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yeemon Frequent Visitor
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Power BI premium- Power BI report server or Oracle Database


I am new to power BI. Currently my company interesting to go with Power BI and we are planning to have Power BI Premium since we will have our own hosting. My question is since we are using Oracle 11g, do we still need to invest for Power BI report server? I am looking forward the answers.

BhaveshPatel Super Contributor
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Re: Power BI premium- Power BI report server or Oracle Database

Hi @yeemon


I am not sure what Oracle 11g is but It depends on the how big your organisation is and how they are planning to use Power BI platform.


Power BI Platform has two main licensing components. 

Power BI Pro licensing and Power BI Premium licensing.


If you have small number of users (<50 users), then I would suggest you to sign up for Power BI Pro where you can share reports among other pro users


or Buy PBI Premium capacity which allows you to share reports with large number of users without everyone requiring PRO License.


Power BI Premium has other complementary components: Power BI Report Server, Power BI Embedded, Dedicated Capacity, Unlimited licences.


Power BI Report server is the on premises version of the Power but has several limitations/benefits as well.


You can host SSRS Reports, Excel Reports and Power BI Reports in a single environment. is a cloud environment and provides you the dedicated capacity, embedding reports to external application etc.


Hope this makes sense!




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yeemon Frequent Visitor
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Re: Power BI premium- Power BI report server or Oracle Database

Hi @BhaveshPatel


Thank for the reply.


Oracle 11g is our current reporting database which we want to use for Power BI instead of Microsoft SQL Server.


At this moment we are targetting 50 user which is i agreed as small portion however we want to have BI premium on premises due to security concerned.


I know from some forum saying that there is a limitation for not using BI Report server, so currently i am evaluating those points.



Yee Mon

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