What’s new in Spotfire

Latest advancements to help you uncover insights for faster decision-making

08 / 2017
7.10

Rotate Markers to Indicate Direction

Rotate markers on Map Charts and Scatter Plots defined by values in a column or custom expression. Orientation of the markers can be configured to visualize directional data such as the wind’s direction or a ship’s heading.

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Quick Auto-zoom in Map Charts

Save time customizing your analysis by enabling or disabling auto-zoom directly from the Map Chart contextual menu.

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Enhanced Exporting to PDF

Spotfire 7.10 brings a complete overhaul of the Export to PDF feature. Not only will exported visualizations retain the visual theme of the dashboard, but they will be of higher graphical quality. In addition, the export dialog now has a preview to ensure best results. That's not all — there is now a relative scaling option that allows you to adjust the text in your visualizations to best fit your PDF page.

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Scroll in Cross Table Hierarchy

When working with large Cross Tables it is now possible to scroll in the hierarchy as well as through the values. There are now three options for configuring scrolling in Cross Tables:

  • Freeze row headers is the old behavior, which keeps the row header frozen and lets the user scroll only among the column values.
  • Scroll row headers means that the cross table will always scroll through both row headers and column values.
  • Adjust automatically is the new default where the cross table will switch automatically between the two above options dependent on the width of the row headers relative to the width of the whole cross table.

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API Access to Data Wrangling

The source view introduced in Spotfire 7.6 and all of the data wrangling features added since are now available via the Spotfire API. This allows for new ways of building analytics applications or adapting them on the fly. For example, with API control over the Add Columns operation, you can programmatically edit how data is blended and instantly see the results in the analysis.

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Improved Debugging for R Data Functions

When developing and debugging a R data function in Spotfire, you now have the option of sending text output from the data function to the notifications in the lower left of the Spotfire window. By clicking on the notification, you can view the text. Thus, you can use this in order to write debug information as the data function executes.

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Enhanced SAP BW Connectivity

You asked, and our engineers answered. The most requested SAP BW integration feature now makes it possible to automatically connect SAP BW BEx query variables to Spotfire prompts. Furthermore, you can now connect Spotfire to your cluster of SAP BW systems via the SAP Message Server load balancer.

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Enhanced SAP HANA Connectivity

Spotfire's SAP HANA integration now supports Kerberos authentication in combination with SAP SSO 3.0 in all clients and servers. This enables users analyzing SAP HANA data access without entering their credentials. It also provides a central location for users and roles administration for SAP HANA administrators.

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Improved Upgrade Process

You can now upgrade the node manager from the administration UI. Also, this upgrade is now part of the rollback process in case there is an issue or error with the upgrade.

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1-Step Deployment of Package Updates

With one click, you can now up update, rollback, or delete your deployment packages.

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Configurable Essbase Measure Dimension

Connecting to Oracle Essbase cube just got easier. Now, if your Oracle Essbase cube does not have a dimension tagged as the accounts dimension, you are able to specify which dimension contains the measures.

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Pagination for Viewing Scheduled Updates

The Scheduling & Routing page now has pagination. By default, you will see 100 scheduled updates and routing rules, but you also have the option to switch the view to 50 or 150 items per page.

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Performance Improvements

In response to requests from the Spotfire user community, we have greatly improved performance when filtering in external data sources.This applies for both filters in the filter panel and in text boxes.

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05 / 2017
7.9

Edit Data Transformations

Spotfire 7.9 adds what has been one of the most anticipated new time-saving features, the ability to edit your data transformations. You can adapt to changes in data sources or tweak new transformations without having to start from scratch.

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Data Preparation Indicators

Now, whenever a data preparation step has encountered a problem in the data source view, Spotfire will notify you with one of several severity-ranked indicators. The indicators enable quick troubleshooting of data transformations, and when paired with the new edit transformation feature, drastically reduce your time to analysis.

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Load more Data from Salesforce

The native Salesforce.com connector for Spotfire is now able to load more data, such as the Case Table, which often keeps millions of records.

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Improved Kerberos Integration

Spotfire Information Services now supports constrained Kerberos delegation in combination with compatible JDBC drivers.

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Spotfire Cloud Data Access

Data from Amazon Redshift, Azure SQL, and OData can now be viewed in Spotfire Cloud Business Author and Consumer.

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Inline Data Cleaning

Issues in your data are most often found once you start visualizing it, so why not fix them right then and there? Spotfire now has new “replace value” and “replace all occurrences” features for easily cleaning up erroneous data values in table charts and the details-on-demand panel.

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Advanced Analytics

In Spotfire 7.9  99% of packages on CRAN―almost 10,000 community packages―can be loaded into the built-in R engine. We’ve also made significant improvements to the engine’s performance and to ease of use for creating graphics.

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Connectors and Live Query Tables

Microsoft Azure HDInsight, APACHE KNOX, SAP SSO, and Google Analytics Web Authentication are all now supported.

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Location Analytics Update

You can now right-click anywhere on a map and get geographic coordinates (latitude and longitude) for a location. Nautical miles have also been added as a unit of measurement in addition to the existing imperial and metric units when using radius and rectangle selections.

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New Data Source Versions

Analysis Services 2016; PostgreSQL 9.5 and 9.6; MySQL 5.7; SAP BW 7.5; and Apache Spark SQL 2.0 are now supported.

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01 / 2017
7.8

Des recommandations intelligentes pour l’ajout de lignes

Spotfire détecte et recommande désormais automatiquement si les données que vous ajoutez à une analyse doivent être ajoutées aux données existantes en tant que lignes.

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API de diagrammes KPI

Grâce à l’API de diagrammes KPI, créateurs et développeurs peuvent configurer automatiquement les diagrammes KPI avec des scripts IronPython ou des outils personnalisés. Cela permet de créer des applications d’analyse décisionnelle dotées de meilleures performances visuelles et plus conviviales pour les utilisateurs finaux.

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Nombre maximum de lignes dans une visualisation de table in-database

Les administrateurs peuvent désormais définir une limite supérieure applicable à l’ensemble du système pour le nombre de lignes visualisables dans une visualisation de table en fonction d’une table de données in-database. Cette configuration s’effectue dans Spotfire Analyst Administration Manager, via l’option Data Import Preferences de l’onglet Preferences.

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Authentification fédérée : OpenID

Spotfire Server prend désormais en charge l’utilisation d'OpenID Connect comme méthode d’authentification.

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Activer les données à la demande dans Spotfire Cloud Analyst

Votre analyse peut bénéficier du chargement à la demande lorsque vous accédez à des quantités de données importantes. Toutefois, vous ne devez utiliser simultanément que certaines parties des données. Lors de la configuration d’une table de données à la demande, vous pouvez définir les conditions en fonction d’une ou plusieurs autres tables de données afin de contrôler les données à charger.

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Prise en charge WMS 1.3.0

Outre les versions existantes 1.1.0 et 1.1.1, la cartographie prend désormais en charge Web Map Service (WMS) 1.3.0.

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Définition des proportions dans l’API LayoutDefinition

Il est souvent difficile d’obtenir une belle mise en page lorsque la création des tableaux de bord est automatique. Grâce aux nouvelles fonctionnalités de l’API LayoutDefinition, les développeurs peuvent définir les proportions (verticales ou horizontales) afin de pouvoir pleinement contrôler la mise en page des visualisations, comme cela est possible avec la configuration depuis l’interface utilisateur.

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Connecteurs : prise en charge SQL Server 2016, Azure SQL et Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Le connecteur Spotfire pour SQL Server prend désormais en charge SQL Server 2016, Azure SQL et Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

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Spotfire Server peut utiliser Microsoft SQL Server 2016

Spotfire Server a besoin d’une base de données pour stocker ses propres données. Avec Spotfire 7.8, il est possible d’utiliser Microsoft SQL Server 2016.

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10 / 2016
7.7

Sparklines on KPIs

Add context to your KPI charts with Sparklines that visualize the trend over time.

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TERR Aggregations

Use TERR to define your own Spotfire aggregations in R.

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Web Authoring of KPI Charts

Business Author users can now create and configure KPI chart visualizations using a simple drag and drop method.

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"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.

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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.

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Google Analytics and Salesforce Connections

Create and edit connections to Google Analytics and Salesforce in the web authoring client.

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Control the layout for different screen sizes

Create great mobile Spotfire dashboards and reports that scale with your screen.

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SAP BW Connection Improvements

Improved BEX variable handling and ability to configure how the SAP BW characteristics are displayed in the Spotfire UI.

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Developer APIs

Create custom panels in the web client to visualize contextual information, adding controls or other domain specific functionality to Spotfire.

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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.

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Easier Administration

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.

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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.

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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.

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Web Panel API

Leverage the new Web Panel API to create custom panels in the web client to visualize contextual information.

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05 / 2016
7.6

KPI Charts Any Time, Any Where

See real-time business performance metrics at a glance—on your phone, your tablet, or your computer.

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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.

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Configure Map Chart Auto-zoom via Spotfire Business Author

Set a map chart to automatically zoom-in to the filtered data.

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Unpivot from Data Panel

Spotfire data panel now has a built-in unpivot option on the right-click menu.

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Spotfire Business Author Connector for Salesforce.com

Business Author users can now automatically connect to Salesforce.com.

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New Data Connectors for MongoDB and Apache Cassandra

Import data from two major in-memory NoSQL databases without any external applications or platforms.

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More Control Over Cross Tables

Change individual column width, text alignment, and orientation to make your tables more compact and readable.

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Radius Selection on Map Charts

In addition to rectangle and lasso selection tools, the new radius tool lets you mark data around a location.

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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.”

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Google Analytics Data Connector

Spotfire® Business Author and Spotfire® Analyst can incorporate Google Analytics data with ease and speed.

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More Connection Options for these Key Sources

Amazon Redshift, Hortonworks, Oracle and Oracle MySQL, Pivotal Greenplum, Pivotal HAWQ, and Postgres SQL.

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03 / 2016
7.5

New Architecture, Better Control and User Experience

Control how resources are scaled, isolated, and used with rules that route users to specific resources.

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Higher Productivity with Threaded Conversations

A chat box within the visualization helps groups focus, bring insights, and make decisions.

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Waterfall Charts Show the Forest and the Trees

Quickly see how parts of the whole negatively or positively affect the total.

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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.

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Apache Spark Analytics

Spotfire has certified connectivity with Apache Spark so you can perform large-scale data analysis.

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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.

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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.

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Quickly Refresh Linked Data

Press Refresh while in a Spotfire Cloud analysis for the latest updates to the data.

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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.

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Easier to Find Data Connectors

ODBC Drivers for TIBCO Spotfire Analyst are now available directly in the 'My Downloads' section of Spotfire Cloud.

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Reduced System Requirements

he Spotfire Analyst client now runs on 32-bit operating systems and no longer requires Internet Explorer 10+.

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Better Explanations through Annotations

Comments that can explain and draw attention to key points in your visualization.

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Synchronization Across Multiple Windows

Interacting with a visualization in one browser window automatically updates the other windows.

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Box Plots Have More Options

Deliver more information with horizontal lines on whiskers, single diamonds for median values, or dotted lines for averages.

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Inline Data Cleansing

Change the data order and categorization, create new columns, fill in empty values, and format on the fly.

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Salesforce.com Analytics

The new driver makes it easy to browse your Salesforce data and answer questions fast.

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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.

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Streamlined Filter Selection

The streamlined filter selector allows quick selection and deselection of filters to get the view you need faster.

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Months and Days Treated as Time, Not Text

Column names and data are sorted in time sequence (not alphabetically), with local culture settings upheld.

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Data Connector Improvements

Improvements to connectors for Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, SAP BW.

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API for Embedding Visualizations in a Webpage

Embed Spotfire visualizations in HTML for an interactive data analysis experience on the web.

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