synapse datalake .parquet files tot feed into power bi report

arkiboys 9,646 Reputation points

Using the synapse pipelines, I have transferred onprem sql server data into .parquet files.
Using the serverless sql pool, I have created views which read the .parquet files...
The power BI reports are to call the views to get data.

Is this a good design? is it best to use Azure sql server to hold data instead of the .parquet files ? so that then power BI reads from the tables in Azure sql server?

Thank you

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Azure Synapse Analytics
An Azure analytics service that brings together data integration, enterprise data warehousing, and big data analytics. Previously known as Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
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  1. HimanshuSinha-msft 19,381 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @arkiboys ,
    Thanks for the ask and using the Microsoft Q&A platform .

    Power BI reports can read data from both the data source , but it all depends how your enterprise consume data . I think using serverless is better option ( if its in your ecosystem) as you only pay for the query execution time .

    Please do let me know how it goes .
    Please do consider clicking on "Accept Answer" and "Up-vote" on the post that helps you, as it can be beneficial to other community members

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