Power BI is a cloud-based business analysis and intelligence service by Microsoft. It is a collection of business intelligence and data visualization tools such as software services, apps and data connectors.

We can use the datasets imported in Power BI for data visualization and analysis by making sharable reports, dashboards, and apps. Power BI is a user-friendly tool offering impressive drag-and-drop features and self-service capabilities.

Microsoft offers three types of Power BI platforms:
  • Power BI Desktop (A desktop application)

  • Power BI Service (SaaS i.e., Software as a Service)

  • Power BI Mobile (For iOS and Android devices)

Also, we can deploy Power BI on both on-premise and on-cloud platforms.
In the image given below, have a look at the process flow in Power BI.