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rlansing Regular Visitor
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TIBCO Spotfire vs Power BI


My company is doing research into what visualization program to use. I personally prefer Power BI due to the ease of use; however, the DAX language has taken awhile to figure out. I see Spotfire uses S+ as its calculation language. Does anyone have experience with both? Can you help me compare and contrast the two products? Obviously the price difference is huge, but what else about either product makes it preferred?

Thank you!


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Re: TIBCO Spotfire vs Power BI

Here is a link to a good side-by-side comparison


vasubuddi Frequent Visitor
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Re: TIBCO Spotfire vs Power BI

Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools that evaluates data and shares insights. It allows users to observe their business from every device and at any point any time.


TIBCO Spotfire products presents a visual and interactive experience that assists developers swiftly discover new and actionable insights in information.


Best feature with Microsoft BI tool is it has ability to carry out complex business modeling through DAX calculations. While best feature with TIBCO Spotfire is there us no row/column limitations. Many of the datasets of interest have tens of millions of rows and hundreds to thousands of columns


But the fact is that each product still has positions of leadership. Spotfire is best at advanced dashboard functionality,  and Power BI is also superior in numerous ways. Some of them are listed below


  • Absolute control of rabid Excel users (especially in Finance and Accounting roles) will find an easy in for Power BI.
  • The price (free), elegant graphics (D3) and automated dashboard abilities are super for new users.
  • This product also have a strong R integration .

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