Top tips to speed up your Power BI DirectQuery semantic models

This post is aimed towards Power BI DirectQuery semantic models. However, a lot of the information in this post is also viable for import mode semantic models. This is a short summary with the purpose of giving you an overview of some important areas that can impact the performance of your Power BI DirectQuery semantic … Read more

Mastering DirectQuery in Power BI: A Deep Dive into Performance Optimization – Part 2

In the first part of this series, we explored the essentials of Power BI’s DirectQuery mode. We discussed its core components and initial steps towards optimization. We touched on the topic of formula engine and the storage engine in Power BI, the importance of a well-structured data source, and the basics of optimizing Power BI … Read more

Exploring the model pane in Power BI Desktop: A Hands-on guide

❕ Note – The new model explorer is currently in preview as part of Power BI Desktop October 2023 release. To enable the preview feature go to File -> Options and settings -> Options -> Preview features and enable “Model explorer and Calculation group authoring” The Model Pane feature is showcased here as part of … Read more

Dimensional modeling for Power BI: The purpose of data modeling

Wonder what the number one most important skill is when building Power BI semantic models? Or if Kimball data modeling is still relevant? Then you have come to the right place. Data modeling techniques and methodologies are a common discussion topic when working on BI or data warehouse projects. There are multiple practices of data … Read more