Information Services

Power BI Gateway Service

An exciting new service has been added for our BI users

The Power BI Gateway Service project has completed and delivered a new service for the BI community.

The Power BI Data Gateway is an agent, installed within our network, which securely handles data connectivity and data transfer between on-premises data sources and cloud services.

The gateway is required for the following Power BI activities:

  • Scheduled data refresh for on-premises datasets imported to the Power BI Service
  • Use of DirectQuery to query data from the Power BI Service
  • Use of Analysis Services Live Connections to query data from the Power BI Service

In addition to handling data scheduling and communications, the gateway handles encryption/decryption, as well as compression of data transmissions.

If your dashboard or visualisations need regular data refresh then consider using the Power BI Gateway.

More information is available from ISG Service Management.