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For Second Consecutive Year, Looker is Recognized by Gartner


February 13, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA

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 Platforms. 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.

Download a complimentary copy of Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms. Read this blog to learn more about how Looker is moving beyond BI.

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



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