Let Looker handle writing your queries, then leverage all of BigQuery’s power to get the answer
Looker’s BigQuery cost estimator runs before you query and lets you set per-user limits. That means no surprises when you get your bill
Looker speaks BigQuery’s language natively. Query nested data, write user-defined functions, and fully leverage BigQuery’s features, all through Looker
Looker reduces complexity for quicker model development in BigQuery. Reduce wait-time, operationalize workloads, and get the predictive metrics you need.
BigQuery charges based on the amount of data you query. Most tools force you to guess what your query will cost. Looker leverages BigQuery’s full toolset to tell you before you run the query (and let you set limits accordingly).
BigQuery makes it easy to handle hierarchical data, but its special syntax leaves most tools at a loss. Looker writes the correct, performant SQL for you.
You’re paying for a next-generation data warehouse with near infinite scalability. Looker leverages that power directly, rather than extracting the data like most tools.
Ultimately, we chose Google’s BigQuery due to its simplicity as a completely managed solution, cloud-friendly cost-structure, and proven capability as an interactive analytics store.
- Jason Jho, Head of Data Engineering