by Angela Guess
According to a recent press release, “Looker, the leading data platform company, has introduced a slew of new features as part of the company’s recent, monthly major upgrades. Innovations include industry-leading Smart Caching, Advanced Time Zone Control, Personalized Scheduling, as well as brand new Timeline and Funnel Visualizations. These features are just four of the 60 new features, improvements, and updates Looker has recently released to its customers. ‘Our four-week release cycle is core to our engineering philosophy for two reasons: we believe in giving customers the features they want as soon as they’re ready, and iteration is only possible if you’re able to work from real usage data,’ said Colin Zima, VP of Product at Looker. ‘The best part is, because we’re able to move so fast, customers get an even better version of a feature four weeks later’.”
The release goes on, “As a modern data platform, Looker releases major upgrades on a four-week release cycle to provide customers with a stream of new features, functionality and tools to take advantage of the ever-changing data landscape. The latest set of product upgrades includes these notable innovations: Smart Caching – Looker is the first and only data platform that makes it simple to tie all of an enterprise’s data systems together. With Smart Caching, Looker provides a robust set of options to keep the entire data pipeline — from ingestion to dashboard — perfectly in sync. This ensures users are always seeing the freshest data, while minimizing strain on the database. User-Level Time Zone Control – Properly accounting for the time zone where data was collected and the timezone where it’s being viewed is a longstanding challenge for BI tools. Looker now provides the industry’s most comprehensive set of tools allowing administrators to control display timezones for entire dashboards or individual dashboard tiles, and allowing individual users to override those settings at any time with the click of a button.”
Read more at Business Wire.
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