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biz_wiz Frequent Visitor
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DirectQuery and the SQL Server requirement of Report Server

Hi,

 

I'm relatively new to Power BI and would like to clarify something.

 

I understand from the Hardware and Software requirements and the installation guide that a SQL Server is required to install/ configure Power BI Report Server. I also understand, than when DirectQuery is used as opposed to Import, the underlying data source (in my case, on-premises Oracle DB) is queried when reports and visuals are rendered. The data would not reside in the SQL Server.

 

My question is: would I still need a SQL Server if I only used DirectQuery for a direct connection to my Oracle DB? (no Import)

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adrez86 Regular Visitor
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Re: DirectQuery and the SQL Server requirement of Report Server

SQL Server is used to host the report server database so yes SQL server will still be needed. 

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adrez86 Regular Visitor
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Re: DirectQuery and the SQL Server requirement of Report Server

SQL Server is used to host the report server database so yes SQL server will still be needed. 

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