TIBCO Spotfire for Developers


TIBCO Spotfire for Developers
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  • Install a development environment on your own desktop/laptop
  • A hands-on guide with many step-by-step instructions and screenshots, to enable faster assimilation of concepts and theories
  • Learn to create several visualization types including: bar chart, pie chart, scatter plot and box plot

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 162 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : October 2013
ISBN : 1782179836
ISBN 13 : 9781782179832
Author(s) : Manuel Xavier
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Enterprise

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: The Spotfire Architecture Overview
Chapter 2: Setting Up a Development Environment
Chapter 3: Creating Visualizations
Chapter 4: Mastering Visualizations
Index
    • Chapter 2: Setting Up a Development Environment
      • Installation prerequisites
        • Hardware
        • Software
      • Installing the Spotfire environment
        • TIBCO Spotfire Server
          • Verifying the DB installation
          • Downloading Spotfire Server
          • Preparing the server database
          • Installing Spotfire Server
          • Installing database vendor drivers
          • Configuring Spotfire Server
        • TIBCO Spotfire Professional
          • Downloading Spotfire Professional
          • Installing Spotfire Server client packages
          • Installing Spotfire Professional
        • TIBCO Spotfire Web Player Server
          • Configuring Microsoft IIS
          • Downloading Spotfire Web Player Server
          • Installing Spotfire Web Player Server
        • Final installation status
      • Configuration and administration post installation
        • TIBCO Spotfire Server
          • Configuration
          • Administration
        • TIBCO Spotfire Web Player Server
          • Configuration
          • Diagnostics
          • Logging and monitoring
      • Summary
      • Chapter 3: Creating Visualizations
        • Data
          • Data loading
            • Loading a text file
            • Loading an Excel file
            • Loading from databases
        • Visualization types
          • Tables
          • Bar Charts
          • Line Charts
          • Pie Charts
          • Scatter Plots
          • Box Plots
          • The text area
        • Details visualizations
        • Summary
        • Chapter 4: Mastering Visualizations
          • Filtering
            • Filter types
            • Customizing the filters
            • Filtering schemes
            • Applying filters
            • Hierarchies
            • Marking and Details-on-Demand
          • Preparing and transforming the data
            • Adding a data table
            • Inserting data table columns
            • Inserting data table rows
            • Data transformation
            • Pivoting data
            • Unpivoting data
            • Calculating and replacing a column
            • Calculating a new column
            • Changing the column name
            • Changing the column data type
            • Replacing the data table
            • Column matches
              • The automatic mode
              • The manual mode
            • Relations
          • Multiple data tables in one visualization
          • The visualization layout
            • Pages
            • Libraries
            • Web Player Server
          • Computational analytics
            • Regression modeling/the linear regression model
            • Information designer
          • Summary

          Manuel Xavier

          Manuel Xavier is an experienced IT Architect (certified SOA Architect and TOGAF 9), specialized in the creation of business-driven and vendor-neutral Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) and Business Process Management (BPM) solutions. He has been in IT for over 10 years, having participated in many high-profile projects across several countries, namely Portugal, Egypt, UAE, and the Netherlands. His experience was accumulated in distinct vertical markets, from Financial Services and Insurance to Telecommunications, Energy, and Utilities. Besides SOA and BPM, other reference areas for Manuel are Complex Event Processing (CEP), Case Management, Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), and Visual Analytics. Throughout his career, he has employed Analytics in multiple scenarios, the most relevant being: measurement of process performance, monitoring of Service Level Agreement expiration, and inspection and evaluation of product sales. Regarding technologies, he has know-how in several platforms, such as Tibco, Oracle, webMethods, and Progress.
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          What you will learn from this book

          • Understand TIBCO Spotfire platform architecture and the main features of the individual products
          • Set up a development environment on your machine
          • Load data into the platform from multiple heterogeneous sources
          • Create powerful visualizations such as bar chart, line chart, and pie chart
          • Learn how to use filtering to drill down on specific visualization data
          • Create libraries and access them in Spotfire Web Player

          In Detail

          Given the amount of competition and the recent economic downturn, corporations have to provide the best services in the most efficient way. Analytics help businesses understand behaviors and patterns, identify and minimize waste, and provide process visibility. Spotfire is a latest generation Analytics Dashboard that enables the representation of relevant data in an intuitive fashion, fostering both rich visualizations and shortened analysis. It allows the highlighting and discovery of not only commonalities and anomalies but also relationships, all in reduced timeframes.

          An introduction to the TIBCO Spotfire world, covering the main concepts and features of the platform in a very fast-paced style. From the installation procedure to the loading of heterogeneous data and the creation and manipulation of several visualization types, you will gain hands-on experience with this very powerful analytics tool.

          Starting by introducing you to the platform and its architecture, this helpful guide will show you how to install a standalone working environment. You will then learn about data loading and visualization creation, using several graph types, and also journey through the features of filtering, data preparation, transformation, and layout definition. Finally, you will master library creation and deployment, as well as web player usage. With this book, you will become familiar with all the required functionalities and concepts to start working with the Spotfire technology.

          Approach

          A fast-paced, step-by-step guide to creating, manipulating and deploying analytical visualizations using the TIBCO Spotfire Platform

          Who this book is for

          If you are hoping to discover a fast and easy way to develop business intelligence apps with TIBCO Spotfire, this book is ideal for you. You are expected to know the basics of business intelligence, but no prior knowledge of TIBCO Spotfire is required.

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