TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, analytics and event processing, today announced the latest update to its TIBCO Spotfire® data analytics software offering. The updated Spotfire® solution includes enhancements to core visualizations, an expanded set of built-in data access and data preparation functions, additional collaboration and mashup capabilities; and a re-design of the Spotfire server topology with simplified web-based administration tools. The new features help users discover insights faster with improved analysis and data-wrangling capabilities. Administrators can manage thousands of users more easily and with greater control, ensuring applications are readily available throughout the business.
“Spotfire continues to extend its innovative leadership in visual analytics by offering more built-in data access, preparation, and visualization capabilities while extending its smart recommendations, collaboration, and storytelling functionality. This release accelerates self-service productivity—enabling faster, more accurate insights that can be shared over a platform that scales on cloud or on-premises,” said Michael O’Connell, chief analytics officer, TIBCO. “Our goal is to enable users to simplify and reduce time to insight, while enabling actions through a unified Spotfire platform that does not rely on costly add-ons or extensions.”
TIBCO Spotfire is a data visualization and analytics solution engineered for exploration. Spotfire empowers customers to quickly find and represent insights in their data through visualizations, enabling people to take action. The latest updates to Spotfire speeds the insights gained from data—with more graphical data preparation, contextual collaboration, expanded connectivity, and a foundational server architecture overhaul.
Key updates and features in the new Spotfire offering include:
• Easy Visualizations – Numerous improvements have been made to Spotfire visualizations, including some new graphs—such as the waterfall chart—providing an easier way to illustrate positive or negative changes over time in an aggregated measure. Existing visualizations have improved configurability, including box plots, bar chart segments, and control over the drawing order of markers within scatterplot and map charts.
• Inline Data Preparation – The newly expanded data panel allows users to clean and organize data while analyzing it. These powerful functions include changing data types, formatting columns, inserting calculations, and replacing empty values. A new visual overview of data table structures and preparation steps makes it easy to understand the data sources and methods that support data preparation and analysis.
• Bolstered Scale-Out Architecture – The Spotfire platform has been updated to a set of service nodes that can be started, stopped, and combined into shared resource pools through a simplified web-based user interface. The Spotfire server has been redesigned to simplify administrative tasks while simultaneously adding powerful new scale-out capabilities.
• Enhanced Collaboration & Storytelling – Features such as annotations, bookmarks, and conversation panels make it easier to discuss and contribute to analysis and interpretation. The analysis can be made clearer and attention drawn to specific analysis highlights through the bookmark and annotations capability.
“Self-service technology like TIBCO Spotfire plays an important role in helping companies become more agile and data-driven,” added O’Connell. “We are committed to advancing our Fast Data portfolio with more usable and powerful analytic solutions that help customers make the ever-important transformation to a truly digital enterprise.”