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Oct 19, 2019   |  By Bruce Sandell
Snowflake recently announced the general availability of materialized views (MVs). If you aren’t familiar with MVs, they are physical database objects that contain the result of a query, so they lie somewhere between a table, which is a physical object, and a view, which is based on a query but is a logical object. MVs have many uses, including enhancing query performance, encapsulating complex logic, and aggregating data.
Oct 11, 2019   |  By Tamara Ford John
I’ve always preferred words to numbers. I’ve fallen asleep with my nose in a book since I learned to read, so a career in Corporate Communications (Corp Comm) felt like the perfect fit for me. My interests and strengths seemed pretty predictable until I found myself joining a data company where everyone—even the English majors—relied on numbers. Still, I saw myself as a marketing person at a data company.
Oct 9, 2019   |  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. I have two great things to share with you today.
Oct 3, 2019   |  By Jill Hardy
Modern food delivery amazes me. As soon as I feel hungry I can open my phone, click a few times, and food magically appears on my doorstep. It’s my lazy Sunday afternoon paradise. The Looker Action Hub is like that, but for data: it enables you to take action on information from right where you are in your workflow. As soon as you see interesting data, you can use an action to automatically create a JIRA ticket, send it to a colleague via Slack with a few clicks, or send it to an S3 bucket.
Sep 19, 2019   |  By Ruth Onyekwe
The demand for access to actionable data has never been higher. To delve into this, we hosted a recent meetup in Barcelona, a thriving hub for data-driven organizations. We brought together some of the brightest regional minds in data from CIS Consulting, Looker, Snowflake, Fivetran, King, Marfeel, and more.
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.
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.
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.