Streaming Performance Counters Into Power BI

Chris Koester shows how to load Performance Counters (i.e., what Perfmon displays) into Power BI in near real time:

In the previous post I showed how you can Push Data into Power BI Streaming Datasets with C#. That example used dummy data. In this post I’ll show how to push performance counter data into a Power BI Streaming Dataset as a real world example. This scenario allows for monitoring a computer or application in near real time in the browser.

I won’t go through the steps of creating a Power BI Streaming Dataset. You can reference my previous post if you need instructions. I will note that the value names that you choose in the Streaming Dataset must match the C# property names for the script to work. This is noted in the code comments as well.

Check it out.

Related Posts

Power BI Keyboard Commands

Meagan Longoria shows off some of the new keyboard commands in Power BI: The March 2019 release of Power BI Desktop has brought us keyboard accessible visual interactions. One of Power BI’s natural strengths is that you can click on a data point within a visual and have it cross-highlight or cross-filter the other visuals […]

Read More

Using the StreamSets Snowflake Destination

Dash Desai shows how you can use StreamSets to write data into SnowflakeDB: In particular, we’ll look at an example scenario that addresses Data Drift – where new information is added mid-stream and when that occurs the new table structure and new column values are created in Snowflake automatically. To illustrate, let’s take HTTP web server logs […]

Read More


December 2017
« Nov Jan »