Looker - what is it?
Looker is an enterprise platform for business intelligence, data applications, and embedded analytics. It’s completely browser based so you don’t need to install desktop software.
Looker helps you explore, share, and visualize your company’s data so that you can make better business decisions.
Looker integrates data into the daily workflows of users to allow organizations to extract value from data at web scale.
With Looker you can view and analyze your data – from the cloud of your choice with the ability to integrate multiple data sources, create dynamic and collaborative dashboards, utilize embedded analytics, and schedule the distribution of reports and insights.
Looker’s interactive and dynamic dashboards enable real-time data experiences governed by one trusted and unified data model. Users can choose from a library of visualizations or build their own to tell a unique story. You can choose how to see your data from Looker’s library, or build your own costume visualization.
Looker unlocks the value of your data to deliver insights with impact and create data experiences tailored for every part of your organization. In addition team members work with consolidated sources of real-time data, ensuring that everyone is on the same page and working with the same data.
Looker’s data modeling process is based on its unique language for data – LookML.
This new language for data is what makes Looker uniquely powerful, agile, and trustworth – for everyone.
LookML is constructed around SQL, which makes it easy and fast to learn, as it leverages SQL’s power in a way that’s familiar to analysts, while abstracting away the low-level concerns that analysts usually have to manage.