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May 28, 2020   |  By Paul Hampton
In times of necessity, marketers may be asked to work with smaller budgets than they’re used to. While some can work through this challenge and continue making data-driven decisions, others may be left operating in silos of ad hoc reports and gut feelings.
May 20, 2020   |  By Tamara Ford John
At SupporTrends, hearing and acting on customer feedback is the cornerstone of their mission, and we’re amazed to see how they use Looker to harness this feedback. Recently, Oliver Rowen, SupporTrends Founder, sat down with our team to share why he believes customer feedback is a critical — yet underutilized — resource.
May 18, 2020   |  By Brian LaFaille
Being a “data-driven” company has become a key goal for many businesses in the last decade. Enterprises big and small want to use the vast amounts of information they collect to drive revenue and steer company resources towards future goals. This can be easier said than done. While most companies are amassing data at an unprecedented rate, many are struggling to create a true “data-driven culture” that sticks.
May 14, 2020   |  By Ani Jain
There is often a misconception that multi-pass SQL queries result in faster performance. Multi-pass SQL by itself is not necessarily a good or a bad feature. It all depends on the analytics solution’s architecture and whether it requires multi-pass SQL to achieve certain results. In legacy analytics tools, the common paradigm is to run multi-SQL queries (in a ‘pass’) and then join the results based on some common dimensions.
May 13, 2020   |  By Looker Alliances Team
Today, data scientists utilize a suite of tools, from fast databases to open source machine learning platforms, in order to conduct sophisticated analyses. When data scientists model, train, and score data, they often query directly from the database as needed. This process of writing one-off SQL queries, exporting results into a data science tool, and then returning results for further development or visualization can be cumbersome and error-prone, often with delays between each step.
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 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.
May 13, 2020   |  By Looker
Looker and Dataiku teamed up to streamline the data-to-insights process and empower data scientists with an end-to-end solution for data prep, machine learning, and access to trusted data for rapid reporting and insights. Learn more about the integration in this video.
May 13, 2020   |  By Looker
Join Falcon.io, Looker & Fivetran for this insightful Webinar. Why do we place so much value on data-driven decision-making? At Falcon.io we believe it leads to efficient and predictable growth, by helping us make sense of the complexities of our business. To enable data-driven decision-making, we have developed a data value chain—a stepwise approach to align the operational day-to- day to the work of analysts. Key to this framework is the technology that allows us to stay agile and respond to the rapidly changing business environment. This session takes a closer look at the process of developing the data value chain at Falcon.io and how modern data tools like Fivetran and Looker facilitate its success.
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.