Looker Performance

How to deliver sub-second performance
with Looker dashboards

As data volumes have exploded, your Looker dashboards may have slowed down. It’s not a problem with Looker, or LookML performance issues. It’s your data warehouse.

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Looker dashboard with Firebolt
“Appsflyer has over 1000 Looker users using over 20TB of data.
Firebolt accelerated their queries and dashboards 33-300x, and made every query 2 seconds or less.”

The Looker + Firebolt Advantage

Firebolt allows Looker users to finally have a real-time conversation with all their data, at any level of granularity. By adding Firebolt, companies have been able to deliver sub-seconds performance in Looker, from gigabyte to petabyte scale.

33-300x faster

According to customers’ own benchmarks, Looker dashboards and queries run 33-300x faster on Firebolt than on Snowflake, Redshift or Athena.

Unlimited scale

With Firebolt, companies have been able to sub-seconds performance for dashboards at gigabyte to petabyte scale, and unlimited room for growth.

5-10x lower cost

Firebolt’s 10x greater efficiency, choice of any node type and number, and price transparency has enabled Looker customers to get sub-seconds performance at 5-10x lower cost.

Why is running Looker and Firebolt so much faster?

Optimized for Looker SQL

Firebolt is the only cloud data warehouse that uses query optimization, indexing and multi-level pushdown optimization - all tuned with Looker in mind - to make Looker fast. It turns every Looker SQL query on the fly into a physical query plan that delivers the fastest performance each time using cost-based optimization and just-in-time compilation.

Any query, any data size

Firebolt leverages indexing for data access, aggregations, joins and searches to make every query fast against any data. For example, it uses indexing to fetch exact data ranges from storage and only process the ranges, not entire partitions. This allows Looker users to perform any query against gigabytes to petabytes of data without having to aggregate or prune data first.

Delivered in weeks

Companies have been able to quickly add Firebolt to their existing infrastructure in weeks. By leveraging LookML and importing existing data warehouse schema and DDL, they were able to add Firebolt as a new data warehouse, without having to rewrite their existing dashboards. Firebolt also paid for itself within a few months because of its 100% pay-as-you-go pricing and 5-10x lower costs.
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Alexandra Sudilovski
Senior BI Expert & Looker Guild Master, AppsFlyer