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Spotfire (TIBCO)[citation needed]
Industry Computer software

Spotfire was a business intelligence company based in Somerville, Massachusetts. It was bought by TIBCO in 2007.


Spotfire's origins trace back to the University of Maryland Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park where, a visiting student from Sweden in the early 1990s, Christopher Ahlberg, worked with Ben Shneiderman to develop applications of dynamic queries. Ahlberg returned to Sweden and developed an enhanced UNIX implementation of his visual data analysis tool, the Information Visualization and Exploration Environment (IVEE). Spotfire was launched in mid-1996 by IVEE Development, which was renamed Spotfire Inc.[1]

On May 2, 2007 it was announced that TIBCO would buy the company.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dynamic queries, starfield displays, and the path to Spotfire (By Ben Shneiderman, February 4, 1999, updated July 26, 2007) Accessed May 18, 2009
  2. ^ TIBCO kauft Spotfire
  3. ^ Datta, Saheli S.R. (October 1, 2006). "Spotfire's predictive technology helps companies mine data". Spotfire, a Business-intelligence software company based in Somerville 

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