TIBCO Software

4.1 out of 5 (17 Ratings)

17 Verified Reviews

Spotfire Event Analytics, Other...

Great R analytics tool but needs version control.

The product works as advertised and it is great to use R as the analytics engine. There is no version control and moving updates from dev to UAT and production is very manual and painful.

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Application is easy to use, and well received within the organization.

Application is easy to use, and well received within the organization. Deployment was straight forward, and has grown as our data systems have expanded.

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Implementation result was robust

Works well with both our private streaming analytics APDE, and the open soource versions we use in Cloud Services

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Positive user adoption set up with our environment a bit challenging.

Overall the product has exceeded our expectations for capabilities supporting the full life cycle of data analytics from descriptive to prescriptive.

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Solid dashboard platform with some limitations in connectivity

Good interface, but creating custom dashboards is an open-ended process that could benefit from better templates. Integration with data sources is straightforward, but a lack of support of OPC data is a limitation that must be worked around.

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Major improvements in architecture and UI, still lacking in advanced statistical features

As an advanced analytics platform, Tibco has finally produced some nice out of the box visualizations that incorporate algorithms for predictions, clustering, etc. These advanced visualization features make it much easier to create something quickly without necessarily having to be a data scientist. Integration with custom analytics code (TERR, as an example) is still fairly complex to get working correctly, and in our organization, most just bypass TERR altogether and do data analysis in R or Python ahead of time, output the results to storage, and visualize with Spotfire. Managing the environment is much improved in 7.6 due to key architectural changes such as load balancing for report access, whereas in the past the analysis had to be accessed via specific Web Player URL. Tibco also attempts to automatically manage memory allocation on the infrastructure, but often its recommendations do more harm than good and we end up disabling in favor of manual resource management. When compared to other tools in this space, Tibco Spotfire is lacking in embedded Machine Learning and AI capabilities that its competitors are now starting to offer. Requiring a separate product suite to deal with real time data streaming is also not ideal, especially when the two products aren't integrated in a meaningful way. Finally, new developers are likely to find some hiccups when migrating their analyses from desktop to server. Some errors have good descriptions, but many common errors like referencing a file local to your PC that the server can't find are relayed only as "cannot open analysis," causing needless overhead for the platform support team. Overall, when compared to earlier versions, it's much better than before. There is still a lot of work to do to catch up.

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Features and functionality have been great, look and feel could use some work.

Spotfire has become an integral part of our analytics environment. There seems to be a lot of leapfrogging in the industry, but we have been very satisfied with the product. The only challenge we have is that the look and feel aren't as nice as some of the competitors.

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Difficult to onboard

Poor adoption and poor ability to combine data

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Spotfire as Dashboard Platform

Technology was relatively new when implemented so demand for resources was high and supply was low. 3-4 years later, resources are much more readily available from both the vendor and third parties.

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Implementation and user adaptability was easy. Cost for expansion was not clear.

Vendor has an excellent product in Spotfire. I understand Tibco is not very flexible in pricing vs expansion within the organization