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Power BI as an Enterprise Data Warehouse

James Serra follows Betteridge’s Law of Headlines:

With Power BI continuing to get many great new features, including the latest in Datamarts (see my blog Power BI Datamarts), I’m starting to hear customers ask “Can I just build my entire enterprise data warehouse solution in Power BI”? In other words, can I just use Power BI and all its built-in features instead of using Azure Data Lake Gen2, Azure Data Factory (ADF), Azure Synapse, Databricks, etc? The short answer is “No”.

Read on to understand why Power BI shouldn’t be your data warehouse.