Welcome back to a new Reporting Tuesday blog post, where we explore Microsoft Fabric—a platform that has the potential to take your data processing to the next level.
What is Microsoft Fabric?
Microsoft Fabric is a powerful addition to the Microsoft Power Platform environment. It works in symbiosis with the power platform, offering a comprehensive data processing solution. It acts as a one-stop-shop for all your data needs, encompassing data warehousing, data flows, pipelines, engineering, science, real-time analytics, and data visualization.
Microsoft Fabric is a premium product that requires a license for long-term use. You can try it out with a trial period. Licensing options include:
Pay as you go: Scale computing power based on your organization's needs, with pricing starting from ~$300 per month.
Premium capacity license from Power BI, which covers server and computation from Microsoft.
* Additional charges for data storage apply, with details to be revealed by Microsoft.
Microsoft Fabric has data warehousing capabilities, and you can store your data in their "Onelake" and use SQL query language to query it. It seamlessly integrates with an array of Microsoft products as well as external products. Moreover, it offers a more streamlined reporting experience, eliminating the need for an on-site gateway required by traditional data warehouses.
Who is Microsoft Fabric for?
In my opinion, Microsoft Fabric can be a strong add-on for medium to large data-driven enterprises. Start-ups and very small businesses may not find it cost-effective initially, although they can still derive value from it. Microsoft offers a 60-day free trial to help you assess its suitability and value for your data processes.
This concludes our quick introduction to Microsoft Fabric. I hope you found this information useful and relevant to your endeavors. For more articles on reporting and ERP solutions, please visit our blog. If you have any questions or suggestions for future topics, feel free to reach out to me. I'm always here to help and engage with my readers.