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Score 7.4 out of 100

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight

I'm likely to recommend it because it would become so native if other cloud services are based on AWS infrastructure, like our current setup. It is very seamlessly integrated with other services to feed in data for the visualization. In addition, supporting a reasonably large number of users concurrently is not an issue and should be able to scale horizontally as needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Looker

If you're a company who's been in business for a few years, and can afford a Looker license, then I wouldn't really look anywhere else. We've looked at a TON of data analytics/BI tools over the years and Looker is, by far, the best we've seen. However, that comes with a cost. If you're a new startup, Looker probably isn't appropriate for you because of the cost.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Looker
7.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
6.1
Looker
6.9
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
5.4
Looker
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Looker
7.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
5.7
Looker
7.6
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
6.2
Looker
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
5.6
Looker
7.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Looker
6.1
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
7.0
Looker
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Looker
8.0
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
6.0
Looker
8.0
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Looker
7.8
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
5.2
Looker
7.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Looker
8.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon QuickSight
5.0
Looker

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
5.6
Looker
6.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
6.6
Looker
7.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
7.2
Looker
7.8
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Looker
4.6

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
7.3
Looker
8.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
7.0
Looker
8.8
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
7.0
Looker
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
7.0
Looker
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
Looker

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Looker
6.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Looker
7.3
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Looker
5.0
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
3.5
Looker
5.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
5.4
Looker
6.7

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon QuickSight
4.6
Looker
REST API
Amazon QuickSight
5.0
Looker
Javascript API
Amazon QuickSight
5.0
Looker
iFrames
Amazon QuickSight
4.5
Looker
Java API
Amazon QuickSight
5.0
Looker
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon QuickSight
4.5
Looker
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon QuickSight
3.5
Looker

Pros

Amazon QuickSight

  • Lightweight and serverless BI tool that can be used for niche dashboards.
  • Its integration into other AWS Services is one of its most appealing features.
  • The low monthly cost is another benefit.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Looker

  • Incredibly advanced analytics tool that is even more capable if you learn how to use LookML which is Looker's custom programming language.
  • Quick access to the raw data that is being visualized allows you to spot check for data integrity.
  • My usage with Looker is limited because of our integration but, having seen their updates over time, the integrations with Slack, Salesforce, and other tools appear to greatly improve organizations' workflows.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon QuickSight

  • One of the primary challenges I've had with Amazon QuickSight so far is that some of the reports I want to build use data from different data sets. Instead of being able to put all of the information I want to see into one report.
  • Some of our Amazon QuickSight reports only update every 24 hours. It would be great to see that data in real-time.
  • I would remove the various time zones from Amazon QuickSight and only use the time zone we are in.
Megan Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Looker

  • Mobile viewing is HTML based, not always highly viewable.
  • Basic operations can be difficult to achieve. There is a function called table calculations which allows this.
  • Running on a single server, the entire instance can slow down if even one user schedules a large dashboard.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Looker

Looker 9.0
Based on 4 answers
We've been very happy with Looker so far, and all teams in the organization are starting to see its value, and use it on a frequent basis. It has quickly become our accessible "source of truth" for all data/metrics.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Looker

Looker 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Looker support specialists are heroes. They are knowledgeable, smart, and always vouch for your success. The availability is super quick, and even if there is no current solution for my problem, they will address it and voice it as feedback for a product.
Jasmeet S Babra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon QuickSight

In our case, we are storing our large amount of data in the cloud so using QuickSight adds up to the performance of the reporting. We are using it as a secondary reporting tool so that a business user can generate their own report. We are using Tableau as our primary reporting tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Looker

Looker stacks up very well against the other tools we have evaluated and used. All the tools have their own pros and cons. Looker had a better edge in terms of visualizations when we chose to use it. After several updates, other tools began to have newer features. Looker still stands competitive.
Purav Vaidya | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Amazon QuickSight

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Looker

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight
7.0
Looker
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon QuickSight
Looker
9.0

Support Rating

Amazon QuickSight
Looker
10.0

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