According to a new press release, “The company announced Looker 7, its next-generation, enterprise-grade data platform. Looker 7 transcends traditional business intelligence (BI) by infusing customizable data experiences into day-to-day tools and workflows to further close the gap between discovering insights and taking action. ‘Companies are expanding how they use data by no longer thinking of it solely as something that is analyzed and then displayed on a dashboard, but by making its use operational across a myriad of job functions, from revenue optimization to product development,’ said Frank Bien, CEO of Looker. ‘This shift in thinking is resulting in companies choosing solutions that support a variety of ways to harness data – data experiences – to fuel everyday business processes. BI doesn’t just let us know what happened yesterday, but becomes how we work today’.”
The release goes on, “Looker 7 delivers new enhancements in three key areas: a new development framework for building powerful data experiences within and outside of Looker; reimagined BI experiences out-of-the-box that improve collaboration and data flow across common business tools; and enterprise-class security, hosting and management features to support the most demanding workloads. A development framework that lets developers customize data experiences within Looker, and embed those experiences anywhere. Developers can use pre-built components that ensure these custom data experiences fit naturally in Looker. This combination unlocks powerful new ways to extend the Looker platform. To quickly find and deploy add-ons, Looker 7 includes an in-product Marketplace, which contains an ever growing collection of applications, integrations, plug-ins, templates, data sources and custom visualizations built by the Looker developer ecosystem.”
Read more at Business Wire.
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