Looker vs Metabase: What are the differences?
What is Looker? Pioneering the next generation of BI, data discovery & data analytics. 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.
What is Metabase? An open-source business intelligence tool. Metabase is an easy way to generate charts and dashboards, ask simple ad hoc queries without using SQL, and see detailed information about rows in your Database. You can set it up in under 5 minutes, and then give yourself and others a place to ask simple questions and understand the data your application is generating.
Looker and Metabase belong to "Business Intelligence" category of the tech stack.
"Real time in app customer chat support" is the top reason why over 2 developers like Looker, while over 26 developers mention "Database visualisation" as the leading cause for choosing Metabase.
Metabase is an open source tool with 15.4K GitHub stars and 2.05K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Metabase's open source repository on GitHub.
Geocodio, NoRedInk, and StyleShare Inc. are some of the popular companies that use Metabase, whereas Looker is used by DigitalOcean, 9GAG, and CircleCI. Metabase has a broader approval, being mentioned in 82 company stacks & 16 developers stacks; compared to Looker, which is listed in 68 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.
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