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Top Rated
91 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Looker

Looker is excellent when there is a large team and when there is a lot of data required to be integrated. It does an excellent job in visualizations and creating charts. It is less appropriate for smaller teams as it is very expensive. If visualizations require too many customizations then Looker is slightly less appropriate. Overall, it provides great visualizations and drill-down analysis. Visualizations can be improved based on the current technology in the market.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Looker
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Looker
7.1
Customizable dashboards
Looker
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
Looker
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Looker
7.8
Drill-down analysis
Looker
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Looker
7.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Looker
6.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Looker
8.9

Report Output and Scheduling

Looker
7.8
Publish to Web
Looker
8.0
Publish to PDF
Looker
8.0
Report Versioning
Looker
6.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Looker
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Looker
6.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Looker
7.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Looker
7.8
Predictive Analytics
Looker
4.6

Access Control and Security

Looker
8.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Looker
9.1
Role-Based Security Model
Looker
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Looker
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

Looker
6.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Looker
7.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Looker
5.0
Dedicated Android Application
Looker
5.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Looker
7.5

Pros

  • Interesting approach to data modelling (LookML), that highly increases re-usability, is version controlled and much easier to understand for people that are not fluent in SQL.
  • Makes data discovery fun and easy.
  • Collaboration features
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Cons

  • Visualisation capabilities clearly lack behind Tableau and some others.
  • Allow for custom branding and CSS changes to fit a given corporate identity / design.
  • Ability to blend data between different sources (i.e. two different connections / databases).
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Likelihood to Renew

Looker9.0
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.
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Support

Looker10.0
Based on 1 answer
I can get responses to questions in minutes through their in-app chat feature. They have provided 6 months of LookML training to our analytics team, with weekly calls. They also provided in-office business user training for our entire organization
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Breadth of Deployment

Looker has been adopted company-wide, and Looker dashboards are displayed on screens throughout the office. It is the single source of truth, and as the company grows, so will the number of Looker users.
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Alternatives Considered

This question is very complex and depends on the concrete business needs. Looker plays very well when focus is on data discovery, ease-to-use and complex data modeling done straight in the tool. For a super complex dashboard, reports and in a huge enterprise environment with extreme dependencies, there are tools that are currently better suited.One of Looker's strength is to truly enable self-service BI, by giving almost everybody access to the system in a browser environment without the need of a thick client software and for a relatively low marginal price per user.
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Collaboration and Sharing

Looker8.8
Based on 38 answers
Ease of sharing is great. I love that any report that has been built can be shared via URL, regardless of whether that report is itself saved to any particular collaboration space or dashboard. Even and ad hoc data pull can be shared with a link
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Data Integration

Looker8.3
Based on 38 answers
Data source connectivity is easy within Looker, but combing and merging data from disparate sources is not a feature currently available. Each different data source effectively lives in its own space because the tool queries the underlying data source live via a single connection.
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Pricing Details

Looker

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