For the Second Consecutive Year, Looker is Recognized for Ability to
Execute and Completeness of Vision
SANTA CRUZ, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/BI?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#BIlt;/agt;–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.
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 a unified Platform for Data that delivers actionable business
insights to every employee 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 1600 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, Chicago, Boulder, London, Tokyo and Dublin,
Ireland. Investors include CapitalG, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers,
Meritech Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Goldman Sachs. For more
information, connect with us on LinkedIn,
or visit looker.com.
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.
Brian Ziel, Looker