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snelljmshp Occasional Visitor
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Where is data stored?

I'm evaluating Power BI against other tools.  It's not clear to me where the data goes after I create a Dashboard and share it.  All evidence seems to indicate the data is being transferred to MS somehwere because when I build a Dashboard based on a local file and share it, others are able to see and operate the dashboard even when my machine is turned off.  And there is no evidence of a file being sent to all users. 

 

Can anyone confirm if our data is being transferred?  Is that true even when you connect to an on-premise SQL database?

 

Thanks in advance to everyone.

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Super User
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Re: Where is data stored?

Data is definitely stored in the cloud for non-live sources.

 

https://support.powerbi.com/knowledgebase/articles/487029-power-bi-preview-basic-concepts

 

 

Note the word "import" under Data Sets.


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Super User
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Re: Where is data stored?

Data is definitely stored in the cloud for non-live sources.

 

https://support.powerbi.com/knowledgebase/articles/487029-power-bi-preview-basic-concepts

 

 

Note the word "import" under Data Sets.


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JonasHans Frequent Visitor
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Re: Where is data stored?

Hi

 

I have to ask this Question, too.

Is there no other way to run PBI just local. We don´t really want to upload all the data to MS.

Isn´t it possible to run PBI on a local server ?
And if we have to use the cloud, what´s about the security ?
I only read out that they use the access of Azure.

On there website they only write Azure is save, but they don´t really tell us anything about a security log or any encryption methods.

 

Thanks a lot !
Greetings, Jonas Hans

Super User
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Re: Where is data stored?

@JonasHans You can't run Power BI as a stand alone locally run program. MS aquired Datazen to fill this gap, and it may be an option for you, but it is currently a different tool all together.

As for security, check out this link with all the additional side links describing the different components.

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g_h0st New Member
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Re: Where is data stored?

Is data still stored in the cloud for their new Desktop stand-alone version of Power BI?

Navnath Visitor
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Re: Where is data stored?

@g_h0st In powerbi desktop until you publish to powerbi service, data is stored locally within powerbi in pbix (powerbi file) file.

shekarkola_pom Frequent Visitor
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Re: Where is data stored?

Hi,

I have same question but need more clarification on Power BI Report server (On premises). the scenario is Power BI report server installed on VM1 and it's database hosted on central database server (VM2)

 

As answered, the data stores in cloud when a Power BI report published with "Import method".  Does it mean the data stores on Power BI Report Server's storage (VM1) in On-Premises scenario? or the database server's storage (VM2) ?