Teradata 2014 Partner Conference & Expo – Nashville, TN – October 20, 2014 – Looker, an innovative software company with a unique approach to business analytics, today announced a partnership with Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company. The combined technology integration leverages the powerful analytic capabilities of the Teradata Aster Discovery platform and Looker’s business intelligence platform to analyze Big Data for a modern business.

With an integrated Looker and Teradata Aster environment, user organizations will be able to eliminate much of the complexity associated with getting value from raw, fragmented data. The Teradata Aster Discovery Platform can not only store large sets of diverse data, it can generate insights on that data via powerful discovery analytics and computational capability. Through the integrated solution, users can combine that analytical workload power with Looker’s semantic data modeling layer, LookML, to quickly and effectively transform data at query time, avoiding the delays and additional work cycles associated with re-architecting the data for analytics ahead of time.

Users of both Looker and the Teradata Aster Discovery Platform have become increasingly aware of the synergy between the two solutions, and eagerly anticipate the new capabilities that an integrated solution will represent. Gilt Groupe, an adopter of both technologies, uses the Teradata Aster Discovery Platform to bring together clickstream data, email logs, Twitter feeds, as well as operational data to improve customer engagement and to streamline supply chain.

“To date, Teradata Aster has really been a platform that enables us to do more with information in a sustainable, scalable way,” says Geoff Guerdat, Gilt Groupe’s director of data engineering. "With Looker, the people in my organization can explore the data we need more quickly and efficiently than ever before. It's become an essential piece of our data architecture.”

“Only Teradata has integrated SQL, MapReduce, text analytics, statistical analytics, predictive modeling and graph analytics in a single, integrated discovery platform,” said Manan Goel, senior director of product marketing, Teradata. “As an integration partner, Looker will extend the reach of that combined power more broadly across organizations to put analytics and data discovery capabilities into the hands of a new class of business users.”

Providing both a powerful discovery platform and a robust set of advanced analytics functions on the largest data sets, Teradata Aster supports an ideal environment for data scientists. Through the integrated Looker solution, data scientists can build the Teradata Aster Discovery Platform advanced analytics functions directly into the LookML model, where they are then available for anyone to consume. They can also create real-time integrations with other advanced analytics packages such as R.

“Looker is specifically designed to interact with a new generation of analytic platforms such as Teradata Aster,” added Lloyd Tabb, founder and CTO of Looker. “Being SQL-based, Looker can leverage the full power of Teradata Aster. Users of the integrated solution will be able to uncover deeper insights from their data, more easily, than ever before.”

For more information, visit our booth #708 at the Teradata 2014 Partners Conference & Expo, October 19-23 in Nashville, TN.


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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