NEWTON, Mass. and SOMERVILLE, Mass., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move to deliver new levels of data discovery and analytics to all types of data and content, Attivio and TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) announced that, as part of their partnership agreement, the TIBCO Spotfire® analytics platform has achieved the highest level of information access available within Attivio's Active Intelligence Engine™ (AIE™). In achieving platinum-level certification, TIBCO Spotfire® is the only business intelligence and analytics platform that has been authenticated by Attivio to be able to present, analyze, access and leverage AIE's AI-SQL capabilities to provide data visualization, enhanced analytics of unstructured content and intuitive search and information discovery, all in the same dashboard. The end result is a visually engaging unified information access (UIA) experience that actively joins structured data with unstructured content for immediate answers to business questions. Through the combination of these solutions, TIBCO Spotfire and Attivio are giving CIOs, business users, analysts, scientists, and statisticians the freedom and agility to interact directly with all of their enterprise information, regardless of source or format. "Our goal is to make Spotfire the standard data discovery platform for accessing all types of data regardless of volume, variety, velocity or complexity," said Lars Bauerle, vice president of product strategy at TIBCO Spotfire. "The Attivio partnership brings exciting new unstructured content, text analytics and discovery capabilities to the Spotfire product family, making it even easier for business professionals to access information when they want it, how they want it, and where they want it." "No other business intelligence platform provides the level of access to data and content available within our platform that TIBCO Spotfire has achieved," said Sid Probstein, CTO of Attivio. "This relationship delivers greater control and deeper access to information than ever before, extending the incredible experience and performance users have come to expect with our partners." Combination of Visualization-Based Data Discovery and Unified Information Access Provides the Gateway to Extreme Data Through the combination of Attivio's universal information repository and TIBCO Spotfire's visualization-based data discovery tools, organizations are provided the data collection, presentation, analysis and visualization solutions to gain business insights to extreme information. According to Gartner, the ability to manage extreme data will be a core competency of enterprises that are increasingly using new forms of information.