Santa Cruz, CA - June 13, 2016 – Looker, the company that is powering data-driven businesses, was recently named a Breakout Vendor by Forrester Research in its Breakout Vendors: Big Data Integration report.

In the report, Forrester identifies solutions to tackle the challenge of quickly getting value out of the massive amounts of business data stored in data lakes and large databases. The report helps enterprise architects think beyond classic big data integration and get ahead of the latest innovations.

According to the Forrester report, “The Looker data platform helps teams to model data in a lake, then transforms it at query execution. It also offers BI tools, and a run time for embedding Looker analytics into applications. The platform uses machine learning to inspect and discover data relationships, then allows data workers to develop purpose-built models and metrics using LookML, a modeling language that provides structured query language (SQL) abstraction, reusability, and team development, as well as integrates more modern constructs like Git for version control.”

“We are proud to be recognized in the Breakout Vendor report as an innovator helping to solve some of the toughest challenges for companies wanting to unlock the value of their big data,” said Frank Bien, CEO of Looker. “Legacy BI and visualization tools are being left behind as business leaders are realizing the benefits of a modern data platform that weaves data and insights into every aspect of their business.”

Looker is a complete data platform that offers analytics and insights to every function of a business and easily integrates into every departmental application to get data directly into the decision-making process.

Architected to take advantage of the speed and scale of any analytical database from big data lakes to fast MPP databases, Looker can quickly get anyone access to begin analyzing and instrumenting their business with the data they’ve been collecting for years.


Looker is the business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform part of the Google Cloud data and analytics suite. Transcending traditional BI, Looker powers data experiences that deliver actionable business insights at the point of decision and infuses data into products and workflows to allow organizations to extract value from data at web-scale. More than 2,000 industry-leading and innovative companies, such as Cisco, Sony, Amazon, Essence, Home Depot and IBM, have trusted Looker to power their data-driven cultures. For more information, visit Looker or Google Cloud and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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