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Nov 26, 2018 | By Eric Carr
Amazon and Looker have been strategic partners since shortly after Looker’s inception. Looker hosts its instances in Amazon Web Services (AWS), and over 55% of our clients are using one of the many Amazon-hosted cloud databases such as Redshift, Athena, and various Relational Database Service (RDS) flavors as their primary Looker data sources.
Nov 19, 2018 | By Elena Rowell
The power of the Looker platform still surprises me. Just when I think I’ve seen it all, I’m reminded again of yet another of its capabilities. I am especially impressed with the seemingly endless creative ways users utilize Looker. I’m always learning about unique ways people share data through emails and Slack, or create simple A/B tests with statistical significance.
Nov 14, 2018 | By Zachary Aragosa
Amazon’s Athena database supports a wide array of geospatial functionality that allows for building complex analysis with any data containing geographies or individual locations. With Looker, you can query data directly from Athena and leverage all of their geospatial functionality to give users the ability to work with massive geospatial data sets.
Oct 24, 2018 | By Daniel Mintz
Software engineers know what good code looks like. It’s readable, organized, modular, version-controlled, well-tested, and it doesn’t repeat itself. It leverages work others have already done and it’s been reviewed before it ships, ensuring that it makes sense to more than just its author.
Oct 11, 2018 | By Daniel Mintz
Looker has been embedded in its community since the very beginning. That’s actually why we’re headquartered in Santa Cruz, CA. Our founder and CTO, Lloyd Tabb, was a long-time Santa Cruz resident who’d raised his family there and taught middle school in the community. So when he was starting his own company, he didn’t want to start it “over the hill” in Silicon Valley, but right in his own community.
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.
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.
Dec 7, 2018 | By Looker
For a short while, it looked like the future of retail lay solely online. However, as 2018 is proving, “instore” retail isn't dead, it's evolving. With the line between high street stores and online becoming increasingly blurred, each approach is learning from the other, with data playing the key role in this merger. Access this webinar replay with Looker customer, Marks and Spencer to hear how they use data insights to manage natural language routing and real-time monitoring of their call centers processes.
Dec 7, 2018 | By Looker
If the story your data is telling is best expressed through a chord, sankey, sunburst, or other diagram that isn’t a default option, we’re thrilled to tell you that Looker’s custom visualization library is ready and waiting to help you complete your data picture. Join this webinar to learn how to install, work with, and modify custom visualizations from Looker’s custom visualization library.
Dec 6, 2018 | By Looker
You devote hours to crafting a great dashboard, only to be confronted later by the report that no one’s looking at it. Worse, they’re still coming to you with questions you already answered for them on the dashboard! What’s going on? It turns out there are some reliable tips you can use to make your dashboards so impactful, users will return to the data again and again. The key lies in understanding your audience, choosing the right visualizations, and arranging everything in a way that encourages self-service. Join us to learn how it’s done!
Dec 3, 2018 | By Looker
Ever wonder how Looker uses Looker? Get a peek behind the curtain in this webinar series. Each lab session will focus on one of our favorite Looker features and highlight not just how to use it, but the “where”, “when”, and “why” as well. (In case you’re wondering, the “who” is you!) We’ll demonstrate some of our favorite use cases and share tips and tricks that you can show off to your colleagues and look like a data hero.
Nov 27, 2018 | By Looker
Becoming a successful data culture requires equal parts curiosity, dedication and a working knowledge of the tools that help bring your company data to life. To explain how Looker is committed to assisting users at every step in the journey, Lookers Anne-Lise Wohlers and Maire Newton demonstrate what makes Looker a recognized favorite in the data community.