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We performed a comparison between Amazon QuickSight and Looker based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"The most valuable feature I have found is the low-level securities are very easy to use.""The solution is simple to implement.""Amazon QuickSight has introduced a new functionality called Q bar, which allows the user to do natural language queries and get additional insights using some built-in generative capabilities.""It helped the managers to visualize the data activities.""It is notably fast in handling large data set refreshes, making it efficient for data analysis.""The ease with which it integrates with different data sources is most valuable. Especially when everything is on AWS, it is easy to connect to the data source and organize different dashboards.""The query and dashboard capabilities are entirely good.""The graph charts, pie charts, and box plots are valuable."

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"Looker allows you to generate the most optimal SQL queries in a DC through UI actions. We had signed a contract with Google Cloud to use BigQuery. That was the primary reason we adopted Looker. It works better with BigQuery than any other BI platform. We also like how this tool was developed. It was designed with an eye toward microservices architecture.""From a developer's perspective, the way the functionality's being handled is great.""We can centralize all our data models.""I would rate the stability a ten out of ten. I didn't face any issues with stability.""It is a pretty stable solution because it is a cloud-based product.""It's quite effortless to navigate through various applications and review their updated data in real-time.""With Looker, I have experienced benefits in terms of usability and shareability.""The stability of Looker has been good since I have been using it. However, it depends on what components are being used."

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Cons
"The solution must be more user-friendly.""It should support integration with Python or R.""The product has some storage and SPICE data issues.""They could provide more options for graphics and other features.""You can't tell a data story as well in QuickSight as you can on others, especially in TIBCO Spotfire.""The number of features in the product is limited in comparison with the other tools in the market, like Power BI.""Amazon QuickSight's visualization could be improved.""It can be made more user-friendly as some users might find this solution hard to implement. Qlik Sense, for example, is very user-friendly."

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"It needs to be more user-friendly.""The integration with different databases must be improved.""The product does not have documented material.""The visualization capability of the product is limited.""Looker doesn't connect to Excel, which is a huge disappointment because a lot of data is presented in Excel. Also, it can't consume data directly from REST APIs, which is necessary. Looker needs to expand its horizons when it comes to data sources. The inability to connect to different data sources is hampering our use cases. Currently, it only has an ODBC connection that connects to a database. It needs to connect to other data sources, such as Excel, APIs, and different platforms.""Stability needs improvement.""Integrations with other BI tools could be better.""The main area of concern in Looker is probably related to blending the data from the different sources, including the data present internally in the company and on the cloud."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I wouldn't say that it is an expensive product, but to stay competitive they would need to bring down the prices."
  • "It is simpler and cheaper than other solutions."
  • "Amazon QuickSight you subscribe and you use the service."
  • "The standard edition is free to use for exploration purposes while the enterprise edition needs to be paid for. The pricing for this solution is very reasonable."
  • "The Amazon QuickSight licensing model my company's on is pay-as-you-go, but I wouldn't be able to give the figures because that's handled by the finance department."
  • "I'm using a paid version of Amazon QuickSight, paying about $22 monthly. As I have yet to learn about the pricing for other tools, such as Power BI, I won't be able to compare."
  • "The pricing is cost-effective with a good plan."
  • "A highly affordable cost structure with fixed membership and timeframe basis options."
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  • "Looker is expensive and could be made better by reducing it."
  • "It's not cheap, but it's not expensive for big companies."
  • "The price of Looker usually depends on the solution's provider, but it is usually cheaper than the other products in the market. Looker is offered at different prices for different companies."
  • "It is cheap."
  • "I do not have to make any payments to use the solution."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: It helped the managers to visualize the data activities.
    Top Answer:They could provide more options for graphics and other features. It has a lot of limitations compared to other database platforms.
    Top Answer:With Looker, I have experienced benefits in terms of usability and shareability.
    Top Answer:I do not have to make any payments to use the solution. In the beginning, Looker may work fine for its users. If advanced users who have experience with BI tools use Looker, then they may find it to… more »
    Top Answer:The visualization capability of the product is limited. From an improvement perspective, the product should have more visualization capability. I can't clean data in Looker, and if I try to do it… more »
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    Overview

    Amazon QuickSight is a fast, cloud-powered business analytics service that makes it easy to build visualizations, perform ad-hoc analysis, and quickly get business insights from your data. Using our cloud-based service you can easily connect to your data, perform advanced analysis, and create stunning visualizations and rich dashboards that can be accessed from any browser or mobile device.

    Looker is a powerful data analytics platform that empowers businesses to explore and analyze their data in real time. 

    With its intuitive interface and robust features, Looker enables users to easily create and share interactive dashboards, reports, and visualizations. 

    The product's advanced data modeling capabilities and seamless integration with popular data sources make it a top choice for organizations looking to gain valuable insights from their data.

    Sample Customers
    MLB Advanced Media, Infor, HotelBeds, Gemini, Jivochat, Edmunds.com
    Yahoo!, Etsy, Kohler, Hipcamp, Hubspot, Kickstarter, Venmo, Dollar Shave Club, 600+ customer
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company40%
    Financial Services Firm20%
    University7%
    Educational Organization7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Government6%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm8%
    University8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Educational Organization33%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise64%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise42%
    Large Enterprise32%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise39%
    Large Enterprise46%
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    Amazon QuickSight is ranked 5th in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 22 reviews while Looker is ranked 5th in Embedded BI with 19 reviews. Amazon QuickSight is rated 7.0, while Looker is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon QuickSight writes "Useful for developing dashboards for various lines of business". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Looker writes "The APIs are exposed at every level, so it's highly modular". Amazon QuickSight is most compared with Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, Google Data Studio, Qlik Sense and IBM Cognos, whereas Looker is most compared with Tableau, Google Data Studio, Databricks, Qlik Sense and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform.

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