There is no doubt that Google is focusing to bolster their Cloud business. The cloud platform market is big in size and Google Cloud Platform a.k.a GCP is trying to keep up it’s market share while AWS is still keeping it’s #1 position in cloud business. To revamp GCP offerings, Google is acquiring Looker (business intelligent data analytics startup) with $2.6 billion. This acquisition is expected to be completed later this year. It’s one of it’s biggest acquisitions after Google Nest.
It’s a big move by Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud. After leaving Diane Greene from Google Cloud, Google Cloud got an experienced executive who is experienced enough in running enterprise computing business. Looker CEO Frank Bien wrote about this acquisition in Twitter. Also Thomas Kurian wrote an official blog post on Google about this acquisition. This can definitely help Google Cloud to provide more offerings to it’s cloud customers. Google Cloud already has several products & services for data analytics and it’s continuously working to offer more in this data analytics industry.
You can also read the blog post from Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, and the blog post from Frank Bien, CEO of Looker. After reading the blog post from both CEO, we are pretty sure that it would be a great journey for Looker and Google Cloud. After this acquisition, Google Cloud can extend their offering to their new and existing customers.
Looker is an analytics startup providing business intelligent (Bi) platform. The product was the first commercially available business intelligence platform. It was founded in 2012 and received multiple VC funding since 2013. According to the press kit released by Google Cloud, after this acquisition Looker CEO Frank Bien will join to Google Cloud. The Looker organization will report to Frank Bien, who will report to Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud.
Let’s see what this two giants bring together to the data analytics industry. And whatever happens