4.3 out of 5 (41 Ratings)

40 Verified Reviews

TIBCO Spotfire

Best of breed in suggesting answers to questions I hadn't planned to ask

Once the learning curve was behind us, adoption by the analytics community was very fast. Spotfire's greatest strength is that all required data is in memory and visual manipulation of that data once loaded is instantaneous. Spotfire's greatest weakness is that all required data is in memory, so there is a hard ceiling on what you can analyze. That said, I have never seen a tool that so often provides insight that begs questions we were not even thinking of asking. The architecture and design strongly support ad hoc investigations.

TIBCO Spotfire

Growing online user base provides more value for extending the tool beyond the basics.

We have extended TIBCO Spotfire to take advantage of some capabilities that are lacking in other tools including TERR, JSViz and iron python extensions. Working with their professional services has taught our entire team something new during each engagement and allowed us to operate more efficiently and extend on ideas that we had internally. The wiki pages have grown over the past year and now provide great new ideas and solutions to existing problems. As the user base grows and blogging websites expand, I look forward to being able to solve new problems.

TIBCO Spotfire

The tool capabilities are wide but you need a very skilled user to enjoy them

The flexibility of the tool and the power of customization has been a pro in the context of proof of concept and quick wins achievements

TIBCO Spotfire

power tool for analysis visualization and stakeholder engagement

We are using Tibco Spotfire to breakthrough with engaging data science project visualization. It works very well because it is an open environment which allows the data scientist team to run projects in R or Python and then realize compelling app for data and analytic results consumers.

TIBCO Spotfire

Great impact, but need to continue to invest to sustain the benefits

Good initial onboarding and support for POC. Good transition into a larger scale solution. Some loss of momentum later on.

TIBCO Spotfire

Best Data Visualization solution for OEM partners

excellent OEM vendor support and best DV in capabilities for enterprise organizations

TIBCO Spotfire

Good support from Tibco

Our sales rep from Tibco has been outstanding and has helped us with planning our future needs and capabilities

TIBCO Spotfire

Robust tool, but hard to fully exploit from ground zero

Individual sales team was good to work with; services team seems a little disconnected. Had to work very hard on the terms and conditions for perpetual licensing. Ability to exploite more advanced features (data science, advanced data services) requires more specialized knowledge, and we are having a hard time getting the services organization to efficiently help with it. We are probably going to end up doing it on our own.

TIBCO Spotfire

user adoption was OK, tool need to keep improving

need to improve mobile supported formats and maps / geo functionalities

TIBCO Spotfire

Great Start, but Losing Ground in the Highly Competitive Advanced Analytics Tool Market

When first purchasing the tool, we felt it was very affordable and clearly the best tool on the market in roughly 2013. We were sold licenses to other components of the software that we neither used nor needed. Also, in trying to combine various licenses across the enterprise, we ran into an issue where we owned 2 versions of the same product, but one was rebranded as part of another vendor package. We could not get either Tibco or the other vendor to allow us to combine licenses. This was a frustration. Also, currently the response time for enhancement requests has gone down hill since the original CEO or Tibco left the company and the second CEO took lead. Focus seems to be on other, newer Tibco software acquisitions and not on the Spotfire tool. One huge disconnect is the slow data connector to Teradata and the inability for Tibco to upgrade this driver to Teradata. Also, Spotfire is touted as being able to handle large data sets, however, we have found that processing bottlenecks occur especially in the desktop version, where data must be essentially cached in Spotfire before visualizations work. In addition, default packet size configurations on the Spotfire side, does not optimize Client to Server round trips especially when leveraging high bandwidth networks. Manual trial and error configuration can be done for optimization, but it is not user friendly by any means. A self-service tool like Spotfire should be smarter than this and regulate itself based on Server, Network and other enviornment variables to maximize performance.