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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 4: Analyzing Logs and Metrics

In the first part of this book, we built a solid foundation for performance management in Power BI by identifying the major architectural components that can affect your experience. We learned why your choices in these areas can slow things down, and we provided recommendations and justifications in each area.

Once these theoretical concepts have been put into practice, you will need to know how to measure performance and analyze the data. This will let you make informed decisions on where to invest time to investigate further and where to make changes for performance tuning. Hence, it is time to move into the second part of this book, where we will look at different places you can get performance-related information in Power BI and how to make sense of that data.

In this chapter, we will focus on the first part of report performance management, which is obtaining performance information. You'll learn what information is available...