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DebbieE
Community Champion
Community Champion

Power BI Load testing tools (Stress Testing)

I know I can use Performance Analyser in desktop which is great but is there anyway to really stress test in Service by pretending that the maximum number of people is using it at the same time?

 

I use OStress for microsoft SQL DB and I wondered if we had anything like that for Power BI?

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lbendlin
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Super User

"the number of people using it"  has very different meaning and impact depending if it is direct query or import mode, and what the target of the direct query is.

 

In addition you have the capacity eviction process which can massively skew your results.

 

In addition you have the Gen2 flex capacity which can - yep - massively skew your results.

 

Rather than focusing on numbers of users I would try to load as many datasets as possible into the capacity and then write Powershell scripts that would run refresh requests against the datasets continuously  (waiting for the refresh to complete and then immediately initiating a new one.)

 

Talk to your tenant admin and let them show you the tenant statistics reports.

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Sastry_Chirravu
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@DebbieE You can try Datagaps BI Validator for Stress testing of concurrent users on Power BI Reports  It is a comprehensive tool with regular enhancements for the add on features of Power BI. Click here to Download BI Validator

and check the webinar for any queries Automate The Testing of Power BI using BI Validator - Webinar - YouTube

v-rongtiep-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @DebbieE ,

Now it is not support like that for Power BI. If you really need the function, Please create the idea and vote for it.

https://ideas.powerbi.com/ideas/

 

Best Regards

Community Support Team _ Polly

 

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

lbendlin
Super User
Super User

"the number of people using it"  has very different meaning and impact depending if it is direct query or import mode, and what the target of the direct query is.

 

In addition you have the capacity eviction process which can massively skew your results.

 

In addition you have the Gen2 flex capacity which can - yep - massively skew your results.

 

Rather than focusing on numbers of users I would try to load as many datasets as possible into the capacity and then write Powershell scripts that would run refresh requests against the datasets continuously  (waiting for the refresh to complete and then immediately initiating a new one.)

 

Talk to your tenant admin and let them show you the tenant statistics reports.

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