Looker Blog : Data Matters

Redshift, BigQuery, and Apache Spark, Oh My! - Looker’s...

Today, for the first time, we’ve collected everything we know about databases in one place, and we hope it will become an...


Tech Talk

Jul 17, 2017

Data of Thrones Part III: 7 Predictions for Game of...

Part of the draw of Game of Thrones are the challenges to normal storytelling tropes employed by both George R R Martin and the...


Data Stories

Jul 13, 2017

The Era of the Cloud and the Intelligent Business

We are honored to be included, along with many customers and partners, in the Forbes Cloud 100. It's impressive to see how the...


Company

Jul 11, 2017

Data of Thrones Part II: Women on Screen

Game of Thrones has been both criticized for its treatment of women and praised for its fiercely bold female characters.


Data Stories

Jun 29, 2017

The JOIN 2017 Agenda is Here and it Rocks

Ask any of my friends or colleagues, they will tell you that I’m easily excitable. With that said...this agenda is killer. The...


Company

Jun 28, 2017

Kustomer + Looker Put Support Data Through a New Lens

The Customer Support function is playing an increasingly strategic and valuable role in companies. Today, we are excited to...


product

Jun 22, 2017

Data of Thrones Part I: Screen Time, Episodes, and Death...

Looker is home to many Game of Thrones nerds, and recently we got our hands on some datasets describing the TV show and books....


Data Stories

Jun 21, 2017

Moving Zendesk Data into BigQuery with help from Apache...

With the release of NiFi 1.2/1.3 a number of new processors were introduced, included in these are the Wait/Notify, and...


Tech Talk

Jun 20, 2017

Marketing Conversion Rates: Clarity, Trust, and the...

Test, measure, iterate. The dialogue is similar with most SDR departments across tech: book more meetings, make more calls,...


Data Stories

Jun 15, 2017

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Finally, Google App Data at Your Fingertips

Google recently announced BigQuery Data Transfer Service, which allows marketers to easily pipe all of their Google app data...


Company

Mar 16th, 2017

Data is What Makes Marketers Successful

If you can prove what is working, what is not, how the mix works together and achieves your lead and revenue goals, then you...


Company

Mar 9th, 2017

Looker Sponsors the Santa Cruz New Tech Meetup

New Tech Meetup has chapters all over the world, but you might be surprised to hear that the Santa Cruz New Tech Meetup is not...


Company

Mar 7th, 2017

No Data Left Behind: Introducing Singer, Open Source ETL

Looker is a powerful tool for exploring and visualizing all kinds of data, and our customers use us to gain insight into many...


Company

Mar 1st, 2017

Bringing the Kitchen Table to Dublin

At Looker, The Kitchen Table is literally a large wooden table in the middle of the office, where anyone on the Looker team can...


Company

Feb 23rd, 2017

At Looker, the Love is Baked In

When we announced that we were changing the name of the Looker support team to The Department of Customer Love, a few people...


Company

Feb 14th, 2017

Catching the Third Wave of Business Intelligence

People, especially in tech and data, love buzzwords. “Data democracy”, “data-driven”, “Big Data.” There's been a lot of hype,...


Company

Feb 3rd, 2017

Announcing the Lookerbot for Slack Enterprise Grid

The Lookerbot allows members of your organization to easily pull results from Looker directly into Slack to answer questions...


Company

Jan 31st, 2017

Happy Birthday Looker, and Thank you

Looker is five. It is kind of hard to believe. Thinking back, it seems like we were getting started just yesterday. We’ve grown...


Company

Jan 24th, 2017

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Leveraging Apache NiFi for Agile Dataflows

Apache Nifi was originally created by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) and was open sourced in 2014. It enables...


Tech Talk

Mar 8th, 2017

The Creation of LookVR

On the engineering team at Looker we regularly do hack days where we can put aside our normal project and try to come up with...


Tech Talk

Feb 7th, 2017

Exploring your Data Lake with Amazon Athena and Looker

Today we are proud to announce that with our newest release, we now support Amazon Athena. Looker on Amazon Athena allows users...


Tech Talk

Jan 19th, 2017

My Bets for 2017

2016 was an amazing year for data and, incidentally, also for Looker. I’m excited to see what 2017 has in store. I’ve been...


Tech Talk

Dec 20th, 2016

BigQuery Standard SQL + Looker

Looker and BigQuery work better together than ever before. Read about how we’ve worked with Google Cloud Platform to make sure...


Tech Talk

Sep 28th, 2016

Building A Census Data Application In No Time Flat

After making Census data explorable, we wanted to create an engaging, interactive experience to tell some of the stories that...


Tech Talk

Aug 9th, 2016

A Confession

Most analysts would agree that SQL is simultaneously one of the most valuable and most frustrating tools in their toolbox....


Tech Talk

Jun 15th, 2016

Is It Worth Centralizing My Data?

At Looker, we talk to a lot of companies about their data. One of the most common conversations we have is around centralizing...


Tech Talk

May 2nd, 2016

Looker and Auditing Internal Salesforce Data

While Looker is great for taking a closer look into your data, it's also great for identifying what's missing. In this post,...


Tech Talk

Apr 14th, 2016

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Yes! We Have No Connectors

Over the last decade, we’ve seen an explosion of SaaS applications, all of which produce business-critical data. There are a...


product

Apr 6th, 2017

Announcing the Looker Block for Audience Analytics by...

We are excited to announce our new Audience Analytics Looker Block, which lets publishers instantly compare, see the overlap...


product

Apr 4th, 2017

Improvado + Looker: Aggregate 40+ Cross-Channel Ad...

Like Looker, Improvado believes in simplifying the data aggregation process so our customers can focus on quickly drawing...


product

Mar 23rd, 2017

The Journey to Agile Analytics

The traditional approach to analytics is far from agile. Before you can even ask a question you need to first extract the...


product

Mar 21st, 2017

Creating Looker Explores Your Users Will Love

Data is powerful, but can be overwhelming. Especially if you don’t have a background in databases and/or analytics. This is why...


product

Mar 14th, 2017

We Architected Looker to be Flexible, Scalable and...

Most companies use tens or even hundreds of business tools - marketing automation, financial planning, business analytics,...


product

Feb 15th, 2017

Introducing Looker 4

We are so excited to introduce Looker 4, fulfilling our vision of Looker being a complete data platform. It’s is a major step...


Product

Oct 18th, 2016

The ROI of Looker, Part 1: Scaling and Cost-Savings

One way many customers like to show the impact of Looker on a business, is through the lens of ROI. We’ve seen this so...


Product

Aug 15th, 2016

Looker + Stitch: Combine and derive immediate value from...

By using Stitch together with Looker and a fast analytical database, customers routinely go from having data locked away in...


Product

Aug 1st, 2016

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Using New York City Taxi Data to Avoid Airport Traffic

Yellow cabs are as iconic as the NYC skyline. They're known for being fast—and a little bit scary. But is there a best time to...


data stories

May 9th, 2017

5 Tips to Becoming a Data-Driven Marketer

Most people can pull up a pretty visualization or a create a wonderful presentation with numbers. But as a marketer, and also...


data stories

Apr 28th, 2017

The Metrics of Success

At Looker, we believe in putting our customers' success first. It’s a way of life around here. Caring for our customers is...


data stories

Feb 28th, 2017

Marketing, Data, and a Shameless Plug for an eBook by...

Everything we do at Looker starts with data. We track campaigns, conversions, referrals, meetings, and really everything else....


data stories

Feb 9th, 2017

Looker + DataVirtuality Pipes: Access, integrate and...

Looker is excited to be the exclusive launch partner for DataVirtuality’s new data integration solution - Pipes.


data stories

Feb 8th, 2017

How Data Actions make our Jobs Easier

As I’ve previously written, the ability to analyze our Salesforce.com data with Looker was an absolute game-changer for our...


Data Stories

Dec 15th, 2016

Unlocking Census Voting Data with Looker and BigQuery

Looker is partnering with Google Cloud Platform to take some of the most interesting public datasets and make them available...


Data Stories

Jul 20th, 2016

You're Not Normal

One of the hardest things about reaching big audiences--whether you're designing tools for them or writing for them--is...


Data Stories

May 11th, 2016

Accelerating Customer Expansion with Data

For the Looker Customer Success team, data is an integral part of our up-sell workflow. Read more about how with Looker and our...


Data Stories

Apr 19th, 2016

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Redshift, BigQuery, and Apache Spark, Oh My! - Looker’s...

Today, for the first time, we’ve collected everything we know about databases in one place, and we hope it will become an...


Tech Talk

Jul 17th, 2017

Data of Thrones Part III: 7 Predictions for Game of...

Part of the draw of Game of Thrones are the challenges to normal storytelling tropes employed by both George R R Martin and the...


Data Stories

Jul 13th, 2017

The Era of the Cloud and the Intelligent Business

We are honored to be included, along with many customers and partners, in the Forbes Cloud 100. It's impressive to see how the...


Company

Jul 11th, 2017

Data of Thrones Part II: Women on Screen

Game of Thrones has been both criticized for its treatment of women and praised for its fiercely bold female characters.


Data Stories

Jun 29th, 2017

The JOIN 2017 Agenda is Here and it Rocks

Ask any of my friends or colleagues, they will tell you that I’m easily excitable. With that said...this agenda is killer. The...


Company

Jun 28th, 2017

Kustomer + Looker Put Support Data Through a New Lens

The Customer Support function is playing an increasingly strategic and valuable role in companies. Today, we are excited to...


product

Jun 22nd, 2017

Data of Thrones Part I: Screen Time, Episodes, and Death...

Looker is home to many Game of Thrones nerds, and recently we got our hands on some datasets describing the TV show and books....


Data Stories

Jun 21st, 2017

Moving Zendesk Data into BigQuery with help from Apache...

With the release of NiFi 1.2/1.3 a number of new processors were introduced, included in these are the Wait/Notify, and...


Tech Talk

Jun 20th, 2017

Marketing Conversion Rates: Clarity, Trust, and the...

Test, measure, iterate. The dialogue is similar with most SDR departments across tech: book more meetings, make more calls,...


Data Stories

Jun 15th, 2017

Introducing MemSQL Cloud: The Real-Time Data Warehouse...

Looker is excited to be a launch partner for MemSQL Cloud. We’ve worked closely with MemSQL to support their real-time data...


Tech Talk

Jun 14th, 2017

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