Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Fivetran
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Fivetran replicates applications, databases, events and files into a high-performance data warehouse, after a five minute setup. The vendor says their standardized cloud pipelines are fully managed and zero-maintenance. The vendor says Fivetran began with a realization: For modern companies using cloud-based software and storage, traditional ETL tools badly underperformed, and the complicated configurations they required often led to project failures. To streamline and accelerate…
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Looker
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Looker is a BI application with an analytics-oriented application server that sits on top of relational data stores. It includes an end-user interface for exploring data, a reusable development paradigm for data discovery, and an API for supporting data in other systems.N/A
Pricing
FivetranLooker
Editions & Modules
Starter
$0.01
per credit
Standard
$0.01
per credit
Enterprise
$0.01
per credit
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FivetranLooker
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsMust contact sales team for pricing.
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Features
FivetranLooker
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Fivetran
7.6
6 Ratings
8% below category average
Looker
-
Ratings
Connect to traditional data sources8.66 Ratings00 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL6.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Fivetran
7.5
5 Ratings
11% below category average
Looker
-
Ratings
Simple transformations7.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Complex transformations7.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Fivetran
7.2
6 Ratings
13% below category average
Looker
-
Ratings
Data model creation7.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Metadata management8.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Business rules and workflow4.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Testing and debugging7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Fivetran
6.8
5 Ratings
19% below category average
Looker
-
Ratings
Integration with data quality tools6.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Fivetran
-
Ratings
Looker
8.1
62 Ratings
1% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings7.453 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings9.061 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings8.049 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Fivetran
-
Ratings
Looker
7.9
63 Ratings
3% below category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings9.062 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings7.661 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings7.025 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings8.263 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Fivetran
-
Ratings
Looker
8.4
59 Ratings
0% above category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings8.249 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings8.651 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings8.038 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings8.958 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Fivetran
-
Ratings
Looker
6.5
60 Ratings
22% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings7.459 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings7.551 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings4.66 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Fivetran
-
Ratings
Looker
7.7
60 Ratings
11% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.159 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings7.256 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings7.356 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Fivetran
-
Ratings
Looker
6.7
43 Ratings
18% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings8.141 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings8.737 Ratings
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User Ratings
FivetranLooker
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(7 ratings)
8.3
(63 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(12 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(14 ratings)
User Testimonials
FivetranLooker
Likelihood to Recommend
Fivetran
Fivetran's business model justifies the use-case where we require data from a single source basically a lot of data but if the requirement is not on the heavier side, Fivetran comes to costly operation when compared to its peers. Otherwise, I'll recommend Fivetran for stability and update and seamless service provider.
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Google
Very easy to customize views when the base data is the same - people with zero SQL knowledge can view and get the required data with minimum training. Very useful when the data is scattered across tables and a user wishes to co-relate all and extract the results. Easy to have data in dynamic and also get a current snapshot. Memory/performance issues come in when there is a lot of data.
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Pros
Fivetran
  • Easily connects to source data using delivered connectors
  • Transforms data into standard models and schemas
  • Has very good documentation to help quickly setup connectors
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Google
  • 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
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Cons
Fivetran
  • More detailed logging
  • More flexible choices for time range over which records are synced
  • More options for masking and excluding sensitive data
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Google
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Fivetran
No answers on this topic
Google
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.
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Usability
Fivetran
Just need to input connection info.
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Google
Looker is relatively easy to use, even as it is set up. The customers for the front-end only have issues with the initial setup for looker ml creations. Other "looks" are relatively easy to set up, depending on the ETL and the data which is coming into Looker on a regular basis.
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Performance
Fivetran
It runs pretty well and gets our data from point A to point cluster quickly enough. Honestly, it's not something I think about unless it breaks and that's pretty rare.
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Google
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Fivetran
No answers on this topic
Google
Never had to work with support for issues. Any questions we had, they would respond promptly and clearly. The one-time setup was easy, by reading documentation. If the feature is not supported, they will add a feature request. In this case, LDAP support was requested over OKTA. They are looking into it.
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Alternatives Considered
Fivetran
We never seriously considered using anything else. Our data engineers had used Fivetran extensively in previous roles so when it came time to make a decision, there wasn't much of a process. They gladly signed the contract with Fivetran pretty quickly.
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Google
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.
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Return on Investment
Fivetran
  • Development cost have reduced for each connector
  • The pay-per-use model is still not out their which requires lot of overhead cost
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Google
  • 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.
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ScreenShots

Looker Screenshots

Screenshot of a Looker dashboard with a geo chart.