Search
Homepage Rankings and Research Companies Channelcast Marketing Matters CRNtv Events WOTC Cisco Partner Summit Digital 2020 NetApp Digital Newsroom HPE Zone The Business Continuity Center Enterprise Tech Provider Masergy Zenith Partner Program Newsroom HP Reinvent Digital Newsroom Hitachi Vantara Digital Newsroom IBM Newsroom Juniper Newsroom Intel Partner Connect 2021 Avaya Newsroom Experiences That Matter The IoT Integrator Intel Tech Provider Zone NetApp Data Fabric WatchGuard Digital Newsroom

5 Things To Know About Google’s Acquisition Of Looker Data Sciences

‘Looker extends our business analytics offering with two important capabilities --first, the ability to define business metrics once in a consistent way across data sources,’ Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian says. ‘Second, Looker also provides users with a powerful analytics platform that delivers applications for business intelligence and use-case specific solutions such as Sales Analytics, as well as a flexible, embedded analytics product to collaborate on business decisions.’

Back 1   2   3   ... 6 Next
photo

What Looker Brings To Google Cloud

Looker’s analytics platform provides consistency in data definitions, rich visualizations, data applications and embedded analytics, according to Google Cloud.

The acquisition will allow the cloud provider to give customers a broader analytics solution to leverage analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). It also will provide industry-specific analytics solutions in Google Cloud’s key verticals – such as supply chain analytics in retailing and media analytics in entertainment – to aid in Kurian’s drive to attract more enterprise customers.

Many of the companies’ top customers already use Google Cloud’s BigQuery data warehouse and Looker together, and combining the two will accelerate how they analyze data, deliver business intelligence and build data-driven applications, according to Google Cloud.

“Many customers use Google Cloud, including Google BigQuery as their Enterprise Data Warehouse, for business analytics -- using SQL to query real-time data streams, running fully managed Hadoop and Spark clusters, and using machine learning to automatically categorize and run forecasting and predictions on their data,” Kurian said in his blog post. “A rapidly growing list of customers are also migrating their existing enterprise data warehouses from legacy technology stacks to our business analytics offering.”

“Looker extends our business analytics offering with two important capabilities --first, the ability to define business metrics once in a consistent way across data sources,” Kurian said. “Second, Looker also provides users with a powerful analytics platform that delivers applications for business intelligence and use-case specific solutions such as Sales Analytics, as well as a flexible, embedded analytics product to collaborate on business decisions.”

Customers use Looker for its flexible modeling layer and extensible web architecture to build data-driven apps, and because its 100 percent in-database analytics greatly simplifies DataOps, according to Google Cloud.

For business intelligence, Looker offers data modelling at any scale across hybrid and multi-cloud, interactive reports, dashboards with “stunning” visualization, and governance and unified metrics. For data applications, it features data applications and solutions for key industries and horizontal use-cases, including applications for sales analytics, web analytics and digital marketing analytics. And for embedded analytics, it offers embedded interactive data visualization in custom applications or ISV Apps for contextual insights with “Powered by Looker.”

The deal accelerates Looker and Google’s ability to affect a “sea-change” in data analytics, according to Looker CEO Frank Bien.

“The combination of Google Cloud’s BigQuery and associated data infrastructure, and Looker’s platform for innovative data solutions, will reinvent what it means to solve business problems with data at an entirely different scale and value point,” Bien said in a blog post. “Together, we’ll have better reach, more resources and the brightest minds in both analytics and cloud infrastructure working together.”

Looker partners can expect to continue to work with the company as they have before, said Bien, noting that Looker’s “Department of Customer Love” chat support will be bolstered by additional Google Cloud resources.

Google Cloud and Looker already have more than 350 joint customers, including Buzzfeed, Hearst, King, Sunrun, WPP Essence and Yahoo!

 
 
Back 1   2   3   ... 6 Next

sponsored resources