PubNub to Enable Streaming Visualizations into Power BI Platform

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Collaboration with Microsoft enables industry-leading realtime data visualization and intelligence.

Microsoft Power BI Uses PubNub for Realtime Data Visualization

Microsoft Power BI Uses PubNub for Realtime Data Visualization

“With this integration of streaming data, our customers can visualize trends and anomalies in real time and react to problems and opportunities faster.” said Nick Caldwell, General Manager at Microsoft.

PubNub, the world’s leading Data Stream Network for IoT, mobile and web apps, today announced that it has been selected to enable streaming visualizations on Microsoft Power BI, a cloud-based analytics service. The Power BI platform enables business users to directly connect, analyze and gain insights from their business data through a broad selection of easy-to-use dashboards, interactive reports and compelling visualizations. The Power BI realtime streaming data capabilities currently in preview mode, and is free to trial.

While most businesses understand that they would benefit from realtime data visualization, solutions are difficult to build, fragile, and inflexible. Many leading companies still end up waiting for IT teams to run static reports to tell them what went wrong yesterday instead of monitoring a constant flow of data and making decisions and adjustments in realtime.

With the interoperation of the PubNub Data Stream Network to the Power BI platform, users can easily pass streaming data from sensors, logging systems, and more directly into Power BI, enabling them to make better decisions based on actionable realtime data.

Microsoft chose PubNub because of its ability to work seamlessly with Power BI on a global scale, with enterprise-grade security and reliability built into the network. With software development kits (SDKs) for over 70 platforms and languages, PubNub also offers unmatched flexibility to businesses looking to integrate realtime data from a wide variety of mobile, browser, server, and embedded environments.

“Power BI is a leading solution for enterprise data visualization, so we are very excited to collaborate with the Power BI team to incorporate realtime data into every business,” said Todd Greene, CEO of PubNub. “Our ability to stream massive amounts of realtime data with low latency and unmatched reliability will allow Power BI to enhance their promise of fast, efficient and actionable data visualization.”

“The integration of the PubNub Data Stream Network takes Power BI to the next level,” said Nick Caldwell, General Manager at Microsoft. “With this integration of streaming data, our customers can visualize trends and anomalies in real time and react to problems and opportunities faster.”

The preview version of Power BI will include several powerful new capabilities:

  • Easy set-up – Connect PubNub data streams to Power BI in seconds.
  • 360-degree view – Create one dashboard with all of your important metrics, whether from your real-time PubNub streams or the 60+ data sources available in Power BI.
  • Rich visualizations – choose from a number of powerful visualizations for your data, including line charts, gauges, clustered bar charts, and clustered column charts.

To begin using Power BI or to learn more about the preview offering, https://powerbi.microsoft.com

About PubNub
PubNub is a secure global Data Stream Network (DSN) and easy-to-use API that enables its customers to connect, scale, and manage realtime applications and IoT devices. With over 70 SDKs for every platform, 250ms worldwide data transfer times, and scalability for hundreds of millions of devices, PubNub’s unique infrastructure provides the ability to easily connect and operate world-class realtime applications and IoT devices. PubNub is headquartered in San Francisco. Visit PubNub online at http://www.pubnub.com, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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