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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…

Surviving the Coming Data Governance Wave

Feb 28, 2019 |

A data governance wave is building in the United States. If you put your ear to the ground, you can hear it rumbling. It’s inevitable that new regulations eventually will emerge that dictate how companies must ensure the integrity, security, and privacy of the personal data they gather, store, and process. Read more…

Data Warehousing with a Modern Twist

Nov 5, 2018 |

Bill Inmon is generally credited with inventing the phrase “data warehouse” in the early 1990s to describe the stockpiling of data using relational databases. It may be an older term, but the activity itself remains quite relevant today, especially considering the huge amounts of data we generate every day. Read more…

News In Brief

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…

Data Prep Goes Serverless

Dec 7, 2017 |

The rise of platforms in which cloud providers manage the allocation of computing and storages resources has opened the door to new data services such as serverless data preparation tools. Read more…

This Just In

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…

Looker Closes $30M Series B Financing Led by Meritech

Mar 11, 2015 |

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., March 11 — Looker, provider of the SaaS business intelligence (BI) platform creating data-driven companies, today announced it has raised a $30 million Series B financing round led by Meritech Capital Partners, with participation from Sapphire Ventures (formerly SAP Ventures), and existing investors Redpoint Ventures, First Round Capital and PivotNorth. Read more…

Looker Partners with Teradata

Oct 20, 2014 |

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 20 — Looker, an innovative software company with a unique approach to business analytics, today announced a partnership with Teradata Corp., the big data analytics and marketing applications company. Read more…

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