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TIBCO Spotfire

Individuals and organizations possess vast quantities of raw data. Spotfire is a next-generation business intelligence tool for visualizing this data and manipulating it intuitively, enabling its use in decision support.
It can also be used as tool for sharing information.


Usability based on HCI

HCI* is another term for collaboration between humans and computers. It means dividing work into tasks that computers are good at, and tasks that humans are suited for.

Verification through visualization

Create graphs to test your theories, then verify them visually.
Data visualization uncovers problems through human intuitive capacities.

Interactive tools

Drag-and-drop operations let you manipulate data by hand, such as changing axes and categories or filtering data.
Spotfire's intuitive operability has won it much praise.

In-memory architecture

Spotfire lets you import data and handle it all on an in-memory basis.
Raw data can be imported and analyzed without prior summarization.

HCI: Human-Computer Interaction


Instant marking and detail

Clicking and drag on a Spotfire graph to select a subset of data.
This function, marking, lets you check raw data within the selected subset.

Filters panel

The Filters panel is used for filtering data. It is very useful when you have imported a large volume of data and you need to focus in on a specific date or product.
The Filters panel is created automatically when data is imported.


Comparisons need to be made between different categories in order to view a summary of a full data set and discover individual problems.
The trellis function allows you to change graph units for each category.

Drilling down

The drill-down function is useful when you want to filter and analyze a marked subset of data.
Trends in the selected range can be analyzed, making it easy to spot abnormal values.

Statistical analysis functions

Although Spotfire is a tool for maximizing human cognitive functions, it also provides statistical analysis functions to narrow the field of analysis.


The clustering function groups data by similarity.
It enables you to carry out pattern analysis: for example, multiple failure patterns could be categorized to pinpoint the equipment causing the problem.

TIBCO Spotfire is a registered trademark of TIBCO Software Inc. in the USA and other countries.


Allows centralization of data tools.

Take a typical scenario: in conventional data analysis, a standard report is prepared using a business intelligence (BI) tool. When you need to look at the details, the data has to be exported from the BI tool and then analyzed using an application such as Excel.
Introducing Spotfire allows you to seamlessly integrate all stages of this process, from data analysis to standardization.

Business intelligence becomes user-led.

Most operations in Spotfire can be performed by simple operations such as dragging and dropping, and there is no need to record scripts.
Standard reports can be prepared based on user decisions, and if the format needs to be tweaked this can be done easily without having to involve the IT department.

Non-standard analysis is a specialty.

Intuitively operable, Spotfire offers an extensive range of valuable functions for data analysis.
Data can be compared using categories, and specified data can be filtered instantly.

Report screens can be built and operated easily.

Analysis files can be sent instantly over the Internet. This allows user-discovered problems and content to be shared with other users.

Example configuration

Example system configuration