In this tutorial, we are going to learn about the Components of Power BI.

Power BI Components:

The Key components of Power BI include:

  • Power Query
  • Power Pivot
  • Power View
  • Power Map
  • Power Q&A
  • Power BI Desktop
  • Power BI Website
  • Power BI Mobile Apps

This can also be understood with the help of the following diagram:

Power BI - A Definitive Guide [To Save your Time]

Let's understand the overview of each of the components in Power BI

  1. Power Query: It is one of the important components of Power BI. With the help of Power Query, you can alter data from various data sources and extract data from various databases like MySQL, SQL Server, and Oracle. 
  2. Power Pivot: It is a Data modeling engine. Pivot is used to model complex data as well as simple. you can also create relations between different data tables with the help of Power Pivot.
  3. Power View: Power View is used to analyze, visualize and extract metadata from various data resources which, then help to create interactive & intelligent reports.
  4. Power Map: Basically, Power Map gives data a different dimension which is mind-blowing. It is used to visualize geospatial data in 3D. Based on the geographical location it gives highlights to the data and also provides a heat map accordingly.
  5. Power Q&A: The Power Q&A is a natural language query to your data and provides results on it. Basically, it lets you explore your data in your own words, which then interprets questions and gives immediate responses to your users.
  6. Power BI Desktop: A new part of the Power BI suite is Power BI Desktop.  You can create complex queries, models, and reports with it. You can easily develop your business intelligence (BI) and data analytics expertise with Power BI Desktop.
  7. Power BI Website: The reports of Power BI can be published on the Power BI website. You can also create dashboards & share them with others. You can even create your reports online on the Power BI website and performs slice-and-dice operations in your data.
  8. Power BI Mobile Apps: Power BI Mobile Apps are available on three different mobile operating systems (OS): Android, iOS, and Windows. These applications provide an interactive view of reports and dashboards on the Power BI site.