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Poor performance when direct querying to an Azure SQL DW


I am connecting to Azure sql datawarehouse using Direct Query with 2 million records in the fact table.My reports are performing too slow.The report is taking 2 minutes to load.When we apply any slicers it is taking more than 1 minute.Please suggest me how to improve the performance of the reports?


Thanks in Advance,


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Hi @ashmozzart,


I think you should improve your data structure at azure database side, I haven't found some effective solutions to improve the performance at power bi desktop side.

You can also take a look at below links which about improve performance:

How to Improve Query Reference performance for large tables

Improve columnstore index performance in Azure SQL

Performance recommendations



Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
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