Peter showed off three mechanisms for streaming data to a real time dashboard:
- The Power BI Rest API
- Azure Stream Analytics
- Streaming Datasets
We’ve done a fair bit at Adatis with the first two and whilst I was aware of the August 2016 feature, Streaming Datasets I’d never got round to looking at them in depth. Now, having seen them in action I wish I had – they are much quicker to set up than the other two options and require little to no development effort to get going – pretty good for demo scenarios or when you want to get something streaming pretty quickly at low cost.
Click through for more details and a sample script.