SANTA CRUZ, CA – Feb. 13, 2020 ­– Looker, a leading data platform company, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned the company in the Challengers quadrant in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms1. Looker was first included in the Magic Quadrant in 2018 making this the third consecutive year the company has continued being positioned in this report.

“The growing demand for tools that close the gap between discovering insights and taking action is creating a profound change in the way we use data in the workplace,” said Nick Caldwell, Chief Product Officer at Looker. “At Looker our vision is to meet this demand by enabling data experiences that go far beyond traditional business intelligence. We are building features, integrations and developer tools that infuse data into the day-to-day tools and workflows of people in all industries across all departments.”

“CarGurus’ technology-driven approach to building the most trusted and transparent automotive marketplace brings data analytics to the core of everything we do,” said Bryan Kaufman, Senior Data Applications Engineer at CarGurus. “Looker plays an integral role in our daily operations, providing employees across the company with access to site instrumentation statistics, key internal financial and sales reporting, and up-to-date strategic initiative performance. This gives us full visibility into our data to derive actionable insights on millions of car listings and shoppers every day.”

Looker is the platform for data that puts real, actionable information into the hands of its customers across their organization when they need it by infusing data experiences into day-to-day workflows. It allows virtually any organization to extract value from data at web scale and embed customized Looker data experiences. More than 2,000 companies are using Looker and half of those companies are integrating insights and experiences beyond Looker with over 5,000 developers creating data experiences on the platform.

Download a complimentary copy of Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms, and learn more in this blog entitled Looker and the Magic Quadrant: A Shift In the Market.

For more information on a specific use case, Looker is hosting a webinar with its customer Allbound on Thursday, March 5th at 10am PT entitled: Generating ROI with Embedded Analytics.

Looker will be participating at the Gartner Data & Analyst Summit in London from March 9 - 11, 2020 at booth PL15. Looker customer, Scott Joslin, SVP of Data Strategy at Warner Media International, will be speaking on Tuesday, March 10th at 3pm with a session entitled ‘Static to Dynamic: Driving Data Democratization in Media.’

Pedro Arellano, Looker’s Vice President of Product Marketing, will be presenting at the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2020 in Grapevine, Texas on Monday, March 23rd, 1:15pm - 2:00pm, and Looker will be exhibiting at the conference from March 23rd - 26th at booth 304.

1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms,” by James Richardson, Rita Sallam, Kurt Schlegel, Austin Kronz, and Julian Sun February 13, 2020

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