The company’s new business analytics toolset now supports live connections to SAP’s in-memory big data platform and SQL Analysis Services.
Just weeks after launching a beta version of its Power BI Gateway for enterprise deployments, Microsoft is already expanding the software’s reach and user management capabilities.Power BI personal gateways provide end-user connectivity to on-premises data sources, allowing the cloud-powered business intelligence (BI) and data visualization platform to generate its charts, graphs and reports. Naturally, before allowing their users to explore their data, large businesses typically require more in the way of management and monitoring.Microsoft’s answer is Power BI Gateway Enterprise. “Gateway administrators can add data sources to the gateway by providing credentials. The gateway administrators also control which users can access the data source from Power BI using this gateway,” stated the software giant in a Dec. 2 announcement.This week, early testers can provide their users with secure live connections to SAP HANA and SQL Server Analysis Services, the company announced in a blog post.