Press Release: Looker Delivers a Data Platform with Looker Blocks

PR Newswire LogoSANTA CRUZ, Calif., Sept. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Looker, the company on a mission to power data-driven companies, today announced Looker Blocks. Reusable and customizable, Looker Blocks are apps that are components of business logic, such as churn prediction or lifetime value metrics, which can be put together and customized to address data needs company-wide as well as any industry-specific requirements.

… “Blue Hill finds that Looker Blocks removes technical barriers to disseminating analytic capabilities throughout an organization by providing starter kits for common enterprise data sources and specific departmental analyses,” stated James Haight, Research Analyst at Blue Hill Research. “By providing a standardized foundation for conducting key analytic use cases, Looker Blocks represents an important step forward for organizations seeking to balance the triple challenge of supporting centralized data, self-service analysis, and specialized departmental and vertical insights.”

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About James Haight

James Haight is a principal analyst at Blue Hill Research focusing on analytics and emerging enterprise technologies. His primary research includes exploring the business case development and solution assessment for data warehousing, data integration, advanced analytics and business intelligence applications. He also hosts Blue Hill's Emerging Tech Roundup Podcast, which features interviews with industry leaders and CEOs on the forefront of a variety of emerging technologies. Prior to Blue Hill Research, James worked in Radford Consulting's Executive and Board of Director Compensation practice, specializing in the high tech and life sciences industries. Currently he serves on the strategic advisory board of the Bentley Microfinance Group, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to community development through funding and consulting entrepreneurs in the Greater Boston area.
Posted on September 23, 2015 by James Haight