TIBCO Spotfire® Platform
Faster Answers for Everyone In Your Company
The Spotfire® Platform delivers self-service analytics to everyone in your company. You deploy the Spotfire® Platform into your data center to empower your users with analytics.
Broadest Data Connectivity
Access and combine all of your data in a single analysis and get a holistic view of your business. Analyze historical and real-time data, structured and unstructured, from internal, external, and cloud-based sources. Gain more complete insights and results.
A full spectrum of analytics capabilities to empower novice to advanced users. Easy and accessible to casual users, yet powerful to advanced users, including:
Recommendations and Guided Analytics
Whether you’re a novice or an analytics expert, no other solution makes it quite as easy to get started, build dashboards, or deliver analytics expertise. Recommendations provide built-in intelligence with suggestions for best-practice visualizations and the ability to create a dashboards in seconds. A seamless UI lets analysts and data scientists build analytics applications for business users – without having to wire together visualizations or take additional steps.
Sharing and Collaboration
Easily share insights with peers, advisers, and customers to provide valuable context for collaborative decisions. Centrally locate and reuse analytics assets, such as dashboards or statistical scripts, to maximize productivity and share expertise. Unify your organization behind a “single version of the truth” as users perform analyses off the same, most current data.
Proven Scalability and Governance
Spotfire supports everything from the smallest implementations to the largest global deployments, delivering automation, central administration, and high-performance. Experience self-service analytics that doesn’t sacrifice data protection and compliance.
Smart Recommendations for Adding Rows
Spotfire now automatically detects and recommends if data you add to an analysis should be added as rows to existing data.See it in action
It was possible to add rows manually, but now Spotfire automatically detects and recommends how that data should be added; as a ‘union’ to an existing dataset, or as a new dataset in the same analysis.
If we detect that the data is similar enough in content and/or structure to be appended to a pre-existing dataset, Spotfire automatically configures as many column matches as possible and allows you to review. Manual edits to the matches can be made if needed.
If you know that a new data table should be added as rows, you can still do this manually, just like before.
KPI Charts API
The KPI chart API allows authors and developers to automatically configure KPI Charts from IronPython scripts or custom tools. This enables creating more user friendly and powerful visual analytics applications for end users.
Configurable in-db table visualization row limit
Administrators can now configure a system wide upper limit for the number of rows possible to visualize in a table visualization based on an in-database data table. The configuration is made in Spotfire Analyst Administration Manager, on the Preferences tab, under Data Import Preferences.Learn more
Before Spotfire 7.8, the table visualization was limited to displaying a maximum of 10 000 rows of data from in-database data tables. This limit protects resources like memory and network bandwidth from potentially transferring and loading billions of rows.
With Spotfire 7.8, however, administrators now have the option to configure the row limit, so that analysts can visualize more rows without creating a second (on demand) in-memory data table.
Federated Authentication: OpenID
Spotfire Server now supports the use of OpenID Connect as a method of authentication.Learn more
OpenID is an open standard and decentralized authentication protocol. Using OpenID allows a customer to configure Spotfire so that their users can log in with an account from other services, such as Google, Yahoo, or Salesforce. This can cut down on usernames and passwords, account setups, and even security risks.
To set up OpenID with Spotfire Server, there are two prerequisites:
* You have configured a public address URL within Spotfire Server.
* You have registered a client at the provider with a return endpoint URL, and have received a client ID and client secret from that provider.
Enable Data On-Demand in Spotfire Cloud Analyst
Your analysis can benefit from on-demand loading when you have access to massive amounts of data, but you only need to work with some parts of the data at a time. When setting up an on-demand data table you can specify conditions based on one or more other data tables to control what to load.
Support for WMS 1.3.0
The map chart now supports Web Map Service (WMS) 1.3.0 in addition to the previously existing 1.1.0 and 1.1.1 support.
Specify proportions in LayoutDefinition API
Getting a nice layout when automating dashboard creation has often been cumbersome. With the new capabilities in the LayoutDefinition API, developers can specify proportions (vertically or horizontally) to get full control over the layout of the visualizations on a page, similar to what is possible to configure from the user interface.Learn more
Getting a nice layout when automating dashboard creation has often been cumbersome. With the new capabilities in the LayoutDefinition API, developers can specify proportions (vertically or horizontally) to get full control over the layout of the visualizations on a page, similar to what is possible to configure from the user interface.
Connectors: SQL Server 2016, Azure SQL and Azure SQL Data Warehouse support.
Spotfire's connector for SQL Server now supports SQL Server 2016, Azure SQL and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
Spotfire Server can use Microsoft SQL Server 2016
The Spotfire Server needs a database to store its own data. As of Spotfire 7.8, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 can be used as an option.
Sparklines on KPIs
Add context to your KPI charts with Sparklines that visualize the trend over time.
Web Authoring of KPI Charts
Business Author users can now create and configure KPI chart visualizations using a simple drag and drop method.Learn more
"Business Author users can now create and configure KPI chart visualizations using a simple drag and drop method. It is now possible to edit Salesforce.com and Google Analytics data connections directly inside Business Author, as well as edit the data connections in your analysis. It is also now possible to add color rules in the following visualizations: bar chart, line chart, cross table, waterfall chart, scatter plot, pie chart, map chart, KPI chart, parallel coordinate plot and treemap. Add more rows to existing data tables, directly in Business Author, using the Add rows feature."
"Export Data To File" added to Automation Services, and "Send Email" improved
A new task, Export Data to File, has been added in Automation Services, and new features have been added to the Send Email task.Learn more
A new task, Export Data to File, has been added in Automation Services, and new features have been added to the Send Email task. Export Data to File allows administrators to create automated jobs that store data to a folder on a disk. Data can be stored as .sbdf, .csv, text and .xls file types. The Automation Services task for sending emails now allows attaching files to the email. By combining this task with the export to PDF task, you can create automated jobs that export DXP files as a PDF, then email the exported files to selected recipients. Files to be attached are taken from a folder specified in the user interface. It is possible to let Automation Services delete the attached file from disk after sending it.
Improved Map Chart Zoom Visibility
When using the Zoom Visibility property to create geographic drill-downs, map layers interactivity switches automatically as you zoom-in/out the map.
Google Analytics and Salesforce Connections
Create and edit connections to Google Analytics and Salesforce in the web authoring client.
Control the layout for different screen sizes
Create great mobile Spotfire dashboards and reports that scale with your screen.Learn more
"To make the user experience nicer for users with different screen sizes (cell phone, iPad), authors can now control the minimum width and/or height of a page. The settings are made per page in the analysis. This helps when designing a dashboard for consumers using different screen sizes, because the author can control the minimum size for each page, horizontally and vertically. This also enhances the ability to create rich mobile Spotfire applications by using pages that let users on small screens, such as phones, scroll vertically to see more visualizations than can fit into their screen, while users with larger screens can see all visualizations at once. It also helps avoiding issues when consumers of a dashboard have smaller screens than the author – now the author can design for a certain screen size and control the experience all consumers get."
SAP BW Connection Improvements
Improved BEX variable handling and ability to configure how the SAP BW characteristics are displayed in the Spotfire UI.
Create custom panels in the web client to visualize contextual information, adding controls or other domain specific functionality to Spotfire.
Improvements to Tables and Cross-Tables
Create more compact and better looking tables and cross tables, with better control over cell width, alignment, and absolute sorting.Learn more
"Just like in the cross table, the table visualization now has a contextual menu that allows you to easily control header and cell alignment as well as header orientation.
Cross tables can now be sorted in absolute terms, as opposed to nested at the lowest level of the hierarchy, allowing an analyst to easily see what the top or bottom categories are, and disregarding their position in the hierarchy. This makes it easier to answer questions such as “Who are the top X best sales reps across all regions and states?” using a hierarchical cross table. Additionally, empty cells in a cross table now have configurable appearances. In earlier versions of Spotfire, empty cell values were indicated by “-”. It is not possible to leave the cells blank or to put a custom value in place of an empty cell. "
Easily monitor and maintain your scheduled updates and your web player resources from new web UIs. Easier deployment of data connectors to Spotfire Analyst users.
Multilayers Map Chart via Spotfire Business Author
Create map charts with multiple layers of data. Use your favorite map background. Visualize map layers from GIS.
Self-Service Data Lake and Text Analytics
Attivio has the ability to identify, integrate, unify and provision virtually any type and amount of structured data and unstructured content. Spotfire's new self-service connector to Attivio makes it easy for business users to connect to, search and analyze the result in Spotfire.
Web Panel API
Leverage the new Web Panel API to create custom panels in the web client to visualize contextual information.
KPI Charts Any Time, Any Where
See real-time business performance metrics at a glance—on your phone, your tablet, or your computer.
Support for Tile Map Services (TMS) on Map Charts
New support for Tile Map Services (TMS) means you can more easily use the base map background of your choice.
Configure Map Chart Auto-zoom via Spotfire Business Author
Set a map chart to automatically zoom-in to the filtered data.
Unpivot from Data Panel
Spotfire data panel now has a built-in unpivot option on the right-click menu.
Spotfire Business Author Connector for Salesforce.com
Business Author users can now automatically connect to Salesforce.com.
New Data Connectors for MongoDB and Apache Cassandra
Import data from two major in-memory NoSQL databases without any external applications or platforms.
More Control Over Cross Tables
Change individual column width, text alignment, and orientation to make your tables more compact and readable.
Radius Selection on Map Charts
In addition to rectangle and lasso selection tools, the new radius tool lets you mark data around a location.
View, Configure, Refresh Data Sources
From both the source view and the library, you can now select between "Always New Data,” "Stored Data,” and "New Data When Possible.”
Google Analytics Data Connector
Spotfire® Business Author and Spotfire® Analyst can incorporate Google Analytics data with ease and speed.
More Connection Options for these Key Sources
Amazon Redshift, Hortonworks, Oracle and Oracle MySQL, Pivotal Greenplum, Pivotal HAWQ, and Postgres SQL.
Better Explanations through Annotations
Comments that can explain and draw attention to key points in your visualization.
Synchronization Across Multiple Windows
Interacting with a visualization in one browser window automatically updates the other windows.
Box Plots Have More Options
Deliver more information with horizontal lines on whiskers, single diamonds for median values, or dotted lines for averages.
Inline Data Cleansing
Change the data order and categorization, create new columns, fill in empty values, and format on the fly.
The new driver makes it easy to browse your Salesforce data and answer questions fast.
Data Table Source View Shows Process and Results
View data table sources and what’s been done to the data, and preview the results from each of the intermediate steps.Learn more
Data table sources and operations can now be easily explored in a visual schema. It's possible to see detailed information about operations and preview results after intermediate steps. This makes it easier to track down potential errors, understand the effects of each step, and overall ensure the data ends up in the desired format.
Streamlined Filter Selection
The streamlined filter selector allows quick selection and deselection of filters to get the view you need faster.
Months and Days Treated as Time, Not Text
Column names and data are sorted in time sequence (not alphabetically), with local culture settings upheld.
Data Connector Improvements
Improvements to connectors for Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, SAP BW.
New Architecture, Better Control and User Experience
Control how resources are scaled, isolated, and used with rules that route users to specific resources.Learn more
The new architecture lets you control how resources are scaled, isolated and used. You can build rules to route users to specific resource pools to ensure the best experience for your users. You can deploy different services to machines to support different work loads. You can support more users with fewer resources.
Reduced System Requirements
The Spotfire Analyst client now runs on 32-bit operating systems and no longer requires Internet Explorer 10+.
Higher Productivity with Threaded Conversations
A chat box within the visualization helps groups focus, bring insights, and make decisions.
Waterfall Charts Show the Forest and the Trees
Quickly see how parts of the whole negatively or positively affect the total.
Improved Data Panel with Instant Data Profiles
An improved data panel let's you get a quick overview of your data and easily make adjustments.
Apache Spark Analytics
Spotfire has certified connectivity with Apache Spark so you can perform large-scale data analysis.
SAP HANA Analytics
Spotfire now has an improved integration with SAP HANA Analytics. Expanded support for SAP HANA Information Views and Attribute Views promotes a greater navigability of the data, in addition to overall performance enhancements when handling SAP HANA Analytics.Learn more
SAP HANA Information Views hierarchies are now automatically replicated to Spotfire. SAP HANA text joins are now supported. This enables selection of the language your data should be represented in. SAP HANA column descriptions can now be visualized in Information Views.
SAP HANA Attribute Views are now supported. SAP HANA metadata is now loaded on demand to speed up the definition of Spotfire views. Marking visualizations is now possible when no primary key column is defined in SAP HANA.
Split Columns Dialog Box
In a few clicks you can split a column with multiple values in its cells into columns for each of the distinct values.
Quickly Refresh Linked Data
Press Refresh while in a Spotfire Cloud analysis for the latest updates to the data.
TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R Supports 5,300+ R Packages
You can use much of the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) with Spotfire out-of-the-box.
Easier to Find Data Connectors
ODBC Drivers for TIBCO Spotfire Analyst are now available directly in the 'My Downloads' section of Spotfire Cloud.
API for Embedding Visualizations in a Webpage
Embed Spotfire visualizations in HTML for an interactive data analysis experience on the web.