for example. It makes analysis accessible to non-analytics users and augments Excel well. It also blends data very well. The learning curve is a little steeper but otherwise it best suited for analytics professionals looking to provide visualizations to their work.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As I described in the first question, I am a long friend of [TIBCO] Spotfire. I believe that the user experience is excellent, and that students pick it up quickly. The students in our program are all working professionals in various business and health care fields and often have experience with other visualization tools. After using [TIBCO] Spotfire in several assignments, the comments are always positive and generally ask for more time in the course with [TIBCO] Spotfire. Many of the charts that they had difficulty creating in with other tools, such as a Parallel Coordinate Chart, are straightforward in [TIBCO] Spotfire. This makes a big impression.
Braeden Gilchrist | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
TIBCO Spotfire is great for sharing data analysis internally between power users and report viewers. It is my go-to tool for data exploration. It might be less appropriate for multiple users working on the same project at the same time. There may be better tools for supporting external users, as deployment can take effort.
Gilberto Henriquez M. | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It's less appropriate if data is not set for performance. If the data table is not set to be rows, but more columns, it is a pain to use it on Spotfire. It behaves excellently if data load fast enough. It can manage itself as a stand-alone platform but can also be integrated with others. One visualization of one variable to analyze, this is the rule on TIBCO visualizations. More than that, most of the time, is not possible.
Thomas Plumridge P.Geo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is ideal for situations where you are pulling together multiple datasets and integrating them into one visualization. It does fall a bit flat for working with more than two Y-Axis sets on combination tables, where Excel is better at displaying that type of information.

It also should allow users to manually adjust the vertical axis scale as there may be reasoning in modifying it to a smaller or larger range but maintaining the same data step.

It would be ideal to enhance the ability to sort data. For example, there are instances where you want to sort data in a stacked bar chart by something other than count or alphabetically.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
TIBCO Spotfire is perfectly suited for the data scientist and the financial analyst who is willing to go beyond simple accounting visuals. The data scientists get the entire range of job responsibilities, from data exploration to final model building to visualization. The financial analyst with a more technical background gets the ability to present financial data in a more unique way.
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