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Score 7.6 out of 100

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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

For less evolved reporting, it is not bad at all. It is not designed to scale, fully. I mean that as long as you do not intend to scale, it is a good product for your company. Log aggregation level reporting is not suited for Looker. Customer facing data reporting is. As long as the reporting is not too multi-dimensional, Looker is good.
Joe Hughes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Looker
7.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
6.6
Looker
7.2
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
4.5
Looker
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
5.4
Looker
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
5.7
Looker
7.7
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
6.3
Looker
8.0
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
5.3
Looker
7.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
4.3
Looker
7.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
7.0
Looker
8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
5.9
Looker
7.7
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
6.6
Looker
7.9
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
5.9
Looker
7.2
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
4.7
Looker
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
6.2
Looker
7.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon QuickSight
5.9
Looker

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Looker
6.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
6.3
Looker
7.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
Looker
7.7
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
3.3
Looker
4.6

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
7.3
Looker
7.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
7.0
Looker
7.8
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
7.0
Looker
7.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
7.3
Looker
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
Looker

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
3.9
Looker
6.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Looker
7.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
3.3
Looker
5.0
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
3.9
Looker
5.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
4.2
Looker
7.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon QuickSight
5.0
Looker
REST API
Amazon QuickSight
5.6
Looker
Javascript API
Amazon QuickSight
5.9
Looker
iFrames
Amazon QuickSight
5.2
Looker
Java API
Amazon QuickSight
5.6
Looker
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon QuickSight
4.4
Looker
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon QuickSight
3.6
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

  • It's on-demand and in the cloud, we don't have to mess with AMIs or scaling issues
  • Looker's data domain creating tool is better than anything we've seen
  • LookML, Looker's specialized language is incredibly extensible and allows us to connect and visualize almost any data type
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

Usability

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Looker

Looker 7.9
Based on 10 answers
Nontechnical users can create reports easily. Can create customized reports individually or on the whole for the group. Slicing and dicing data through Looker fairly simple. Drill-downs are much better than anticipated. Especially heat map drill-downs, became most popular within the company, considering the company is a location analytics ad tech company.
Anson Abraham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Looker

Looker 7.8
Based on 14 answers
Looker provides great customer support and service solutions. The team will prioritize user feedback and relationships. The customer issue is answered on time by the agents and provides full resolution support. The agents are very well trained, smart, and knowledgeable. The availability of the agents and the response time are awesome and the company is really very well concerned about this.
Anonymous | 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

Return on Investment

Amazon QuickSight

No answers on this topic

Looker

  • The platform allows you to create visual representations of your data and store them in charts, graphs and maps.
  • Gives the business owner the flexibility to visualize their data in a real time manner, thereby enabling the business owner to be on top of their data and understand its dynamics.
Greg Alder | 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

Amazon QuickSight Editions & Modules

Edition
Authors$24.001
Readers$5.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Looker

General

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

Looker Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight
7.0
Looker
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon QuickSight
Looker
9.0

Usability

Amazon QuickSight
Looker
7.9

Support Rating

Amazon QuickSight
Looker
7.8

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