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Feb 26, 2021   |  By Jill Hardy
Welcome to our first embedded dashboard of the month blog post. We’re kicking things off featuring a Looker dashboard by Inspyrus, a company that helps their customers automate invoice processing and payments in the cloud. I spoke with Prashant Soral, CTO, who heads up development and anything analytics related for Inspyrus.
Feb 25, 2021   |  By Joel McKelvey
At Looker we’re constantly working to help you leverage the power of your database for greater performance, efficiency, and functionality. That’s why we’re so excited to have worked with the BigQuery team on the launch of Google’s new preview of BigQuery BI Engine — an in-memory analysis service that makes Looker running on BigQuery faster than ever.
Feb 18, 2021   |  By Josh Parenteau
In an environment as dynamic and rapidly evolving as the BI and analytics platform market, the release of the annual Gartner Research Magic Quadrant is always highly anticipated. This report plays an integral role in helping companies understand the current market landscape and deciding which vendors are best suited to meet their needs.
Feb 16, 2021   |  By Azmat Tanauli
The importance of data and analytics as a key to overcoming the kinds of shocks that companies experienced in the past year is undeniable. As we lean into the digital future and look to build more resilient businesses and economies, embedded analytics will play a crucial role by empowering people to find analytics insights in the contexts where they are most useful, and in a fashion natural to their decision making processes.
Feb 11, 2021   |  By Lee Schlesinger
Good data quality is a strategic asset that provides businesses a competitive advantage. Without confidence in the data, it’s difficult to be confident about the decisions you make based on that data. That’s why Talend and Looker have developed a data quality Block for Talend Studio. It gives you a pre-built data model that makes getting data quality analytics easier for any organization that uses both Talend Studio and Looker.
Feb 1, 2021   |  By Matt Olivo
Database performance and user experience across an organization are impacted by many factors: concurrency, query size and complexity, computing resource allocation and schema structure are just a few. BigQuery’s fully managed, cost-effective architecture handles a significant portion of the performance optimization workload natively. It even automatically allocates the optimal computing resources for each query.
Jan 29, 2021   |  By Sharon Zhang
It’s natural to have a lot of questions when you’re evaluating embedded analytics solutions. In my years working with companies that embed analytics with Looker, I’ve noticed the same questions come up time and time again — and today I want to share the answers (and related resources), organized by theme. Think of this as a reference guide you can come back to in your research.
Jan 27, 2021   |  By Dan LeBlanc
As a result of the pandemic, more consumers than ever before are shopping online. At the same time, retailers and brands have been forced to rethink their business strategies as they adjust to today’s increasingly digital reality. Some retailers are moving slowly or struggling to adapt. And others are experiencing the best times ever — even outpacing Black Friday and other holiday-related shopping events.
Jan 27, 2021   |  By Éanna Cunnane
Helping customers succeed with data has been central to Looker’s mission and core values since day one. This is why we’re so honored that our customers have spoken to help us once again earn top rankings in four peer groups and a perfect customer recommendation score of 100% in The BI & Analytics Survey 21 from the Business Application Research Center (BARC).
Jan 8, 2021   |  By Victoria Phung
Q Foundation, a social sector non-profit providing technology solutions to deliver housing assistance primarily in San Francisco, implemented Looker in March 2020, just as the US issued shelter in place orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, San Francisco was already dealing with the effects of a national homeless crisis. With new challenges COVID-19 was creating, the teams at Q Foundation knew that the housing crisis was about to get even worse.
Nov 18, 2020   |  By Looker
Nov 4, 2020   |  By Looker
Bruno Aziza, Head of Data Analytics, Google Cloud, Eric Best, CEO & Founder, SoundCommerce, an Nikhil Mishra, Director of Engineering, Verizon Media
Aug 28, 2020   |  By Looker
In an era of free-to-play monetization models and multiplayer real time games, data is the lifeblood of your game. The ability to collect, analyze, and derive insights from data is vital in optimizing user acquisition, providing relevant in-game offers and improving monetization outcomes. Our keynote speaker, Rob Martin, Chief Architect of Google Cloud for Games, will kick off the day by discussing how BigQuery and Looker unlock insights at scale so you can optimize player experience and maximize monetization for your game.
Aug 6, 2020   |  By Looker
Looker announces the release of top-requested enhancements for system administrators, data analysts and decision makers, plus significant steps forward for application builders. These product enrichments will help organizations use data at greater scale, faster, while optimizing costs. New pre-built modular UI and data components make it possible to reduce the time and effort needed to build and deliver new data experiences within or outside of Looker. And it’s easier than ever for more people to get the insights they need by asking more questions in more ways of more data.
Jul 31, 2020   |  By Looker
In this demo, Daniel Mintz, Chief Data Evangelist at Looker, provides a tour through the Looker data platform and explains how having readily accessible data can make you better at your job. With Looker, anybody, no matter how technical, can ask questions of the data, and get correct, meaningful answers. And it lets them do that right in their browser, without having to wait in line. With Looker, anyone can.
Jul 9, 2020   |  By Looker
Anika Kuesters Smith, Sales Engineering Manager at Looker, takes us through the process of connecting your data to Looker, generating a model, and exploring your data in Looker.
Jul 3, 2020   |  By Looker
Looker speeds up the data cleansing and reporting steps of the traditional data science workflow. Anika explains the unique advantages of using Looker’s modern data platform. See how Looker helps to streamline processes to save valuable time, freeing up data scientists to focus on the more rewarding aspects of their job.
Jul 1, 2020   |  By Looker
Creating scalable data pipelines in the past required a high level of technical knowledge and took months to build. Hear from Keboola CEO and CoFounder, Pavel Dolezol, on how Looker and Keboola work together to remove friction through the data automation process and allows for faster insights into your data.
Jun 24, 2020   |  By Looker
Looker is a Data Platform that makes it easy for everyone to find, explore and understand the data that drives your business. Data analysts create a single reliable data platform for the business – with agreed-on business logic and definitions that everyone uses – and then business teams can view, explore, share, and make decisions based on a reliable shared view of the business.
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.
May 1, 2018   |  By Looker
Looker can help you get more out of your AWS and Amazon Redshift investments by utilizing AWS usage data to understand how to improve performance and optimize resources. Looker makes it easy to gain actionable insights by providing a flexible framework for users to explore and understand AWS metadata down to the event level.
Apr 1, 2018   |  By Looker
Today's technology allows data models to be flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing data so businesses can finally keep up with the pace of data changes. The right data model implemented in a modern way can provide you with the alignment, reuse, and self-service capabilities you need to unleash the potential of your data.
Mar 1, 2018   |  By Looker
Business Intelligence is not a one-size-fits-all solution. One of the common issues companies face is not selecting a product that meets their specific needs. Many companies choose a system that's too complex because it could, in theory, do everything. In reality, it does little, as users are stymied by its complexity.
Feb 1, 2018   |  By Looker
Learn about the the benefits of centralizing your data, why the process is easier than most companies realize, and how Looker's unique approach to data centralization can drive ROI for businesses across industries.
Jan 1, 2018   |  By Looker
This paper explores five key reasons why companies are struggling to get the results they want with their cloud database migrations, and why it's crucial for companies to invest in a tool that can fully leverage the power of the cloud.

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