Spotfire promises an accessible, easy-to-use Big Data integration platform. The software utilizes Hadoop data connectors to access multiple sources for data analysis, visualization and calculation. Listed sources include Apache Hive, Apache Spark SQL, Cloudera Hive, Cloudera Impala, Databricks Cloud, Hortonworks, MapR Drill, Teradata, Netezza and Pivotal HAWQ.
Qlik Connectors integrate QlikView with an extensive list of data sources, ranging from the extraction of data from your own files to external data sources derived from the Qlik DataMarket. Potential data sources include Amazon Redshift, Bit.ly, DropBox, Oracle, Salesforce, Twitter and several Microsoft and Google suite applications.
BusinessObjects, like most business intelligence solutions, is able to connect to a number of industry-standard big data sources like Apache Hadoop and Cassandra. Additionally, SAP has its own Big Data platforms: SAP Business Warehouse and SAP HANA.
Connectivity to outside sources, along with the in-system databases, gives SAP BusinessObjects an advantage in Big Data integration.