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Rating the Advanced Analytics Vendors

Feb 27, 2015 |

There are several ways you can go about obtaining the advanced analytic capabilities needed to extract insights from large amounts of data. You can outsource the whole thing to a services firm, you can buy pre-built applications for a specific industry, or you can buy tools that will let you build what you need. Last week, Gartner rated the top 16 such build-it-yourself tools in the advanced analytics category. The “Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms” that Gartner delivered last Read more…

How NoSQL Drives Analytic Agility at Nielsen

Jan 30, 2015 |

For many years, Nielsen used a standard relational database to power the big data analytic offerings used by thousands of its customers around the world. But the heaviness of the infrastructure dragged on Nielsen, until finally it switched to a NoSQL database that was better suited to the task. Most people know Nielsen best for its television rating system, and the so-called “Nielsen Families” who have agreed to be part of a massive ongoing TV survey. But in addition to Read more…

Top Three Things Not To Do in Excel

Oct 2, 2014 |

Let’s face it: We all have seen a crazy Microsoft Excel spreadsheet or encountered one of its dreaded “Not Responding” messages. Unfortunately, the flexibility and ease of Excel makes it the ideal candidate for inappropriate use and widespread abuse. As the most widely used analytical tool in the world, Excel has indeed come a long way since the days of Visicalc and MultiPlan. Modern Excel 2013 and the latest Power BI add-ins do sizzle in demonstrations, but there are analyses Read more…

Big Data Outlier Detection, for Fun and Profit

Sep 30, 2014 |

As we discussed in the first part of this series, how you handle data outliers can determine whether your big data project ends with a bang or flames out in failure. But before you even decide what to do with outliers, you need to be able to detect them. That is easier said than done. Because they can mean different things at different times, outliers can be extremely challenging to deal with in a big data context. On the one Read more…

Can Your BI Tool Be the FitBit of the Workplace?

Aug 6, 2014 |

Today we track our fitness, sync our calendars and even monitor our financial activities all from one constant accessory: our mobile device. Consumers are embracing technologies like FitBit and Nike Fuel to give them access to mobile analytics that matter to their specific fitness goals. Much like consumers, business analytics users are increasingly demanding the same type of access to mobile business intelligence (BI) technology that is personalized to their role and their overarching business goals. With a quick glance Read more…

News In Brief

TIBCO Puts the Brakes on Excel

Nov 5, 2012 |

For large experiments such as biopharmaceutical company Achaogen’s work in keeping antibiotics ahead of resistant pathogens, Excel is proving to be limited in its capabilities. Achaogen’s Rosemarie O’Shea, an informatics research scientist, spoke of the struggles of using Excel in a TIBCO Spotfire-produced whitepaper.

TIBCO Shines Light on Spotfire Concepts

Sep 4, 2012 |

As organizations grow accustomed to taking in big data, the demand for processing and analyzing it quickly rises. Unfortunately, traditional methods of hosting big data, such as disks and tapes, do not offer much in way of speed since the time costs…

CEP Commands Database Deathwatch

May 7, 2012 |

Several in the arena of complex event processing, including TIBCO and StreamBase, have argued for some time that the days of the mighty database are numbered. Real-time streams of data that can provide in the moment actionable information are the….

The Big Data Slice and Dice

Apr 9, 2012 |

Several companies have emerged, especially those boasting in-memory capabilities (SAP, SAS, IBM, Oracle, etc) for pulling together the variety to create real-time actionable information. Add to the list TIBCO, which today announced that it is….

Business Intelligence Gets a Chemistry Lesson

Feb 13, 2012 |

For a company that straddles the line between high performance computing analytics and more mainstream BI, TIBCO keeps itself grounded. This week the company announced an integration with a popular package for chemists that shows the power….

This Just In

TIBCO Unveils Spotfire 6.5

Apr 29, 2014 |

TIBCO Software Inc. today announced the availability of TIBCO Spotfire 6.5, the latest version of TIBCO’s leading analytics platform. Spotfire 6.5 brings to market a user-friendly approach, empowering organizations to easily connect to diverse data sources, including new spatial data sources, and create rich visualizations, enabling analytics from the simplest to the most complex levels — all in one product. Also included in this release of Spotfire 6.5 is the updated single-seat Spotfire desktop product, which provides the full power and ease of use of the Spotfire platform for individual users.

OAG Analytics to Become TIBCO Spotfire Gold Partner

Apr 29, 2014 |

TIBCO Spotfire has combined with OAG Analytics to provide a revolutionary new approach to type curve development for the Oil and Gas industry. OAG applies proprietary algorithms and supercomputing resources to find hidden correlations in existing data that are inaccessible by traditional means. The resulting predictive model is then deployed to the OAG Analytics Portal, which seamlessly connects with Spotfire to provide an easy to use interface to deep analytic insights.

TIBCO Acquires Jaspersoft

Apr 28, 2014 |

TIBCO Software Inc. today announced it has acquired Jaspersoft Corporation, a privately held provider of embedded business intelligence (BI) and reporting software. Jaspersoft’s commercial open source business model and embedded business intelligence suite allows application developers to embed highly interactive reports, dashboards and analytics into their applications. These tools give customers the ability to gain insight from multiple data sources and ultimately make better decisions. The total consideration paid was approximately $185 million. The acquisition is expected to be neutral to TIBCO’s non-GAAP earnings per share for its 2014 fiscal year.

NHL Team Implements TIBCO Spotfire

Mar 25, 2014 |

TIBCO Software Inc., the provider of TIBCO Spotfire, a leading analytics and data discovery platform, today announced that the Tampa Bay Lightning ice hockey team has adopted TIBCO Spotfire as its data analytics tool as it continues its journey as a data-driven organization.

TIBCO Expands Connectivity to Key Big Data Sources

Mar 11, 2014 |

TIBCO Software Inc. today announced TIBCO Spotfire customers now have direct connectivity to popular Big Data repositories from Cloudera, Hortonworks, and Pivotal.