This content, written by Joel McKelvey, was initially posted in Looker Blog on Feb 27, 2018. The content is subject to limited support.
At Looker, we are honored to debut in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms. Gartner is a leading IT research and advisory firm that helps businesses of all sizes evaluate technology and make informed decisions. Being included in the report at all is a pretty big deal and being the only new entrant this year is something we’re really proud of.
Personally, I’m excited that Looker is now recognized as one of the biggest names in BI and analytics... I believe this is a clear validation of Looker’s unique capabilities and our innovative approach to flexible, agile analytics built on a data platform that takes advantage of the power of today’s technology.
It’s important to note that Looker is more than just a business intelligence tool – we’re focused on bringing people together and connecting you to your data, so you can make more informed choices, share and explore insights, and dramatically improve your business. With Looker your analysis is flexible, extensible, reusable, sharable, and scalable – and I believe our satisfied, successful customers are a significant part of why we’re included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant this year.
Since its inception, Looker has focused on providing exceptional support for our users, enabling new users of the Looker platform to come up to speed faster and to make better informed, more authoritative decisions based on the freshest, most complete data available. The 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and BI Platforms report reflects these values.
At Looker we continue to evolve our product to provider fresher, more impactful analysis you can trust. I believe this recognition from Gartner is a recognition of Looker’s technology and mission as a data platform.