Power BI is developed on the convention of best Business Intelligence products available – SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) and Microsoft Excel. Power BI gives the option to connect with these products. Microsoft has opened the custom visuals gallery for open source contributions which adds value to the community. That trend towards self-service business intelligence indicates Microsoft’s leading position in this space.
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Below components influence power BI more stronger:
Power Query: used to search, access, and transform public and/ or internal data sources.
Power Pivot: used in data modeling for in-memory analytics.
Power View: analyze, visualize and display data as an interactive data visualization using Power View.
Power Map: Brings data to life with interactive geographical visualization.
Power BI Service: share data views and workbooks which are refresh-able from on-premises and cloud-based data sources.
Power BI Q&A: Ask questions and get immediate answers with natural language query.
Data Management Gateway: By using this component you get periodic data refreshers, expose tables and view data feeds.
Data Catalog: easily discover and reuse queries using Data Catalog. Metadata can be facilitated for search functionality.