TIBCO Spotfire and Composite Software Combine Forces to Address Challenges in Big Data Analytics

TIBCO Spotfire and Composite Software Combine Forces to Address Challenges in 
Big Data Analytics 
Analytics Alliance Delivers on Need for Agile and Flexible Business
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/25/13 --  TIBCO Software Inc.
(NASDAQ: TIBX) and Composite Software today announced that the two
companies have aligned to offer joint customers the ability to
respond and adapt to the changing data landscape by providing a
complete analytic application stack that is both agile and flexible.
The combination of the TIBCO Spotfire(R) Analytics Platform and the
Composite Data Virtualization Platform allows businesses to get an
analytic solution in production much faster than alternatives, while
allowing organizations to quickly adapt as data sources and business
needs change. 
One of the biggest challenges for business intelligence (BI) users
today is how to develop BI systems that have an agility level that
matches the speed at which the business evolves. Business leaders are
eager to exploit Big Data for their organizations, but often struggle
with the limited agility of existing physical data consolidation
approaches and traditional BI and analytic tools. The combination of
Spotfire(R) and Composite brings to market a powerful, yet agile,
data analytics solution that enables users to access, understand, and
take advantage of information that's crucial to their business
"The partnership between TIBCO Spotfire and Composite Software
delivers a powerful value proposition that innovative companies
require -- a combination of seamless access to diverse data sources,
including Big Data, coupled with an agile analytic platform that
delivers on the speed and flexibility that today's sophisticated end
users demand," said Shawn Rogers, VP of Research for Business
Intelligence at Enterprise Management Associates. 
To provide a more complete picture of their data, more quickly and
with less complexity, Composite enables businesses to virtually
integrate data from multiple sources, without the cost and overhead
of physical data consolidation. Along with the powerful, yet
easy-to-use analytics of TIBCO Spotfire, businesses gain value from
their data with the agility they have been searching for in a data
analytics solution.  
"Many of our customers require a unified view of data from a variety
of databases so they can understand what's driving revenue, analyze
their customers' success and find ways to reduce churn," said Robert
Eve, EVP Marketing, Composite Software. "To do this, they combine
lead-to-revenue information from Salesforce.com, website traffic from
a big data source like Cloudera, lifetime customer value from an
enterprise data warehouse like Teradata, and invoice and shipment
history from SAP and then use TIBCO Spotfire to analyze this wealth
of customer data." 
"The Cloudera platform is growing to make more data and capabilities
available to our customers, at faster and faster speeds," said Tim
Stevens, vice president, Business Development, Cloudera. "As this
occurs, the challenge for organizations becomes how can they make the
most of that data by getting it to the right end user applications at
the right time? The speed and agility that the combination of the
TIBCO Spotfire and Composite Software front-end and middle tier
provide is key to seeing quick value from Big Data."  
This partnership includes the following benefits: 

--  High performance analytic data processing distributed across the
    widest variety of data sources including 30 analytic data warehouses,
    data bases, No-SQL sources, web services and applications such as
    Apache and Cloudera distributions of Hadoop, Greenplum, IBM DB2 and
    Netezza, Sybase IQ, Teradata, Vertica and more
--  Centralized control of data and metadata
--  Quick iterations and flexibility
--  Rich analysis and visualization

"Today, our customers use virtual data warehouses to ensure they have
the flexibility to change the back end systems without affecting
their operationalized guided analytic applications," said Greg
Goldsmith, Director of Global Alliances at TIBCO Spotfire. "A lot of
our customers were exploring Hadoop, but now in this fast moving
space of Big Data they want their end users to get the immediate
performance benefits that Cloudera now makes possible. Since they
were using Composite as the middle tier to access Hadoop, they were
able to provide this benefit to their end-decision makers without any
changes to the front-end application -- or any downtime." 
About TIBCO 
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) is a provider 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(R) -- 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 or by following @TIBCOSpotfire. 
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.
Teradata is a trademark of Teradata Corporation in the United States
and 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. 
About Composite Software 
Composite Software, Inc. is the data virtualization market leader.
Hundreds of organizations use the Composite Data Virtualization
Platform's streamlined approach to data integration to gain more
insight from their data, respond faster to ever changing analytics
and BI needs, and save 50-75% over data replication and
consolidation. Composite Software is privately held, with corporate
headquarters in San Mateo, CA. On June 20, 2013, Cisco announced its
intent to acquire Composite Software. .To contact Composite, please
call (650) 227-8200, visit us on the Web at
http://www.compositesw.com, or follow us on Twitter
http://twitter.com/compositesw. To learn more about data
virtualization visit the DV Cafe microsite, the Data Virtualization
Channel and the Data Virtualization Leadership Blog. 
Composite Software is a registered trademark of Composite Software,
Inc. Copyright Copyright Composite Software, Inc. 2013.  
Composite Media Contact:
Scott Humphrey
Humphrey Strategic Communications
503 644-9709
TIBCO Media Contact: 
Roya Pakfetrat
510-748-8200 x217
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