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Looker Answers Big Data Questions in an ‘Instant’


June 15, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA

New code-free Instant Insight feature available now

Looker recently announced Instant Insight which allows anyone to instantly and securely analyze their data without waiting for help from an analyst – no coding or SQL is necessary. Using Looker, anyone can now discover patterns and analyze metrics with a few clicks of the mouse. Instant Insight is available today to all Looker customers seeking to instantly understand their data.

“When you’re initially working with unfamiliar data, there’s no substitute for being able to quickly view and visualize it,” said Daniel Mintz, Chief Data Evangelist at Looker. “But big data makes that increasingly hard to do on your laptop. So being able to instantly leverage massive cloud databases for the task is a game changer.”

Anyone who wants a visual way to understand new datasets, no matter how big, can now leverage the processing power of modern database technology to discover insights without coding. Looker is also releasing a Chrome extension that makes Instant Insight functionality available directly from within the Google Cloud Platform’s petabyte-scale warehouse, BigQuery.

Rather than having to model the data before exploring it, or trying in vain to open a huge file as a spreadsheet, Instant Insight makes it simple for users to get value from their data immediately, and makes sharing findings with colleagues seamless and secure. To get started, users upload data files to their database of choice, and then a single click takes them to a point and click interface where they can start viewing and analyzing.

CSV to Oprah in 5 (codeless) clicks

For more details on the benefits and use cases surrounding Instant Insight, check out Daniel’s blog, CSV to Oprah in 5 (codeless) clicks.



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