In the week since we announced our intent to acquire Looker, a unified platform for business intelligence, data applications and embedded analytics, we’ve heard from many customers, partners, and industry analysts that are enthusiastic about our decision to provide customers with a comprehensive analytics solution. By combining Looker’s robust business intelligence and analytics platform with BigQuery, our enterprise data warehouse, customers can solve more business challenges, faster–all while remaining in complete control of their data.
Here are a few of the many responses we’ve heard about the addition of the Looker analytics platform to our portfolio:
“As we serve the evolving needs of our customers, it’s critical for us to empower our teams with information,” said Barbara Sanders, VP and Chief Architect at The Home Depot. “BigQuery and Looker quickly provides our engineering teams with operational data and visualizations to help identify application or infrastructure issues that could impact the customer experience.”
“Our data platform provides a fully managed service that makes it easy and cost-effective to create, manage and scale advanced analytics capabilities for advertisers and marketers,” said Iain Niven-Bowling, EVP, 2Sixty and Essence/WPP. “The combination of BigQuery and Looker provide the underlying technology and Google’s acquisition only strengthens this and enables us to continue to build highly valued products on top of this robust end to end solution.”
“The data analytics market is rapidly evolving and changing, and 451 Research has identified that businesses who successfully turn data into insight via analytics have a competitive advantage,” said Matt Aslett, Research Vice President, 451 Research. “The acquisition of Looker is a key move for Google Cloud that will increase the value it can provide to customers across its six key industries.”
“The acquisition of Looker makes sense for Google Cloud and for their customers,” said Anil Chakravarthy, CEO at Informatica. “Looker’s rich analytics platform complements Google Cloud’s high-scale infrastructure and digital transformation capabilities. As the leader in enterprise cloud data management, we talk to a lot of customers who want to get more value from their data, and we believe every business interested in cloud analytics should be excited about this acquisition.”
“Looker provides Google Cloud the ability to provide advanced analytics, visualization, and insight generation to all parts of an organization,” said Tom Galizia, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP. “It shows continued commitment and alignment to Google Cloud’s vision of democratizing and supercharging their customer’s data and information. Google organized the world’s information and now they want to do the same for the enterprise.”
“Google Cloud is building an end-to-end platform for enterprise transformation and its acquisition of Looker will help bring more complete business intelligence, analytics and visualization capabilities to its customers,” said Sanjeev Vohra, group technology officer and data business group lead at Accenture. “Looker’s support for multiple public clouds and databases aligns well with Google’s multi-cloud approach and we look forward to working with our enterprise clients to implement these capabilities at scale.”
I’m personally very excited about all the ways bringing Google Cloud and Looker together can help our customers. We share a common philosophy around solving business problems for customers across all industries while also supporting our customers where they are, be it on Google Cloud, in other public clouds, or on premises. I look forward to sharing more once the deal closes.