Analytics capabilities are foundational to any business driving digital transformation, and the ability to generate data-driven insights must be accessible to all users, business and technical. For business end-users, predefined dashboards are sufficient to meet daily needs; however, advanced users may want to customize information models to fully leverage analytics capabilities within development, testing, acceptance, and/or production (DTAP) environments. Many TIBCO Spotfire® users would like to publish their dashboards and reports on the production server, including information models for consumers. They also want to be able to make changes to the information model and reports in a different environment and for a different database.
When users access a different server (development or test), changes can be made and promoted by an administrator to the production server. But when changes are made on the same server, one without a proper production and testing environment, information model development cannot be replicated or protected from unauthorized edits because these environments are often manually managed.
The Quintus Single Server Deployment Tool (SSDT) was created to circumvent the time-consuming, and error-prone aspects of the DTAP environment on a single TIBCO Spotfire server. SSDT allows users to easily promote work from development to test to production on the same Spotfire server without losing important connections and links. With SSDT, only a single click is needed to advance projects from one DTAP stage to the next without losing meaningful connections and information links. To help save time, the tool also allows report and information model configurations created by advanced users to be accessible and reproducible by others using the same Spotfire Server.