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Top Rated
280 Ratings
38 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 100
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280 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Amazon QuickSight ranks higher in 2 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Access Control and Security
  • Looker ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization, Mobile Capabilities

BI Standard Reporting

8.0

Amazon QuickSight

80%
7.9

Looker

79%
Amazon QuickSight ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
7.6
76%
53 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

7.9
79%
5 Ratings
8.3
83%
62 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
7.8
78%
50 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

7.2

Amazon QuickSight

72%
7.7

Looker

77%
Looker ranks higher in 3/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
7.9
79%
63 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
8.1
81%
62 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
7.1
71%
24 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

7.0
70%
5 Ratings
7.8
78%
64 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

6.9

Amazon QuickSight

69%
7.6

Looker

76%
Looker ranks higher in 4/5 features

Publish to Web

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
50 Ratings

Publish to PDF

6.3
63%
2 Ratings
7.4
74%
52 Ratings

Report Versioning

6.0
60%
4 Ratings
7.8
78%
39 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

7.0
70%
4 Ratings
7.4
74%
59 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

5.8

Amazon QuickSight

58%
6.7

Looker

67%
Looker ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

6.0
60%
5 Ratings
7.9
79%
60 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
7.7
77%
52 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

3.5
35%
2 Ratings
4.6
46%
6 Ratings

Access Control and Security

8.0

Amazon QuickSight

80%
7.3

Looker

73%
Amazon QuickSight ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
7.4
74%
60 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
7.4
74%
57 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
7.1
71%
57 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

3.9

Amazon QuickSight

39%
6.2

Looker

62%
Looker ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

4.0
40%
3 Ratings
7.2
72%
40 Ratings

Mobile Application

3.7
37%
3 Ratings
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

3.8
38%
4 Ratings
7.4
74%
37 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

5.9

Amazon QuickSight

59%

Looker

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Amazon QuickSight ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

6.1
61%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Javascript API

6.6
66%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

iFrames

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Java API

6.1
61%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

3.0
30%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Amazon QuickSight is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • Looker is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Amazon QuickSight

90%
5 Ratings
8.1

Looker

81%
64 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon QuickSight

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Looker

90%
4 Ratings

Usability

7.0

Amazon QuickSight

70%
1 Rating
8.1

Looker

81%
12 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Amazon QuickSight

90%
1 Rating
7.9

Looker

79%
16 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight

Amazon Quicksight is a truly cloud-based solution so it works perfectly fine and saves a lot of expense in terms of hardware and maintenance. We can maintain it by ourselves by giving commands on UI. If you have connectivity issues then it can cause headaches because it's a cloud platform and it's a bit costly as compared to other services
Lakhan Suri | 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

Pros

Amazon QuickSight

  • Easily to set up for data sources, already supports quite a few of AWS and non-AWS data sources
  • Cost friendly since users are charged only for basis of usage
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

  • It is still immature as a cloud-based BI tool.
  • Its functionality is about 40-50% of its competitor's products.
  • Application is still a little buggy and non-intuitive at times.
Anonymous | 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

Pricing Details

Amazon QuickSight

General

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

Starting Price

$5 per month

Amazon QuickSight Editions & Modules

Edition
Authors$24.001
Readers$5.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Looker

General

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

Starting Price

Looker Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Must contact sales team for pricing.

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

Amazon QuickSight 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is easy to use and set up no need to put in so much effort. Once build, the dashboard can be used with multiple clients with the same domain. It provides multiple connectivity options which makes it a versatile option for reporting.
Lakhan Suri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Looker

Looker 8.1
Based on 12 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

Amazon QuickSight 9.0
Based on 1 answer
They provide proper support when needed. They are always ready to provide the box solution and make things easier for users.
Lakhan Suri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Looker

Looker 7.9
Based on 16 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

All of the other reporting platforms my organization has used previously were within our CRM and not a standalone program. In that we were very limited in being able to slice and dice the data the way that we wanted to
Megan Sullivan | 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

  • Reduce lots of setup and maintenance cost.
  • Latest technology in market.
  • Full eco system provided under on roof.
  • Cost effective.
Lakhan Suri | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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