Microsoft has now announced the general availability of continuous streaming data sets in Power BI. The service has been in testing over the past year and now it will allow you to easily stream data to Power BI via the REST API, Azure Stream Analytics, or PubNub.
With real-time streaming in Power BI , you will be able to stream data and update dashboards in real-time.
Any visual or dashboard that can be created in Power BI can also be created to display and update real-time data and visuals. The devices and sources of streaming data can be factory sensors, social media sources, service usage metrics, and anything else from which time-sensitive data can be collected or transmitted.
Alongside this, Microsoft is also announcing the general availability of Azure Stream Analytics outputting to Power BI streaming datasets.
This feature allows users to build streaming tiles on top of datasets pushed to Power BI by Azure Stream Analytics, while still supporting all existing functionality (e.g. using the dataset to build reports). These streaming tiles augment the existing Stream Analytics to Power BI workflow by enabling support for highly requested scenarios such as showing latest value, and showing values over a set time window.
You can learn more about the announcement here
And get an in-depth overview of real-time streaming datasets on this page
Azure Stream Analytics outputting to Power BI streaming datasets private preview announcement