Here’s the difference between Redshift and Looker. The comparison is based on pricing, deployment, business model, and other important factors.
Amazon Redshift is a fully managed petabyte scale data warehouse service. Redshift is designed for analytic workloads and connects to standard SQL based clients and business intelligence tools. Redshift delivers fast query and I/O performance for virtually any size dataset by using columnar storage technology and parallelizing and distributing queries across multiple nodes. Most common administrative tasks associated with provisioning, configuring, monitoring, backing up, and securing a data warehouse are automated.
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.