Power BI - Architecture

Power BI includes the following components −

  • Power BI Desktop − This is used to create reports and data visualizations on the dataset.

  • Power BI Gateway − You can use Power BI on-premises gateway to keep your data fresh by connecting to your on-premises data sources without the need to move the data. It allows you to query large datasets and benefit from the existing investments.

  • Power BI Mobile Apps − Using Power BI mobile apps, you can stay connected to their data from anywhere. Power BI apps are available for Windows, iOS, and Android platform.

  • Power BI Service − This is a cloud service and is used to publish Power BI reports and data visualizations.

Power BI Components