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Power BI service and Report Server

Hi Team,

 

Few questions that I need to know.

 

1. WHEN to use Report Server over Power BI service Pro/Premium?

2. WHAT is the scenario that the 2 work best together?

3. DO I need to atleast Pro license when deploying PBIX file into Report Server?

4. Best Practices in Infrastructure design for a AS, Report Server. I am thinking AS in the same box as EDW, Report Server in a separate box.

 

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Re: Power BI service and Report Server

1. WHEN to use Report Server over Power BI service Pro/Premium?

Use Report Server only if need paginated reports. And, you either want to either keep the data on-premises or if you have an Enterprise SQL license with SA along with Pro and do not want to go the Premium route. 

 

2. WHAT is the scenario that the 2 work best together?

If you use Premium, you can publish paginated reports to the Service. Best working together if you have some data you have to keep on-premises and other that you do not. Or, if you do not have Premium and have paginated reports, you could use PBRS and for non-paginated use Pro/Service

 

3. DO I need to atleast Pro license when deploying PBIX file into Report Server?

Yes, that is my understanding of the licensing requirements.

 

4. Best Practices in Infrastructure design for a AS, Report Server. I am thinking AS in the same box as EDW, Report Server in a separate box.

Generally your report server is separate. I have seen all three separate. Depends on scale and how much horse power you have.


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Re: Power BI service and Report Server

1. WHEN to use Report Server over Power BI service Pro/Premium?

Use Report Server only if need paginated reports. And, you either want to either keep the data on-premises or if you have an Enterprise SQL license with SA along with Pro and do not want to go the Premium route. 

 

2. WHAT is the scenario that the 2 work best together?

If you use Premium, you can publish paginated reports to the Service. Best working together if you have some data you have to keep on-premises and other that you do not. Or, if you do not have Premium and have paginated reports, you could use PBRS and for non-paginated use Pro/Service

 

3. DO I need to atleast Pro license when deploying PBIX file into Report Server?

Yes, that is my understanding of the licensing requirements.

 

4. Best Practices in Infrastructure design for a AS, Report Server. I am thinking AS in the same box as EDW, Report Server in a separate box.

Generally your report server is separate. I have seen all three separate. Depends on scale and how much horse power you have.


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Re: Power BI service and Report Server

Just wondering why do we still need to atleast have Pro license to upload file to Report Server even it is On-Prem and under a company network?

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Re: Power BI service and Report Server

Hi @gvgonong 

 

1. WHEN to use Report Server over Power BI service Pro/Premium?

>> If you are scared of the cloud, you may want to use the Report Server (Think of it as SSRS). Report Server is usually behind Power BI service in terms of features. They have, I believe every 2/3 months release cadence.

 

2. WHAT is the scenario that the 2 work best together?

>> Don't mess around here as some reports would be on-prem and some on cloud. Your IT would be scratching heads. From Dev perspective new features are pushed to service first and later to Report Server. Some items may work on Service and not on report server.

 

3. DO I need to atleast Pro license when deploying PBIX file into Report Server?

>> You need a Pro license to create, model and publish reports.

 

4. Best Practices in Infrastructure design for a AS, Report Server. I am thinking AS in the same box as EDW, Report Server in a separate box.

>> If EDW and AS on the same box, it would cause perf issue when EDW is refreshing. 

 

Hope this helps.

Ranbeer

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Re: Power BI service and Report Server


@gvgonong wrote:

Just wondering why do we still need to atleast have Pro license to upload file to Report Server even it is On-Prem and under a company network?


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