Looker vs Tableau: 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; Tableau: Tableau helps people see and understand data. Tableau can help anyone see and understand their data. Connect to almost any database, drag and drop to create visualizations, and share with a click.
Looker and Tableau can be categorized 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, Tableau provides the following key features:
- Connect to data on prem or in the cloud—whether it’s big data, a SQL database, a spreadsheet, or cloud apps like Google Analytics and Salesforce. Access and combine disparate data without writing code. Power users can pivot, split, and manage metadata to optimize data sources. Analysis begins with data. Get more from yours with Tableau.
- Exceptional analytics demand more than a pretty dashboard. Quickly build powerful calculations from existing data, drag and drop reference lines and forecasts, and review statistical summaries. Make your point with trend analyses, regressions, and correlations for tried and true statistical understanding. Ask new questions, spot trends, identify opportunities, and make data-driven decisions with confidence.
- Answer the “where” as well as the “why.” Create interactive maps automatically. Built-in postal codes mean lightning-fast mapping for more than 50 countries worldwide. Use custom geocodes and territories for personalized regions, like sales areas. We designed Tableau maps specifically to help your data stand out.
Avocode, Zumba, and SoFi are some of the popular companies that use Tableau, whereas Looker is used by DigitalOcean, 9GAG, and CircleCI. Tableau has a broader approval, being mentioned in 67 company stacks & 38 developers stacks; compared to Looker, which is listed in 71 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.
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