Looker 7 Looks Away From Traditional Business Intelligence

Things continue looking up for data analytics provider Looker. Today it announced version 7 of its namesake platform in what is the first major release since Google announced plans to buy the startup for $2.6 billion in cash in June.

Looker 7 aims to provide organizations more data value beyond simply putting it in a report or on a dashboard. It’s an attempt to change how the industry approaches business intelligence, the vendor claims. In an interview with SDxCentral, Looker VP of product marketing Pedro Arellano said that historically the notion of business intelligence in analytics has been tied to this idea of putting numbers on colored bars or line graphs, which is an essential use case that will continue to be critical to help organizations understand their business.

Author: Sydney Sawaya

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