What is Power BI?
Power BI is a business analytics service by Microsoft.It aims to provide interactive visualizations and business intelligence capabilities with an interface simple enough for end users to create their own reports and dashboards connecting any combination of data source including real time and streaming. This is available on cloud as well on premise. It can be accessed from multiple platforms like Mobile, Desktop and Tablet.
Some Salient features of Power BI
Power BI uses Content Packs, which has dashboard reports, data model and embedded queries. Content Packs are now being used by a large number of applications.
Natural Language Q&A:
This is one of the most powerful tools in Power BI. Natural Language Q&A allows users to write questions and provides the content and answer, which can be manipulated to match your visual need.
Power BI provides a unique feature for printing dashboards, which can be handy in board meetings and discussions.
It’s a library of custom visualization. If the business needs are different, then so should the visuals.
Get Data (Data Source):
With Power BI, businesses can get data from virtually anywhere. Power BI Desktop includes a huge array of on-premise and cloud data sources, structured and unstructured, with more added each month.
DAX Data Analysis Function:
Has more than 200 function and counting. The rich DAX formula language includes libraries of incredible capabilities to perform computational gymnastics on your data and create powerful analytical data models.