Looker vs Superset: 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 Superset? Data exploration and visualization platform, by Airbnb. Superset's main goal is to make it easy to slice, dice and visualize data. It empowers users to perform analytics at the speed of thought.
Looker and Superset can be primarily classified 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, Superset provides the following key features:
- A rich set of visualizations to analyze your data, as well as a flexible way to extend the capabilities
- An extensible, high granularity security model allowing intricate rules on who can access which features, and integration with major authentication providers (database, OpenID, LDAP, OAuth & REMOTE_USER through Flask AppBuiler)
- A simple semantic layer, allowing to control how data sources are displayed in the UI, by defining which fields should show up in which dropdown and which aggregation and function (metrics) are made available to the user
"Real time in app customer chat support" is the top reason why over 2 developers like Looker, while over 2 developers mention "Awesome interactive filtering" as the leading cause for choosing Superset.
Superset is an open source tool with 25.1K GitHub stars and 4.83K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Superset's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Looker has a broader approval, being mentioned in 71 company stacks & 7 developers stacks; compared to Superset, which is listed in 18 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.