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Microsoft Power BI Performance Best Practices

By : Bhavik Merchant
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Microsoft Power BI Performance Best Practices

By: Bhavik Merchant

Overview of this book

This book comprehensively covers every layer of Power BI, from the report canvas to data modeling, transformations, storage, and architecture. Developers and architects working with any area of Power BI will be able to put their knowledge to work with this practical guide to design and implement at every stage of the analytics solution development process. This book is not only a unique collection of best practices and tips, but also provides you with a hands-on approach to identifying and fixing common performance issues. Complete with explanations of essential concepts and practical examples, you’ll learn about common design choices that affect performance and consume more resources and how to avoid these problems. You’ll grasp the general architectural issues and settings that broadly affect most solutions. As you progress, you’ll walk through each layer of a typical Power BI solution, learning how to ensure your designs can handle scale while not sacrificing usability. You’ll focus on the data layer and then work your way up to report design. We will also cover Power BI Premium and load testing. By the end of this Power BI book, you’ll be able to confidently maintain well-performing Power BI solutions with reduced effort and know how to use freely available tools and a systematic process to monitor and diagnose performance problems.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Part 1: Architecture, Bottlenecks, and Performance Targets
Part 2: Performance Analysis, Improvement, and Management
Part 3: Fetching, Transforming, and Visualizing Data
Part 4: Data Models, Calculations, and Large Datasets
Part 5: Optimizing Premium and Embedded Capacities

Chapter 14: Embedding in Applications

In the previous chapter, we had a close look at reserved capacities in Power BI, which are sold under the Power BI Premium and Embedded product lines. We learned about the additional features they offer, focusing on those that help with scalability and performance. We also learned how capacities manage resource usage and overload, as well as how to monitor, optimize, and scale.

In this chapter, we will learn how to optimize for embedding, a capability that extends the reach of Power BI. This allows developers to use Power BI APIs to embed reports, dashboards, or tiles into their custom applications. There are many possible uses of this, with popular choices being serving analytical content within company intranets, public-facing websites, or even commercial applications.

Embedding is technically possible with any Power BI capacity, so you don't need to buy Premium or Embedded to try it. However, for this to work properly at scale,...