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TIBCO Spotfire® is a data visualization tool popular among life science researchers and financial organizations who require simple-to-build dashboards. Spotfire features in-memory data processing and sophisticated predictive analytics. However, like most business intelligence tools, it is not designed for big data integration and pre-visualization processing.

The SortCL program in the IRI CoSort product or IRI Voracity platform is a fast, simple, and inexpensive way to prepare big data for Spotfire efficiently -- both in terms of job design and runtime performance. See this section to understand why.

When SortCL sorts, joins, and aggregates raw data sets in a single job and I/O pass ahead of Spotfire, time-to-visualizations like these is much faster:


In a late 2014 benchmark with only 20M records on an average PC, CoSort prepared the same data results for the Spotfire visualization above four times faster than Spotfire could:

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