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What is Looker?

We've built a unique data modeling language, connections to today's fastest analytical databases, and a service that you can deploy on any infrastructure, and explore on any device. Plus, we'll help you every step of the way.
Looker is a tool in the Business Intelligence category of a tech stack.

Who uses Looker?

106 companies reportedly use Looker in their tech stacks, including Typeform, CircleCI, and Square.

144 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Looker.

Looker Integrations

Google BigQuery, Amplitude, Snowflake, TimescaleDB, and Stitch are some of the popular tools that integrate with Looker. Here's a list of all 12 tools that integrate with Looker.
Public Decisions about Looker

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Looker in their tech stack.

Ankit Sobti
Ankit Sobti

Looker , Stitch , Amazon Redshift , dbt

We recently moved our Data Analytics and Business Intelligence tooling to Looker . It's already helping us create a solid process for reusable SQL-based data modeling, with consistent definitions across the entire organizations. Looker allows us to collaboratively build these version-controlled models and push the limits of what we've traditionally been able to accomplish with analytics with a lean team.

For Data Engineering, we're in the process of moving from maintaining our own ETL pipelines on AWS to a managed ELT system on Stitch. We're also evaluating the command line tool, dbt to manage data transformations. Our hope is that Stitch + dbt will streamline the ELT bit, allowing us to focus our energies on analyzing data, rather than managing it.

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Robert Zuber
Robert Zuber

Our primary source of monitoring and alerting is Datadog. We鈥檝e got prebuilt dashboards for every scenario and integration with PagerDuty to manage routing any alerts. We鈥檝e definitely scaled past the point where managing dashboards is easy, but we haven鈥檛 had time to invest in using features like Anomaly Detection. We鈥檝e started using Honeycomb for some targeted debugging of complex production issues and we are liking what we鈥檝e seen. We capture any unhandled exceptions with Rollbar and, if we realize one will keep happening, we quickly convert the metrics to point back to Datadog, to keep Rollbar as clean as possible.

We use Segment to consolidate all of our trackers, the most important of which goes to Amplitude to analyze user patterns. However, if we need a more consolidated view, we push all of our data to our own data warehouse running PostgreSQL; this is available for analytics and dashboard creation through Looker.

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Shared insights

BI front-end to a Google BigQuery warehouse. Data exploration, dashboards, audience segmentation, workflow integrations. Can define audiences and take action via Webhook and Segment API integrations. Looker

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Rich Taylor
Rich Taylor
Marketing and Operations at Sourcegraph | 1 upvotes 路 19.8K views
Shared insights

I use Looker to analyze sales, marketing, and business data. Also great for operational dashboards and data discovery. Looker

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Looker's Features

  • Zero-lag access to data
  • No limits
  • Personalized setup and support
  • No uploading, warehousing, or indexing
  • Deploy anywhere
  • Works in any browser, anywhere
  • Personalized access points

Looker Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Looker?
Tableau can help anyone see and understand their data. Connect to almost any database, drag and drop to create visualizations, and share with a click.
Superset's main goal is to make it easy to slice, dice and visualize data. It empowers users to perform analytics at the speed of thought.
Periscope is a data analysis tool that uses pre-emptive in-memory caching and statistical sampling to run data analyses really, really fast.
Chartio is a cloud-based business analytics solution on a mission to enable everyone within an organization to access, explore, transform and visualize their data.
Created by analysts, for analysts, Mode is a SQL-based analytics tool that connects directly to your database. Mode is designed to alleviate the bottlenecks in today's analytical workflow and drive collaboration around data projects.
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Looker's Followers
246 developers follow Looker to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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