Looker Announces Looker 7: Accelerating Insights to Action by Infusing Data Experiences Into Workflows
SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 6, 2019--
Today at JOIN 2019, Looker’s annual three-day conference for data professionals, the company announced Looker 7, its next-generation, enterprise-grade data platform. Looker 7 transcends traditional business intelligence (BI) by infusing customizable data experiences into day-to-day tools and workflows to further close the gap between discovering insights and taking action.
“Companies are expanding how they use data by no longer thinking of it solely as something that is analyzed and then displayed on a dashboard, but by making its use operational across a myriad of job functions, from revenue optimization to product development,” said Frank Bien, CEO of Looker. “This shift in thinking is resulting in companies choosing solutions that support a variety of ways to harness data - data experiences - to fuel everyday business processes. BI doesn’t just let us know what happened yesterday, but becomes how we work today.”
Looker 7 delivers new enhancements in three key areas: a new developmentframework for building powerful data experiences within and outside of Looker; reimagined BI experiences out-of-the-box that improve collaboration and data flow across common business tools; and enterprise-class security, hosting and management features to support the most demanding workloads.
Build and Deploy Data Experiences in Powerful New Ways
“A lot of our work centers around building custom data experiences which the new extension framework enables us to do incredibly fast - we built an application in less than two weeks!” said Nick Fogler, CEO and founder of 4Mile Analytics. “The launch of Marketplace is also a really important business opportunity for partners like us because we get to distribute our solutions to all of Looker’s customers. Overall, the revamped developer experience coming out of Looker 7 demonstrates Looker’s deep commitment to ensuring the success of its partners.”
Reimagined BI Experience Out of the Box
“Looker’s new alert feature enables RPM to communicate operational KPI’s to our management team in real-time,” said Andrew Farage, Co-Founder and COO of RPM, a national hospitality and entertainment brand focused on high-speed go karting. “We manage hundreds of high-performance go karts, running millions of races per year. Real-time alerts trigger variance data to our mechanics and operational leads, ensuring that each kart in our fleet is cycled equally. In our large-format hospitality environment, some of our most valuable data is invisible. Looker alerts serve up key operational insights that would otherwise go unnoticed.”
Built for Enterprise-Grade Workloads
Looker 7 features will begin rolling out in January of 2020.
Looker is a unified data platform that delivers actionable business insights to employees at the point of decision. Looker integrates data into the daily workflows of users to allow organizations to extract value from data at web scale. Over 1900 industry-leading and innovative companies such as Sony, Amazon, The Economist, IBM, Spotify, Etsy, Lyft and Kickstarter have trusted Looker to power their data-driven cultures. The company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Boulder, London, Tokyo and Dublin, Ireland. Investors include CapitalG, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital Partners, Premji Invest, Redpoint Ventures and Goldman Sachs. For more information, connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube or visit looker.com.
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