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SOMERVILLE, MA-- ( January 13, 2010) - TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today highlighted the continued momentum of the TIBCO Spotfire® Analytics Platform and its position in the business analytics market through a series of reports and opinions issued by leading industry analyst firms. The TIBCO Spotfire Analytics Platform enables every user in the enterprise to gain more insights from the data they work with every day.

Gartner, Inc. recently examined the most critical capabilities that enterprises should consider when selecting a business intelligence (BI) platform vendor in its report "Critical Capabilities for Business Intelligence Platform Integration."(1) After rating 13 BI platform products against a predefined set of criteria, TIBCO Spotfire® garnered a score of 4.3 out of 5.0 based on eight critical capability areas that factored into overall product viability. The Critical Capabilities report is a comparative analysis which scores competing products against a set of critical differentiators identified by Gartner.

"Adoption of traditional BI platforms has been hampered by the lack of deep integration with business processes and reliance on typically static information in the data warehouse," said Lars Bauerle, vice president, product strategy at TIBCO Spotfire. "By combining industry-leading business process management (BPM), complex event processing (CEP), predictive analytics (PA), and visual data mining (DM) software, TIBCO is uniquely positioned to offer customers the ability to rapidly discover new insights in the data they work with every day."

As this relationship between BI and the greater enterprise software infrastructure continues to become more critical, Senior Analyst James Kobielus of Forrester Research recently wrote a blog post titled "The New Decade of Advanced Analytics: Roll Over Rocket Scientists!(2)," which describes "CEP and PA/DM -- the deep present and future, respectively -- as key to the evolution of business intelligence (BI)... the vendor that has integrated BI, CEP, and PA/DM most effectively for the mass market is TIBCO Spotfire..."

According to Kobielus, "[TIBCO Spotfire] offers user-friendly, powerful, interactive visualization in its BI offering, which integrates out of the box with the PA/DM technology that it acquired from Insightful and the CEP middleware in its parent's established portfolio. Its solutions enable customers to discover new and actionable insights in information at rest or in motion, while proactively detecting and responding to events."

"TIBCO is positioned to offer enterprises the whole spectrum -- from data capture and streaming to data analysis and interactive reporting -- on a single, flexible platform," added Bauerle. "We're taking best-of-breed products and drawing common threads among them that enable our customers to quickly sense and respond to their industry-specific requirements."

To read more from leading industry analysts on advanced business analytics and TIBCO Spotfire's success, please visit: http://www.tibco.com/solutions/bpm/resource-library/default.....

About TIBCO

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 http://spotfire.tibco.com.

The Critical Capabilities report is copyrighted December 29, 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Critical Capabilities report is a comparative analysis which scores competing products against a set of critical differentiators identified by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Critical Capabilities report, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

TIBCO, TIBCO Software, TIBCO Spotfire, and Spotfire are trademarks or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

(1) Gartner, Inc., Critical Capabilities for Business Intelligence Platform Integration, R. Sallam, J. Richardson, December 29, 2009

(2) Forrester Research, Inc., The Forrester Blog for Business Process and Applications Professionals, J. Kobielus, January 5, 2010

For more information, contact:
Duncan Gurney
Ascendant Communications
dgurney@ascendcomms.net

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