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TIBCO Spotfire: A Comprehensive Primer

Michael Phillips

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ISBN 10: 1782176403 / ISBN 13: 9781782176404
Published by Packt Publishing - ebooks Account, 2015
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Title: TIBCO Spotfire: A Comprehensive Primer

Publisher: Packt Publishing - ebooks Account

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Create innovative enterprise-class informatics solutions using TIBCO Spotfire

About This Book

  • Learn how easy it can be to use text areas, property controls, and python scripts to create polished, professional Spotfire applications
  • Become more informed about self-service analytics and contribute to community dialogue on best-practice approaches to the empowerment of self-service business intelligence
  • Follow this step-by-step guide packed with real-world examples on how to use data and visualization techniques to build insightful and interactive analyses with Spotfire

Who This Book Is For

If you are a business user or data professional, this book will give you a solid grounding in the use of TIBCO Spotfire. This book assumes no prior knowledge of Spotfire or even basic data and visualization concepts.

What You Will Learn

  • Master core data concepts, model the source data, slice and dice dimensional data, and define metrics and key performance indicators
  • Learn to deploy Spotfire's suite of visualization types effectively and intelligently
  • Build user-friendly analytics frameworks with Spotfire text areas and property controls
  • Understand the different ways Spotfire can be deployed, licensed, and administered
  • Use Spotfire's location analytics capabilities to create interactive geographic and nongeographic spatial analyses
  • Write IronPython scripts against the Spotfire API to tackle and solve challenging analysis framework requirements
  • Combine all your newfound or enhanced data, visualization, and programming skills to build self-service business intelligence solutions
  • Explore Spotfire's predictive analytics, mobile metrics, event analytics, and advanced data services capabilities

In Detail

The need for agile business intelligence (BI) is growing daily, and TIBCO Spotfire combines a self-service feature set with essential enterprise governance capabilities to deliver analytics solutions. Spotfire is easy and intuitive to use and can also be a rewarding development environment for all BI users.

Starting with data and visualization concepts, this book takes you through increasingly advanced topics toward the goal of becoming a professional analytics solution provider. It explains data and visualization concepts and follows through with practical examples, such as getting data into Spotfire and using its visualization features. You will learn to build sophisticated user interactivity frameworks and spatial analytics, and administer the Spotfire environment.

This book ends with a case study on self-service BI and leaves you equipped to contribute to the demand for more agile BI.

About the Author:

Michael Phillips

Michael Phillips has worked with TIBCO Spotfire on a daily basis for the past 3 years, designing and building solutions for complex clinical informatics challenges. He has a strong mix of scientific, business, and technical experience. Having gained a PhD in biochemistry, Michael worked as a general science and medicine editor for 10 years, and also as an IT manager for 15 years, specializing over time in business intelligence (almost 10 years now). He currently works as a clinical informatics product manager in a dedicated innovation team at ICON plc, a large global clinical research organization with a very strong product offering in clinical informatics. His work spans a comprehensive range of activities from business, commercial, and scientific analysis and strategy right through to the technical work of building solutions in Spotfire. He has a passion for business intelligence, particularly data visualization and self-service data exploration. Although his IT experience is wide-ranging and he is very comfortable with technology, he retains a strong business focus and believes that self-service informatics is a difficult but absolutely essential challenge in today's culture of "big data" and information on demand.

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