Google introduced immediately it has accomplished $2 billion acquisition of big-data analytics startup Looker after inexperienced gentle from UK regulators. The Alphabet Inc-owned Google first introduced the all money deal again in June 2019. As a part of the acquisition, Looker, a unified platform for enterprise intelligence, knowledge purposes, and embedded analytics, joins the joined the Google Cloud.
The deal additionally builds upon the success of Google Cloud’s BigQuery, a instrument for managing massive datasets. Looker’s instrument allows analysts and different employees to outline calculations for objects similar to income or high-value prospects after which visualize tendencies of their knowledge with out writing difficult scripts. Looker competes with Tableau Software program Inc DATA.N, Domo Inc, and Microsoft’s Energy BI.
Based in 2011 Ben Porterfield, Lloyd Tabb, and Marc Randolph, the Santa Cruz, California Looker supplies enterprise intelligence software program to make knowledge accessible to organizations and knowledge analysts. Looker’s product grew out of Tabb’s expertise constructing software program at firms like Netscape, LiveOps, and Luminate earlier than founding Looker. Earlier than the acquisition, Looker raised a complete of $280.5M in funding over 7 rounds. Its newest funding was raised on Dec 31, 2018 from a Secondary Market spherical.
Looker makes use of a easy modeling language referred to as LookML that lets knowledge groups outline the relationships of their database so enterprise customers can discover, save, and obtain knowledge while not having to know SQL. The product was the primary commercially obtainable enterprise intelligence platform constructed for and geared toward scalable or massively parallel relational database administration methods like Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, HP Vertica, Netezza, and Teradata.