Looker, a startup selling data analytics software, is announcing today a $48 million funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Looker can visualize data from many sources, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) Redshift, Cloudera Impala, HP Vertica, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Snowflake. It’s available as on-premises software or as a cloud service.

The data analytics and business intelligence markets are very competitive. DataHero was recently acquired by Cloudability, and BIME Analytics was acquired by Zendesk. Recently, AWS, the leader in the cloud infrastructure market, entered the market with the QuickSight product.

Looker started in 2012 and is based in Santa Cruz, California. The startup says it has more than 450 customers, including Cigna, Docker, Etsy, Jet, Lyft, Sony, and Yahoo.

The startup has raised $96 million since launching in 2013, including the $30 million round from last year. Alongside Kleiner, Meritech Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures, and Sapphire Ventures also participated in Looker’s new funding round. Kleiner has previously backed data analytics startup Ayasdi.

More detail on the funding is in a press release.

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