Looker Announces Instant Insight
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., June 13, 2017 — Looker today announced Instant Insight, which allows anyone to instantly and securely analyze their data without waiting for help from an analyst – no coding or SQL is necessary. Instant Insight is available today to all Looker customers seeking to instantly understand their data.
“When you’re initially working with unfamiliar data, there’s no substitute for being able to quickly view and visualize it,” said Daniel Mintz, Chief Data Evangelist at Looker. “Big data makes that increasingly hard to do on your laptop, so being able to instantly leverage massive cloud databases for the task is a game changer.”
Anyone who wants a visual way to understand new datasets, no matter how big, can now leverage the processing power of modern database technology to discover insights without coding. Looker is also releasing a Chrome extension that makes Instant Insight functionality available directly from within the Google Cloud Platform’s petabyte-scale warehouse, BigQuery.
Rather than having to model the data before exploring it, or trying in vain to open a huge file as a spreadsheet, Instant Insight makes it simple for users to get value from their data immediately, and makes sharing findings with colleagues seamless and secure. To get started, users upload data files to their database of choice, and then a single click takes them to a point and click interface where they can start viewing and analyzing.
For more details on the benefits and use cases surrounding Instant Insight, check out Daniel’s blog.
Looker is a complete data platform that offers data analytics and business insights to every department, and easily integrates into applications to deliver data directly into the decision-making process. The company is powering data-driven cultures at more than 800 industry-leading and innovative companies such as Sony, Amazon, The Economist, Kohler, Etsy, Lyft and Kickstarter. The company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, with offices in San Francisco, New York, London and Dublin, Ireland. Investors include CapitalG, Geodesic Capital, Goldman Sachs, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures, First Round Capital, Sapphire Ventures, and PivotNorth. For more information, connect with us on LinkedIn,Twitter, Facebook, G+ and YouTube or visit looker.com.