Compare Looker vs Tableau Desktop
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comparison of Looker vs. Tableau Desktop
based on data from user reviews. Looker rates 4.4/5 stars with 323 reviews. Tableau Desktop rates 4.4/5 stars with 576 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
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Tableau Creator
$70
/ per user / per month / billed annually
 
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Looker
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Tableau Desktop
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$70/ per user / per month / billed annually
Free Trial

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.5
8.7
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.0
8.0
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
7.9
8.2
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
8.5
7.9
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
9.2
8.3
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
9.2
8.4
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
8.5
8.6
Meets Requirements
Looker
8.5
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Ease of Use
Looker
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Ease of Setup
Looker
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Ease of Admin
Looker
8.5
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Quality of Support
Looker
9.2
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Ease of Doing Business With
Looker
9.2
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Product Direction (% positive)
Looker
8.5
Tableau Desktop
8.6

Features

Reports
Reports Interface
Looker
8.7
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Steps to Answer
Looker
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Graphs and Charts
Looker
7.7
Tableau Desktop
9.3
Score Cards
Looker
7.5
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Dashboards
Looker
8.4
Tableau Desktop
9.1
Self Service
Calculated Fields
Looker
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Data Column Filtering
Looker
8.8
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Data Discovery
Looker
8.5
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Search
Looker
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Collaboration / Workflow
Looker
7.7
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Automodeling
Looker
7.1
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Advanced Analytics
Predictive Analytics
Looker
7.2
Tableau Desktop
7.1
Data Visualization
Looker
8.0
Tableau Desktop
9.3
Big Data Services
Looker
7.8
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Building Reports
Data Transformation
Looker
8.4
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Data Modeling
Looker
8.8
Tableau Desktop
7.3
WYSIWYG Report Design
Looker
8.5
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Integration APIs
Looker
8.0
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Platform
Sandbox / Test Environments
Looker
7.9
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Mobile User Support
Looker
6.6
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Customization
Looker
7.8
Tableau Desktop
7.7
User, Role, and Access Management
Looker
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Internationalization
Looker
7.8
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Performance and Reliability
Looker
8.5
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Breadth of Partner Applications
Looker
7.6
Tableau Desktop
7.4

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
15.9%
15.8%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
69.8%
33.7%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
14.3%
50.4%
Looker
Small-Business
15.9%
Mid-Market
69.8%
Enterprise
14.3%
Tableau Desktop
Small-Business
15.8%
Mid-Market
33.7%
Enterprise
50.4%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Internet
16.8%
Higher Education
10.8%
 
Computer Software
16.0%
Information Technology and Services
10.5%
 
Information Technology and Services
9.7%
Hospital & Health Care
6.1%
 
Marketing and Advertising
5.3%
Marketing and Advertising
6.0%
 
Financial Services
4.9%
Internet
5.4%
 
Other
47.3%
Other
61.3%
Looker
Internet
16.8%
Computer Software
16.0%
Information Technology and Services
9.7%
Marketing and Advertising
5.3%
Financial Services
4.9%
Other
47.3%
Tableau Desktop
Higher Education
10.8%
Information Technology and Services
10.5%
Hospital & Health Care
6.1%
Marketing and Advertising
6.0%
Internet
5.4%
Other
61.3%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Alan C.
Administrator in Staffing and Recruiting

So many things are done right: - The simplicity of creating a meta schema using lookml, the learning curve is lightning fast - The flexibility of the system, making data available to inter customer has never been so easy - The support team is really...

Jeff B.
User in Retail

Tableau enables users the ability build data visualizations in the matter of minutes without requiring technical report development knowledge. In my opinion, the top 5 best qualities: 1. Drag and drop functionality is easy for any user to...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
krithika p.
User

- Not the most intuitive tool to pick up. I used mixed panel and google analytics before & there was a learning curve with this one in comparison! - Sometimes the looks are slow to load. - Not sure if this is a looker thing or the way we have implemented...

Kimiko T.
User in Real Estate

Needs an updated UI and better data connection process

 
Looker
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Alan C.
Administrator in Staffing and Recruiting

So many things are done right: - The simplicity of creating a meta schema using lookml, the learning curve is lightning fast - The flexibility of the system, making data available to inter customer has never been so easy - The support team is really...

Most Helpful Critical Review
krithika p.
User

- Not the most intuitive tool to pick up. I used mixed panel and google analytics before & there was a learning curve with this one in comparison! - Sometimes the looks are slow to load. - Not sure if this is a looker thing or the way we have implemented...

Tableau Desktop
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Jeff B.
User in Retail

Tableau enables users the ability build data visualizations in the matter of minutes without requiring technical report development knowledge. In my opinion, the top 5 best qualities: 1. Drag and drop functionality is easy for any user to...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Kimiko T.
User in Real Estate

Needs an updated UI and better data connection process

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Videos

 

See the simple process of connecting your database to Looker and gaining insights to your data with Anika Kuesters Smith - Smith of Looker. With Looker's modeling language, LookML, your business logic is easily repeatable and reusable, allowing your analysts to better leverage the data and save time from writing SQL queries. Easily visualize your data sets and create dashboards, connecting your organization's teams to better collaborate and gain insight.

In this demo you'll learn about:

- Connecting your data to Looker
- Building out your data model
- Creating and sharing dashboards
- Generating and scheduling reports for various departments

No videos provided
Looker

See the simple process of connecting your database to Looker and gaining insights to your data with Anika Kuesters Smith - Smith of Looker. With Looker's modeling language, LookML, your business logic is easily repeatable and reusable, allowing your analysts to better leverage the data and save time from writing SQL queries. Easily visualize your data sets and create dashboards, connecting your organization's teams to better collaborate and gain insight.

In this demo you'll learn about:

- Connecting your data to Looker
- Building out your data model
- Creating and sharing dashboards
- Generating and scheduling reports for various departments

Tableau Desktop
No videos provided
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