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What's New in Spotfire S+ 8.2

Spotfire S+ 8.2 is designed to help you scale your analysis to solve larger analytic problems, more easily share and deploy your analyses, improve quality, and enhance usability.

Develop, Scale, and Deploy your analyses more easily with Spotfire S+ 8.2

Spotfire S+ 8.2 is focused on helping our customers scale their analyses to solve larger analytic problems, share and deploy their analyses more easily, and to providing many quality and usability enhancements requested by our users.

This release builds on the features of TIBCO Spotfire Statistics Services 3.1 (formerly S+ Server) to make it even easier to create analytic applications for deployment through TIBCO Spotfire and through Statistics Services Web Services-based APIs.

Highlights of Spotfire S+ 8.2

Scaling to solve larger analytic problems

  • Support for Windows 64-bit platforms: Spotfire S+ now supports 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7, taking advantage of the latest hardware to quickly perform large analyses entirely in memory. 64-bit support also improves the performance of very large analyses that leverage the Spotfire S+ Big Data Library by enabling larger chunks of data to be handled in each pass through the data.
  • Much faster matrix operations for higher overall performance: Matrix operations, which underlie many common statistical methods, are much faster in Spotfire S+ 8.2 —based on initial customer feedback up to 40x faster than in previous versions.
  • Optimize use of cluster resources: The new Statistics Services view in the Spotfire S+ Workbench provides a way of monitor the allocation and status of your Spotfire S+ and R analytic jobs run through Statistics Services. This helps you utilize your cluster or grid resources as efficiently as possible.

Easier, More Secure Deployment

  • New Statistics Services View in Spotfire S+ Workbench: Spotfire S+ 8.1 introduced the ability to submit computationally-intensive scripts to a server. This release provides the ability to track and manage those jobs directly from within the Spotfire S+ Workbench. The new Statistics Services View also lets you deploy packages and data files easily and securely to a server from the Spotfire S+ Workbench.
  • Enhanced Spotfire Integration: Continuing our focus on combining the statistical power of Spotfire S+ and R with the interactive visualization and application deployment capabilities of the TIBCO Spotfire, this release enables you to read and write Spotfire binary and text files directly, helping to preserve important metadata when moving between the applications.
  • Updated Spotfire S+ Workbench: The Spotfire S+ Workbench, our modern Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for developing and debugging S+ code, has been updated to the latest version of the Eclipse framework to provide a seamless user experience between multiple platforms (Unix, Linux, and 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows)

Focus on Customer Feedback

  • Quality and Usability Enhancements: Based on many customer requests, this release provides numerous improvements, including data access enhancements (such as the ability to import from specific sheets in an Excel workbook), improved consistency of colors and shapes between graphics devices, and updated Connect/C++ examples for use with Visual Studio 2008.
  • Support for Windows 7: Reflecting requests from many of our users, Spotfire S+ now supports Windows 7.
  • Enhanced R Compatibility: This version includes new functions (and new arguments to existing functions) to improve compatibility with R, which makes it easier to migrate packages from R to Spotfire S+ and simplifying writing scripts compatible with both Spotfire S+ and R.