Looker Improved Position on Both Axes in the 2019 Gartner Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms Magic Quadrant Compared to Previous Year

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 Platforms1. 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.

Lookers 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. Were 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, Lookers 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 Gartners 2019 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms. Read this blog to learn more about how Looker is moving beyond BI.

Lookers 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.

1. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms, by Cindi Howson, James Richardson, Rita Sallam, Austin Kronz, February 11th, 2019.

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About Looker

Looker is a unified Platform for Data that delivers actionable business insights to every employee at the point of decision. Looker integrates data into the daily workflows of users to allow organizations to extract value from data at web scale. Over 1600 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, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube or visit looker.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding the expected performance and benefits of Lookers offerings. The words “believe,” “may,” “will,” “plan,” “expect,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject 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 Lookers limited operating history and experience developing and introducing new products; risks associated with Lookers rapid growth; Lookers inability to realize value from its significant investments in its business, including product innovations 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.

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