Looker delivers a new approach to analytics. Building upon the best of what’s come before, Looker reimagines analytics for today’s faster databases. Providing powerfully simple analytics for everyone, in any industry.
Gain insight about how your business works by easily combining data from disparate sources.
Reshape your data to your tool’s specifications, usually into inflexible star schemas
The tool adapts to your data’s schema, whatever it is
Data in your BI tool grows stale until refreshed
Connect directly to any SQL database so data is always fresh
Brittle physical organization of data in the database
Virtual schema in code applied at query-time gives you flexibility
Data is siloed in app-specific databases
Make sense of any structured or semi-structured data with one tool
Avoid inflexible physical schemas and OLAP cubes with a new approach that retains row-level detail and transforms your data on the fly.
Powerful but disorganized SQL
All the power of SQL, organized and reusable with LookML
ETL: Enforced pre-transformation
ELT: Transform at runtime
OLAP Cubes; Summary tables
Keep everyone on the same page by centralizing the definitions of your business metrics and prevent the chaos that comes with workbook-based analytics.
Everyone imposes their own meaning on data
Centrally-defined, version-controlled business logic lives in the software
Collaboration is hard or impossible
Collaboration and versioning using Git, the best-of-breed tool used by programmers
Standalone, workbook-based desktop application
Authoring and viewing all in your browser
Only one developer can work on a universe at a time
Every analyst gets their own sandbox to prototype new work. Push new definitions to production when they’re ready.
No way to audit or roll back to a previous version
Every version of your definitions easily accessible
Give everyone in the organization the ability to get reliable, trustworthy, up-to-date answers to their questions—no SQL required.
Analysts can explore; No one else can
Business users self-serve to governed data
A small subset of the data is available for exploration
Connect directly to the database to explore all your data
Explorers make up their own meaning for the data, leading to chaos
Explorers use centrally-defined business metrics, keeping everyone on the same page
Chart, graph, format, and visually explore your data, right in the same platform that you use to prepare and transform your data.
Export data excerpts to specialized visualization tools
Web-native, interactive visualizations across your entire data ecosystem
Hard to share dynamic visualization
Visualizations live in-browser
Dashboards are inflexible and require special tools to update
Business users can drag & drop to create or edit their own dashboards
Limited to included visualizations
Plug in any custom visualization you can code in D3
Don’t stop at visualization. Leverage the value of your data wherever you need it across the web, on your mobile device, and right in your existing workflows.
Sharing is hard
Sharing is as easy as sending the URL to your colleague
Data is locked in your BI tool
Access your data in your existing contexts—in Slack, Salesforce, wherever you need it
Scheduling data delivery is hard or impossible
Everyone can schedule delivery to email, webhooks, chat, S3 or FTP
Export, download locally, upload, then import
Export locally or export directly to Google Drive, Dropbox, S3
BI isn't integrated into the web
Fully embeddable with SSO. Responsive mobile design. Full RESTful API
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Business intelligence, big data analytics, or a 360 view of your customers. Whatever you need, Looker can help. Talk to our data experts.