Snowflake Computing Announces Partnership with Looker to Enable Self-Service Data Analytics Using the Cloud

Partnership Enables Organizations to Create and Deliver Analytics Experiences at Any Scale
SAN MATEO, Calif. – Jan. 26, 2016 – Snowflake Computing, the cloud data warehousing company, today announced a technology and go-to-market partnership with Looker, the business intelligence platform for data-driven companies, to leverage the cloud and bring powerful, self-service analytic insights at any scale to customers without the complexity and inflexibility of conventional solutions. Building on the native integration between Looker’s business intelligence platform and the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse™, this partnership will further extend the ability of Looker users to take advantage of unique Snowflake capabilities, provide easy deployment of Snowflake with Looker and accelerate market adoption.

“Looker makes it easy for business teams to quickly ask and answer their own questions while at the same time maintaining data analysts’ power to curate that data,” said Frank Bien, CEO at Looker. “By combining Snowflake’s unique cloud data warehouse with Looker, business teams and data analysts can curate and explore data at any scale with outstanding performance and flexibility. Working together, Looker and Snowflake deliver a tightly integrated solution for modern data analytics that takes full advantage of the cloud.”

The Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse is a data warehouse as a service, built from the cloud up for today’s data and analytics. Looker’s native integration with Snowflake takes advantage of Snowflake’s unique architecture and capabilities: it enables users to use Snowflake’s elastic scaling to get great performance on any scale of data, take advantage of Snowflake’s native support for structured and semi-structured data to analyze diverse data in one place, and benefit from Snowflake’s automation and self-tuning capabilities to do that without the complexities of manually configuring and tuning the data warehouse. As a result, Looker users can focus on getting insights from their data rather than on managing data infrastructure.

“Our customers are trying to do more with their data, but are suffering from the pain and complexity of doing that with conventional solutions,” said Bob Muglia, CEO at Snowflake. “Looker and Snowflake bring self-service access to data so that analysts can easily explore and analyze all their business data at any scale of data, workloads and users.”

“The combination of Snowflake and Looker gives our business users a powerful, self-service tool to explore diverse data quickly and with ease,” said JP Lester, chief technology officer at The Orchard, a music and film distribution company. “The ability to deploy faster than traditional offerings, analyze structured data together with semi-structured data like JSON in a single system, and easily provide our team with meaningful information at any scale, helps us go from questions to actions in a more efficient manner across the company.”

Snowflake and Looker will be hosting a complimentary webinar featuring customer Sharethrough to discuss how customers are using Snowflake together with Looker on Jan. 28, 2016, at 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST. For more details and to register, visit

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About Looker
Looker is on a mission to bring better insights and data-driven decisions to every level of an enterprise. The company has fast become the catalyst that is bringing data cultures to more than 350 industry-leaders such as Yahoo!, Gilt, Warby Parker, and Sony. Looker is the only analytics tool that allows a data analyst to curate and centralize massive amounts of data – creating a crucial single source of truth – and an easy way for every business team to quickly ask and answer their own questions. Business teams no longer need to work with just subsets of data, while data analysts can focus on more complex analysis instead of a never-ending list of requests from across the company. What results is a data culture where everyone understands what’s working and informed decisions can be made faster and with confidence. Looker integrates with Google BigQuery, Spark, Impala, Hive, Amazon Redshift, Microsoft Azure DW, Teradata Aster, HP Vertica, IBM dashDB, and Snowflake, among others. The company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, with offices in San Francisco, New York, and London. Investors include Meritech Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures, First Round Capital, Sapphire Ventures, and PivotNorth. For more information, follow @lookerdata or visit

About Snowflake
Snowflake Computing, the cloud data warehousing company, was founded in 2012 by a team of experts who hold over 120 patents in the fields of database architecture, data warehouses, query optimization and parallelization. Snowflake was created with the vision to reinvent the data warehouse, bringing together all users, all data and all workloads in a single repository. The company is backed by leading investors including Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures and Wing Ventures. Snowflake is headquartered in Silicon Valley and can be found online at

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