Amazing tool for data discovery and analysis
Akos Krommer, CISA, ACDA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated June 14, 2019

Amazing tool for data discovery and analysis

Score 10 out of 10
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Spotfire Platform

Overall Satisfaction with TIBCO Spotfire

The solution is used by my department for data exploration, data analytics, visualization, and reporting purposes. As data analytic solution providers, we aim to know the tool as much as we can, we use it every day, for various purposes. Our main goal is to explore the different use cases the solution can solve, the various data sources the tool can connect to, and the different variations of analytical and visual methods, the tool can offer to its users. Also, we continuously evaluate the performance of the tool and compare it to other similar solutions so that we can always offer the best solution to our clients.
  • The fact that R can be implemented and used within Spotfire.
  • Various data connectors that provide seamless connections to a huge number of data sources from Spotfire.
  • An extremely powerful product, yet it's very easy to learn how to use it even on an advanced level.
  • Great user community and customer support.
  • Performance issues when it comes to very large data sets.
  • Spotfire is quite expensive compared to similar tools on the market.
  • The selection of visualization could be better and bigger.
We are dealing with and evaluate as many data analytics and BI tools as it is feasible for us in order to be able to suggest the best tool to our clients. Spotfire is strong in intuitive and easy to learn analytics, plus it has built-in functionality to work with R, which is a huge plus to Spotfire as with R, statistical and mathematical modeling can be implemented in Spotfire, which many of our clients find very useful. Learning Spotfire is also relatively easy compared to other tools.
  • Less time spent on manual work due to the automation of testing.
  • Better decision making as decisions are based on factual and live data.
  • Drives innovation.
  • Improves internal processes.
  • Online training
  • Self-taught
We did online training mostly as well as various training available within our organization. The learning curve is absolutely fine, even the less experienced can learn it with ease. You can use the product from day 1 of your training as the user interface basically navigates your move.
Unfortunately, we did not integrate it with other Tibco products, but it is in the pipeline for the year. We did use it with Tableau, and they work pretty well together. Spotfire supports data extraction to Tableau, where you can visualize your data better than in Spotfire. If you use other similar tools you will have no problem with the integration, as Spotfire greatly supports working with other tools.
Spotfire can be well suited in organizations where there is a demand for continuous analysis and reporting of data (e.g.: pricing analysis of products in different regions), or for interactive management reporting. It can, however, be less appropriate in situations where fancy visualizations and sophisticated BI reports would be required, as Spotfire is not too strong in providing such visuals and reports compared to other similar (BI) products.

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
Publish to Web
Publish to PDF
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated
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
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Not Rated
Customizable Platform (Open Source)