What is Power BI and why it is used?

2022-07-26 18:00:02

What is Power BI and why it is used?

Power BI is a collection of software services, apps, and connectors that work together to turn your unrelated sources of data into coherent, visually immersive, and interactive insights. Your data may be an Excel spreadsheet, or a collection of cloud-based and on-premises hybrid data warehouses.

Is Power BI the same as Excel?

Power BI has faster processing than Excel. Power BI dashboards are more visually appealing, interactive and customizable than those in Excel. Power BI is a more powerful tool than Excel in terms of comparison between tables, reports or data files. Power BI is more user friendly and easy to use than Excel.

Is Power BI hard to learn?

Power BI is not hard to learn. It is designed to be simple and intuitive for new learners. Power BI also provides advanced features for power users and learning to master these advanced functions may be hard for learners without previous BI experience.

What is the difference between Microsoft BI and Power BI?

MSBI is an on-premises software that users can install on local servers and computers. While Power BI is a cloud-based service hosted on the vendor's servers, which users can access through software, web browsers, and applications.