Tibco Delivers Solution for Visual Analytics via Spark

by Ostatic Staff - Oct. 07, 2015

At the recent Strata + Hadoop World, TIBCO Software, focused on data analytics and integration, announced new ways to integrate cloud business intelligence views with Apache Spark. The company is integrating its Spotfire business intelligence software delivered via the cloud  to Apache Spark in-memory computing clusters and SparkR, an implementation of Apache Spark that is embedded with the R programming language.

The company claims the solution provides "cradle-to-grave data discovery, analytics, and reporting capability that enables business-critical analytics to be readily developed and embedded throughout the enterprise."

“By delivering fast and intuitive direct access to Apache Spark data sources, we are bridging a prominent gap between big data and data discovery,” said Brian Gentile, SVP & GM, TIBCO Analytics. “Our customers, ranging from casual analysts to seasoned data scientists, are excited about the out-of-the-box Spark capability in Spotfire that also integrates with SparkR and delivers rapid insights on Hadoop data. Fundamentally, we are extending the value of Hadoop data to a much larger audience through Spotfire and R with the speed of Spark.”

"Spotfire customers can now use SparkR through the high-performance TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R (TERR) engine that is also embedded in Spotfire and other TIBCO products. This means that business analysts and users everywhere can run high-value analytics on big data via Spark from simple-to-use Spotfire interfaces and templates," said Michael O’Connell, chief data scientist, TIBCO. "And because SparkR now runs with TERR, customers can rapidly solve bigger, more complex analytical problems on their existing Spark clusters, driving extreme value in many core business applications."

 The Spark SQL direct connector is now available in TIBCO Spotfire Cloud, and will also be incorporated in the next TIBCO Spotfire on-premises release. To download a free trial of Spotfire Cloud and for drivers, you can visit http://spotfire.tibco.com.

Additionally, OStatic has been covering Spark in-depth. You can find our recent coverage here and here