Santa Cruz, CA – January 23, 2016 – Looker today launched support for Amazon Athena – the new interactive query service for data in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) that AWS unveiled at its re:Invent conference in November. The Looker connection to Amazon Athena is available immediately.

Because Looker’s unique platform design is built to leverage modern data architectures, it can scale effortlessly – even to massive scale – by taking advantage of the newest database technologies. By using Looker with Athena, businesses can now leverage the power and speed of AWS’s newest query engine to easily explore vast amounts of data stored in Amazon S3.

“Looker is all about removing data bottlenecks and delivering reliable, actionable data for all business users, whether it’s stored in standard transaction databases, or massive modern big-data lakes,” said Lloyd Tabb, CTO and Co-Founder of Looker. “Amazon Athena with Looker is a perfect match of modern data tools working together to access, explore, and analyze even the largest datasets, making previously static data lakes operational.”

“Amazon Athena makes it easy for companies to query all the data they’re storing in Amazon S3 using standard SQL in a pay-per-query model, without having to migrate it to a dedicated warehouse with no infrastructure to manage and no data loading required,” said Rahul Pathak, GM, Amazon Athena, Amazon Web Services. “Looker builds on that capability by allowing companies to define their data and provide a powerful interface for everyone, even users with no SQL experience, to query and visualize their data.”

"We are excited to use Looker and Amazon Athena," said K Young, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Datadog. "Looker and Amazon Athena will allow us to quickly and easily use the data we have in S3 to answer new types of questions that are important to our business."

Benefits of Looker with Amazon Athena

  • Never wait for your answers – Looker with Athena delivers world-class speed in retrieving queries
  • Access ALL of your data - Deliver advanced analytics on all of your S3 data to an entire organization
  • Turn your Amazon S3 data lake into an easy to explore and actionable data platform

Learn More About Looker and Amazon Athena


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