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Oct 23, 2020   |  By Pedro Arellano
JOIN, whether in person or “@Home,” is about bringing the Looker community together. It’s a time to highlight the latest product updates, share tips and best practices, and ultimately inspire one another to solve problems and create opportunities with data. While JOIN was a little different this year, I’m grateful that the switch to a virtual format allowed us to engage with our broader, global community.
Oct 19, 2020   |  By Kenny Ning
I used to work at a very large company whose dashboarding tool evolution went from custom tool #1, to custom tool #2, to Tableau. I immediately fell in love with how beautiful the visualizations looked in Tableau. When I first started at Better.com, I saw that they were using an open-source tool for dashboarding. Naturally, I suggested we bring on Tableau. To me, the pros were obvious: Encourage exploratory analysis Data was mostly being used for reporting at the time.
Oct 17, 2020   |  By Katie Gillespie & Elena Rowell
Two years ago, we decided to rebuild the dashboard experience in Looker to make it faster and more intuitive, and during JOIN 2019 we announced the beta version of these new dashboards. While Looker’s original dashboards were powerful, they lacked the fit-and-finish users were asking for. 11 months and over 1000 active customers later, these dashboards are ready for prime time and are now generally available to all.
Oct 13, 2020   |  By Ani McDowell
Everyone today, regardless of role, department, or technical skill, needs access to data. But perhaps more importantly, they need data in the places they’re already working. Our product and engineering teams are making it faster and easier for everyone to get value from their data when and where they need it. We’ve approached this with a focus on three main themes: Part of delivering on that third pillar has included reimagining our Slack integration.
Oct 12, 2020   |  By Ben Kuzey
As head of business intelligence and data analytics at OneFit, I'm committed to helping our parent and sister companies — Urban Sports Club and Fitogram — transform into data-driven, digital-first businesses. As we’ve modernized our data platform, I’ve concluded that a data culture is worth every minute you invest into building one. As you read our story, you’ll see why.
Oct 9, 2020   |  By Berit Hoffmann
Today, everyone needs the ability to make data-driven decisions quickly. To meet this increased demand for data accessibility, organizations are breaking down barriers to insights by using platforms like Looker to embed dashboards into their teams’ existing workflows. With the level of data granularity and access users can achieve with Looker, it makes sense that the number of questions like “why is my KPI going up (or down) this week?” will increase. Herein lies the challenge.
Sep 30, 2020   |  By Donal Tobin
Many Looker users find that Redshift is an excellent, high performance database that can be used to power sophisticated dashboards. However, given Redshift’s architecture, having an increased number of tiles in a dashboard can result in slower response times and queries that take longer to complete than they initially did.
Sep 29, 2020   |  By Soumyadeb Mitra
Offering a unique product or service experience is critical to building a strong customer base. To do this, you need a customer data model that can provide you with a detailed understanding of who your customers are. Creating such a model can be a difficult task, though. Despite the numerous tools on the market today, many companies find it challenging to address how to best bring all of their customer engagement data together.
Sep 16, 2020   |  By Andrew Watt
Label Insight is in the business of delivering data, so we have to make sure we’re doing so correctly and efficiently. Our specialty is analyzing the data associated with packaged food items sold via different retail channels, so we essentially operate at the nexus of consumers, retailers, and brands.
Sep 15, 2020   |  By Brian LaFaille
This is the third piece in our five-part series on increasing widespread self-service data adoption across your enterprise. In the first section, we looked at the challenges of becoming a data-driven company. In the second, we talked about the importance of executive alignment. In this post, we’ll look at the essential component that’s needed to establish the foundation for the transition to widespread self-service data adoption: the technology.
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.
Jun 23, 2020   |  By Looker
As rewarding as results can be, data science within an organization can be extremely tedious and time-consuming. Historically, data munging and cleaning have taken up the majority of the data scientists time, reducing the time spent delivering value to their business. See how Stack Overflow is using Looker to drastically reduce the data-prep cycle and giving the gift of time back to their data scientists.
May 29, 2020   |  By Looker
The data and analytics landscape is rapidly evolving. At TDWI, we see more organizations using more platforms for managing data. This modern architecture is often a mix of data warehouses and lakes, both on-premises and in the cloud. Multi-cloud environments are also gaining popularity. As the data expansion continues, many organizations are struggling to build trusted data for analytics. Overcoming the challenge involves a combination of flexible and interoperable tooling as well as building an architecture that can accommodate change.
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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