Google Acquires Big Data Analytics Looker


Google said it has completed its $2.6bn buyout of privately held big-data analytics firm Looker.


The Alphabet-owned firm announced in June that it planned to buy California-based Looker to boost its cloud offering, and was the company’s first major acquisition since the appointment of Thomas Kurian as CEO at the beginning of 2019.




The company has previously revealed that the acquisition was set to build on an existing partnership between the two companies where they share more than 350 joint customers, such as Buzzfeed, Hearst, King, Sunrun, WPP Essence, and Yahoo!.


“We are extremely proud to join Google Cloud following a successful four-year partnership where we got to deeply understand the cultural similarities and technology synergies between the two companies,” said Frank Bien, CEO at Looker.


“Joining Google Cloud provides us better reach, strengthens our resources, and brings together some of the best minds in both analytics and cloud infrastructure to build an exciting path forward for our customers and partners.


“The mission that we undertook seven years ago as Looker takes a significant step forward beginning today.