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Dustin Hovey | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 03, 2019

Data and Reporting Made Easy

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Looker is used by many departments in our organization as a hub for business intelligence data. We are all able to access data dashboards in a smooth and slick UI for various uses, including sales, marketing, and research. It's a great way for stakeholders across the organization to view customized, high and low-level metrics. We can use data from Looker for detailed analysis and reports that are shared across units such as BizOps and Marketing.
  • It's user-friendly enough to democratize data for the entire organization; it's functional enough to be used by all users regardless of their experience with BI tools.
  • Ability to quickly connect to data sources without heavy back-end data engineering requirements.
  • Filters, visualization and data elements keep all of the information front and center and logically ordered for a power user.
  • It can be difficult to customize the visualizations.
  • Security groups and content restrictions can be confusing to set up and maintain.
  • The tool can slow down for large and complex queries.
Looker is a great tool when it has a lot of data to ingest and a lot of sources to link to. Since Looker works best at scale it is likely best for the organizations that operate at scale (medium to large business), specifically, organizations that a juggling multiple marketing/sales channels.
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Maddie Morris | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 27, 2019

Excellent Social Sharing & Reporting Platform

Score 8 out of 10
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We use Looker to analyze leads data to determine billing, as well as the efficacy of our different referral paths and PPC efforts. I find it relatively easy to use once you learn the hierarchy of the system, and easy to manipulate on the fly when I need to pull data while I'm on the phone with a customer.
  • Easily modify saved reports to highlight specific points of interest.
  • Report across multiple clients, lead paths and referral objects.
  • Save reports to come back to frequently visited reports for real time updates.
  • It was definitely tricky getting started. However, once you learn how the system classifies and organizes, it gets a lot easier.
  • Sometimes Looker takes too long to load, and as a result won't find the object you're looking for.
  • Occasional run-ins with the spinning wheel of death.
It works really effectively to highlight activity within a specific brand. It's an excellent tool to reference the same reports with updated information, and it's easy enough to modify 1 thing to be able to access the same info across many clients.
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Jasmeet S Babra | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 14, 2019

Power BI tool for enterprises

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Looker is used company-wide, and it allows any analyst or business user to make smart decisions backed by data. Looker connects to all of our databases, be it AWS or GCP, and helps us to mash and analyze it in a single space.
  • Email schedules for reports.
  • Dashboard reporting.
  • New and advanced charting, and analytical capabilities.
  • It does very well with query optimization and displaying results.
  • More charting colors and default scheme options.
Looker is the best BI tool for an enterprise-level company. It allows everyone to work on their space and create reports and dashboards. They have done a great job with their own simpler version of SQL like language to set up tables, called lookml, which is very easy to write, and the documentation on it is excellent! Their customer support is phenomenal! What could be better are their filtering options and visualization options.
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Jacob Rasmussen | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 13, 2019

A great tool that requires a ton of resources to deploy and maintain

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Looker was being used by the entire organization. We also wanted to use Looker externally for our merchant dashboards, but that option turned out to be too expensive. We focused more on using it internally by our sales, finance, marketing, and engineering teams to build dashboards that we could use for internal analytics.
  • We were able to create a data model that was consistent with all users.
  • We were able to customize our dashboards to our needs.
  • Very simple tasks are very complicated in Looker. It is complicated for users to be able to create their own calculation, as these measures have to be added to the data model.
  • Very simple calculations are complicated to add to the data model.
Looker is extremely well suited for a large company that can devote a large number of resources to running and maintaining Looker. It is also great if you have a large analytics initiative and you need a consistent data model in order to avoid different analytics based on the same topic.
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Kevin Yip | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 03, 2019

Solid performer

Score 7 out of 10
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Looker was basically developed for our Circulation Dept. Since they have DFP data in the data warehouse already, We were using Yieldex for advertising reporting but it is pricey. I started building dashboards for our advertising department and people love it. My VP is planning to work with other Hearst newspapers to get them on board.
  • It allows you to create looks for routine focus analysis.
  • It allows you to build a dashboard simply by combining looks.
  • The reports are easily shared simply by forwarding the link.
  • Your work will unlikely be altered by other people with the option of 'Explore Here'.
  • The charts are pretty basic.
  • Presenting KPIs on the dashboard requires combining different 'looks' instead of one look including all.
  • 'Look' cannot be exported in PDF format.
  • It requires a lot of work to include multimedia.
  • It requires good knowledge of SQL. (but once everything has been built, the users do not need it.)
  • Deep learning curve.
Looker is well suited for companies with a data team. It's more suited for internal reporting because the presentation is pretty basic. It does not let you export as Powerpoint and no options for a custom cover page. It is less suited for companies with no data team and no SQL knowledge.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 18, 2019

Looker is the tool you're looking for... if you can afford it.

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We're currently using Looker to peer into our own organization's internal data which is contained in our data warehouse. Looker is now used by everyone within our company in order to have operational insights across operations, finance, sales... all the way to the C-suite. We've been very impressed.
  • 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
  • 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
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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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 04, 2019

Looker is a game changer for our company reporting

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Looker is being used across the whole organization. Looker is our main visualization tool for all of our company reporting.
  • Easy visualization based on SQL Logic.
  • Easy to create pull and push changes.
  • Beautiful graphs.
  • Custom SQL writers can be slow.
  • Sometimes development mode has errors for no reason.
Looker is very well suited for analytics teams. It is super easy for analysts to create visualizations that are tied to data pipelines, and very easy for us to make changes. However, the Explore function might be harder for non-technical audiences to understand and therefore we needed to put on a lot of training for stakeholders.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 28, 2019

Great robust product that helps scale

Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Looker throughout the whole company. We decided to use it after careful consideration and even considering building the tool internally but realized it was going to be too expensive and time-consuming. We use it for building all sorts of reports and tracking and to do data validation.
  • Great place to combine all your data and make sources talk to each other.
  • The dashboard building is very easy and gives you a chance to create and judge any data you need.
  • With the reports, you can set up a save and then have them emailed to you automatically. It is a fantastic way of not having to recreate things all the time.
  • It takes quite a bit of time to set up initially and the onboarding process is long.
  • You need to have an internal team that is dedicated to just setting it up and getting the rest of the people on board.
  • The reports take some time to build initially and it's not overly intuitive.
It is great if you have a lot of data sources and are struggling to keep them in one place where you can also analyze it. Looker is great for helping create and keep track of data and reports that might be coming from many different places. On the other hand, if you are already using something that helps create reports and analyze data while not having many data sources, this might not be as useful.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 28, 2019

Good data warehouse, but lacking some benefits

Score 6 out of 10
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Looker is used as our main data warehouse and analytics system within our business. It is used across the entire organization and by every department. The business has a lot of data in a lot of different places so we feed a lot of that data into Looker to do segmentation, analysis and reporting throughout the entire business.
  • Segmentation of users when feeding in product usage data.
  • Segmentation of high value, medium value, and low-value customers based on financial data feeds.
  • Giving everyone in the organization access to the same data for better collaboration and understanding.
  • The "looks" can be difficult to create and understand.
  • Seems to run slow in our environment. Takes a long time to load large data sets.
  • Could come with more dashboard/graph capabilities depending on which data fields you're using.
Looker seems to be great if you have data from a lot of sources and need to keep it in a single place. However, there seem to be problems when integrating it with Salesforce and sometimes it can be very slow to load. However, if you are just looking for a data warehouse plain and simple, it will do the job.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 28, 2019

Complex but powerful

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We started using Looker about two years ago. The marketing department brought it on as a better way of analyzing data that was housed in disparate systems. Sales data in NetSuite. Call data in Cisco. Website traffic data in Google Analytics. Looker was brought on to consolidate the data under one roof and allow us to analyze and report on the data in a more centralized way.
  • Bring in data from different systems.
  • Allow users to drill into reports and view the underlying data.
  • Combine reports into custom dashboards.
  • Difficult to display data in custom formats.
  • Data needs to join on a single key instead of just showing what you want.
  • Overly complex with difficult learning curve.
Looker helps users to visualize data from multiple sources. It is good at helping to stitch together multiple reports. With the proper training, it can combine data from different channels and display it in a way to allows users to visualize the impact of different variables. You can even create dashboards that are customizable for different users or roles.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 27, 2019

Looker helps us organize our business data

Score 9 out of 10
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Looker is being used across our entire organization and by every single department. We generally use Looker to address business-related metrics like health checks, MRR, C$R. It is a single source for us to determine how our business is progressing. It is a great tool to get cross-functional data and use that to provide feedback or make changes to our structure or initiatives.
  • SQL Capabilities
  • Pivots and calculations
  • Easy filtering
  • The visualization isn't the best
  • The left sidebar coloring makes it hard to see what is selected (bad for accessibility)
I love Looker and it helps on the "money" side of the business to see where you stand. I generally don't like using it for product data because the visualization isn't great. If you are comfortable and familiar with excel and SQL, Looker is an easy transition and you will pick it up quite quickly.
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Shelby Bowden | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 09, 2019

Looker - taking a closer look at your organization!

Score 8 out of 10
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We use Looker in just the administrative side of our organization rather than throughout the whole group. This is mainly due to the specific purpose of the software and also because it can be a little difficult to use for non-trained individuals. The best aspect of it is its ability to quickly share and present BI data to anyone.
  • Great management of complex and large amounts of data.
  • Stunning visuals.
  • Easy sharing of products and results.
  • Mobile version is not the same caliber as the full version.
  • Usage can become complex when performing unusual processes.
  • Loading data can sometimes take a while.
Looker is an excellent option for managing and displaying complex business data without too much hassle or waiting. This ability allows us to quickly understand trends and statistics, but it should not be used for in-depth statistical analysis. It is a great first stop when looking at data, but other software should be used for further research.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 21, 2019

Great user to use product that can be rolled out to the whole org

Score 10 out of 10
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We have Looker available as an opt-in app for the whole enterprise. It is our self-service business intelligence tool. Our power users create a dashboard and scheduled reports for others to view. This tool allows us to see many of our non-financial metrics in a multi-dimensional manner (vs two-dimensional spreadsheets).
  • Beautiful visualizations.
  • No advanced coding needed to manage (users can drag and drop).
  • Easy to learn, mostly intuitive with basic training.
  • 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.
Looker is a great place to be a one-stop shop for daily (or real-time) info into the company's performance. We have a business intelligence database that syncs with production daily (over-night). So, this is a good tool to use first thing in the morning to see what happened yesterday. This tool needs high organizational alignment to do some finance specific use cases like scenario comparison or near term P&L modeling. It is best suited to output historical data, we've found it cumbersome to have our forecast models live (and calculate) within Looker.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 25, 2019

Great visualization tool, flexible and easy to use

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Looker across the whole organization, it is the main source of data for decision making. It addresses problems like tracking financial and other performance trends over time, alerting us about unusual data and basically modeling 80% of the business' data.
  • It enables non-tech-savvy users to quickly put together their own dashboards and keep track of their metrics of interest.
  • Safe development environment to test data models before launching, and version control through Github.
  • Reporting flexibility in terms of filtering possibilities, metrics/dimension addition, and basic data transformation.
  • Widen a bit more the range of graphing options.
  • Allow sharing data more easily with non-Looker users without losing privacy.
  • More debugging options for complex code to understand where in the SQL code errors are.
Totally fitted to become the visualization tool for any type of company with a basic IT department to implement it. It also requires a BI function with a more business-like view to address proper business questions.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 22, 2019

Looker is a fantastic BI tool that scales with the business

Score 10 out of 10
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Our organization is using Looker to provide data access to the entire organization, build for scale, and to enable all departments to pull their own data.
  • Able to connect to multiple different data sources
  • Easy data filtering and navigation
  • Clean visualizations and easy to download the data
  • Looker lacks the ability to provide 'and' operators when filtering. Only 'or' is provided
  • Looker lacks the ability to auto create a data dictionary for defined dimensions and measures within the software. A person must access the API to create one, which is rather inconvenient
  • Looker lacks the ability to display descriptions on the Lookml Dashboard view, which is a list of dashboards where descriptions are not displayed
Looker is well-suited to visually display and scale data accessibility, and is a fantastic BI tool. The tool enables the end user to pull the data they are looking for and minimizes the need for an ad-hoc reporting team.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 17, 2019

Great BI tool with a data modeling layer and version control

Score 8 out of 10
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Looker is being used by one department. Currently, it is being used for viewing internal data but it is being tested for a rollout to clients.
  • The modeling layer adds flexibility to how we can manipulate data before we show it.
  • Easy to connect to Snowflake.
  • Drill down feature is useful.
  • Could use the drill down feature to another chart instead of a table.
  • Navigation from explores to dashboard is cumbersome.
  • Need richer pivot features: hide certain pivot columns from charts.
Looker is well suited for use as a BI tool and, in my opinion, is a sleeker and user-friendly alternative to Tableau. It is great for visualizing data with minimal setup and minimal SQL knowledge for analysts. If your analysts are tech savvy and are comfortable with SQL there might be cheaper alternatives to Looker.
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Purav Vaidya | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 08, 2018

Looker - Business intelligence tool

Score 8 out of 10
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Looker is being used by specific areas of our organization. Our organization is too huge for it to be used throughout. Looker greatly helps in personalizing dashboards and setting up integrated reports for our organization. These reports are created from various data streams and sources. It has various usages and overall has an excellent visual. It helps organizations perform GAP analysis and look at big data in a small view.
  • Excellent visualizations.
  • Support for desktop as well as mobile.
  • Integration with different data sources.
  • It is very expensive and it is not for small teams. The tool is only relevant for large teams.
  • There are not a lot of training opportunities or documentation available.
  • Customization of visualizations is sometimes difficult.
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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Paul Pulley | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 16, 2018

Easy to use!

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[It's] Used by multiple departments across the whole organization. It allows people to quickly view complex data, and share it with others. Easier to use than Tableau.
  • Visualization, easy manipulation.
  • Business leaders do not need-- nor do they want-- to write SQL to get the data and then visualize it.
  • Graphs and spaces that can be shared with other users.
  • Little pop overs or tips that appear as you hover mouse over an object.
Small to medium sized businesses are perfect for Looker.
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Jennifer Lamas | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 18, 2018

Solution to analyze your data quickly and safely

Score 8 out of 10
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This tool is being used in some departments of the company that perform calculations and data analysis, for business intelligence, helps the work team to perform analysis for decision making of large projects, it is very easy to use the graphics are great and very understandable, the filter options are very good and allows you to delve into the data, the visualizations are quite friendly and very practical
  • Filters that help to perform a deeper analysis
  • Detailed data analysis
  • It saves time when presenting works
  • You get fast results
  • Sometimes it takes to load the information
  • The calculation field is advantageous, but not intuitive
  • They should be able to accept many more databases
  • For some people, it is usually very cumbersome
  • Some of its functions are somewhat limited
Looker adapts perfectly when we need to know project data that the company finances, we use it to make the most of the resources that are going to be used and in what way, it is an advantage since it helps us to make very important decisions when approving some project or deny it, since its analyzes are fast reliable and in real time
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Michael Schiff | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 28, 2017

Looker is disrupting the BI marketplace

Score 9 out of 10
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Looker is being used across all of Heroku. It is used in all the major departments, such as Sales, Marketing, Product, Engineering, Customer support and Finance. It provides customer insight to all areas of the company.
  • Real time dashboards
  • Guided Navigation, meaning you can bring up a dashboard or report, click on a cell and drill into the foundational data.
  • Central Metadata Management. LookML metadata repository and language is a game changer.
  • Better visualizations. 3d graphs and charts. A little more sex and sizzle.
  • Adding a new data source and/or tables should be easier.
Well suited:
- Self service analytics
- Realtime reports and dashboards
- Scheduled reports and dashboards
- Embedded reporting

Not well suited: Statistical reporting

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Henri Allik | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 07, 2017

Looker supports data self-serve - everyone can use it!

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Every team in TransferWise is using Looker which means that more than half the company is using it regularly. Our teams are formed to be independent and there is no central BI team to support them with analytics and this is why we use Looker. It helps us to dig into data and draw conclusions based on data real-time. Teams use it to monitor their key performing indicators and build dashboards to present data. Some teams also use Looker for operational work.
  • Build it once - The reason why we have so many Looker users in TransferWise is because it is easy and fast to use. If tables have imported and modeled then everyone can quickly pick the fields and run they query.
  • Simple - average users don't need to know SQL or have technical skills to use Looker.
  • Automated reporting - Looker allows you to schedule emails for daily/weekly/monthly reports or send alerts if there are anomalies in data.
  • Missing some more advanced visualization options, for example Trellis Line Graph
Looker can be used for almost everything, but the solution might not be the most straightforward in more technical cases. With the latest upgrade to Looker 5 it is super simple and fast to build dashboards. Looker is great for automated reporting using scheduling feature. Looker is not so great for ad-hoc complex queries as you would need to build it in LookML first - however, this can be now solved using SQL runner built-in Looker and create temporary Explores
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Scott Schaen | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 06, 2017

Looker's great if you're looking for a customizable solution for making data available to your team

Score 8 out of 10
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We use Looker to make clean data available to the rest of the company. Empowering teams with data in a quick and reliable way with as much of the technical nuances removed. It's an easy way to reduce reliance on the analytics team and make reporting as real-time as possible.
  • Customizing your build -- Fields and measures can represent whatever you want it to.
  • Transparency -- Everything is translated to SQL in real-time so you know what's going on in the background.
  • Innovation -- There's a monthly update where new features are regularly released.
  • User Management and Sharing Data could be a little easier. Your entire model needs to be built with user permissions in mind.
  • It's not quite as plug 'n play as the alternatives, but that's okay.
  • Visualizations could be improved for large amounts of data.
  • Date reporting could be improved. Date, week, hour, month, etc are separate fields...you can't quickly shift between them in reporting/visualizations.
Looker is a great solution if making data available is a priority, or if flexibility/customization is really important. Dashboards and visualizations are good, but it's not Looker's strong suit. Looker is also not a tool for blending different datasets, however there's now a beta feature that takes a stab at this. The Looker UI is pretty intuitive from a user perspective.
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Vinaybabu Raghunandha Naidu | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 12, 2017

Dynamic and Realtime Dashboards

Score 7 out of 10
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Looker is one of the best tools for monitoring dashboards and report generations. It is used widely over the organization. It helped to migrate from the legacy email reports to dynamic dashboards and report creation.
Business Analytics and higher management heavy rely on looker for the trend of sales, expenses and many other use cases.
  • Helps to dynamically create filters.
  • Easy user interface.
  • Can connect to multiple datasources with ease.
  • Representation of data in different formats : graphs, stats.
  • Can share the looks to different teams and assign appropriate permissions for individual look.
  • Can include multiple looks within one single dashboard.
  • Creates cache data in the internal looker DB which consumes much space. Would be great if it has some garbage collection technique.
  • 2 Factor authentication to user login will add more value to its security.
  • Would be great to download the looks and send through an email.
Looker is well suited to showcase the company progress and trend visually where the data is noisy and huge. Multiple types of data visualization can be included in a single frame. Best in Dynamic dashboard creation and data projection in real time.
Less suited when OLAP datasources are connected which increases the data retrieval time and loading to looker is slow.
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Gleb Mezhanskiy | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 14, 2016

The Best BI User Experience

Score 10 out of 10
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Looker helps us democratize data around 10+ product lines and 4 functions.

We have Looker connected to multiple product databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL) and to a data warehouse (Redshift).

Currently have over 50 internal active users of Looker.
  • I believe that among BI tools, Looker provides the best balance between flexibility and configurability for the data team, ease of deployment and support for dev ops and great user experience for the end users – consumers of data.
  • The data modeling layer, LookML proved to be extremely helpful for the Data team to define data models and abstract end users – data consumers – away from the complexity of underlying data sets.
  • Documentation is clear, comprehensive and easy to find.
  • Live chart support within the Looker interface is very helpful.
  • Powerful permission management system allows to provide access to multiple data sets to a big number of users without the risk of compromising security.
  • Very easy to deploy: is shipped as a standalone server Java application. Or even better: can be hosted by Looker company.
  • Add the ability to perform joins across physically distributed databases
Very well suited for modeling and exposing data of any data source with a SQL interface including but not limited to Hive and Spark.

Greatly reduces the burden on engineers by allowing business users to perform analysis, build visualizations and put together dashboards themselves.

Currently cannot handle other data interfaces, such as Splunk.
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Mohammed Anzil | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 15, 2016

Looker - The Perfect Business Data Analytics Provider

Score 8 out of 10
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Looker is a powerful self-service business intelligence tool that is focused on solving particular problems. The first time I noticed about Looker, was when this startup was been nominated for best data analytics startup. The reason why we love the service is it has been familiar to work with navigating through a web browser and it operates on any device at any time. Looker's analytics tool brings data and business teams together to develop the business to the next level.
  • Teamwork.
  • Git for version management and collaboration.
  • Powerful SQL modeling ability.
  • Should lower the price.
  • A bit hard to use the service if you are a newbie.
  • Should give more demonstrations.
Th reason why I did not rate it 9 points is because of the price but I rated it 8 because if its use. Users can discover details behind the picture because all dashboards and queries can be drilled into. Looker offers a free trial but if a small business team decided to buy the software, sometimes they can't afford that.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pixel Perfect reports (42)
Customizable dashboards (51)
Report Formatting Templates (39)
Drill-down analysis (52)
Formatting capabilities (51)
Integration with R or other statistical packages (15)
Report sharing and collaboration (53)
Publish to Web (39)
Publish to PDF (41)
Report Versioning (29)
Report Delivery Scheduling (48)
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.) (49)
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization (41)
Predictive Analytics (6)
Multi-User Support (named login) (49)
Role-Based Security Model (47)
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete) (47)
Responsive Design for Web Access (29)
Dedicated iOS Application (1)
Dedicated Android Application (1)
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile (26)

About Looker

Looker is a business intelligence application with an analytics-oriented application server that sits on top of relational data stores. The Looker platform includes an end-user interface for exploring data, a reusable development paradigm for creating data discovery experiences and an extensible API set so the data can exist in other systems.

Looker Features

BI Platform Features
Does not have featureAdministration via Windows App
Does not have featureAdministration via MacOS App
Has featureAdministration via Web Interface
Has featureLive Connection to External Data
Does not have featureSnapshot of External Data
Has featureIn-memory data model
Does not have featureOLAP (Pre-processed cube representation)
Does not have featureROLAP (SQL-layer querying)
Has featureMulti-Data Source Reporting (Blending)
Has featureData warehouse / dictionary layer
Does not have featureETL Capability
Does not have featureETL Scheduler
Supported Data Sources Features
Does not have featureMS Excel Workbooks
Does not have featureText Files (CSV, etc)
Has featureOracle
Has featureMS SQL Server
Has featureIBM DB2
Has featurePostgres
Has featureMySQL
Does not have featureODBC
Has featureCloudera Hadoop
Has featureHortonworks Hadoop
Has featureEMC Greenplum
Has featureIBM Netezza
Has featureHP Vertica
Has featureParAccel
Has featureSAP Hana
Has featureTeradata
Has featureSage 500
Does not have featureSalesforce
Has featureSAP
Does not have featureGoogle Analytics
BI Standard Reporting Features
Has featurePixel Perfect reports
Has featureCustomizable dashboards
Has featureReport Formatting Templates
Ad-hoc Reporting Features
Has featureDrill-down analysis
Has featureFormatting capabilities
Does not have featurePredictive modeling
Has featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Has featureReport sharing and collaboration
Report Output and Scheduling Features
Has featurePublish to Web
Has featurePublish to PDF
Has featureOutput Raw Supporting Data
Has featureReport Versioning
Has featureReport Delivery Scheduling
Does not have featureDelivery to Remote Servers
Data Discovery and Visualization Features
Has featurePre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Has featureLocation Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Does not have featurePredictive Analytics
Has featureSupport for Machine Learning models
Does not have featurePattern Recognition and Data Mining
Has featureIntegration with R or other statistical packages
Access Control and Security Features
Has featureMulti-User Support (named login)
Has featureRole-Based Security Model
Has featureMultiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Has featureReport-Level Access Control
Has featureTable-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Has featureField-Level Access Control (BI-layer)
Does not have featureSingle Sign-On (SSO)
Mobile Capabilities Features
Has featureResponsive Design for Web Access
Does not have featureDedicated iOS Application
Does not have featureDedicated Android Application
Has featureDashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding Features
Does not have featureREST API
Does not have featureJavascript API
Does not have featureiFrames
Does not have featureJava API
Does not have featureThemeable User Interface (UI)
Does not have featureCustomizable Platform (Open Source)

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  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?No

Looker Support Options

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Looker Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil
Supported Languages: English