Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with TIBCO Spotfire Data Science.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
The scripting for customization could be improved.
The interface should be more user-friendly, especially for filtering. With other applications, it is easier to see what you have filtered when you do the analysis. With Spotfire, it is difficult to see what you have filtered when you jump from one page to the other. It should be easier to connect different databases together. With Spotfire, I need to have a technician assist me, whereas, with other solutions, I was able to do it myself. I would like the visualization for the map of countries to be more easily configurable.
It would be ideal if it could be put onto the NMP where you can make more of an analysis. Right now, people don't have enough time to go through the report and make an analysis. It should provide the information of what is on the report into some kind of a dialogue form. Then, a person can ask certain questions and it could interactively give the required report. In terms of performance, I can see there are some issues when you are working with big data. When we are taking it from the Data Lake, we have a lot of issues. If you are doing certain operations of RDBMS, you suffer in terms of the latency of the data. That can be improved upon. Users should be able to cross tables of the web pages they are developing on Spotfire and this needs to be really easy and convenient. Right now, you need to do a lot of tweaks. The solution should be more user-friendly and require fewer tweaks, extensions, and workarounds.
I would have to say the installation process could be improved. In Spotfire, for example, there are parts that you have to install in terms of getting the data from the database, then there's the Spotfire web aspect to it and the Spotfire desktop portion. It requires three different applications in order to achieve what you need. A single installation file would be a big improvement. For additional features, I would like more templates. The templates we get are more focused on specific fields but they don't include, for example, a template for the mining sector. Additional templates would help to get things moving more quickly in terms of getting the report out.