Self-Service Analytics with Power BI

Annu Roy, Rishiraj Deb, Gaurav Aroraa

SKU: 9789355518194


ISBN: 9789355518200
eISBN: 9789355518194
Authors: Annu Roy, Rishiraj Deb, Gaurav Aroraa
Rights: Worldwide
Publishing Date: 21st Aug 2023
Pages: 282
Dimension: 7.5*9.25 Inches
Book Type: Paperback

Data-driven culture is becoming increasingly important in modern enterprises, and self-service BI tools are making it easier for professionals to gain insights from data. This book serves as a practical and invaluable guide for all data-driven users, empowering them to gain insights rapidly and effortlessly, thereby enabling organizations to unlock the true potential of their data.

This book is a practical guide that teaches readers how to use self-service BI tools to organize, clean, and analyze data. It offers step-by-step instructions on connecting to and refining data from various sources, including data lakes, data warehouses, cloud applications, and spreadsheets, including platforms such as Snowflake or Amazon Redshift. The book also provides expert guidance on smart data preparation and data discovery techniques, equipping you with a comprehensive understanding of all the capabilities and features of Power BI. Through practical examples, you will learn how to run, design, and test a wide array of analytics, along with insightful visualizations, heatmaps, and reports.

By the end of the book, you will be able to use self-service BI tools to conduct analysis and generate data-driven business reports without any technical skills.


  • Use data analytics to create insights that drive better decision making.
  • Create interactive visualizations that communicate data insights to stakeholders.
  • Use visualizations to communicate the findings of your analysis in a way that is easy to understand and interpret.


  • Discover, combine, and transform data from various sources using Power Query. 
  • Learn how to create and manage data models in Power BI.
  • Create a range of visualizations in Power BI, including charts, tables, and maps.
  • Understand how to create, analyze, and share interactive reports in Power BI.
  • Leverage Power BI Premium features to handle large datasets proficiently. 


This book is for anyone who wants to learn about data analytics, regardless of their current role or experience level.

1. Getting Started with Power BI
2. Data Discovery Using Power Query
3. Data Modeling in Power BI
4. Visualizing Data in Power BI
5. Managing Reports in Power BI Service
6. Working with Large Data Volumes
7. DAX Reference Guide
8. Use Case - Creating a Risk Report in Power BI
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Annu Roy is a Service Area Leader managing and collaborating with a team of technical experts to help clients adopt modern ways of working in their IT landscape. She is a PMP certified, senior Program Manager with experience in Complex Program Management. She has led diverse and distributed, multi-disciplinary teams of Application Leads, Architects, Business Analysts and technical resources located in different geographies, spanning Government, Healthcare and Finance industries. She is a certified Scrum Master, SAFe Agilist and ITIL V3 Expert. She has more than 2 decades of experience in the IT Industry working with multiple big brands. She has a passion for mentoring students and professionals and believes that every individual deserves an opportunity to learn and grow.

Rishiraj Deb is a Senior Consultant and Subject Matter Expert, having vast experience in designing & delivering complex data analytics and business intelligence projects, helping businesses to gain a better insight on their data. Rishiraj strongly believes enterprise data is an asset and is fascinated about creating data driven solutions using various data science and data analytics platforms and frameworks. Rishiraj has a master’s degree in computer science apart from having various professional certifications. Having worked for multiple big enterprises across industries, he is well familiar with the real-life challenges businesses face today regarding utilizing their data and making the most out of it, and various concepts explained in the book should help addressing many of those challenges.

Gaurav Aroraa is a passionate technology leader and hands-on technologist, with a track record of driving technical innovation. Gaurav has delivered solutions for enterprises and start-ups operating in leadership, management, architectural, and development capacities. Gaurav has over 26 years of experience, collaborating with some of the most well-known technologies like Java, Microsoft, Angular, React, Python, PHP etc. pertaining to the domains Medical, Media, Construction, Gaming, Finance, ATM, Supply-chain, and so on. Gaurav has a doctorate in computer science (Machine Learning) from California Public University. Gaurav is a Microsoft MVP award recipient. He is a Mentor of Change with AIM NITI Aayog, Govt. of India, Business Coach with Business Blaster, Govt of NCT of Delhi. He is a lifetime member of the Computer Society of India (CSI), an advisory member and senior mentor at IndiaMentor. He has authored books across-the-technologies. Recently, Gaurav has recognized as a world record holder for writing books in exceptional technologies. His recent publications are:

  • Microservices by Examples Using .NET (BPB)
  • Data Analytics Principles, Tools, and Practices (BPB)
  • Enterprise Integration with MuleSoft (BPB)

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