What's New in TIBCO® Enterprise Runtime for R (TERR)
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Also see What versions of TIBCO® Enterprise Runtime for R are available?

For more details on each version, see the Release Notes and CRAN Compatibility reports on the TERR Product Documentation page

What's New in TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R (TERR) 5.0 (Feb 2019)

Continued work towards broader R compatibility, to enable more and more potential applications to be run on TERR. Includes:

  • Broader compatibility with bioconductor packages
  • Compatibility with the prophet package for time series forecasting. This package is maintained by Facebook’s Core Data Science team, and provides an accurate and fast approach to time series forecasting. It is fully automatic but tunable, and provides an excellent alternative to auto.arima
  • Expanded support for building and installing packages that include C/C++ source code. This means that most packages now no longer need to be installed in R and copied to TERR
  • Full compatibility with ALTREP objects and R 3.5 object headers. Note, changes for compatibility with open-source R 3.5.2 mean that packages compiled to work with R 3.4.4 or older no longer work with TERR 5.0.0 (or R 3.5.0)

What's New in TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R (TERR) 4.5 (Oct 2018)

  • Continued work towards broader R compatibility, to enable more and more potential applications to be run on TERR. 
  • The new TERR Service is now available on for Spotfire on-premise and Cloud Spotfire Enterprise installations, along with enhancements to the TERR Service in Spotfire Cloud
  • Support for building packages that include C/C++ source code
  • TERR Restricted Execution Mode
  • CRAN package compatibility results now available as a Spotfire dashboard--e.g., spotfi.re/CRANonTERR-Win-4-4-0

What's New in TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R (TERR) 4.4 (Sep. 2017)

  • Continued work towards broader R compatibility, to enable more and more potential applications to be run on TERR. 
  • The new TERR Service is now available on TIBCO Cloud Spotfire, enabling TERR-powered Spotfire applications to be deployed.
  • Improved support for RStudio
  • New features to enable much easier debugging of TERR Data Functions within Spotfire
  • The ability to create and display interactive Javascript graphics within Spotfire applications
  • Post and retrieve predictive models to/from TIBCO Streaming Artifact Management Server (TERR 4.4.1)

What's New in TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R (TERR) 4.3 (Feb. 2017)

  • TERR can now be used in RStudio to create interactive R Markdown notebooks. R Notebooks allow for direct interaction with R while producing a reproducible document with publication-quality output.
  • A new Guide to Graphics in TERR, which provides tips and examples on using Javascript-enabled packages, certain open-source R packages, and the TERR RinR package to create graphics from TERR.
  • Continued work towards broader R compatibility, to enable more and more potential applications to be run on TERR.  As of this release, 99% of packages on CRAN, almost 10,000 community packages, can be loaded in TERR. Well done, TERR Team!). Full details on compatibility are available on the TERR Documentation site
  • Significant Improvements to TERR Performance in many areas

What's New in TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R (TERR) 4.2 (Aug 2016)

Major new features include:

  • TERR on the Mac, including compatibility with RStudio, to better support the large number of R users who prefer to develop on the Mac
  • Continued work towards broader R compatibility, to enable more and more potential applications to be run on TERR. As of this release, 97%+ of packages on CRAN can be loaded in TERR.. Full details on compatibility are available on the TERR Documentation site
  • Improvements to TERR Performance

Minor features include:

  • Documentation of installing R packages on TSSS when no internet connection is available.
  • Compatibility with PythonInR package (which provides a way of calling Python for Data Science under Spotfire, via TERR)
  • Add the R datasets packages to TRAN, to enable easier package testing.

Availability: TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R 4.2 is available for current TERR customers, and the free Developer's Edition is available at TIBCO Access Point.  If you are a Spotfire customer, contact support for advice on upgrading your embedded TERR engine.


What's New in TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R (TERR) 4.1 (March 2016)

  • Greater Compatibility with R packages: We’ve expanded compatibility for 1700+ R packages with TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R 4.1 (see the complete list), enabling TERR to be applied to an even wider array of applications.

    • Includes new compatibility with data.table, Rserve and rJava, and enhanced compatibility with rpart, dplyr, lme4 and many, many others 
    • New detailed reporting on package compatibility for Linux, as well as Windows. 
  • Import and export of a wide variety of file types, including SAS(R), JMP(R), SPSS(R) and Excel files, using the new StatTran package. See the full list here.
    • Note: The StatTran package is only available with commercial versions of TERR, not with the free Developer's Edition. 
  • Expanded compatibility with Javascript visualizations:  Create beautiful and interactive Javascript visualizations in TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R 4.1, based on the popular htmlwidgets package. 
  • Enhanced h2o package compatibility: Solve bigger, more complex analytical problems on using H2O, the open source math engine for big data that computes parallel distributed machine learning algorithm. 
  • Availability: TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R 4.1 is available for current TERR customers, and the free Developer's Edition is available at TIBCO Access Point.  If you are a Spotfire customer using versions 6.5 through 7.5, apply the latest hotfixes to update your embedded TERR engine.

What's New in TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R 4.0 (Oct. 2015, updated Feb. 2016)

  • Greater Compatibility with R packages: We’ve expanded compatibility for 1400+ R packages with TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R 4.0 (see the complete list)

    • New TRAN repository for CRAN packages optimized for TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R 

    • Includes enhanced compatibility with lapply, Lubridate, RPostgresSQL, dplyr and reshape2

    • More detailed reporting on package compatibilty (see the complete list)

  • Javascript visualizations from TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R:  Create beautiful and interactive Javascript visualizations in TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R 4.0, based on the popular htmlwidgets package. 

  • Enhanced SparkR Compatibility: Solve bigger, more complex analytical problems on Spark clusters by running SparkR with TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R (see our recent announcements on Spark and SparkR, and this Technical Note for more details)

Availability: TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R 4.0 (updated to 4.02 in Feb. 2016) is currently available for current customers, and the free Developer's Edition is available at TIBCO Access Point.  It is included in Spotfire and Statistics Services 7.5, and Spotfire 6.5 and 7.0 customers can upgrade to this engine via Hotfix. See Spotfire and Statistics Services Hotfix pages. 


What's New In TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R 3.2 (May 2015)

  • Compatibility with Apache Spark/SparkR, to enable the analysis of Big Data in a Hadoop cluster via Spark and TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R. It can be used both to initiate the Spark jobs, and run as a worker on the Spark nodes.

  • Compatibility with the RLytix library from FuzzyLogix, enabling TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R users to run FuzzyLogix algorithms inside Teradata

  • Expanded R compatibility, including new or enhanced compatibility with: RServer, nlme, RSqlLite, and kernlab, as well as new/enhanced compatibility with rcpp, dplyr, iGraph and RPostGresSQL via customized packages available on GitHub.

  • A new, more accurate framework for testing package compatibility.

Other recent product news for Advanced Analytics includes:

  • TIBCO® Spotfire Statistics Services is now included in Spotfire for AWS, as part of the Spotfire for AWS 7.0 release

  • The TIBCO BusinessEvents® team released TIBCO BusinessEvents 5.2 in April, which includes integration of the TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R engine for real-time applications of Advanced Analytics. (This comes on the heels of the Streambase's teams integration of TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R into their Feb. release). 

  • TIBCO Partner, Lavastorm Analytics, just released their Enhanced Analytics pack, which delivers a set of predictive tools on top of their OEM of the TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R Engine.

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Feedback (3)

Hi, @jsebby. The table is as up to date as we can make it. To date, TERR 5.0 has not shipped in a Spotfire product. It was just released as a stand-alone (developer edition) product. There's no advance information as to when it will be embedded in Spotfire or TSSS.

When that happens, we'll update it again. Thanks!

kroan 8:40am Mar. 05, 2019

Hi, @jsebby. Please see https://community.tibco.com/wiki/what-versions-terr-are-available for that information. You can also find that information on the TERR documentation page at https://docs.tibco.com/products/tibco-enterprise-runtime-for-r (click the Overview tab). Thanks!

kroan 8:37am Mar. 05, 2019

The first link in the article goes to the information I want, but it hasn't been updated for TERR 5.0.  

jsebby 8:33am Mar. 05, 2019