Santa Cruz, CA – March 14, 2017 – Looker today announced it has become one of the first partners to support Google’s recently announced Cloud Spanner, Google’s globally distributed database. Looker now connects directly to Spanner, enabling users to query data in Spanner in real time and derive powerful insights.

Looker also announced support for PostgreSQL on Google Cloud SQL, providing a direct connection for many of Looker’s customers who are running PostgreSQL today.

Cloud Spanner combines high scalability, availability and performance while removing the manual work of creating replica transactional databases so tools can analyze the data. Looker is perfectly built to take advantage of Spanner by querying the database directly and delivering real-time dashboards with up-to-the-minute data. Now, with Looker and projects built with Spanner, users can ask complex questions of data in a massive transactional store with greater speed, efficiency and timeliness.

“Looker’s flexible modern architecture allows us to quickly support new databases as they come available, setting it apart from other solutions,” said Lloyd Tabb, CTO and co-founder of Looker. “We understand the need to combine support for high-frequency transactional web scale data with a powerful analytics platform that can directly inquire the data in real time and help companies make better decisions more quickly. We are seeing strong traction with Looker and Google Cloud products and are excited to offer these new connections to our customers.”

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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