Looker Blog : Data Matters

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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


Data Stories

Jun 15, 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...


Tech Talk

Jun 14, 2017

CSV to Oprah in 5 (codeless) clicks

Flat-file formats like CSVs are a simple, universal way to store data. But as data gets bigger and bigger, getting a...


product

Jun 13, 2017

JOIN: Stay Curious, Keep Asking

Looker’s annual user conference, JOIN, returns home to the San Francisco Bay Area this year as the place to Keep...


Company

Jun 12, 2017

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Looker and Vertica - Geospatial Analytics

Vertica offers a suite of geospatial analytics functions with its HP Vertica Place package. Learn more about how...


Tech Talk

Dec 22nd, 2015

How Top Engineering Organizations Build their Big Data...

Read about the recent trend for companies looking to attract top-tier engineering talent to write behind-the-scenes...


Tech Talk

Dec 7th, 2015

Today Looker is announcing our integration with BigQuery,...

Analytic databases are getting faster and a lot easier to deploy. Technologies are leap-frogging each other quickly....


Tech Talk

Nov 5th, 2015

Flexible, Agile, 'Near-Infinite', Cohort Analysis

Learn about the varieties of cohort analysis and how it answers questions related to behaviors of a group over time...


Tech Talk

Nov 3rd, 2015

Looker and Vertica : ORC Reader

Learn how to create ORC files from text files, use the Vertica ORC reader to create queryable tables from those files...


Tech Talk

Oct 30th, 2015

Looker and Vertica: Flex Table Integration

Learn how HP Vertica's Flex Zone allows semi-structured data to be quickly loaded and analyzed using Vertica, without...


Tech Talk

Oct 12th, 2015

Amazon Redshift Scalar User-Defined Functions: A How-To

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced that Redshift, their managed MPP database offering, will support scalar...


Tech Talk

Sep 11th, 2015

Ask the Experts: Data Architectures for Better Analytics...

To discuss the considerations and tactics for deploying Redshift, Looker hosted a panel discussion including data...


Tech Talk

Jun 12th, 2015

Predict Lending Club's loan portfolio returns using HP...

The latest offering from Vertica, Distributed R, is very exciting. Now Vertica users can execute and train R models...


Tech Talk

May 28th, 2015

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My 3 Favorite New Features in Looker

Looker has released features that have taken visualization and presentation of findings within Looker even easier and...


Product

Nov 20th, 2015

Building a Data Platform

At Looker, our goal is to build a data platform that gives everyone in your business a totally different experience...


Product

Sep 22nd, 2015

Introducing Spaces - A New Way to Promote Info-sharing...

The ability to quickly and easily share information with the right people in your company is crucial to business...


Product

Dec 16th, 2014

Announcing Looker 3

We are excited to announce Looker 3, available today for upgrade or free trial in a secure hosted or on-premise...


Product

Oct 1st, 2014

Naming and Aliasing Conventions

Data analysts often face problems with naming conventions, because their vocabulary spans both the business space...


Product

Jul 17th, 2014

Announcing Looker 2.4, Two Factor Authentication and LDAP

In Looker 2.4 we are announcing two new features to support your growing business - Two Factor Authentication (2FA)...


Product

Jul 16th, 2014

Looker Release 2.2, Dedicated to the Ones We Love - the...

Looker’s product roadmap is developed from our own vision and experience as data analysts and in response to customer...


Product

Jun 20th, 2014

The Reusability Paradigm of LookML

Quick Reiteration of Metric Calculations for Powerful Data Exploration At Looker, we want to make it easier for data...


Product

Apr 10th, 2014

Introducing Persistent Derived Tables

Today, we are announcing the next big step for Looker, Persistent Derived Tables, an elegant new tool for managing...


Product

Feb 27th, 2014

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Using innovative analytics to measure our radio...

Learn how Simply Business uses cohort analysis with Snowplow event data in Looker to measure ROI for their radio...


Data Stories

Oct 1st, 2015

Mental Gymnastics for Online Marketers - Calculating...

Learn about how Live Out There’s marketing team uses Looker for cohort analysis, allowing them to calculate their...


Data Stories

Sep 14th, 2015

Looker at the Top of the Funnel

Read about how Looker pipes Salesforce.com data to Amazon Redshift to run Looker on top for analysis, almost entirely...


Data Stories

Sep 3rd, 2015

DonorsChoose - Visualizing Community Impact

See how DonorsChoose recently made their community impact data available to the public through Looker Dashboards,...


Data Stories

Aug 27th, 2015

Inspiring a Data-Driven Culture

Data democratization is becoming a more popular concept at organizations using Looker, empowering more individuals to...


Data Stories

Aug 25th, 2015

How We Looker at Looker

At Looker our customers are “Good Lookers,” Frank, our CEO is “FrankenLooker,” and Margaret, who fosters and grows...


Data Stories

Mar 24th, 2015

DonorsChoose Selects Looker

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Teachers post their...


Data Stories

Dec 3rd, 2014

Knewton Powers Online Education

With millions of students using Knewton, there is a lot of data to track. Using Looker, they have a set of tools that...


Data Stories

Nov 6th, 2014

Venmo - Data-Driven Design

Venmo's engineers and designers are constantly tweaking and upgrading the Venmo app. They are always working on new...


Data Stories

Sep 29th, 2014

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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...


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,...


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...


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...


Tech Talk

Jun 14th, 2017

CSV to Oprah in 5 (codeless) clicks

Flat-file formats like CSVs are a simple, universal way to store data. But as data gets bigger and bigger, getting a...


product

Jun 13th, 2017

JOIN: Stay Curious, Keep Asking

Looker’s annual user conference, JOIN, returns home to the San Francisco Bay Area this year as the place to Keep...


Company

Jun 12th, 2017

Tenjin Looker Block: Run Smarter App Marketing Campaigns

In today’s mobile ecosystem, app marketers have to be savvy about how they allocate their ad spend. The landscape is...


Product

Jun 7th, 2017

Driving Growth with Data: Mary Meeker's 2017 Internet...

If there’s one place to get a better understanding of the latest in tech, it’s Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins’...


Company

Jun 5th, 2017

Is our story of the 2016 election wrong? Let’s Ask the Data.

There were a lot of stories told about the 2016 Election. Working Class Whites? Hispanic voters? Unlikable...


data stories

May 31st, 2017

Why Nesting Is So Cool

New data warehousing technologies provide you with better options for dealing with nested data. Now, when you're...


Tech Talk

May 24th, 2017

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