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New statistical methods and expanded deployment options in TIBCO Spotfire S+® 8.1 allow customers to apply powerful analyses to a wider range of business challenges

Somerville, Mass., December 8, 2008 – TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) is providing a new and powerful weapon to scientists and statisticians with the release of TIBCO Spotfire S+® version 8.1, the first S-PLUS® language product release from TIBCO. Spotfire S+® is the only statistical programming platform that delivers a fully integrated development environment, a commercially supported analytic packaging system, and the ability to scale a desktop to manipulate gigabyte class data sets.

Spotfire S+ enables statisticians and business analysts to prototype, test, and deploy analytics much faster than with alternative statistical modeling environments. It delivers a wider range of robust statistics tools, as well as improved deployment and integration capabilities that help business analysts and researchers make informed and reliable decisions at critical points across the organization. By adding the advanced predictive analytics of Spotfire S+ products to the Spotfire Enterprise Analytics platform, TIBCO is empowering customers to gain deeper insights into their critical information and speeding the deployment of advanced analytics throughout the enterprise.

“TIBCO‘s vision is that analytics will drive competitive advantage and greater predictability for its customers and partners,” said Lou Bajuk-Yorgan, Senior Director, Product Management, TIBCO Spotfire. “By evolving statistical applications based on the S-PLUS language as part of the Spotfire enterprise analytics product line, TIBCO is strengthening the S+ product line and helping statistical experts, and business analysts speed insights into complex data through the combination of these leading technologies.”

Powerful New Statistics

The S-PLUS statistical programming language offers the most comprehensive library of statistical and mathematical algorithms available. Statistical enhancements in this release include the ability to:
o Create better clinical trial designs, improve portfolio management, and enhance many other business process applications by applying Bayesian statistical methods
o Understand and predict customer behavior with Association Rules/Market Basket Analysis
o Gain better insights from small data sets with resampling techniques

This release also makes methods which were formerly available only in separate modules part of core Spotfire S+, and available to all users. These enhancements include the ability to:
o Better analyze environmental data using graphical and statistical methods from the EnvironmentalStats package
o Perform advanced image, signal and timeseries analysis using the Wavelets package
o Explore and model spatially correlated data from many different fields using the SpatialStats package.

Deployment and Integration

TIBCO continues to advance the industry’s most flexible platform for deploying analytics to the enterprise. With the enhanced Spotfire S+ Eclipse Workbench, users can create reliable statistical applications for deployment across the enterprise with greater speed than ever before. In addition, Spotfire S+ 8.1 offers compatibility enhancements with the open-source R environment that allow scientists and statisticians to more easily port and use existing R packages in Spotfire S+, and to develop new packages that can be used in both Spotfire S+ and R.

Spotfire S+ 8.1 offers an integrated development environment for the S-PLUS language and an open architecture, allowing clinicians, biostatisticians, quantitative analysts, market analysts and analytic developers to quickly model and test new analytic applications that seamlessly integrate with existing enterprise applications. The new release enables greater access to data than ever before, including data access via JDBC, and remote script execution to access data that can’t be downloaded from the server due to security restrictions.

Spotfire Enterprise Analytics Platform

By combining the power of S-PLUS-based statistical tools with the Spotfire Enterprise Analytics platform, customers get a rapid prototyping environment for analytic applications that combines highly interactive, exploratory analysis with the power of statistical and predictive modeling. Statistical experts can visualize and explore model results in TIBCO Spotfire® Professional, and collaborate more easily through the creation of reusable analytical applications that can be easily shared and used by business users.

TIBCO Spotfire S+ 8.1 is available now. For more information, visit:

TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) is a leading provider of enterprise analytics software for next generation business intelligence. TIBCO Spotfire products offer a visual and interactive experience that helps professionals quickly discover new and actionable insights in information. Distinguished by its speed to insight and adaptability to specific business challenges, Spotfire rapidly reveals unseen threats and new opportunities, creating significant economic value. Spotfire customers include industry leaders among the Global 2000 that have deployed Spotfire analytics to gain an information advantage over their competitors. For more information, visit


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Penny Flood
Ascendant Communications
07956 425 938

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