Google Looker is a powerful visualization platform embedded in the Google cloud stack. Looker is based on its own markup language that can be used to build a semantic layer for raw data in Google BigQuery.
While Looker is an attractive solution for pure Google environments, the value of a universal semantic layer is lost as different data consumers connect other analytics tools (e.g. Excel) to cloud data. Further, even with the powerful GBQ query infrastructure, analytics based on large raw data sets can become sluggish within Looker.
AtScale integrates with Looker with a native LookML interface. Looker dashboards issue LookML data requests against an AtScale semantic layer. AtScale optimizes query design and leverages automated performance optimization to deliver speed of thought performance while minimizing cloud resource consumption. AtScale can connect Looker to any cloud.
Key Business Benefits
AtScale lets Excel analysts take advantage of analytic and reporting flexibility with a live query connection to cloud data sources through a semantic layer that ensures consistency, governance, and high performance.