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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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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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

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

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
Spotfires Map Chart has inbuilt geo coding.As long as you Country,state & city within your data, integration map chart to the fines details is pretty easy.
It offers different types of Charts, and also offers different layers to be overlaid on the map.We can overlay a Feature or marker layer.
For example
1.you want to show how the sales are in the US by state, you can overlay the Feature layer on the base Map.
2.Now you want to see all the costcenter offices in each state by lat long positions, you can see them in the Marker Layer, as each markers.
There is a lot of scope of taking these maps to the next level by using R functions too...

Aditya Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Spotfire gives a very rich and interactive interface for Map Chart using different types of mapping layers like WMS(Web Map Service) and recently included TMS(Tile Map Service). These helps to bring different types of background layers on the existing map chart for any region to show relevant information to the users.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The context was as follows: a large French football club, wanted to have a map locating the purchasers of the club ticket / product as well as other geolining information for a targeted advertising campaign.

Tibco Spotfire helped us a lot and especially made it easier for us.

Our client was very satisfied
January 02, 2018

Spotfire Review

Sterling Weed | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The mapping tool in Spotfire is a very powerful tool, however it is not as easy to use or as straightforward as other tools that I have used such as Tableau. Although, once you understand how to create the visualization/maps, some powerful analytics can be created from those maps.
December 11, 2017

Good overall product.

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The GIS in Spotfire is way ahead of similar products I have used. The layer support for GIS in Spotfire makes it really unique.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Very powerful and simple to use for end users who want to quickly plot data and geographically visualize. Tibco enables non-technical users to easily build data analytics with little involvement from IT, allowing IT to focus on critical business solutions.
Peter Wolf | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The mapping works as expected. You provide underlying data that corresponds to a latitude and longitude, and the visualization is created. The WMS functionality works very well if you would like to layer on some other type of geo-spatial information. My biggest complaint is in the geocoding. Spotfire won't recognize cities, states, or countries unless it is configured at the enterprise level on the server. At our company, it isn't configured, so I have to manually enter coordinates.

The mapping functionality continues to improve in Spotfire with additional features being added at each new release.
October 30, 2017

Why Tibco Spotfire

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It's zoomins showing up specific layer details is cool feature. It should probably take the geo coding directly based on the city name or location name, but it needs us to add the geo coordinates. Its tibco supplied, but we have to configure them. Its not done automatically.
Jose Leviaguirre | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Spotfire analytical nature makes it easy to plot interactive data on a map. It is flexible enough to have different map layers and WMS (Web Map Service) besides the out of the box google-like map. If this is not enough, you can use your own custom images on top to plot other than geographical data, not to mention that it supports Shape Files making the map visualization powerful and flexible. It's like having a mini GIS system within Spotfire without having to install any additional extensions, drivers or plugins. I gave it a nine because there is always room for improvement.
Tim Daciuk | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Tibco Spotfire has some geographic capabilities. It has basic mapping, the ability to import maps and the ability to use the functionality of Spotfire on those maps. Additionally, with a bit of effort, it is possible to use some of the geographic analytical functions available in R, or using other functionality available on the net.

However, as it is not a GIS, some of the advanced features and more easy of use capabilities are not really there. Spotfire is fine for simple mapping and presentation, but, for more complex spatial analysis, one would probably look for another package.

In summary, Spotfire is probably suitable for about 90% of geographic uses, if not more. For the high end user, it will probably not work, but, for most people and their needs (including me) Spotfire can easily do what one needs.

August 29, 2017

Spotfire Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The geographic visualizations are very powerful because they allow the user to drill down on the data and link various data sources. It's easy to create new maps and perform interactive analysis. One of the most useful features is being able to connect the data to real-world scenarios.
Razvan Bulgariu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The possibility of importing coordinates from GIS system/also using TIBCO coordinates and existing maps in coordination of multi layer Graphs possibility creates a comprehensive message to the user (e.g. possibility of creating exploration blocks on maps and link them with the data behind..).
Brock Robertson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The mapping features in Spotfire are a convenient way to add a quick visualization to an existing Spotfire analysis. The ability to add many layers, adjust transparencies / colors, the ability to add tooltips, and to color, size, and shape by just about anything are very useful. However, some of the customization is inferior to a geographic mapping specific software such as ArcGIS. The specific functionality that I wish was more customizable is the labels - such as being able to customize angle of text, whether it is in a text box, where each individual label shows up on a map, etc.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The upgrade Spotfire made last time are very useful! The 7.8 upgrade has a lot of changes. Still there are a few things to improve like the use of Javascript. Further, I like the tool, it's very easy to learn and not that difficult to use. It's a good tool for new people or people who are new to BI.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The geographic visualizations in Tibco Spotfire simplify the task of blending numerical and location data, and creating map based displays of statistics. A very useful feature is the ability to have multiple layers tied to different data tables - I've used these to create theme-based maps. The geographic visualizations can also be fully scripted to create analytical work flows, and direct the user experience. Being able to add WMS layers is also a plus. Finally, any image can be used as a map, to create specialized interactive plots and diagrams.
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