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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)
1
Part 1: Architecture, Bottlenecks, and Performance Targets
5
Part 2: Performance Analysis, Improvement, and Management
10
Part 3: Fetching, Transforming, and Visualizing Data
13
Part 4: Data Models, Calculations, and Large Datasets
17
Part 5: Optimizing Premium and Embedded Capacities

Improving Embedded performance

Embedding content in external applications gives organizations more flexibility in how they deploy and consume Power BI. There are different deployment, cost, and licensing considerations that will affect which type of capacity you purchase. Microsoft effectively provides reserved capacity offerings that are catered primarily to externally sharing content versus internally sharing content. However, the Embedded functionality and mechanisms that are used to surface and optimize the content are the same. Hence, the advice that will be provided in this chapter can be considered as generally applicable. If you would like to learn more about embedding licensing and distribution models and which capacity type is best for you, please check out the following documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/power-bi/developer/embedded/embedded-faq.

Embedding content using APIs is an alternate way to expose content where you don't use Power BI's web frontend...