Google to Acquire Looker

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A new press release out of Alphabet reports, “Google LLC today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Looker, a unified platform for business intelligence, data applications and embedded analytics, in a $2.6 billion all-cash transaction. Upon the close of the acquisition, Looker will join Google Cloud. Data remains an untapped resource for many organizations and businesses. The addition of Looker to Google Cloud will provide customers with a more comprehensive analytics solution — from ingesting and integrating data to gain insights, to embedded analytics and visualizations — enabling enterprises to leverage the power of analytics, machine learning and AI. ‘One of the most important ways we advance Google’s mission is by helping other businesses realize theirs,’ said Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google. ‘We are excited to welcome Looker to Google Cloud and look forward to working together to help our customers solve some of their biggest challenges’.”

Frank Bien, CEO of Looker, commented, “The combination of Looker and Google Cloud advances our mission that we undertook from the beginning — to empower humans through the smarter use of data… Now, we’ll have greater reach, more resources, and the brightest minds in both Analytics and Cloud Infrastructure working together to build an exciting path forward for our customers and partners. Together, we are reinventing what it means to solve business problems with data at an entirely different scale and value point.”

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