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Jun 14, 2019   |  By Izzy Miller
Greetings Earthlings, Exciting times here at Looker! If you haven’t already, check out our blog post to learn more about the big news. As for the good ol’ Looker Community, though? It’s been nothing but business as usual, and I’ve got a classic round-up of questions, answers, and cool stuff for you all today. As always, there are some especially neat projects going on that I’d like to highlight.
Jun 6, 2019   |  By Frank Bien
In tech, most progress is incremental. But occasionally an existing market is up-ended and an entirely new approach causes a complete transformation of how humans can solve a problem. Looker and Google Cloud are at the heart of such a sea change in data analytics. This is why I’m incredibly proud to announce some big news today, Looker has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Google. Pending customary closing conditions, Looker will join Google Cloud.
Jun 5, 2019   |  By Nick Caldwell
As someone who believes strongly in the potential for business intelligence (BI) to empower people and transform organizations, I have an important concern to share with every like-minded BI pro: We aren't being disrupted, it's already happened. Despite increasingly powerful dashboards and data exploration tools, traditional approaches to business intelligence are struggling to meet the expectations of the modern data-driven workforce.
Jun 4, 2019   |  By Pedro Arellano
The business intelligence (BI) landscape is quite different than when I began my career in the late ’90s. That was the age of centralized, IT-led projects, enterprise data warehouses, and on-premises deployments. Today we see decentralized, business-oriented environments, vast data lakes (and a number of “data swamps”), and a multitude of cloud-based solutions.
May 31, 2019   |  By Ken Cunanan
Technology is continually and rapidly changing. For organizations today, this means that in order to stay ahead of the pack and get real-time answers to pressing questions, data management is a necessity. From sales reports to company or industry trends, analyzing raw data has become central to promoting growth and improving decision-making. Big data is the future, and self-service business intelligence can give your organization data on-demand and the ability to quickly connect analysis to action.
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.
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.
May 31, 2019   |  By Looker
We’ve only started to scratch the surface of what companies can achieve with data. While businesses today are collecting and analyzing more data than ever before, research shows that many decision-makers still don’t feel they’re able to access insights and take data-driven actions. Traditional BI dashboards and reporting isn’t enough.
May 30, 2019   |  By Looker
One year on, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - one of the most comprehensive reforms to data regulation in recent times - continues to impact how companies approach their strategies for external data protections and internal data access and usage.
May 3, 2019   |  By Looker
Learn more about the power of applications. Watch this brief webinar replay designed for both technical and non-technical audiences.