20 months ago I checked how many job openings leading DV Vendors have. On 12/5/11 Tableau had 56, Qliktech had 46 and Spotfire had 21 openings. Today morning I checked their career sites again and noticed that both Tableau and Qliktech almost double their thirst for new talents, while Spotfire basically staying on the same level of hiring needs:
Tableau has 102(!) openings, 43 of them are engineering positions (I counted their R&D positions and openings in Operation department too) - that is huge! Update as of 9/18/13 has exactly 1000 employees. 1000th employee can be found on this picture
Qliktech has 87 openings, 29 of them are engineering positions (I included R&D, IT, Tech Support and Consulting).
TIBCO/Spotfire has 24 openings, 16 of them are engineering positions (R&D, IT, Tech.Support).
All 3 companies are Public now, so I decided to include their Market Capitalization as well. Since Spofire is hidden inside its corporate parent TIBCO, I used my estimate that Spotfire's Capitalization is about 20% of TIBCO's capitalization (which is $3.81B as of 8/23/13, see https://www.google.com/finance?q=TIBX ). As a result I have this Market Capitalization numbers for 8/23/13 as closing day:
Tableau - $4B (see https://www.google.com/finance?q=NYSE%3ADATA&sq=DATA )
Qliktech - $3.05B (see https://www.google.com/finance?q=QLIK )
Spotfire - $0.76B (my rough estimate as 20% of TIBCO's capitalization; I wish it will be more for such a mature and excellent product and team, but TIBCO does not want to capitalize on Data Visualization market. I think that the best way for TIBCO to take advantage of Spotfire is to spin it off the same way EMC ($55B Market Cap) did with VMWare (currently $37.7B)). Update on 9/10/13: Akram Annous validated my 3+ years old idea of Spotfire's spinoff in this article @SeekingAlpha: http://seekingalpha.com/article/1684032-is-tibco-dan-loebs-next-pet-project