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Looker vs Periscope: 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 Periscope? Periscope plugs directly into your database and lets you run, save and share analyses over billions of data rows in seconds. Periscope is a data analysis tool that uses pre-emptive in-memory caching and statistical sampling to run data analyses really, really fast.

Looker and Periscope can be categorized as "Business Intelligence" tools.

Some of the features offered by Looker are:

  • Zero-lag access to data
  • No limits
  • Personalized setup and support

On the other hand, Periscope provides the following key features:

  • Beautiful Visualizations
  • Expert Query Tools
  • Seamless Sharing

"Real time in app customer chat support" is the primary reason why developers consider Looker over the competitors, whereas "Great for learning and teaching people SQL" was stated as the key factor in picking Periscope.

DigitalOcean, 9GAG, and CircleCI are some of the popular companies that use Looker, whereas Periscope is used by 500px, Wealthsimple, and Practo. Looker has a broader approval, being mentioned in 71 company stacks & 7 developers stacks; compared to Periscope, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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Mohan Ramanujam
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Data Studio
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Amplitude

We are a consumer mobile app IOS/Android startup. The app is instrumented with branch and Firebase. We use Google BigQuery. We are looking at tools that can support engagement and cohort analysis at an early stage price which we can grow with. Data Studio is the default but it would seem Looker provides more power. We don't have much insight into Amplitude other than the fact it is a popular PM tool. Please provide some insight.

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Ruben Lozano
Growth Marketing Specialist at Ruben Lozano Me | 4 upvotes 路 1.2K views

Hello Mohan,

To be honest, I don't have experience working with analytics on apps and also I don't have experience with Looker, so I cannot say I will suggest that one. I know that Amplitude is a known product analytics tool for apps. I know that in the #GoPractice course, Oleg (CEO GoPractice) was using Amplitude in all his experience with mobile game apps, so I guess apps could work well too. I have experience using Amplitude for SaaS solutions and it is great to create all kinds of analytics for the product. Then Google Datastudio is the classic solution to create dashboards and reports connect it with any data source. Also, some people, instead of Amplitude are using the new Google Analytics, @GoogleAnalytics #GA4 or Mixpanel. However, my suggestion is to use Amplitude and if there are reports that you cannot answer with Amplitude, use Google Data Studio.

I hope that could help you.

Cheers,

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Decisions about Looker and Periscope

Very easy-to-use UI. Good way to make data available inside the company for analysis.

Has some built-in visualizations and can be easily integrated with other JS visualization libraries such as D3.

Can be embedded into product to provide reporting functions.

Support team are helpful.

The only complain I have is lack of API support. Hard to track changes as codes and automate report deployment.

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Vojtech Kopal
Head of Data at Mews Systems | 3 upvotes 路 156.6K views

Power BI is really easy to start with. If you have just several Excel sheets or CSV files, or you build your first automated pipeline, it is actually quite intuitive to build your first reports.

And as we have kept growing, all the additional features and tools were just there within the Azure platform and/or Office 365.

Since we started building Mews, we have already passed several milestones in becoming start up, later also a scale up company and now getting ready to grow even further, and during all these phases Power BI was just the right tool for us.

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Pros of Looker
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    Real time in app customer chat support
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    GitHub integration
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    Reduces the barrier of entry to utilizing data
  • 6
    Great for learning and teaching people SQL
  • 4
    Gorgeous "share-able" and "embeddable" dashboards

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Cons of Looker
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    Price
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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.

    What is Periscope?

    Periscope is a data analysis tool that uses pre-emptive in-memory caching and statistical sampling to run data analyses really, really fast.

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