Introduction to Power BI Report Server

Overview:

In this article, we will talk about the general idea about the Power BI report server.

This article covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Power BI Report Server

  • Licensing Model of Power BI Report Server

What is Power BI Report Server (PBIRS)?
  • Power BI report Server comes up with On-Premise Report Server with a web portal.

  • We can manage the Reports, KPIs, Paginated reports, Power BI reports and Mobile report within report server.

  • Users can view the report in the browser and their mobile device as well.

  • Power BI Report Server is an On-Premise Product based on SSRS. We can simply say that – “SSRS + Power BI Reports = Power BI Report Server”.

Licensing Model for the Power BI Report Server:

The PBIRS comes up with two type of Licensing model.

  1. Power BI Premium

  2. SQL Server Enterprise Edition with SA

Power BI Premium:
  • When we purchase the Power BI Premium Capacity, PBIRS is included as a part of the purchase.

  • The organization who is looking for the hybrid architecture (On-Premise and Cloud), it is the best suitable option for them.

  • For More information about the Premium Licensing Model, please refer the reference link.

SQL Server Enterprise Edition with SA:
  • When we purchase SQL Server Enterprise with active Software Assurance (SA), Power BI Report Server is included as part of the purchase of it.

  • By this way, we can implement this On-Premise Report Server solution.

  • The organization who is planning to purchase license above the Standard Edition, this one would be the good option for them.

  • For more information about the pricing of the SQL Server Enterprise Edition with SA, please refer the reference link.

Conclusion:

This was the basic idea of On-Premise Power BI Report Server and its licensing model. Stay connected with me for these types of the amazing articles!