Spotfire 6.5

Spotfire 6.5, the latest version of TIBCO's analytics platform, is now available.

The software enables organisations to connect easily to many different data sources, now including spatial data, and to create visualisations of the data, enabling analytics from the simplest to the most complex levels. Also included in this release is the updated single-seat Spotfire desktop product, which provides the full power and ease of use of the Spotfire platform for individual users.

‘Spotfire 6.5 now provides organisations the tools to build their own unique applications that can connect to complex data sources seamlessly,’ said Lars Bauerle, vice president of product management, Tibco. ‘Spotfire 6.5 allows customers to quickly build applications that use the power of data sources without exposing the complexity to end users, generating new levels of insights and discovery.’

Spotfire 6.5 adds support for Esri ArcGIS and WMS location data which makes blending an organisation's GIS and analytics strategies easier than ever before, according to the company. Customers now have access to demographic, climate, geographic, and other data sources, as well as map projections that will add new layers of insight to location-based analyses.

Spotfire 6.5, including Tibco Spotfire Desktop 6.5, is available from May 2014.


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