SANTA CRUZ, Calif – February 13, 2019 – Looker, a leading data platform company, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned the company in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms1. This is the second consecutive year Looker has been recognized in this report, improving on its position from last year on the completeness of vision and ability to execute axes.

“Looker’s rapid growth across all industries and into the world's largest enterprises underscores the scale and value of our platform,” said Frank Bien, CEO of Looker. “Looker is a true platform for data that goes beyond traditional BI point solutions and delivers company-wide data experiences to all departments and users. We’re thrilled to again be recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant and look forward to continuing to deliver new applications, features and integrations to make data even more accessible and valuable.”

"I've led several analytics projects across various industries using Looker and each time I've been hugely impressed by the transformative impact the tool has had," said Jonathan Palmer, head of business intelligence at GoCardless. "The speed from data to insight exceeds traditional BI tools and, crucially, that does not come at the cost of accuracy and governance thanks to the power of LookML. Looker has built a platform that focuses on powering the actions you take with data, and combine that with a genuinely unique support offering, it's a highly compelling combination that I've not found elsewhere."

In 2018, Looker’s revenue grew 70% year-over-year while adding almost 500 new customers including Cisco, ESPN, Marks and Spencer Plc, Trivago, Adyen, Live Nation Entertainment, Bell Media, SunRun, Inc., and Five Guys. More than 185,000 people at over 1600 companies around the world combine to use Looker for 67 million minutes each month.

Download a complimentary copy of Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms. Read this blog to learn more about how Looker is moving beyond BI.

Looker’s Chief Product Officer, Nick Caldwell, will be presenting at the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2019 in Orlando, Florida on Monday, March 18th, 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm. To learn more about how Jonathan Palmer, head of business intelligence at GoCardless, is using Looker, attend his session at the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2019 in London on Tuesday, March 5th, 15:00 – 15:30.

1. Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms,” by Cindi Howson, James Richardson, Rita Sallam, Austin Kronz, February 11th, 2019.

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About the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit
Data and analytics leaders are fueling digital transformation, creating monetization opportunities, improving the customer experience and reshaping industries. The Gartner Data & Analytics Summit provides the tools to build on the fundamentals of data management, business intelligence (BI), and analytics; harness innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT); and accelerate the shift toward a data-driven culture to lead the way to better business outcomes.

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.

About Google Cloud
Google Cloud provides organizations with leading infrastructure, platform capabilities and industry solutions. We deliver enterprise-grade cloud solutions that leverage Google’s cutting-edge technology to help companies operate more efficiently and adapt to changing needs, giving customers a foundation for the future. Customers in more than 150 countries turn to Google Cloud as their trusted partner to solve their most critical business problems.

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding the expected performance and benefits of Looker’s offerings. The words "believe," "may," "will," "plan," "expect," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. If the risks materialize or assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. Risks include, but are not limited to Looker’s limited operating history and experience developing and introducing new products; risks associated with Looker’s rapid growth; Looker’s inability to realize value from its significant investments in its business, including product innovations and slower than anticipated growth in our market. Looker assumes no obligation to and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

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