September 10, 2014


Sandeep Varma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Spotfire

Spotfire is scalable, flexible, intuitive and extremely fast. We were having issues with Tableau performance and decided to trial Spotfire. We noticed the difference right away, and then when I played with the analytical abilities of Spotfire, we decided that Spotfire was the way to go. It's not as eye catching as Tableau but definitely more functional. It is probably the best and fastest data discovery tool in the market.
  • Analytics
  • Data Discovery since it's fast
  • Visualization
Company-wide, but we're a small company of 10-15.
real-time, advanced analytics
Needs some work here and is not up to the level of Tableau. ex. pivot/unpivot should be easy to do in one click as in Tableau.
Tableau user for 5 years. While Tableau is excellent for visualization, it falls short with analytics and performance. but if you would have given me both Spotfire and Tableau at the start, I would have chosen Tableau as it is so eye catching and easier to consume. But in a thorough evaluation, Spotfire would win.
Spotfire is excellent for high speed/real-time analytics. I love the new Spotfire Cloud platform; have it hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and works really well. Statisticians will also love the product and I think of Spotfire as the next level of SPSS. There are a few visualization aspects I'd like them to improve as that's one aspect I prefer in Tableau.

Using Spotfire

The cloud platform is not yet as stable as I'd like. Once it is, I'd change this to 10.