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ankit885 Regular Visitor
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Power BI Report Server - Premium license and SQL License

Hi All,

 

Our company has procured PowerBI Premium (P1) and would like to install PowerBI reporting server, do we need to pay for a SQL licence to acheive this installation? As SQL database is a pre-requisite of PowerBI Reporting Server how could the power BI reporting server be considered included in premium pricing if you still have to pay for a SQL license (where you don't need it for anything else)?

 

Ta, ankit885

 

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George1 Frequent Visitor
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Re: Power BI Report Server - Premium license and SQL License

Power BI Premium is a capacity based licensing model that you subscribe to.

When you subscribe to Power BI Premium, you get a fixed amount of dedicated Power BI capacity in the cloud and the same amount of core based licenses to deploy Power BI Report Server on-premises.

So if you purchase 8 cores of Power BI Premium capacity, you can also gain the rights to license 8 cores on-premises for Power BI Report Server.

And that 8 cores don’t have to be on one server. You could deploy PBI RS on two separate 4 core servers and scale out your Power BI Report Server solution. So it doesn’t have to be on one single server.

ankit885 Regular Visitor
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Re: Power BI Report Server - Premium license and SQL License

Hi @George1

 

Thank you for taking time to reply. Unfortunately the licensing model from a capacity perpective is quite clear. It is the SQL server requirements for the PowerBI Report Server when you license it through Premium that is not. 

ankit885 Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: Power BI Report Server - Premium license and SQL License

Hi @George1

 

Thank you for taking time to reply. Unfortunately the licensing model from a capacity perpective is quite clear. It is the SQL server requirements for the PowerBI Report Server when you license it through Premium that is not.