Modern organizations rely on data, and we are producing more of it than ever before.
Massive volumes of digital data, on the other hand, are useless unless organizations can make sense of it. This is where Power BI is useful.In this article, we’ll look at Power BI, Microsoft’s premier business intelligence program.
Then we’ll look into the development plan for a Power BI solution.When building a Power BI solution, the first thing to consider is the logical architecture of your data visualization project.
When it comes to the various data sources you might use, Power BI systems have a lot of moving parts and functions.
You must guarantee that your data is appropriately safeguarded, whether it is local or web-based, public or private. As a result, you have a pleasant and secure solution with a clear and understandable design.
It takes more than just creating reports, creating a data model, and using visuals to implement a Power BI solution. Like any other technology, Power BI can be used correctly or improperly. Similarly, any technology may be used more efficiently if the right architecture is in place. A proper architecture can be created after gathering requirements and creating elements and components of technology to satisfy the requirements.
Developers and designers — The first group consists of those who create material. They are capable of creating data sets and visualizations. They work as developers and designers for the solution. In terms of departments and functions, this group is cross-functional. They may not work on Power Bi full-time, but they should be involved in your solution.
This architecture categorizes data sources into two types: cloud-based and on-premises. Based on your organization’s regulations, you may need to build your solution to work on data that is contained within your firewalls.
Internet-based data sources – These can come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The key difference between these sources is that they don’t require data access across your firewalls to your own on-premises systems.
On-Premises Data Sources – These are data sources on your network. If you use the Power BI Report Server, a server on your on-premises networks, you won’t have to worry about your data being saved in the cloud.
Domain Services in Active Directory (On-Premises):
On your local network, Active Directory Domain Services acts as the backbone for security and object access. It provides individuals and groups with a variety of hierarchical type identification and security-related functions. For example, in Power BI Report Server, you would create groups that included users in order to offer each user the proper level of access based on their role in your solution.
Power BI Gateway:
An on-premises network requires a software package to access data. For the on-premises data source, the gateway acts as a checkpoint. When using a cloud or web-based service to access on-premises data, the gateway is used. All connection requests are handled by the gateway, which provides access based on their identification and prerequisites.
Power BI Reporting Server:
Self-service and corporate reporting capabilities are combined in this on-premises system. Power BI Report Server is an on-premises piece of software included with the Power BI Premium package. This application is basically SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) plus Power BI data and information hosting and serving capabilities.
Power BI Online:
This is Power BI’s web-based version. Any datasets, reports, or dashboards that you create with Power BI Desktop will be saved here. The Arrange Refresh options can also be used to arrange periodical dataset refreshes.
The preferred method for sharing and distributing your Power BI solution is through Power BI Applications. These can be secured with Azure Active Directory, giving you more options for collaborative Power BI application development.