Santa Cruz, CA – Today, the team here at Looker Data Sciences is proud to officially launch our new query-based Business Intelligence software platform, Looker, to the world. Looker is a Business Intelligence platform that is active, agile, and collaborative - built to extend data discovery functionality to everyone in the organization to make decisions based on real-time facts. In addition to our public launch, we’re also announcing some amazing investors, First Round Capital and PivotNorth Capital, and more than 20 enterprise customers who have all joined us to change the way companies look at Business Intelligence.

We’ve created a new approach to Business Intelligence called query-based BI. Query-based BI empowers users to be curious, and perform deep analytics across their organization’s entire set of data. From the CEO to the Senior Data Analyst to an Account Manager, everyone can and should use Looker. On the backend, Looker’s approach uses a new modeling language, LookML, which enhances SQL for analytics so end-users can perform powerful analytics without needing to know how a query is written.

We’re huge believers in the power of SQL for analytics, but current Business Intelligence tools don’t empower it to be great. They are either too focused on static or parameterized dashboards, or are complex and laborious, requiring an army of engineers to implement. Basically, these tools are like trying to navigate SQL with a compass and sextant – Looker is the GPS.

We are focused on delivering a data discovery platform that makes company data available to all employees at the moment of decision, that allows insights to occur through curiosity and exploration rather than a passive dashboard experience, and that creates a central repository for queries, making cross-functional data accessible to the entire organization via a single tool.

If you’d like to hear more about Looker and how we can help you derive more insight from your company’s data, try it for free!

The Looker Team

Looker is the business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform that’s 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 Sony, Amazon, The Economist, IBM, Etsy, Lyft and Kickstarter 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.

About Google Cloud
Google Cloud provides organizations with leading infrastructure, platform capabilities and industry solutions. We deliver enterprise-grade cloud solutions that leverage Google’s cutting-edge technology to help companies operate more efficiently and adapt to changing needs, giving customers a foundation for the future. Customers in more than 150 countries turn to Google Cloud as their trusted partner to solve their most critical business problems.