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TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Transfom different format data sets and external sources data to dashboards in a blink of an eye."
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June 20, 2018

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Transfom different format data sets and external sources data to dashboards in a blink of an eye."

Score 8 out of 101
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Spotfire Platform

Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Spotfire

Currently, there are multiple departments from different divisions and directorates that are using TIBCO Spotfire. Most of them are using the product mainly for aggregating data and visualizing them into dashboards. Next major use case of TIBCO Spotfire is for displaying Geographical Information such as building heatmaps and mobility patterns. However, we are also exploring Spotfire's analytical capabilities for descriptive and predictive analytics.
  • Aggregating data and presents them in dynamic charts.
  • Descriptive analytics and patterns discovery.
  • High-dimensionality data source
  • Near real-time analytics
Pre-build descriptive/statistical analytic capabilities and less steep learning curve make TIBCO Spotfire the right tools for transforming data into informative dashboards. However, when drilling down to detailed data, visualization can be a bit tricky. Nonetheless, TIBCO Spotfire's ability to integrate different format data sets with external data sources is the main advantage over the competitor.
  • Self-taught
I first learned to use TIBCO Spotfire by reading its documentation (manuals and FAQ) which allows me to become comfortable with the user interfaces and also to discover basic functionalities. However, due to lack of formal training for using the product, I am still exploring advance capabilities and scouring the internet for how to best use the product.
We have been using TIBCO Spotfire with another TIBCO product namely TIBCO StreamBase LiveView. We are using both products in our in-house fraud detection platform. We are able to capitalize on Spotfire strong visualization and analytical capabilities to analyze data stream which has been pre-processed by the StreamBase LiveView. Thus, we are able to visualize huge amount of data in near real-time.
TIBCO Spotfire is perfect for simplifying (preprocessed/cleaned) data aggregation, performing descriptive analytics, and visualization of information in dynamic charts or augment information with geographical information in maps. However, sometimes it might have some problems when trying to handle incomplete data set with a couple of fields containing some null or empty values.

TIBCO Spotfire Feature Ratings

Customizable dashboards
9
Report Formatting Templates
8
Drill-down analysis
8
Formatting capabilities
8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
7
Report sharing and collaboration
8
Publish to Web
8
Publish to PDF
8
Report Delivery Scheduling
8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
8
Predictive Analytics
8
Multi-User Support (named login)
8
Role-Based Security Model
7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
8
Responsive Design for Web Access
8
Dedicated iOS Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Not Rated
REST API
Not Rated
Javascript API
8
iFrames
Not Rated
Java API
Not Rated
Themeable User Interface (UI)
8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Not Rated

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