TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration and analytics, today announced a host of pivotal developments in its analytics offerings, including new data wrangling features in TIBCO Spotfire®, new code-free Operational Intelligence dashboards in TIBCO LiveView™ Web, a new user-inspired developer community and component exchange, and a new Accelerator package for Apache Spark and the IoT. These advances, along with improved embedded business intelligence (BI) support in TIBCO Jaspersoft® and a host of industry awards, signify both TIBCO’s unstoppable analytics momentum and its commitment to helping businesses successfully navigate their transformation into digital enterprises. TIBCO’s focus is on leveraging analytics for augmented intelligence—the ability to amplify human skill and experience to discover new insights, then productively share those insights across the enterprise in the shortest amount of time possible.
“Some in the industry would lead you to believe that computers are going to replace people. We think that’s dead wrong,” said Mark Palmer, SVP and general manager of analytics engineering, TIBCO. “Computers should serve to augment human experience and intellect. At TIBCO, we focus our industry-leading visual, advanced, embedded and, streaming analytics solutions on delivering a pragmatic approach to cognitive computing, which we achieve by combining enhanced intelligence features with algorithmic automation capabilities. This combination encapsulates the essence of our Fast Data analytics platform—it balances human insight with intelligent technologies for superior productivity and a competitive advantage in end users’ respective markets.”
TIBCO’s four major analytics developments this year are:
New Built-in Data Wrangling and Preparation in the Spotfire® Cloud-Scale Enterprise Architecture
TIBCO Spotfire has integrated new self-service data preparation, management, and utilization functionality to further extend the platform’s dynamic analytics capabilities. It provides a code-free interface for business analysts, data scientists, data stewards, and analytics leaders in IT to access, manipulate, improve, and catalog different data sources in an agile and trusted way. Unlike other analytics platforms, the inline datawrangling functionality in Spotfire is built-in, so it requires no third-party coordination for data preparation. The Spotfire 2016 platform is DevOps and cloud-ready, with re-configured routing and administrative functions and a re-architected HTML5-based client to scale on all devices, anywhere, including the new Spotfire client for iOS and new advanced geo-analytics applications.
New Accelerator for Apache Spark and the IoT
TIBCO’s open source, BSD-licensed Accelerator package cuts development time for deploying analytics-based solutions with Apache Spark from months to days. The Accelerator for Spark™ includes five subsystems: Connector, a set of over 30 open source adapters for edge connection to IoT and enterprise data; Digester, a stream data preparation layer; Finder, predictive model discovery template based on Spotfire software; Automator, a streaming analytics-based automation engine for Apache Spark™ML and H2O; and Tracker, to monitor predictive models and automatically invoke model retraining. The Accelerator for Spark is immediately available for all TIBCO customers. The free package can be found in the TIBCO Community. To access all previously released Accelerators please visit the TIBCO Component Exchange section of the TIBCO Community.
New Code-Free Operational Intelligence with TIBCO LiveView™ Web and Streaming Analytics
New Business App Developer Community and Component Exchange
To better support customer needs, TIBCO launched a new developer community space for sharing end-user-driven technical expertise, insights, and Wiki articles. The new TIBCO Component Exchange and Marketplace Network also features a free app store for components and products that are based on TIBCO products, and a new product-management tool for more transparent product input and customer-generated roadmap insight.
A Cavalcade of Accolades
Many of TIBCO’s recent industry honors have come in the form of awards based on direct feedback from the analytics user community, substantiating TIBCO’s unique value to end users.
• TIBCO Spotfire
o Recognized by DeveloperWeek as a “Top Innovator in Data Dev Tools” 2016
o Named as a 2016 Top Rated product in Business Intelligence by Trust Radius
o Recognized as “Best Overall Solution” in Visual Analytics’ Great British Viz-Off
o Received Technology Innovation Award for “Location Intelligence” in 2015 Dresner Advisory Services Award Program
o Named a 2015 Trend-Setting Product by KMWorld Magazine
• TIBCO Jaspersoft
o Named “Best Automation Project” by The European Software Testing Awards
• TIBCO StreamBase, TIBCO BusinessEvents, TIBCO Live Datamart, and TIBCO LiveView
o Recognized as Leaders in the 2016 Forrester Big Data Streaming Analytics Wave
“With the tremendous depth and breadth of our 2016 releases, TIBCO Analytics is unique in that it is essentially a ‘one-stop integrated shop’ analytics platform. Unlike other offerings, Spotfire features are baked-in, with APIs for partners and customers to continually expand the platform—and the momentum has taken hold. Our patent-pending Spotfire Augmented Intelligence Engine, for example, evolved from our recommendations engine,” Palmer said. “We are pleased to acknowledge our extended user community for their role in our success, and will continue to deliver on our promise of helping customers achieve their digital transformation goals with comprehensive and cutting-edge solutions.”