If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering TIBCO Spotfire Data Science, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
In general, I would say that this is a good tool and I recommend it. I really don't see any pressing features that need to be implemented. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
At this point, there are other tools that I would recommend before using Spotfire. However, I am still evaluating it. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
Currently, we are using the on-premises deployment model, but we are shifting to the cloud. We're TIBCO partners. Users considering the solution should be aware that if they get into Spotfire, it is easy to get in but if they wanted to do some advanced things, they need to have good community support or they need to have an expert on their team. There is a lot of tweaking needed in the solution. Help is also not direct so new users will need to do lots of research on Google. Somebody who is proactive enough to do that will succeed when using the solution. If they are not proactive and they expect a really easy solution, I'd suggest like Tableau or Power BI. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. I'd rate it higher if they provided better quality information about their product. Right now, a lot of the information available online is out of date or is the wrong information. In comparison, Tableau has professional how-to videos and documentation that make working with the solution easier.
It's a very user-friendly solution, generating the report is also quite easy, which wasn't the case when we used Cognos and weren't able to get the information we needed. We found that TIBCO Spotfire was actually the better tool for our needs. In this sector of the market, it is indeed a better tool than the other data analytics tool, such as QlikView, for example. I would rate this product an eight out of 10. There's still some room for improvement.