It is a business intelligence platform that Microsoft developed. The platform provides tools and techniques that help non-technical businesses gather, analyze, visualize, and share data. BI can easily handle many structured and
unstructured data for identifying, creating, and developing new strategic business opportunities.
Power BI is available in Free and Paid versions and comes in multiple types, including on-premise and cloud-based applications.
1. Power BI is a cloud-based and secure service Microsoft hosts; it allows users to view dashboards, reports, and Power BI apps and can be used via a web browser or mobile app.
2. Power BI Desktop
is a FREE on-premises tool installed on any pc system to analyze data and share the results. There is no need for a Microsoft Office 365 subscription to use Power BI Desktop.
3. Power BI Pro
is a Paid cloud-based software that allows collaboration with other Power BI users and reports distribution and visualizations to other Power BI subscribers across the organization; the Pro version provides a free trial for 60 days, and the monthly paid subscription will be 9.99USD per user.
4. Power BI Premium
isn’t an application; it’s a dedicated space and capacity in the Microsoft-hosted cloud for the organization to be used only by its employees. The maximum available hosting space is 100GB. Power BI Premium monthly subscription starts from 4.995 UD per capacity, and users need a license to publish content into Power BI Premium capacity.
5. Power BI Report Server
is an on-premises server that helps viewers to access the reports from Power BI Desktop or Pro via a web browser or mobile.
6. Power BI Mobile
is a mobile app developed by Microsoft and available for Android, IOS, and Windows 10 to view the data reports and interact with other Power BI users in the organization.