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Dhairya
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Difference between Hybrid and Composite Model

What is the difference between the Hybrid and composite model?

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lbendlin
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v-kaiyue-msft
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Hi @Dhairya ,

 

As @lbendlin  said, I'll add some more to his answer.
1. By hybrid model you probably mean a hybrid table, which is a single table that combines both Import and DirectQuery modes. A hybrid table is a table with one or more Import partitions and a DirectQuery partition. The advantage of a hybrid table is that it can be efficiently and quickly queried from memory while including the latest data changes that have occurred in the data source since the last import cycle. Detailed information can be found in the documentation: Semantic model modes in the Power BI service - Power BI | Microsoft Learn.
2. A composite model is one that allows a report to have two or more data connections from different source groups. These source groups can be one or more DirectQuery connections and an import connection, two or more DirectQuery connections, or any combination thereof.

 

Thus, the main differences between a hybrid table and a composite model are:
1. Hybrid table refers to a single table configured to utilize both import and DirectQuery modes for optimal performance and real-time data access.
2. Composite model means that reports can seamlessly include data connections from multiple DirectQuery connections or import data connections in any combination you choose.

 

If your Current Period does not refer to this, please clarify in a follow-up reply.

 

Best Regards,

Clara Gong

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v-kaiyue-msft
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Hi @Dhairya ,

 

As @lbendlin  said, I'll add some more to his answer.
1. By hybrid model you probably mean a hybrid table, which is a single table that combines both Import and DirectQuery modes. A hybrid table is a table with one or more Import partitions and a DirectQuery partition. The advantage of a hybrid table is that it can be efficiently and quickly queried from memory while including the latest data changes that have occurred in the data source since the last import cycle. Detailed information can be found in the documentation: Semantic model modes in the Power BI service - Power BI | Microsoft Learn.
2. A composite model is one that allows a report to have two or more data connections from different source groups. These source groups can be one or more DirectQuery connections and an import connection, two or more DirectQuery connections, or any combination thereof.

 

Thus, the main differences between a hybrid table and a composite model are:
1. Hybrid table refers to a single table configured to utilize both import and DirectQuery modes for optimal performance and real-time data access.
2. Composite model means that reports can seamlessly include data connections from multiple DirectQuery connections or import data connections in any combination you choose.

 

If your Current Period does not refer to this, please clarify in a follow-up reply.

 

Best Regards,

Clara Gong

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

lbendlin
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