SQL Server 2014 and Power BI for Office 365

After reading the title, first question that strikes to your mind is how SQL Server 2014 and Power BI are connected? Power BI is a cloud based service leverages business intelligence and data analytics capabilities of SQL server for data visualization and quick data navigation. Now IT team and BI professionals don’t have to install or configure SQL server for effective Microsoft business intelligence solutions – Power BI just works automatically.

SQL server performance improvements

Since 2008, in-memory technology is a noticeable improvement to SQL server 2014. It effectively handles SQL transactions, BI problems and data warehousing issues. It is truly important as it makes BI to be really fast. According to IT professionals, the performance improvements to SQL servers has improved organization's performance up to 10,000 times. Amazingly, things that were executed in 30 minutes earlier, it takes 30 seconds now. It helps you to transform data into specific business insights further instruct you for making précised and informed decisions. “SQL server 2014 performance improvements allow customers to be more responsive and competitive in global IT marketplace”

Power BI and its features

Power BI is a collection of features enables you to visualize data, share discoveries and collaboration intuitively. Power Bi offers an organization wide self service BI infrastructure and brings collaboration, excel workbooks, and IT infrastructure together. Use Excel to design data models and data visualizations then use Power BI to share & extend meaningful data insights.

  • Quickly creates collaborative BI sites to share excel sheets
  • Quickly updates reports through scheduled data refresh
  • Team members can build or manage data queries for creating their own reports
  • You can quickly search or update corporate data for taking meaningful decisions

Power BI is a powerful example how organization has transitioned and improved the way they are creating Microsoft Power BI Services.

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