TIBCO Spotfire and Attivio Partner to Deliver New Levels of Integration and Discovery for Data and Content

TIBCO Spotfire First Partner to Achieve Platinum Certification on Attivio's Active Intelligence Engine

Newton, Mass. and Somerville, Mass.


02 April, 2012


In a move to deliver new levels of data discovery and analytics to all types of data and content,

Attivio and TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) announced that, as part of their partnership agreement, the TIBCO Spotfire® analytics platform has achieved the highest level of information access available within Attivio's Active Intelligence Engine™ (AIE™).

In achieving platinum-level certification, TIBCO Spotfire® is the only business intelligence and analytics platform that has been authenticated by Attivio to be able to present, analyze, access and leverage AIE's AI-SQL capabilities to provide data visualization, enhanced analytics of unstructured content and intuitive search and discovery, all in the same dashboard. The end result is a visually engaging unified information access (UIA) experience that actively joins structured data with unstructured content for immediate answers to business questions. Through the combination of these solutions, TIBCO Spotfire and Attivio are giving CIOs, business users, analysts, scientists, and statisticians the freedom and agility to interact directly with all of their enterprise information, regardless of source or format.

"Our goal is to make Spotfire the standard data discovery platform for accessing all types of data regardless of volume, variety, velocity or complexity," said Lars Bauerle, vice president of product strategy at TIBCO Spotfire. "The Attivio partnership brings exciting new unstructured content, text analytics and discovery capabilities to the Spotfire product family, making it even easier for business professionals to access information when they want it, how they want it, and where they want it."

"No other business intelligence platform provides the level of access to data and content available within our platform that TIBCO Spotfire has achieved," said Sid Probstein, CTO of Attivio. "This relationship delivers greater control and deeper access to information than ever before, extending the incredible experience and performance users have come to expect with our partners."

Combination of Visualization-Based Data Discovery and Unified Information Access Provides the Gateway to Extreme Data

Through the combination of Attivio's universal information repository and TIBCO Spotfire's visualization-based data discovery tools, organizations are provided the data collection, presentation, analysis and visualization solutions to gain business insights to extreme information. According to Gartner, the ability to manage extreme data will be a core competency of enterprises that are increasingly using new forms of information."1

With this solution, TIBCO Spotfire and Attivio are addressing the issue of extreme data through a combination of a unified information access platform and visualization-based data discovery. A recent Gartner report, which identified TIBCO Spotfire as a main vendor in the data discovery space, stated, "visualization-based data discovery tools have far-reaching implications on how business information is consumed, and will take an increasingly large stake as the front end for analysis, querying, exploration and 'dashboarding.'"2 In partnering with Attivio, TIBCO Spotfire has provided the hybrid approach that can address both in-memory and database focused analytics.

Attivio AIE lets organizations build UIA applications that provide relevant structured data and unstructured content together in a single, user-friendly view. Additionally, Attivio AIE offers the most accessible and standards-based approach to analytics of any UIA platform. Through its ODBC and JDBC drivers and full SQL support, AIE seamlessly integrates with the TIBCO Spotfire analytics platform, so companies across a wide range of industries can access and visualize all required information to address their most daunting "imagine-if" business challenges. In combination, AIE and TIBCO Spotfire give customers unprecedented capabilities to effectively analyze fully integrated content and data to drive decisions that improve financial performance, reduce overhead, drive new product innovations, and reduce time to market.

TIBCO Spotfire and Attivio will be attending the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit taking place April 2-4, 2012 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, Calif. Visit booth number 11 to receive a demonstration of Spotfire 4.0, and additional information on the Attivio and TIBCO Spotfire solution.

To watch a brief video demonstration of the combined power of Attivio AIE and TIBCO Spotfire visit: http://www.attivio.com/spotfire.

About Attivio

Attivio's unified information access platform, the Active Intelligence Engine™ (AIE), redefines the business impact of our customers' information assets, so they can quickly seize opportunities, solve critical challenges and fulfill their strategic vision.

Attivio correlates disparate silos of structured data and unstructured content in ways never before possible. Offering both intuitive search capabilities and the power of SQL, AIE seamlessly integrates with existing BI and big data tools to reveal insight that matters, through the access method that best suits each user's technical skills and priorities. Please visit us at www.attivio.com.


TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TIBX) is one of the leading providers of infrastructure software for companies to use on-premise or as part of cloud computing environments. Whether it's efficient claims or trade processing, cross-selling products based on real-time customer behavior, or averting a crisis before it happens, TIBCO provides companies the two-second advantage® – the ability to capture the right information, at the right time and act on it preemptively for a competitive advantage.

More than 4,000 customers worldwide rely on TIBCO to manage information, decisions, processes, and applications in real-time. TIBCO Spotfire is the company's in-memory analytics software for next generation business intelligence. By offering a visual, interactive experience, Spotfire helps professionals quickly discover new and actionable insights in information. Learn more at: http://spotfire.tibco.com.

Attivio and Active Intelligence Engine are trademarks of Attivio, Inc. All other names are trademarks of their respective companies.

TIBCO, TIBCO Software, TIBCO Spotfire, Spotfire, and two-second advantage are trademarks or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

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