New integrations unite Looker with other Google BI tools

In addition to the integrations among Looker, Data Studio and Connected Sheets, Google unveiled a host of other new and enhanced capabilities during its Data Cloud Summit.

Among them, the tech giant unveiled a data lake storage engine called BigLake in preview; the general availability of Vertex AI Workbench, a single environment for data and machine learning systems where users can perform analytics, data science and machine learning; and the formation of a data cloud alliance among Google Cloud, Confluent, Databricks, Dataiku, Deloitte, Elastic, Fivetran, MongoDB, Neo4j, Redis and Starburst to make data easier to move and access across business systems.

“The biggest challenges are around the growing size of data,” Hasbe said. “We want to make sure that we remove barriers from getting the value from all of the data that’s there.”

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