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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Recent Reviews

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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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 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

Products that are considered exceptional by their customers based on a variety of criteria win TrustRadius awards. Learn more about the types of TrustRadius awards to make the best purchase decision. More about TrustRadius Awards

Popular Features

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  • Customizable dashboards (277)
    8.7
    87%
  • Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (290)
    8.6
    86%
  • Drill-down analysis (272)
    8.4
    84%
  • Formatting capabilities (285)
    7.9
    79%

Reviewer Pros & Cons

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Video Reviews

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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
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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

BI Standard Reporting

Standard reporting means pre-built or canned reports available to users without having to create them.

7.7Avg 8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Ad-Hoc Reports are reports built by the user to meet highly specific requirements.

8.2Avg 8.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Ability to schedule and manager report output.

8.1Avg 8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Data Discovery and Visualization is the analysis of multiple data sources in a search for pattern and outliers and the ability to represent the data visually.

8.4Avg 8.1

Access Control and Security

Access control means being able to determine who has access to which data.

8.6Avg 8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Support for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

7.5Avg 7.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

APIs are a set of routines, protocols, and tools for used for embedding one application in another

7.9Avg 7.9
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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 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 8.9.

The most common users of TIBCO Spotfire are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews

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July 19, 2022

Spotfire

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
yes it was easy to learn, but the advantage of working with a different BI tool, you can get hold of this too fast, over a period of time there were hurdles but we used to have intermediate sessions from the company (which stopped now) on the new features and releases, there is also a lot of webinar series organized by the company, joining them once a month solves many technical problems(but nothing specific for our organization). Ofcourse there is the TIBCO forum, where most of your encountered problems are already discussed. If its a new problem we need to get creative and read the documentation which is good.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I believe it is easy to use without training for IT professionals who are acclimated to reporting software. For business users, it is a different story. They generally need some basic training on how to get started.
November 21, 2017

Awesome

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Yes, totally!!

Intuitive, easy to use, the manual is well done and organize, so it gives you the possibility to consult specific points!

A very nice product! Easy to learn how to use! Gives us the possibility to get data from different databases (which is a key point when working with different departments, because each has it's own system).
Brett Domeny, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I would not recommend this approach. The online training got me a lot further, faster. You can certainly figure it out but the immediate impact after taking just a few weeks of training was a lot higher than trying to hack my way through the tool. The help section, though, is very good but just takes more time to piece together the topics.
October 30, 2017

Why Tibco Spotfire

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I started working on Spotfire from version 5. It was pretty difficult to learn it back then but now with version v7.6, the tool doesn't seem that difficult to be adopted by the new resources and getting onboarded for this tool.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It was fairly straight forward to learn basic data connection and report creating. Luckily there is a healthy online community of Spotfire users where you can trouble shoot issues as they arise. I would recommend the self taught angle to anyone who is savvy enough to find help when they encounter hurdles.
Kirk Ashdown | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I would not recommend this to others unless they have the time to use Google for discussion boards and YouTube. There are a lot of moving parts in different areas that I think would be difficult and slow going if they had no training. I do believe though that if someone had a basic knowledge of the functionality, then they could then go to self taught to fill in gaps here and there as they expand their skills.
October 27, 2017

Spotfire Desktop Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As long as you are passionate about learning and have in depth knowledge of software and connecting to a database and have previously created dashboards or other reporting through another product then you should be able to progress just fine. There are some helpful Blogs when you google as well and some you tube videos that can help as well.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Someone else had to show me the basics of how to bring information and set up the data, but once I understood how to do this, most of my learning was on my own trying to click through the program. This worked well for me, Spotfire makes it easy to "play" with visualizations, filters, etc. and once you know that anything you do in the program won't change the underlying data, it gives you a lot of freedom to learn by trying. I would absolutely recommend this to others (after getting help with the basic data import).
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Yes. The best part of self taught learning was that TIBCO has a very live and vibrant online community. You can always go to the portal / forum and clear your doubts. You get to learn on each day. This feature has has helped a lot, not only me as beneficiary but multiple people across my organisation.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The product is not easy to learn and unless you have a relational database background, it may be quite counterintuitive. The best way to learn this product is to start building visualizations and have someone around who can answer your questions. Online help is not very useful but [you] may get lucky and find some examples online.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Yes, it is easy to use without training. There are many no-cost options available for learning on your own, and there are many examples of using Spotfire to analyze data available. Spotfire is a product that rewards experimentation. That said, it helps to develop a good set of "best practices" for your work...
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