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Google completes Looker acquisition

February 13, 2020
Thomas Kurian

CEO, Google Cloud

I’m pleased to announce that Google has completed its acquisition of Looker. Together, we're excited to offer customers a comprehensive analytics solution that integrates and visualizes insights at every layer of their business.  

Today, hundreds of joint customers already rely on Google Cloud and Looker to make smarter business decisions. And by joining together, we believe we will be uniquely positioned to address the data analytics and business intelligence demands of even more enterprises globally, across all industries. Looker will strengthen Google Cloud’s analytics and data warehouse capabilities, including BigQuery, enabling our customers to address some of their toughest business challenges, faster—all while maintaining complete control of their data

Google Cloud and Looker share a common philosophy around delivering open solutions and supporting customers wherever they are—be it on Google Cloud, in other public clouds, or on premises. As more organizations adopt a multi-cloud strategy, Looker customers and partners can expect continued support of all cloud data management systems like Amazon Redshift, Azure SQL, Snowflake, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and Teradata.

We’re thrilled to officially welcome the Looker team to Google Cloud. For more on what this means for Looker and its community of customers and partners, please read the blog from Looker CEO, Frank Bien.

Comments on the news:

  • “Companies across the globe are migrating to the cloud and adopting a multi-cloud strategy. For leading technology providers, it’s critical that we put customers first to help them achieve their digital transformation goals,” says Frank Slootman, CEO of Snowflake. “The combination of Google Cloud and Looker and their commitment to multi-cloud support will help deliver more value to customers faster. We look forward to our continued partnership with both companies.”
  • “There is no slowing in the data analytics and business intelligence market, in fact, it’s only growing as more and more data is created and enterprises across all industries look to use data to be better informed, make smarter decisions and digitally transform their organizations,” said Howard Dresner, Chief Research Officer, Dresner Advisory Services. “Our research derived directly from customer feedback shows Google Cloud as a Leader in Analytical Data Infrastructure, and Looker as a Leader in enterprise business intelligence. We see synergy and nominal overlap between their solutions, and believe this acquisition should strengthen their ability to serve enterprise customers together.
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