TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire

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TIBCO Spotfire


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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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TIBCO Spotfire is Great

8 out of 10
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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Popular Features

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  • Drill-down analysis (272)
  • Customizable dashboards (277)
  • Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (290)
  • Formatting capabilities (285)

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

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

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, SaaS
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 Drill-down analysis and Publish to Web and Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) highest, with a score of 8.3.

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


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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
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  • Positive: Business uses these tools for day to day operations, saving time
  • Negative: Usability can be little more intuitive
Score 9 out of 10
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  • It is costly, so not suitable for small scale implementations.
  • Dashboards are as good as the developer, so need experience to get most out of it
  • You need to be on Spotfire 11 at least to implement out of the box visualizations
  • Integration with Python and R is a game changer, it comes very handy to onboard data scientists without much hassle
  • performance is exceptionally well.
  • Secure
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Data visualization becomes difficult if raw data feed is coming from different and multiple regions. So in that case deviation seems to be an issue any prediction doesn't go well with the customers
  • Since it gives a lot of support for visualization and in-depth insights so my organization supports client business in the best possible way and which in turn reflects in revenue
  • Easy to use and learn so our developer's analysts are not losing their efficiency in any possible way and we are always delivering deliverables on commitments
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • We can only use it for the free trial period.
  • I have to 'rebuild' the course sample files and accounts on Spotfire every semester.
  • It is perfect as an excellent alternative to Tableau in the course.
  • We have to use the less powerful Cloud version since the majority of the students have Macs. This means we can't use advanced AI features, for example.
Thomas Plumridge P.Geo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Allows for much quicker visualizations used in my presentations to management, especially in being able to thematically map shapefile and database information.
  • Our internal TIBCO Spotfire dashboard for activity tracking across Canada has been instrumental in improving the weekly reporting I do.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • It has made it easier to see how our production is doing on a daily basis compared to budget
  • We have been able to create forecasts much easier on a well level.
  • We have been able to track our regulatory reporting needs easily.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • The ROI from Spotfire has generally been positive. After digesting the healthy up front cost, analysts have come to rely on the software more than most any other software product besides perhaps Excel.
  • The initial time spent on Spotfire looked like it might turn out to be a waste of money. But after putting the time in, Spotfire saves analysts time and thereby money.
  • Perhaps the most positive return on investment from Spotfire is the automated reports, eliminating analyst effort.
Jenna Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • We have been able to develop more effective marketing campaigns because TIBCO Spotfire has helped us learn more about donors.
  • TIBCO Spotfire has helped our operations department identify problem areas in the way our goods and services are being delivered.
  • The software has helped us capture and visualize more data points that we have been able to use for grant funding.