Looker Unveils Looker 6: the Modern Platform for Data

Strengthens enterprise capabilities, introduces purpose-built
applications, updates developer tools and readies localization for
additional markets to drive global expansion

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BI–Today at JOIN
2018, Looker’s
annual conference for data professionals, the company announced the
latest major release to the Looker platform – Looker
6
. Built for the modern enterprise, Looker 6 is designed to be a
unified and extensible platform for data that flexes and scales to the
ever-changing needs of business.

“Early on Looker built its BI application to solve the issues of access
to accurate, timely business data at scale that were the result of
decades of either inflexible solutions or constrained tools,” said Frank
Bien, CEO of Looker. “Today, data is the lifeblood of organizations and
users want to do more than just look at data; they want to work in it.
To achieve that, companies need a data platform with a scalable and
extensible architecture. Looker 6 is the next evolution of our platform
– designed for those building the next generation of data applications
and analytic workflows.”

“Organizations that deploy Looker and Snowflake get deeper insights from
all their data by all their users – something not possible with legacy
analytics and data warehouse solutions,” said Walter Aldana, VP of
Alliances at Snowflake. “Cloud-built solutions like ours deliver the
power, concurrency and near-infinite scalability needed to enable
data-driven organizations. With Looker 6, our joint customers will be
able to advance their businesses and better serve their customers with
decisions based on data.”

MEET LOOKER 6

Looker 6 is designed to flex and scale as needs for information change
and expand. It allows companies to focus on their competitive edge and
growth, not maintenance or deployment. It continues to build upon
Looker’s widely-adopted BI application and adds stronger
enterprise-class features, enhanced tools and powerful department
specific plug-and-play applications. Looker 6 empowers users to access,
analyze and then take action on the specific data they need. The new
features in Looker 6 announced today are:

  • Looker for Digital Marketing: Designed specifically for the
    individual needs of the digital marketer, Looker’s application for
    digital marketing eliminates data isolation by providing valuable,
    cross-channel insights to help optimize performance across the
    company’s most important marketing channels.
  • Looker for Web Analytics: Looker’s application for web
    analytics will provide a friendly interface with simple link sharing
    to allow for easy collaboration around data from Google Analytics 360.
    Equipped with powerful filtering and drilling capabilities, teams can
    dig into the row-level details they need to get better answers.
  • Freedom to Develop: Looker 6 will deliver a new suite of
    development tools for data analysts. Putting software developer tools
    into the hands of data analysts allows them to become more efficient
    and collaborative at scale. This new suite of tools includes
    foldering, importing work from other people, and an expanded set of
    permissioning options around model development.
  • Enterprise Security: The new Encryption Key Management
    architecture is designed to provide enterprise-class procedures to
    create an even more secure data platform. This industry-standard key
    management service and encryption practice is designed to ensure that
    encrypted data at-rest and in-transit is secure. It also paves the way
    for Looker to include additional encryption algorithms.
  • Certified: New enterprise security compliance certifications
    including SOC2 Type II are now available upon request.
  • Explore On-The-Fly: New Custom Fields provide greater
    on-the-fly exploration capabilities to discover new insights.
  • Localization: Beginning in 2019, Looker is planning to localize
    the application and data modeling to Japanese, French and German to
    lay the groundwork for accelerated global expansion.
  • Visualizations: The more refined visualizations enhancements
    let you go even further faster by providing smarter defaults and
    better application of color plus. The extensibility and customization
    features of Looker 6 can be fully interactive, providing users with
    simple ways to discover new insights.

Other capabilities coming in Looker 6 are more powerful scheduling and
alerting, increased customization and better administrative visibility
into usage activity.

“Due to the uniqueness of Indiegogo’s platform, integrating all of our
client’s data on one social media dashboard, not to mention aggregating
it with data from our platform, has always been a pain point for us,”
said Emily Lee, Marketing Strategy and Operations Manager at Indiegogo.
“By participating in the beta, we’ve seen the potential for Looker’s new
application for digital marketing analytics to bring all that data
together to help us effortlessly visualize, analyze and maximize the
impact of our ads. We see Looker and this application as a valuable tool
not only internally, but potentially externally as well.”

AVAILABILITY

New Looker 6 features will begin rolling out over the next month. Looker
applications are currently in beta and will be generally available in
early 2019.

About Looker

Looker is a modern Platform for Data that offers data analytics and
business insights to every department at scale, and easily integrates
into applications to deliver data directly into the decision-making
process. Over 1,600 industry-leading and innovative companies such as
Sony, Amazon, The Economist, IBM, Spotify, Etsy, Lyft and Kickstarter
have trusted Looker to power their data-driven cultures. The company is
headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, with offices in San Francisco,
New York, Chicago, Boulder, London, Tokyo and Dublin, Ireland. Investors
include CapitalG, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital
Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Goldman Sachs. For more information,
connect with us on LinkedIn,
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or visit looker.com.

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among other things, statements regarding the expected performance and
benefits of Looker’s offerings. The words “believe,” “may,” “will,”
“plan,” “expect,” and similar expressions are intended to identify
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to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. If the risks materialize or
assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from
the results implied by these forward-looking statements. Risks include,
but are not limited to delay in product availability, failure to meet or
satisfy customer requirements, and slower than anticipated growth in our
market. Looker assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend
to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this
release.

Contacts

Looker
Brian Ziel, 831-234-2106
brian.ziel@looker.com
or
Looker
Katie
Camacho, 831-402-2849
katie.camacho@looker.com

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