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TIBCO Spotfire for Developers

Manuel Xavier

Spotfire can give your organization the competitive edge through better analysis and visual presentation of business intelligence and this book will show you how. A guided tour of all the essential features of Spotfire.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782179832
Paperback162 pages

About This Book

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Spotfire Architecture Overview
TIBCO Spotfire
Spotfire platform 5.x
Chapter 2: Setting Up a Development Environment
Installation prerequisites
Installing the Spotfire environment
Configuration and administration post installation
Chapter 3: Creating Visualizations
Visualization types
Details visualizations
Chapter 4: Mastering Visualizations
Preparing and transforming the data
Multiple data tables in one visualization
The visualization layout
Computational analytics

What You Will Learn

  • 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.


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