Here’s the difference between Looker and Lightdash. The comparison is based on pricing, deployment, business model, and other important factors.
Looker is a data integration and visualization solutions, provider. It offers cloud-based data integration and visualization platform to enterprises. It enables businesses to access data that is connected from multiple different sources. This includes cloud applications such as Salesforce, Zendesk, business planning applications, and web analytics tools. It also provides a custom visualization library and pre-modeled external datasets such as weather and demographics data. It provides solutions to industries including eCommerce, media, healthcare, and gaming among others. Some of its notable clients include Buzzfeed, Intercom, Twilio, and Hubspot, etc.
Lightdash removes the gap between your data transformation layer and your data visualization layer. It enables data analysts and engineers to control all of their business intelligence (data transformations/business logic as well as data visualization) in a single place. Lightdash integrates with your dbt project and gives a framework for defining metrics and specifying joins between models all within your existing dbt YAML files. The data output from your dbt project is then available for exploring and sharing in Lightdash.
|Categories||Business Intelligence (BI)||Metrics Store, Business Intelligence (BI)|
|Stage||Late Stage||Early Stage|
|Target Segment||Enterprise, Mid size||Mid size, SMBs|
|Deployment||SaaSOn Prem||Open source|
|Business Model||Commercial||Open Source|
|Companies using it|