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ML and BI Are Coming Together, Gartner Says

Feb 13, 2020 |

The convergence of machine learning and business intelligence is upon us, as BI tool makers increasingly are exposing ML capabilities to users, and users are performing ML activities in their BI tools. Read more…

Top 12 Datanami Stories of 2019

Jan 3, 2020 |

2019 was an eventful year in the big data space, with enough intersecting story lines to keep a big data watcher enmeshed for hours – if not days — on end. Read more…

The Data Nerds Have Won

Nov 11, 2019 |

The data is in and the results are clear: The data nerds have won. That’s the consensus emerging from Looker’s user conference in San Francisco this week, where hundreds of data professionals congregated to extend their winning streaks with data. Read more…

Beyond BI: Looker Seeks Bigger Role for Data

Nov 7, 2019 |

Looker is best known as a business intelligence platform, which it definitely is. But with today’s release of Looker 7, the company is making a strong case that it’s much more than that. Read more…

Hadoop Struggles and BI Deals: What’s Going On?

Jun 10, 2019 |

The news hasn’t been good in the Hadoop world over the past two weeks, with MapR and Cloudera both revealing themselves to be in bad straits. Meanwhile, the market for BI tools suddenly surged, with Tableau, Looker, and ZoomData all getting snapped up. Read more…

News In Brief

MLB Hits a Home Run with BigQuery Migration

Aug 13, 2020 |

The Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. may be delighting baseball fans with his energetic style of play during this COVID-shortened season. But there’s plenty of excitement in the back office too, now that Major League Baseball has completed its migration to Google Big Query. Read more…

Google Cloud Extends BigQuery to AWS, Azure

Jul 14, 2020 |Google Cloud today announced BigQuery Omni, a new offering that allows BigQuery users to analyze data residing in Amazon Web Services and, soon, Microsoft Azure, in addition to data residing in Google Cloud. BigQuery Omni will provide a... Read more…

GoodData Offers Free Embedded Analytics

Jan 7, 2020 |

If you’re in the market for an embedded analytics solution, you might want to check out the new “freemium” offering unveiled by GoodData today.

GoodData is one of the leaders in embedded analytics, with over 100,000 organizations using its software and more than 1.6 million individual users around the world. Read more…

Acquisition Binge: Salesforce Buys Tableau

Jun 10, 2019 |

Analytics vendors continue to be prime acquisition targets for cloud companies with deep pockets.

The latest example is the acquisition of self-service analytics platform specialist Tableau Software by enterprise cloud giant Salesforce in an all-stock transaction valued at $15.7 billion. Read more…

Google, Looker Eye Data Scaling via Multi-Cloud

Jun 6, 2019 |

Google Cloud has moved to buttress its position in the booming data analytics sector with its acquisition of data platform and visualization tool vendor Looker.

Underscoring a trend among infrastructure vendors, Google Cloud said Thursday (June 6) Looker’s platform would run on multiple clouds and Looker customers would be able to access data from Google Cloud’s competitors. Read more…

This Just In

Google Cloud Brings Data Community Together with the Looker [email protected] Digital Conference

Sep 15, 2020 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 15, 2020 – Google Cloud today announced that Looker, the business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform from Google Cloud, is hosting its annual data conference digitally this year, with [email protected] running from Oct. Read more…

Conrad Electronic Extends Relationship with Google Cloud to Optimize Customer Experiences

Sep 8, 2020 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Calif., Sept. 8, 2020 – Conrad Electronic, the B2B sourcing platform, has selected Looker, the business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform from Google Cloud, to provide suppliers on its marketplace with access to valuable data insights on their products. Read more…

Harver’s Google Cloud Integration Helped Place Thousands of Americans in Jobs During COVID-19 Pandemic

Aug 12, 2020 |

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Aug. 12, 2020 — Pre-employment assessment software company Harver has integrated Powered by Looker to create its embedded analytics offering, Harver Insights. Read more…

Google Cloud Delivers Enhancements to Looker that Optimize Performance, Accelerate Application Development

Aug 7, 2020 |

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Aug. 7, 2020 – Looker, the business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform that is now part of Google Cloud, is helping customers augment their data experiences with enhancements in three key areas: Read more…

Auto Trader Expands Relationship with Google Cloud to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Jul 22, 2020 |

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., July 22, 2020  Auto Trader, the UK’s largest automotive marketplace, has implemented Looker as part of its wider digital transformation initiative. Read more…

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