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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

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…

Looker Joins Google in Launch of BigQuery ML

Jul 26, 2018 |

Looker, the data platform builder looking to expand the reach of its “horizontal” foundation, added another component this week with the integration of its tools with the beta release of Google’s cloud-based BigQuery ML. Read more…

BI Vendors Sliced and Diced on G2’s Grid

Jun 14, 2018 |

If you’re on the hunt for better business intelligence software – and really, who isn’t these days? – you likely are reading some analyst reports on the topic. But all too often, those reports don’t reflect the experiences of real-world users. Read more…

This Just In

Neo4j Announced the Availability of its Neo4j BI Connector

Mar 24, 2020 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 24, 2020 – Neo4j, developer of graph technology, announced the Neo4j BI Connector, the first enterprise-ready driver to bring graph data to the Business Intelligence (BI) market. Read more…

Looker Achieves AWS Retail Competency Status and Amazon Redshift Ready Designation

Dec 5, 2019 |

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Dec. 5, 2019 —  Looker, a leading data platform company, announced at the re:Invent Global Partner Summit in Las Vegas that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Retail Competency status, and the Amazon Redshift Ready designation demonstrating Looker’s successful integration with Amazon Redshift. Read more…

Qubole and Looker to Integrate Looker’s Business Analytics With Qubole’s Cloud-Based Big Data Platform

Apr 27, 2016 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 27 — Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company, and Looker, the company that is powering data-driven businesses, today announced that they are integrating Looker’s business analytics with Qubole’s cloud-based big data platform, giving line of business users across organizations access to powerful, yet easy-to-use big data analytics. Read more…

Looker Forms Alliance With IBM Cloud Data Services to Deliver Suite of Looker Blocks

Mar 29, 2016 |

March 29 — Looker, the company that is powering data-driven businesses, today announced it has formed an alliance with IBM Cloud Data Services to deliver a suite of Looker Blocks, new developer tools designed to simplify and customize data analysis for any business utilizing IBM’s Cloud Data Services. Read more…

Looker Announces Support for Presto and Spark SQL

Feb 9, 2016 |

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.Feb. 9 — Looker, the business intelligence platform that is powering data-driven companies, today announced support for Presto and Spark SQL as well as updates to its support for Impala and Hive. Read more…

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