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Feb 13, 2020   |  By Pedro Arellano
The 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence (BI) Platforms latest edition published this week. We believe this report is a veritable who’s who of our industry. Vendors anxiously await its release each year, while companies rely on Gartner’s research to make informed decisions when evaluating analytics and BI solutions. All of us at Looker are thrilled to be recognized as a Challenger in the 2020 edition of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant.
Feb 12, 2020   |  By Frank Bien
Today, Google Cloud announced the completion of its acquisition of Looker -- a historic day that begins an exciting journey for Looker, our employees, customers and partners. We are extremely proud to join Google Cloud following a successful four-year partnership where we got to deeply understand the cultural similarities and technology synergies between the two companies.
Jan 28, 2020   |  By Barbara Lawler
As data speeds us forward into the future, is the smarter use of data our best hope for a more prosperous society and for healthier humans and the planet? What kinds of roles will humans have in that future? Are we our own best hope or the weakest link as more and more organizations “think” with data at machine speed?
Jan 22, 2020   |  By Zara Wells
If you’ve been looking for ways to get your colleagues more excited about becoming more data-driven this year, you’ve landed on the right blog post. Getting people on board with data has a lot to do with two terms that were thrust into the limelight in 2019: ‘data culture’ and ‘data literacy’. In talking to customers about these initiatives, I found that (1) many felt like they should have a data culture, and (2) not everyone knows what that means.
Jan 16, 2020   |  By Jill Hardy
Welcome to “What’s New in Looker?”, a blog post aimed at making you say things like, “Whoa, I had no idea I could do that with Looker!” This post focuses on new product features of dashboards, Looks, and Explores (we’ll leave the coding to the developers.) Today I’d like to re-introduce you to an old friend: the table chart.
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.