Santa Cruz, CA – September 11, 2017 – Looker, the leading data platform company, today announced it has debuted as a ‘Strong Performer’ and received the highest score for ‘Strategy’ in the Forrester Wave™: Enterprise BI Platforms with Majority On-Premises Deployments, Q3 2017 report. According to the report, “Looker is a modern BI platform not burdened with legacy DBMS inefficiencies.”

In addition to being top ranked for ‘Strategy’, Looker also received the highest score possible for ‘Cross-Product Integration’ and ‘Focus on BI’. The report also noted that, “Client references gave Looker high scores for time-to-value, cloud/hybrid architecture, and professional services and help-desk organizations,” and “As a result of the modern architecture, Looker achieved one of the best scores in the evaluation’s ‘clicks to answer’ exercise.”

“We are proud to rank as a Strong Performer in our first year in the report and thrilled to see that we received the highest score for Strategy,” said Frank Bien, CEO of Looker. “This aligns with the feedback we consistently get from our customers who value a modern, comprehensive, secure cloud-based data analytics platform. The new product innovations we’re unveiling at JOIN – our annual user conference – will only continue to build on Looker’s ability to transform how businesses and users interact with their data.”

Looker releases new innovations and updates approximately every four weeks to maximize the value customers get from their data and to allow for continuous improvements in product functionality.

The report compares 15 vendors based on 22 criteria in the areas of strategy, current product offering and market presence.

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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