Accelerate Data-Driven Decisions with Microsoft Power BI and AtScale

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The Problem

Power BI is an enormously popular business intelligence platform with rich visualization and reporting capabilities used by large and small organizations. One challenge for the platform has been in delivering a performant live query experience for users. Power BI users typically rely on either local “Imports” of cloud data or ”DirectQuery” mode that suffers from rendering-based performance challenges.

The Solution

AtScale collaborated with Microsoft to introduce native DAX connectivity which enables Power BI to leverage Live Query connections through AtScale to common cloud data platforms including Microsoft Azure SynapseGoogle BigQuerySnowflakeAmazon Redshift, and Databricks. This joint solution ensures high performance rendering on Power BI and highly performant queries to cloud data. AtScale is the only solution that supports Live Query connectivity to cloud data.

AtSclae + Power BI

Key Business Benefits

AtScale helps Power BI customers build world-class business intelligence programs on cloud data platforms while taking advantage of the full flexibility and capability of Power BI.

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Live Query Support

Only solution enabling Live Query access to cloud data sources leveraging native DAX connectivity to Power BI

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Semantic Modeling

Visualize AtScale semantic model within Power BI with consistent view of metrics and dimensions across organization

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Performance Optimization

Optimize end-to-end analytics performance from cloud data platform to visualization

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Security and Governance

Extend role-based security and governance policies of source data to analytics

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AI/ML Ready

Leverage AtScale with enterprise AI platforms with ability to visualize model outputs in Power BI

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Integrated External Data Sources

Enhance analyses with external data sources by blending enterprise data with third-party cloud data services within the AtScale model


AtScale enables smarter decision-making by accelerating the flow of data-driven insights. The company’s semantic layer platform simplifies, accelerates, and extends business intelligence and data science capabilities for enterprise customers across all industries.