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Moving Beyond BI - Looker Recognized for the 2nd Consecutive Year in the Gartner 2019 Magic Quadrant for Analytics
Feb 12, 2019 | By Joel McKelvey
We’re proud to see Looker recognized again in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and BI, which we believe validates our platform approach to modern analytics. Since our founding, companies and data teams around the world have used Looker to make better decisions through the smarter use of data. We’ve helped facilitate this by developing a modern architecture for the data platform.
Jan 28, 2019 | By Barbara Lawler
It’s no surprise that a recent Gartner1 report called out Digital Ethics and Privacy as one of the top trends for 2019. Data privacy and ethics issues have been hot topics, particularly in tech, for some time now. But what does that mean for organizations wanting to move from being compliance-driven to ethics-driven? What are those big things happening around privacy and ethics? Where is it happening?
Jan 24, 2019 | By Avery Robins
Bringing self-service analytics to your organization can be a long but rewarding journey, and it certainly doesn’t stop after the launch of your first instance. Succeeding with your data through Looker is an ongoing process of education, enablement, and discovery.
Jan 13, 2019 | By Dan LeBlanc
How often have you heard retailers, restaurants, or other companies talk about “comp” sales? In retail, comparable store sales indicate the performance of a company based off of sales from the previous period. For many, this happens quarterly or even monthly, and outlines how a store is performing year over year. However, year over year performance can be misleading if calculated incorrectly, which is why the use of a retail calendar is so important.
Dec 27, 2018 | By The Looker Team
Workplaces are continually evolving and changing. In a matter of a year, a lot can happen that can divert focus away from the aspects that make up a positive, inclusive, and healthy work environment. With a new year around the corner, we reflect on the importance of equal opportunity, culture, and balance in the workplace as shared by our leaders at Looker...
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.
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.
Feb 14, 2019 | By Looker
To match your competition or stand out among the crowd, you now need to build an analytics offering in to your product, while maintaining a high return on your engineering effort. You understand how important it is to keep your engineering talent focused on core competencies while delivering a best-of-breed offering that can grow customer engagement and unlock new revenue opportunities.
Feb 11, 2019 | By Looker
Data-driven business is the new norm. With the Information Economy well underway, today’s innovators are cleverly using data to steer every aspect of their business. To navigate that course, organizations need self-service environments that don’t compromise the data governance needed to keep data (and decisions) accurate. This need to maintain a single source of truth that everyone can leverage has lead to innovative new practices in analytics overall.
Jan 9, 2019 | By Looker
Some organizations need even more flexibility than embedded analytics can provide. By directly calling on a robust suite of Looker APIs, developers can get precisely the data they need... when, where and how they need it.
Jan 8, 2019 | By Looker
Providing fiscal and regulatory data to a growing customer base accumulates a lot of data. At Fiscal Note, it made sense to empower their internal teams to ask more questions of the data. The first question they asked was “What’s the right data tool for us?”.