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Announcing Power BI Premium support for larger datasets

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Since its release not six months ago, Power BI Premium has quickly become the tool of choice for businesses looking to deploy critical intelligence at large scale and peak performance. Today, we are excited to announce the next step in our vision: Power BI Premium now supports uploading Power BI Desktop (.PBIX) files that are up to 10 GB in size – a x10 increase compared to before.

Power BI datasets are highly compressed, representing data volumes many times their size. This means that in practice, Premium in conjunction with large datasets translates to self-service, real-time exploration against data with potentially hundreds of millions of rows.


Above: interactive exploration on large datasets with Power BI Premium

It’s easy to start using Power BI Premium with large datasets. In fact, it’s the exact same process that you’re familiar with. Simply download the latest version of Power BI Desktop, create your report and publish it to a workspace in the service that’s been assigned to Premium capacity.

Once your report and dataset are published, the full capabilities of Power BI and Premium capacity can be unleashed on your data. Distribute dashboards and reports widely without the need for per-using licensing. Ask questions of your data with natural language. Set up scheduled refresh to ensure that your intelligence is always up-to-date.

With Power BI Premium, it’s never been easier to get clear, actionable insights from large datasets. But we aren’t finished yet. Stay tuned to our blog for even more exciting Power BI Premium news to come to enable truly massive datasets.

For a demo of this new capability, you can watch the following video.

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