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"Amazon QuickSight can provide insights from the available data. It supports various rule types. We get the options of machine learning and insights, which are not available in other intelligence tools. It is easier to use, more stable, and cheaper than other solutions.""The query and dashboard capabilities are entirely good.""The most valuable feature of Amazon QuickSight is its connectivity with other Amazon services.""One of the most valuable features of Amazon QuickSight has been the speed at which visualizations can be created.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the user interface.""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.""From an analytics perspective, it's really good for self-service analytics."

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"The stability of Looker has been good since I have been using it. However, it depends on what components are being used.""From a developer's perspective, the way the functionality's being handled is great."

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Cons
"You can't tell a data story as well in QuickSight as you can on others, especially in TIBCO Spotfire.""Amazon QuickSight has minimal features. The feature set can be improved to allow you to create good production-ready dashboards. This does not happen with QuickSite, it needs to mature to be used in production.""There is room for improvement in terms of the number of visualizations and dashboards that are available.""There should be better connectors for different data sets.""It is a simple tool with limited features. Its visualization set is very limited, and it also has limited functionality. An intelligence tool should not be only for creating reports. Currently, we have to do all computational and mathematical operations outside. We should be able to do such operations in an intelligence tool like this. As an intelligence tool, it should support dynamic refresh. QuickSight currently supports the refresh at a minimum of one hour, and it is not suitable for dynamic dashboards that require frequent refreshes.""It should support integration with Python or R.""There could be an end-to-end pipeline for data cleaning as well as presenting it using different visualizations."

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"It needs to be more user-friendly."

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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."
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  • "Looker is expensive and could be made better by reducing it."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Amazon QuickSight can provide insights from the available data. It supports various rule types. We get the options of machine learning and insights, which are not available in other intelligence… more »
    Top Answer:It is a simple tool with limited features. Its visualization set is very limited, and it also has limited functionality. An intelligence tool should not be only for creating reports. Currently, we… more »
    Top Answer:From a developer's perspective, the way the functionality's being handled is great.
    Top Answer:I don't know their subscription fees. I am not really aware of where they stand in terms of pricing. However, it's my understanding that Tableau is more expensive. The pricing for Power BI and Tableau… more »
    Top Answer:They need to work more on interactivity in order to help users interact with the tool itself. It needs to be more user-friendly. People should be able to access the tool in a much easier way when they… more »
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    6.4
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    out of 23 in Embedded BI Tools
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    2,550
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    Average Words per Review
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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 data platform that brings data and business teams together by making it easy for everyone to explore and understand the data that drives business.

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    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
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Media Company15%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    REVIEWERS
    Retailer14%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Marketing Services Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Media Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise75%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise70%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise45%
    Large Enterprise27%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    BI (Business Intelligence) Tools
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Tableau, SAP and others in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools. Updated: June 2022.
    610,518 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Amazon QuickSight is ranked 11th in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 8 reviews while Looker is ranked 3rd in Embedded BI Tools with 2 reviews. Amazon QuickSight is rated 6.4, while Looker is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Amazon QuickSight writes "We selected it for scalability reasons but we didn't get that far because of security concerns". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Looker writes "Easy to set up and has good community support but requires better UI". Amazon QuickSight is most compared with Microsoft BI, Tableau, Google Data Studio, Qlik Sense and Oracle Analytics Cloud, whereas Looker is most compared with Tableau, IBM Cognos, Qlik Sense, Google Data Studio and MicroStrategy.

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