‘Climbing’ Big Data With Virtual Reality

Thanks to virtual reality technology, analysts can now “climb” big data. So says business intelligence platform vendor Looker, which claimed to take big data to new heights with a virtual reality app for exploring data as well as how businesses “interact with their data.”

The new platform, dubbed LookVR, was originally designed to merely demonstrate the capabilities of the Looker platform. Project engineers soon realized the tool offered a new way to explore data. “We don’t know if this foretells the future of data visualization or not, but it’s certainly pretty cool,” opined Wil Gieseler, Looker’s product engineer and creator of LookVR.

Author: George Leopold


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