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Score 8.4 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Looker
8.2
Pixel Perfect reports
Looker
7.5
Customizable dashboards
Looker
8.7
Report Formatting Templates
Looker
8.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

Looker
8.1
Drill-down analysis
Looker
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Looker
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Looker
7.1
Report sharing and collaboration
Looker
8.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Looker
8.1
Publish to Web
Looker
8.0
Publish to PDF
Looker
8.4
Report Versioning
Looker
7.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
Looker
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Looker
6.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Looker
8.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Looker
7.9
Predictive Analytics
Looker
4.6

Access Control and Security

Looker
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Looker
9.1
Role-Based Security Model
Looker
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Looker
8.7

Mobile Capabilities

Looker
6.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Looker
7.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Looker
5.0
Dedicated Android Application
Looker
5.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Looker
7.4

Pros

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
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Cons

Looker

  • Looker is expensive
  • Looker's solution is pretty much set, they come out with new features, but because it's hosted, you don't have a ton of extensibility
  • Creating public dashboards seem a bit difficult
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Likelihood to Renew

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.
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Support

Looker

Looker 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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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Alternatives Considered

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.
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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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