Automated migration experience from Azure Analysis Services to Power BI Premium


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Users by admins, makers, or analysts Nov 30, 2022 -

Business value

This feature consolidates BI artifacts resulting in various benefits for customers migrating from Azure Analysis Services to Power BI Premium Gen2. These benefits include:

  • Improved performance and reliability due to the Power BI Premium Gen2 distributed architecture.
  • Simplified discovery and management due to consolidation and no need to “bridge the gap” between different products.
  • A host of additional features, workloads, and capabilities available only in Power BI Premium.

Feature details

Azure Analysis Services is based on mature BI engine technology used by countless enterprises. The same technology is also at the heart of Power BI datasets. We've taken great strides to bring Azure Analysis Services capabilities to Power BI Premium to make it a superset of Azure Analysis Services. The full set of Power BI workloads, features and capabilities represent a modern, cloud-born BI platform that goes far beyond comparable functionality available in Azure Analysis Services.

The increased performance and reduced management overhead introduced by Power BI Premium Gen2, coupled with the lower price point of the Power BI Premium per User licensing model, has generated increased customer demand for migration of Azure Analysis Services models to Power BI Premium.

The automated migration experience makes migration possible. Administrators will be able to migrate Azure Analysis Services models to datasets in Power BI Premium along with necessary security settings, provide server redirection so existing reports continue to work without manual changes, and automation of various other migration steps.

Azure Analysis Services to Power BI Premium automated migration experience