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SuhasRaina
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Maximum Data that be Consumed by Power BI from Azure Data Lake Gen1

Hi, 

 

I need to know how much data can I ingest from Azure Data Lake Gen 1 into Power BI desktop and
also if I have published the report to the service how much maximum data my report can consume.

 

thanks

Suhas

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Greg_Deckler
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@SuhasRaina Depends. When you import data it will be compressed via columnar compression. How good of compression depends on your data. So, answering "how much data from Azure" is effectively impossible. What can be known is that for Pro you can have up to a 1GB data model published to Power BI Service. For Premium, your data model can now be the size of the amount of memory that you have.


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v-kkf-msft
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Hi @SuhasRaina ,

 

  • Power BI Desktop

In Power BI Desktop, the size of the imported data depends on the memory and disk space available on your machine.

 

  • Shared capacity in Power BI Service

If you want to publish the dataset to Power BI Service, there's a 1-GB limit for datasets stored in Shared capacities in the Power BI service. If you need larger datasets, you can use Power BI Premium. However, remember that 1GB in the Power BI file is not equal to 1GB data in the source (Power BI leverages compression engine of xVelocity and works on a Column-store in-memory technology. Column store in-memory technology compresses data and stores it in a compressed format. Sometimes you might have a 1GB Excel file, and when you import it into Power BI, your Power BI file ends up with only 10MB).

 

  • Power BI Premium

Depending on the SKU, Power BI Premium supports uploading Power BI Desktop (.pbix) model files up to a maximum of 10 GB in size. When loaded, the model can then be published to a workspace assigned to a Premium capacity. The dataset can then be refreshed to up to 12 GB in size. You should have at least a P1 or an A4 SKU for any datasets larger than 1 GB. Although publishing large datasets to workspaces backed by A SKUs up to A3 could work, refreshing them will not.

The following table shows the recommended SKUs for .pbix file upload or publish to the Power BI service:

vkkfmsft_0-1629881789363.png

 

 

If the problem is still not resolved, please provide detailed error information or the expected result you expect. Let me know immediately, looking forward to your reply.

Best Regards,
Winniz

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v-kkf-msft
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Community Support

Hi @SuhasRaina ,

 

  • Power BI Desktop

In Power BI Desktop, the size of the imported data depends on the memory and disk space available on your machine.

 

  • Shared capacity in Power BI Service

If you want to publish the dataset to Power BI Service, there's a 1-GB limit for datasets stored in Shared capacities in the Power BI service. If you need larger datasets, you can use Power BI Premium. However, remember that 1GB in the Power BI file is not equal to 1GB data in the source (Power BI leverages compression engine of xVelocity and works on a Column-store in-memory technology. Column store in-memory technology compresses data and stores it in a compressed format. Sometimes you might have a 1GB Excel file, and when you import it into Power BI, your Power BI file ends up with only 10MB).

 

  • Power BI Premium

Depending on the SKU, Power BI Premium supports uploading Power BI Desktop (.pbix) model files up to a maximum of 10 GB in size. When loaded, the model can then be published to a workspace assigned to a Premium capacity. The dataset can then be refreshed to up to 12 GB in size. You should have at least a P1 or an A4 SKU for any datasets larger than 1 GB. Although publishing large datasets to workspaces backed by A SKUs up to A3 could work, refreshing them will not.

The following table shows the recommended SKUs for .pbix file upload or publish to the Power BI service:

vkkfmsft_0-1629881789363.png

 

 

If the problem is still not resolved, please provide detailed error information or the expected result you expect. Let me know immediately, looking forward to your reply.

Best Regards,
Winniz

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

 

 

 

 

Greg_Deckler
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Super User

@SuhasRaina Depends. When you import data it will be compressed via columnar compression. How good of compression depends on your data. So, answering "how much data from Azure" is effectively impossible. What can be known is that for Pro you can have up to a 1GB data model published to Power BI Service. For Premium, your data model can now be the size of the amount of memory that you have.


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