Business Intelligence Born in the Cloud: The Power of Looker
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Business Intelligence Born in the Cloud: The Power of Looker

An overview of the power of Looker for self service data analysis and reporting for decision makers and curious people.
2.8 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
30 students enrolled
Created by Mark Brown
Last updated 4/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Determine if Looker would be valuable to you and decide if you will commit to doing a free trial.
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Requirements
  • Basic understanding of business reporting needs.
  • Basic understanding of what cloud computing is.
Description

This course is for anyone needing to understand what Looker is or trying to determine if Looker is a good choice for their company and worth committing resources to a free trial.

If you have a technical background then this will be a high level overview to determine if you want to dig deeper. If you do not have a technical background, it will help you understand why your tech people would like this solution.

This course came about because of several conversations I had over lunch with leaders I knew at companies in town. I have tried to keep at the same level as those conversations though out the course. It was hard to not get off track with all the cool features and go into the details, but overall I think I kept it at a level where it is short enough to be used for making a go/no go decision on committing resources to a month of validation with Looker.

I think you will be impressed with what Looker has created and I hope you enjoy the course.

Who is the target audience?
  • The decision maker or someone reporting to the decision maker for business intelligence needs.
  • Someone who either has never heard of Looker or is in the process of determining if they will commit resources to Looker's free trial.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:59
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What is “Born in the Cloud”?
1 Lecture 02:03
What is “Born in the Cloud”?
02:03
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Lookml: The Secret Sauce
2 Lectures 06:16
What is Lookml?
00:49

This section is a screencast to show lookml in action, creating SQL on the fly while creating a look.

What does Lookml do?
05:27
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Git Integration
1 Lecture 03:49

This section shows how Git is integrated seamlessly into Looker so that even people with no programming experience can check out, change, validate, commit and push code to production.

Git Integration
03:49
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Drilling Flexibility
1 Lecture 03:35

In this section you will see the flexibility of drilling in Looker and how it is done in Lookml.

Drilling
03:35
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Lookml Code
1 Lecture 06:41

In this section we will take a look at how Looker has made creating and editing Lookml easy and the benefits of code for bulk changes. 

Preview 06:41
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Derived Tables
1 Lecture 04:15

This section explains what derived tables are in Looker and when you need to use them and cases when you should not use them.

Derived Tables
04:15
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Running SQL
1 Lecture 02:21

Looker includes a good place for running normal SQL, in this section we will check it out.

Sql Runner
02:21
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Spaces, Dashboards and Looks
1 Lecture 04:45

This section is an overview of how looks are organized in spaces and shown in dashboards.

Preview 04:45
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Extra Reference and Documentation Links
1 Lecture 01:07

This section is a collection of handy links to thinks I talked about earlier and to the Looker documentation.

Extra Reference and Documentation Links
01:07
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About the Instructor
Mark Brown
2.8 Average rating
2 Reviews
30 Students
1 Course
Sr. Data Engineer

Having implemented Looker at two different companies, I am very impressed with the efficiency Looker can provide by empowering the end user for self service reporting and analysis.

Before this, I did traditional Kimball style data warehouse and ETL development for more than ten years using both big name solutions and open source, and am excited with the changes that SaaS products have brought.

I have no affiliation with Looker other than being a satisfied customer.