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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.
Jan 16, 2020   |  By Joel McKelvey
Database and data warehousing technologies are evolving at a tremendous pace. Businesses are increasingly diversifying their critical data across multiple databases to remain competitive and capture the technical innovation each database vendor provides. With data modernization (and digital transformation), a key initiative for many organizations, leveraging the power of databases — particularly massively parallel processing cloud-based databases — is the new normal.
Dec 31, 2019   |  By Taylor Todd
2019 was a fantastic year, and we’re excited about what’s to come in the next chapter of the Looker story. As we look forward to what 2020 will bring, we looked back at some of our favorite reads from 2019. Did you travel to any events or conferences this year and think “I wonder how my travel impacted the environment?” At our 4th annual JOIN conference in San Francisco, we answered that question with responses from our attendees. How did we use data to do this?
Dec 2, 2019   |  By Joel McKelvey
As an AWS Advanced Technology Partner, we are excited to talk about our continued integration with AWS — something many of our customers have come to value and rely upon. To kick off what will be another exciting re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this week, we put together a “top 7” list of facts to highlight all the ways Looker and AWS are better together.
Dec 2, 2019   |  By Jill Hardy
Did you know that businesses with analytics capabilities are 2x more likely to be in the top quartile of financial performance within their industries than those without?1 I’d wager a guess that you want to see your customers succeed. And since analytics can help them do well, a data offering might make sense. But where to start? Figuring out how to productize your data is a project unto itself.
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.