Looker is a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) platform designed to explore and analyze data.
Looker's search experience is not optimal. If you try and search for a specific column in Looker, you might have to open each explore and search for this column. End users often end up lost in all the Explores, Looks and Dashboards when they are looking for a specific content. One of the reasons is that lineage and popularity of Explores, Looks and Dashboards are not leveraged to organise these assets. It is hard to trust and have visibility in the Looker UI.
Castor makes it easy to find data the most relevant data assets with a powerful search optimized thanks to popularity and advanced filtering options. Castor also provides lineage between the data warehouse tables and Looker Explores, Dashboards and Looks.
This feature aims at displaying Looker's Explores, Dashboards and Looks within Castor, linking them with the tables they use and leveraging their popularity for search purposes. For example, data consumers can thus search across all explores for the relevant column description.
As as Sales Manager, I want to be able to find the MRR dashboard based on a search query and their popularity so that I can get a faster analytics insights
As a Customer Success Ops, I want to be able to find the most advanced/popular data asset for my need and be guided in how to use a table if needed
Thanks to the Castor x Looker integration, you have better control, trust and visibility on your data infrastructure. This helps with:
"Castor gave us an easy and friendly tool to maintain documentation for thousands of tables. We can now leverage the work we do on data governance to give autonomy to our data people and make them more efficient"
Chief Information Officer
"We have strong hiring plans for the data team. With Castor, new hires can ramp up really fast on our data infrastructure. Also, if an experienced data player was to leave us, I know that most of his data knowledge will stay in the company"