PubNub Enables Streaming Visualizations in Power BI Platform

Aug 11, 2016
Collaboration with Microsoft enables industry-leading real-time data visualization and intelligence. SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- August 11, 2016 -- 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 real-time streaming data capabilities currently in preview mode, and is free to trial. While most businesses understand that they would benefit from real-time 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 real time. 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 real-time 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 real-time 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 real-time data into every business,” said Todd Greene, CEO of PubNub. “Our ability to stream massive amounts of real-time 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 – Import 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 70+ 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, visit About PubNub PubNub is transforming how people live, work and play within virtual environments. Powered by a platform to build and operate real-time interactivity within mobile, web and IOT apps, our chat, live audience engagement, geolocation and dispatch, multi-user collaboration, and other forms of real-time use cases are enjoyed by millions of people across the globe every day. Founded in 2010, over 2000 companies worldwide choose PubNub because of the speed, reliability, and scalability of our platform and because we help their customers feel more connected to one another, the brand, and the product experience.