Microsoft BI Review

Automation of real-time and batch analytics are fast and help us to better explain our data


What is our primary use case?

Our primary use is real-time & batch analytics on Postgres databases in combination with MS Excel.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has improved our ability in making decisions and explaining data.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the automation of analysis and already prepared tools to do the analytic work rapidly.

What needs improvement?

We would like to have better SQL support for queries. It means to have a kind of development environment trying to correct bad sintax in SQL query, or having an intellisense like style for code completion being aware of table's fields and having a preview of the query response without needing to run the whole procedure. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Microsoft BI for two months.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously we used MS Excel but continue using it mainly for prototyping.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Power BI free layer is attractive and second stage with Power BI online is not expensive.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?


Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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