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Google To Buy Looker For $2.6 Billion

Google and Looker have entered into a definitive agreement, where Google will acquire Looker, for $2.6 billion

Recently, Google entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Looker, for $2.6 billion. The acquisition is expected to be complete later this year.
 
Looker is a leading platform for business intelligence, data applications, and embedded analytics.
 
 
Source: Google 
 
The company said that Looker extends Google's business analytics offering with two important capabilities. The first capability is the ability to define business metrics once in a consistent way across data sources, which makes it easier to query data while maintaining consistent definitions in their calculations. And, secondly, Looker also offers a powerful analytics platform that provides applications for business intelligence and use-case specific solutions, for example, Sales Analytics; along with an embedded analytics product to collaborate on business decisions.
 
Heather Brunner, Chairwoman and CEO, WP Engine said: "The combination of Google Cloud and Looker will enable us to further accelerate our leadership as a WordPress digital experience platform,.. By combining our BigQuery data warehouse with extended BI and visualization tools from Looker, we'll be empowered with faster, more actionable data insights that will help drive our business forward and better serve our customers."