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Mar 27, 2020   |  By Tom Yeager and Tim Ramsell
We love our customers at Looker. They’ve been essential to helping us improve our product and services, from fixing unexpected bugs to adding new features to better serve their needs. This is also why our amazing support team, also known as the Department of Customer Love, has put customer feedback and relationships first since day one of Looker.
Mar 17, 2020   |  By Tamara Ford John
At Looker, we are fortunate to work with some of the most innovative and industry-leading companies. Our customers continue to impress us with the ways they go beyond basic business intelligence to deliver custom data experiences to their internal and external users. Recently, we got to sit down with Ryan Sherman, VP of Product at Allbound, the leading Partner Relationship Management solution.
Mar 10, 2020   |  By Ori Raphael & Roy Hegdish
Amazon Athena is one of the most widely growing services in the Amazon Cloud, often used as part of a cloud data lake for ad-hoc querying, analytics, and data science on both structured and semi-structured data. In this article, we’ll walk through a few key data preparation best practices that can have a major impact on query performance in Amazon Athena.
Mar 5, 2020   |  By Erik Jones
Not long ago ZoomInfo hosted their first-ever Datafest — a 2.5-day event dedicated to the planning, development, iteration, and creation of analytic products. Think hack-a-thon, but with the objective to deliver a working application or micro-service that could be productionalized and deployed across the organization. We had 25 people split into teams, competing for the grand prize of “Datafest Champion.”
Mar 4, 2020   |  By Erin Franz
It’s been almost five years since the original launch of the Looker Block for Segment Event Analytics. At that time, the term “Looker Block” didn’t even exist. Now, our Blocks directory contains over 75 source Blocks developed by Looker and our partners to accelerate analytics for our customers. With that in mind, we figured it was a great time to take a closer at other challenges Looker Blocks can help solve.
Sep 16, 2018   |  By Looker
The practice of data visualization helps us communicate a complex dataset in a simple and powerful way. Visualizations bring us understanding quickly and compel us to take action in ways that static numbers on a report can never provide on their own. They compel us to take action in ways that static numbers on a report can never provide on their own.
Sep 1, 2018   |  By Looker
As the technology around data collection, storage and reporting continues to get cheaper and more efficient, the value in your business data grows. When analytics are applied to an organization’s decision making process, it has the potential to unlock massive value and improve both the top and bottom lines.
Aug 1, 2018   |  By Looker
With Looker, analysts can easily perform ad-hoc analysis on their AWS event data without the need to set-up a dedicated data warehouse, or purchase a dedicated application. Use Looker to monitor and be notified when errors or suspicious activity occurs anywhere across your AWS services, then drill down to easily identify the root cause.
Jul 1, 2018   |  By Looker
Built in conjunction with experts from Amazon Web Services, Looker’s pre-built data models and dashboards give analysts a full suite of tools to understand and optimize Redshift performance and ETL cycles.
Jun 1, 2018   |  By Looker
Gain instant insight into costs associated with your AWS usage with Looker’s AWS Optimization Suite. The Looker data platform makes it easy to natively access your AWS Cost and Usage reports right from S3 and instantly convert them into intuitive and interactive dashboards.
Nov 20, 2019   |  By Looker
An enterprise's ability to compete in the digital age rests on business agility. The average enterprise today uses more than 1,000 cloud applications, plus custom enterprise software and transactional systems. This proliferation of business-critical SaaS applications has created massive amounts of data in software silos, making it difficult for legacy BI platforms to keep up.
Aug 26, 2019   |  By Looker
Business data has changed radically. Enterprises today use thousands of SaaS applications and business systems that create more data than ever imagined, resulting in a struggle for users to gain holistic and actionable insights. Organizations need a solution to simplify the end to end workflow-- from data prep and governance to visualization, delivery, and action. This webinar will reveal a proven solution with real world examples and how it creates future opportunities for your organization.
Aug 21, 2019   |  By Looker
For truly data-driven companies, data is part of the very fabric of your business – woven into every moment of every day. What if this whole time you were looking at the wrong metrics? And making business decisions off of them? Stop letting your company rely on vanity metrics and start making better-informed decisions with actionable metrics.
Jun 25, 2019   |  By Looker
What’s the point of having good data if you don’t have access to it or use the data in the right way? The world of marketing has changed drastically in the last several years. Marketing has evolved from an art to a science with data being the central source of our decision making. As marketers, we are now being held more accountable to anything from lead goals to operational efficiencies, and even revenue.
Jun 15, 2019   |  By Looker
In the age of big data, visualization is one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal. Visualizations enable you to understand vast amounts of data quickly and to identify new patterns and relationships that might not otherwise be evident.