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Looker is the right choice for customers who need:
- Governance for key metric definitions
- Robust data access permissions
- Sharing, scheduling, and alerting
- Operational analytics
- Integration of analytics in existing tools and workflows
- Custom applications
Looker Studio is the right choice for customers who need:
- Self-service analytics and visualizations
- Interactive dashboards to 1000+ data sources
- Report embedding for the web
- One-off visualizations or reports
- Single data source or pre-aggregated datasets
Many users start by browsing through the reports — which we call Looks — and dashboards that others in their organization have already created.
After learning how to browse through others' reports and dashboards, take the next step and learn how to query data to harness your organization's data for your specific needs.
Use LookML to create a data model that Looker will use to query your data, allowing you to enforce metric definitions and give non-technical users the ability to self-serve.
Looker has many settings to help you administer your Looker instance, including options to customize Looker for your organization, configure authentication for users, control user access to data and features, and monitor Looker usage and health.
You can access Looker in more ways than just with its web application. Use Looker's API, SDKs, extension framework, and embedding features to speed the development of your own data applications and workflows.
Using a Looker-hosted instance greatly reduces the effort required to install, configure, and maintain the Looker application. When you choose this option, Looker provides an instance of the Looker application that lives in a shared virtual private cloud, with network rules that prevent traffic between Looker instances.
Some customers choose to host the Looker application themselves. Looker instances are independent of where your data resides; data always remains in-database and is not copied to the Looker instance.
Looker (Google Cloud core) instances are Looker instances with deeper Google Cloud integration, including the ability to provision and administer instances from the Google Cloud console.
Looker best practices articles, as well as how-to guides that may apply only to a subset of Looker customersLearn more