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Comparison of Power BI Service vs. Power BI Report Server vs. SQL Server Reporting Services

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Comparison of Power BI Service vs. Power BI Report Server vs. SQL Server Reporting Services Following is a summary of the key feature differences available when deploying to the cloud-based Power BI Service vs. the on-premises report deployment options (this is not an exhaustive list of all features). SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is included only for comparison to the Power BI Report Server, as SSRS is beyond the scope of this whitepaper.


Feature/Capability Power BI Service Power BI Report Server June 2017 SQL Server  2017 Reporting Services
Publish and View Reports: Publish and view RDL (Reporting Services paginated report)
Publish and view PBIX (Power BI report)
Publish and view XLSX (Excel workbook)

Rendering of custom visuals utilized in a PBIX
Use of native mobile applications (iOS, Android, Windows)