Data Analyst in Oil and Gas, Uses Spotfire Daily
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated May 21, 2019

Data Analyst in Oil and Gas, Uses Spotfire Daily

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Spotfire

We usually use TIBCO Spotfire to process, visualize and analyze large field datasets, this data most of the time is near real-time engineering data. We do pull flows, pressure and temp data and perform many ad-hoc calculations trying to address causation most of the time.
  • The power of Spotfire comes from its ability to perform multi-level filtering that is tied back to your data everywhere so you don't need to re-implement your filters again.
  • I see Spotfire standing in the middle between being a Data Vis. or Data Analytics platform and that's what sets it apart from Alteryx, Tableau and Power BI.
  • The ability of Spotfire to host R and Python is another great strong point that gives the users huge flexibility to implement anything they can't find, not to mention its great custom expressions interface. I am not sure about other platforms but I was able to process 8M rows data very easily.
  • More enhancement to produce combination plots (Scatter+Line)
  • Add support for GGPLOT library in R
  • Edit curves individually
Spotfire can be described as a 50% Vis and 50% ETL software, it can't be as good as Tableau in Data vis, nor it could be good in ETL as Alteryx. But both Alteryx and Tableau can't sum up Spotfire's features in ETL and Data Vis.
  • Quick visualization and data representation
  • Dashboards implementation and interactives
  • High entry barrier for non trained personnel
  • Self-taught
It took me a long time to figure stuff out. In addition Spotfire doesn't have all the content for free and their training cost is expensive.
We are still evaluating Spotfire.
  • Pulling sensor or OSISoft Data and performing in-house calculation
  • Dashboards design whether online or offline
  • Interactive applications and dashboards
  • Data Wrangling and geospatial overlaying

TIBCO Spotfire Feature Ratings

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