Looker, which provides a data discovery and analytics platform, has announced a new offering. According to the vendor, Looker Blocks, which are reusable and customizable, are apps that are components of business logic, such as churn prediction or lifetime value metrics, that can be put together and customized to address data needs company-wide as well as any industry-specific requirements.
Looker, provides a data modeling layer that offers data analysts the ability to create centralized and reliable definitions for the business that everyone can use. With Looker Blocks, Looker is offering has turned its data modeling layer into a full data platform that can consolidate analytics functions across an entire organization.
Like the building blocks of analysis, Looker Blocks can be used to analyze areas such as the sales funnel, monitor customer health, conduct sophisticated web analytics, or optimize an online storefront. With the combination of a few Looker Blocks, the company says, businesses access and analyze data faster and address the needs for a broader range of users within the organization.
Headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, Looker provides an analytics tool that allows a data analyst to curate and centralize massive amounts of data – creating a single source of truth. Looker integrates with Amazon Redshift, Microsoft Azure DW, Google BigQuery, Teradata Aster, HP Vertica, IBM dashDB, and Snowflake, as well as others.
Today, two categories of Looker Blocks are offered – Analytics and Source
"In today's competitive market, every business in every industry should be leveraging data to make informed decisions, but available tools offer either limited views of the data or require data experts to answer even simple questions," said Frank Bien, Looker CEO. "Now with Looker Blocks, Looker's Data Platform is clearly the solution to company-wide analytics – offering a way for analysts to centralize their business logic while also offering access and exploration to everyone."
Looker investors include Meritech Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures, First Round Capital, Sapphire Ventures, and PivotNorth.
For more information, go to www.looker.com/product/blocks.