Leading Independent Research Firm Recognizes TIBCO Spotfire as a Leader in Self-Service Business Intelligence

Somerville, MA - 19 June 2012

TIBCO Spotfire achieves top score for “Current Offering” category among top self-service BI platform vendors

TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced that Forrester Research, Inc. has recognized the TIBCO Spotfire® Analytics Platform as a leader in self-service Business Intelligence (BI) platforms with the highest “Current Offering” score, according to The Forrester Wave: Self-Service Business Intelligence (BI) Platforms, Q2 2012.1 Forrester cited TIBCO as a Leader and cited its leading data discovery and exploration capabilities.

According to Forrester, “TIBCO Spotfire shines with its highly visual self-service, in-memory engine.” In an evaluation of 12 top vendors, TIBCO Spotfire achieved the top rating for “Current Offering,” a measure of the vendors’ self-service features and capabilities, a short build-to-specs test and customer surveys. The report states that “TIBCO Spotfire received the highest current offering score in the evaluation based on its self-service BI features. These features include a highly graphical, associative, in-memory engine that allows for intuitive data discovery and exploration as well as a free-for-a-year TIBCO Silver Spotfire cloud offering.”

“TIBCO Spotfire continues to set the standard in making BI and analytics available to anyone,” says Lars Bauerle, vice president product strategy for TIBCO Spotfire. “Spotfire gives business users across the enterprise the ability to meet instantly changing business requirements and freely explore data to any level of detail, without being constrained by inflexible software or restrictive IT schedules. Spotfire analytics delivers actionable insights at a speed unmatched by traditional BI.”

TIBCO Spotfire® 4.5, which was released in May 2012, further surpasses the self-service features in TIBCO Spotfire 4.0, which was evaluated for the Forrester Wave report. Spotfire® 4.5 offers additional advanced “dimension-free” data exploration for structured and unstructured information, bringing the power of data discovery to big data while providing new predictive analytics capabilities and the ability to create private-branded Spotfire analytics solutions for the iPad® mobile digital device.

1 Source: The Forrester Wave: Self-Service Business Intelligence (BI) Platforms, Q2 2012, Forrester Research, Inc., June 2012.

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