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Personal Vs Enterprise Gateway

Hi all,

 

I need advice as to which gateway to use.

 

The requirments for the gateway is that it refreshes at least once a day, and ideally no user needs to be logged in for the gateway to operate.

 

Currently I am the only administrator, however I am hoping in the future others will have access too. All our data is stored on Sharepoint, there are no full time developers and most importantly it needs to be 100% reliable in its refreshes so that once it is set up, there will be no issues. 

 

Any advice would be fantastic as the docs look very meaty when I am trying to understand them.

Kind regards,

Colleen

 

EDIT:

It is also important to know we do not have a server yet, ideally the refresh wouldn't be locally on a single laptop however if we do not have a company server is there a (microsoft?) server we can connect to?

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Re: Personal Vs Enterprise Gateway

Hi @Colleen ,

 

My suggestion is to use enterprise gateway.
1. The on-premises data gateway (personal mode) can run only as an application, so it needs user to be logged.
2. When you install gateway in personal mode, you can use it yourself only. So personal gateway cannot meet your need ---“ however I am hoping in the future others will have access too”.
3. You can connect it to local data sources such as SQL Server, Excel, and other data sources. However, the gateway installed as personal mode only supports one type of connection: Import data or schedule refresh (We will talk about these types of connections in very next few posts). Personal gateway is only used for Power BI, you cannot use it for other applications.

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Best Regards,

Eads

 

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Re: Personal Vs Enterprise Gateway

Hi @Colleen ,

 

My suggestion is to use enterprise gateway.
1. The on-premises data gateway (personal mode) can run only as an application, so it needs user to be logged.
2. When you install gateway in personal mode, you can use it yourself only. So personal gateway cannot meet your need ---“ however I am hoping in the future others will have access too”.
3. You can connect it to local data sources such as SQL Server, Excel, and other data sources. However, the gateway installed as personal mode only supports one type of connection: Import data or schedule refresh (We will talk about these types of connections in very next few posts). Personal gateway is only used for Power BI, you cannot use it for other applications.

1-1.png

 

Best Regards,

Eads

 

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Community Support Team _ Eads
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Helper I

Re: Personal Vs Enterprise Gateway

Thank you very much @v-eachen-msft , that's very helpful

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