General Question about TIBCO Spotfire


I work for a well known manufacuring company and we currently have BI platform which includes Analytics tools such as business Objects and Tableau . We have a analytics data warehouse on SQL server with salesforce as CRM. I am trying to understand what spotfire offers and if this could be a possible add on for our platform. I have the following questions :

1- Is spotfire open source?

2- How does the liscening work for spotfire?

3- Can spotfire link directly to database such as Oracle/SQL server and does it have a  connector for salesforce?

4- What is the difference between spotfire and tableau because the seemed preety similar to me?

5- Can spotfire leverage dimensional Datawarehouse model like Busiuness Objects Universe or they are preferred to have flat table like tableau or blending tables on report level to mimic dimensional model

6- What are TIBCO platform eqilvant to a datawarehouse solition/ETL solution etc?



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