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Google Cloud Extends BigQuery to AWS, Azure

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…

ML and BI Are Coming Together, Gartner Says

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. That’s according Read more…

GoodData Offers Free Embedded Analytics

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 Read more…

Top 12 Datanami Stories of 2019

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. We did our best to trace the story lines out for you, dear re Read more…

The Data Nerds Have Won

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 Read more…

Beyond BI: Looker Seeks Bigger Role for Data

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. In fact, here at its user confere Read more…

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

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 Read more…

Acquisition Binge: Salesforce Buys Tableau

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 clou Read more…

Google, Looker Eye Data Scaling via Multi-Cloud

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, Googl Read more…

Surviving the Coming Data Governance Wave

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 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…

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…

Looker Announces Partnership with Snowplow

Mar 20, 2014 |Looker, an innovative software company with a unique approach to business analytics, today announced a partnership with Snowplow Analytics, together providing organizations with a powerful end-to-end solution for understanding web event data. A leading event data collection platform, Snowplow allows businesses to capture detailed data from a website or business application and store it in an Amazon Redshift data warehouse. Connecting to Looker’s in-database data discovery platform empowers organizations to model the valuable data they’re collecting and convert it into actionable insights. Users can now drill into the details of individual customer or event records while performing complex analytics that inform business strategy. Read more…
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