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What is Power BI?

It aims to provide interactive visualizations and business intelligence capabilities with an interface simple enough for end users to create their own reports and dashboards.
Power BI is a tool in the Business Intelligence category of a tech stack.

Who uses Power BI?

Companies
114 companies reportedly use Power BI in their tech stacks, including Zé Delivery, DevOps, and Mews.

Developers
772 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Power BI.

Power BI Integrations

Microsoft Excel, Alexa, SAP HANA, Microsoft Dynamics 365, and AtScale are some of the popular tools that integrate with Power BI. Here's a list of all 12 tools that integrate with Power BI.
Pros of Power BI
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Cross-filtering
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Powerful Calculation Engine
2
Access from anywhere
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Intuitive and complete internal ETL
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Database visualisation
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Azure Based Service
Decisions about Power BI

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Power BI in their tech stack.

Needs advice
on
Azure Analysis ServicesAzure Analysis Services
and
KyvosKyvos

Which among the two, Kyvos and Azure Analysis Services, should be used to build a Semantic Layer?

I have to build a Semantic Layer for the data warehouse platform and use Power BI for visualisation and the data lies in the Azure Managed Instance. I need to analyse the two platforms and find which suits best for the same.

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Hello community, we have been using GA4 and finding it less than useful for our needs. Browser plugins make our tracking less effective and data privacy concerns make it difficult to analyze users. Does anyone track data using an internal tool while using a reporting tool such as Power BI for analysis?

I'm sure there are multiple ways to skin the cat and I'd love to hear about suggested approaches and how others are doing things. Thanks so much!

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Needs advice
on
MetabaseMetabase
and
Power BIPower BI

We are looking for visualizations tools that can afford access to many different platforms. We are short on engineers to support connections and want to be minimally reliant on them. We have exhausted our vertical capabilities and now are looking to branch data across disparate systems.

I found Power BI complicated, I am wondering what others have found.

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Looking for the best analytics software for a medium-large-sized firm. We currently use a Microsoft SQL Server database that is analyzed in Tableau desktop/published to Tableau online for users to access dashboards. Is it worth the cost savings/time to switch over to using SSRS or Power BI? Does anyone have experience migrating from Tableau to SSRS /or Power BI? Our other option is to consider using Tableau on-premises instead of online. Using custom SQL with over 3 million rows really decreases performances and results in processing times that greatly exceed our typical experience. Thanks.

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Ravi Upadhyay
Architect-IoT at A. P. Moller Maerks · | 3 upvotes · 25.1K views
Needs advice
on
Azure Cosmos DBAzure Cosmos DB
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MongoDBMongoDB

I am currently using Azure Cosmos DB for our IoT platform and am planning to switch to another #NoSQL database for cost and other related issues. I am also looking for a database that has higher capabilities towards reporting solutions through Power BI or other reporting tools.

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Power BI's Features

  • Get self-service analytics at enterprise scale
  • Use smart tools for strong results
  • Help protect your analytics data

Power BI Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Power BI?
DOMO
Domo: business intelligence, data visualization, dashboards and reporting all together. Simplify your big data and improve your business with Domo's agile and mobile-ready platform.
QlikView
It is a business discovery platform that provides self-service BI for all business users in organizations. With this tool, you can analyze data and use your data discoveries to support decision making.
Tableau
Tableau can help anyone see and understand their data. Connect to almost any database, drag and drop to create visualizations, and share with a click.
Looker
We've built a unique data modeling language, connections to today's fastest analytical databases, and a service that you can deploy on any infrastructure, and explore on any device. Plus, we'll help you every step of the way.
JavaScript
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
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Power BI's Followers
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