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vasilsabev
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Model in SSAS Tabular or in Power BI when using Direct Query

Hi, 

 

I am exploring Direct Query at the moment. The question I want to ask is which option would be better:

 

1. Put model in Power BI and connect it with Direct Query to SQL Server 2016.

2. Put model in SASS Tabular and connect it with Direct Query to SQL Server 2016, then use PBI only as a Presentation layer.

 

If anyone could tell me what are the benefits of one over the other, it would be great.

 

Best regards, 

Vasil

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vasilsabev
Frequent Visitor

Hi, 

 

The data source is SQL server 2016. My question was if I should model the data in PBI or in SSAS and what are the benefits of each option.

Hi @vasilsabev,

 

I have updated my reply above.

 

Regards,

Yuliana Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
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v-yulgu-msft
Microsoft Employee
Microsoft Employee

Hi @vasilsabev,

 

 

Per my knowledge, method 1 that establish live connection to SQL Server directly from Power BI might be better. It could load data faster than using method 2.

 

Regards,

Yuliana Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

Hi, 

 

Thank you for the response. In the end I will have to test it.

 

Regards, 

Vasil

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