Microsoft Power BI At-a-Glance
August 17, 2018

Microsoft Power BI At-a-Glance

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Power BI

It is used in support of BI/Reporting/Analytics needs in some of the retail consumer and wealth management areas of the company, where Microsoft's private/public stack is used inclusive of SQL Server and no-SQL databases on the back-end, along with data integration and ETL, big data, master and reference data management, data virtualization, and data preparation solutions.

Pros

  • Integrates well with the rest of the Microsoft stack - performs well as part of it
  • Has very robust reporting and analytics capabilities
  • Works well with data virtualization/federation and big data

Cons

  • Integration with the non-MS stack
  • Containers support
  • Metadata layer
Microsoft Power BI is a well rounded, end to end solution, having a breadth of capabilities, working particularly well with the Microsoft stack components. It is among the best when considering public and private cloud-based deployments. Other BI tools used/evaluated in our organization - such as Tableau, is easier to use, and it has superior data visualization capabilities. All other BI products are comparable with Power BI features-wise.
  • It is well suited where the sources are persistent data stores, relational, no-SQL and Big Data/Hadoop.
  • It is not as good using real-time/streaming data on the source side. Its metadata layer-driven business intelligence and reporting are not very robust.
  • It's lacking natively provided machine learning, deep learning, analytics and artificial intelligence components are not robust enough.

Microsoft Power BI Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
8
Customizable dashboards
8
Report Formatting Templates
8
Drill-down analysis
8
Formatting capabilities
8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
7
Report sharing and collaboration
7
Publish to Web
8
Publish to PDF
9
Report Versioning
7
Report Delivery Scheduling
8
Delivery to Remote Servers
8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
8
Predictive Analytics
7
Multi-User Support (named login)
7
Role-Based Security Model
7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
9
Responsive Design for Web Access
7
Mobile Application
5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
8
REST API
7
Javascript API
7
iFrames
7
Java API
6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
5

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