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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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

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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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Score 8 out of 10
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  • Easy to create new dashboards
  • Display data in an easy to digest form
  • Ability to change views on the fly
  • Initial Load time is slow
  • Graphs aren’t always visually appealing
  • More options for input data sources
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Data analysis and in-depth visualization
  • Generation of graphs and other visuals after analysis are quite great and efficient
  • Its support for mobile device is quite great which enables anywhere anytime access
  • Great support for dashboards which is quite promising and a prominent part in the analysis
  • Best part which makes it even more better is it supports the expression language
  • The UI is not flexible in terms of usage. So customization option should be provided so a user can set up as per requirements
  • Few features seem to be not stable for example the text editor changes the code layout on its own, so we get different things that we have saved.
  • Absorbing and consolidating data from a numerous different provider regions is very difficult to handle and as well as very slow to analyze as it takes a lot of time for visualization
August 24, 2021


Score 8 out of 10
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  • Spotfire has a great Geo Analytics platform where Geo-coding is automatically performed from version 6.0 and complex geoanalytics problems can be solved in combination with the Tibco Enterprise Runtime for R (TERR) engine, if the company has R language expertise
  • Spotfire has some cool inbuilt functions available through which we do not have to do manual calculations like Total,%Cumulative Sum,YOY,MOM QOQ kind of stuff, and lots other functions which make life simpler
  • Iron python scripting is an advantage but, of course, tricky initially if you do not have experience, but it can simplify users' lives if used properly
  • Scheduled updates and caching. If we are trying to get the dashboards up in a flash , this feature is useful
  • One more important thing in the latest version, is the business author piece on the web player where business users can develop their own stuff on Web, this is a good start and hope to see this developed further
  • Spotfire is coming up with new Mobile Metrics platform, i.e. it is responsive on mobile devices
  • Also there is a new KPI chart which can be very useful for Executive reporting.
  • Customizability on the Analyst end: Spotfire is a good tool, but there are a few points where it should improve. I cannot hide an object like a tab or visualization r
  • Data Load speed at the analyst level, I somehow feel when i try to load data in the analyst level it loads slow and while using at webplayer because of the schedule updates it runs fast. I know there is the caching concept, but it is unlike QlikView whichgives a great performance with the desktop version as well. I would expect the same to happen here
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Easy to build reports and visualizations.
  • Simplifies the process of data federation by allowing definition of data models and information links.
  • Spotfire provides [an] easy way for end users to dig deeper and manage data.
  • Provide data lineage maps that would help developers.
  • More drag and drop functions that facilitate development efforts.
  • Need more administrative tasks such as ability to see user activity in structured manners.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • It has the best coding integration (python, R) of any BI product
  • The ability to work with very large datasets (10 mil+) is better than competitors
  • Export options are more complete and have better functionality
  • The data canvas is the best tool to join and transform data vs. competitors
  • User interface is less intuitive and changes are more visual than functional.
  • Dedicated settings to build solutions for mobile would be appreciated.
  • More statistical and analytics functions would be good. The list has been static for a while.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Drill-down visual creation
  • Brushing interaction
  • Ease of use of the cloud version
  • Cloud documentation
  • Pricing for academia (ie. free) - students and faculty using it in a course
  • Mac desktop version
  • Some complex tutorials/demos
Gilberto Henriquez M. | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Web player data visualization. They are pretty fast with low server requirements.
  • Visualization needs to be from this age. They look sometimes like Office 95. Maybe embedded the Jviz D3 visualization, or integration with Google visualizations.
Thomas Plumridge P.Geo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Functional dashboards which can be understood quickly by those who use them
  • Great visualizations for disparate data sets
  • Ease of integration of multiple data sets into one consolidated data table
  • Linking of standalone data tables with data pulled from an API link through information links
  • Easier mapping integration with data, especially with data of different geospatial projections
  • More functionality in spatial sampling
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Data import is easy.
  • Creating visuals is simple and straight forward.
  • You can create visuals to show exactly what you need.
  • Sometimes it can be difficult to make a formula work exactly as you need in Spotfire. I've experienced many times where a simple formula in Excel doesn't work in Spotfire. There is always something a lot more complicated that needs to be done instead.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • TIBCO Spotfire performs well for analysts that need more than just real-time data visualizations. These analysts need the ability to create advanced models.
  • TIBCO Spotfire's graphs are a little bit more difficult to create than some other data visualization tools. I think this comes with the advantage of allowing the user a greater ability to customize visualizations.
  • The suggested graphs part of creating graphs is world class. It offers more than just one suggestion and makes it easy for the user to create usable graphics.
  • The software takes a while to start up. It's almost like using a Windows 7 machine with an old hard drive.
  • Sometimes creating the most aesthetically-pleasing graphic takes a long time. This is because of the many adjustments that have to be made to a graph in Spotfire. Some other visualization software makes it easier.
  • Although Spotfire has a number of advanced modeling capabilities, it would be nice to have more rather than having to build R scripts for some of the more advanced models.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Easy template spreadsheet reports and charting for daily consumption
  • Easy deployment of new features to users
  • Easy application updating to users when addressing bugs in the app
  • Ability to leverage emailing reports automatically for staff in office and away
  • Upgrading the product is still clunky.
  • Support website to search is poor. Google is friendlier to find what I need
  • More granularity for permissions to the library
  • Improve web player design to current web standards
Jenna Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • The location and geospatial analysis tools are excellent and are great at giving a geographical context to our data.
  • If you are familiar with BI tools, TIBCO Spotfire is easy to set up and start using.
  • There are several options to visualize your data in ways that are compelling and tell a story.
  • We are a smaller organization so we always have to justify the cost (it can be a little pricey for smaller organizations).
  • Not a bad thing necessarily, but the software is so powerful that I feel like my organization is only scratching the surface with its capabilities. We need some guidance and help with the more advanced features.
  • We wish there was more robust documentation available online; it seems to be a bit lacking in certain areas.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • User-friendliness: People with different backgrounds become expert users of the software very quickly.
  • Report management: it is very easy to amend a report modifying formulas, views, and data structures.
  • Look and feel: in a well-designed report, it is very easy to find the right insights, thanks to embedded functionalities as marking and filters.
  • Some visualizations should be more configurable and customizable.
  • Data mapping could be more efficient if represented in a graphical way.
  • Company customizations, such as logo and templates, are not immediately accessible to high-level users.