Google to team up with Looker platform in $2.6 billion deal

CNET | 6/6/2019 | Shelby Brown
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Google has apparently liked what it's seen while looking at Looker.

Looker, a unified platform for business and data intelligence, is joining the Google Cloud. Google, Looker and Google's parent company, Alphabet, gave word of the $2.6 billion acquisition deal on Thursday.

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Google is acquiring Looker to better tap into data. Looker will help Google provide customers with a consistent way to define business metrics across data resources, Google said. Consistency makes it easier for anyone to query data while maintaining steady definitions in their calculations, ensuring teams get accurate results.

Looker will also give users a comprehensive analytics solution, data insights, embedded analytics and visualizations, Google said. And enterprises that take care of their cloud computing needs via Google Cloud can better leverage the power of analytics, machine learning and AI, according to a press release.

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