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TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Information Systems that students use Spotfire for real-world data analysis."
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September 26, 2018

TIBCO Spotfire Review: "Information Systems that students use Spotfire for real-world data analysis."

Score 9 out of 101
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TIBCO Cloud Spotfire

Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Spotfire

I am a college professor. I teach a Healthcare Information Systems Applications course where students work on several small community projects. We asked for an educational license for about two months so students could do some training and then use Spotfire for some analysis on their projects.
None of the students had used Spotfire before that class. They had all used Tableau, SAS, and Excel for reporting and data analytics.
  • Spotfire allows for many different types of data sources.
  • The ability to choose what filters to apply to a chart is a user-friendly way to share the information with stakeholders.
  • The chart types are varied.
  • Liked the ability to tie charts together to the same legend or filters.
  • Would like to see more chart types supported.
  • Would like more tutorials or YouTube video tutorials.
  • The Cloud version menu and navigation were a bit hard to understand.
I had used Spotfire during an internship and wanted to expose my students to this tool. I appreciate how TIBCO worked with me to get educational licenses for my students to use. Students enjoyed having a comparison with Tableau which they had all used.
  • I am not sure about the licensing costs.
  • We used the free Cloud version for a short duration.
  • Helped achieve the goals of the class where my students were doing data analytics in the Healthcare domain.
We did not get any formal training. Looked for online tutorials or free training but did not find help.
No, we used the Cloud-based version for the class projects. I do not have experience with other TIBCO products so I cannot give a comparison or talk about integrations.
Well suited for large datasets from most of the popularly used data sources.

Learning curve takes some time. Good for an educational setting.

TIBCO Spotfire Feature Ratings

Customizable dashboards
9
Report Formatting Templates
6
Drill-down analysis
10
Formatting capabilities
8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
9
Report sharing and collaboration
9
Publish to Web
9
Publish to PDF
10
Report Delivery Scheduling
10
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
10
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
10
Predictive Analytics
9
Multi-User Support (named login)
9
Role-Based Security Model
9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
Responsive Design for Web Access
10
Dedicated iOS Application
8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
8
REST API
5
Javascript API
5
iFrames
9
Java API
5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
8