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Looker vs Segment: What are the differences?

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; Segment: A single hub to collect, translate and send your data with the flip of a switch. Segment is a single hub for customer data. Collect your data in one place, then send it to more than 100 third-party tools, internal systems, or Amazon Redshift with the flip of a switch.

Looker can be classified as a tool in the "Business Intelligence" category, while Segment is grouped under "Analytics Integrator".

Some of the features offered by Looker are:

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

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

  • A single API to integrate third-party tools
  • Data replay that backfills new tools with historical data
  • SQL support to automatically transform and load behavioral data into Amazon Redshift

"Real time in app customer chat support" is the top reason why over 2 developers like Looker, while over 85 developers mention "Easy to scale and maintain 3rd party services" as the leading cause for choosing Segment.

According to the StackShare community, Segment has a broader approval, being mentioned in 827 company stacks & 77 developers stacks; compared to Looker, which is listed in 68 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

Decisions about Looker and Segment

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 161.1K 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
Pros of Segment
  • 4
    Real time in app customer chat support
  • 4
    GitHub integration
  • 1
    Reduces the barrier of entry to utilizing data
  • 86
    Easy to scale and maintain 3rd party services
  • 49
    One API
  • 39
    Simple
  • 25
    Multiple integrations
  • 19
    Cleanest API
  • 10
    Easy
  • 9
    Free
  • 8
    Mixpanel Integration
  • 7
    Segment SQL
  • 6
    Flexible
  • 4
    Google Analytics Integration
  • 2
    Salesforce Integration
  • 2
    SQL Access
  • 2
    Clean Integration with Application
  • 1
    Own all your tracking data
  • 1
    Quick setup
  • 1
    Clearbit integration
  • 1
    Beautiful UI
  • 1
    Integrates with Apptimize
  • 1
    Escort
  • 1
    Woopra Integration

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Cons of Looker
Cons of Segment
  • 1
    Price
  • 2
    Not clear which events/options are integration-specific
  • 1
    Limitations with integration-specific configurations
  • 1
    Client-side events are separated from server-side

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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 Segment?

Segment is a single hub for customer data. Collect your data in one place, then send it to more than 100 third-party tools, internal systems, or Amazon Redshift with the flip of a switch.

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