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Connecting to Tibco Spotfire

Tibco Spotfire is a complete analytics solution. It allows users to combine data in a single analysis and get a holistic view of the same with an interactive visualization. Spotfire software makes businesses smart, delivers AI-driven analytics, and makes it easier to plot interactive data on maps. It speeds up data analysis across an organization for faster, confident, and accurate decision-making.

This topic describes how to connect Tibco Spotfire to MemSQL.

The certification matrix below shows the recommended versions for each product or component:

Certification Matrix Versions
Tibco Spotfire Analytics - Windows Client 10.4.0
MemSQL 7.0
Oracle MySQL Driver 5.3

Prerequisites

Follow these steps to download and install the prerequisite software.

  1. Download and install the free trial of Tibco Spotfire (for windows). You will need to create an account and register with a user name and password.

  2. Download and install Oracle MySQL Driver 5.3.

Connecting Tibco Spotfire to MemSQL

  1. Open the Tibco Spotfire desktop application. A sign in screen will be displayed. Click Tibco Login.

  2. On the web authentication page, log in with the credentials used while registering to download Tibco Spotfire.

  3. After logging in, you’ll be redirected to the desktop application and the homepage of Tibco Spotfire will be displayed.

  4. In Spotfire Analyst, open the Files and data flyout, and click Connect to. Select Oracle MySQL and then select New Connection.

  5. In the connection dialog, enter the following:

    • Server IP address / name
    • Database System ( select MemSQL)
    • Authentication Method as Database Authentication
    • Username to access the database
    • Password to access the database
  6. Click Connect. After a successful connection, the Database drop down will be populated with all the existing databases. Select a database and Click OK.

  7. In the connection view window, select the tables you want to import.

  8. The “Add data to analysis” popup will be displayed. Select Add as new data table and Import and click OK.

You are now ready to explore the data.