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Connect PBI Service to AWS RDS SQL without Gateway



I am planning on hosting my SQL database in AWS RDS.


Once the report has been published from the PBI Desktop to the Service, what do I need to do so that the refreshes can take place without using a gateway.


So far in my research only Azure SQL does not require a gateway.

There used to be a document on Microsoft's website which had the information about which data sources do not require a gateway and now I am unable to find it.


Is there anyway that I can host my SQL database in AWS RDS and perform refreshes on PBI Service without having to use a gateway?


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Thank you,
Vishesh Jain

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Hi @visheshjain ,


Based on the current capabilities of Power BI Service and as of my latest knowledge, it is required to use an on-premises data gateway to refresh datasets from SQL databases hosted on AWS RDS.
Regarding the documentation you mentioned about which data sources don't require a gateway, please refer to the following link.

Data refresh in Power BI - Power BI | Microsoft Learn
I also found a similar post. Please kindly refer to it.

Solved: Refresh AWS RDS database from Power BI Service - Microsoft Fabric Community


Best Regards,
Yulia Yan

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