Open Source PowerBI REST API for Java

By Satalyst Brilliance on 07 Sep 2015

Satalyst does a lot of work managing organisations' data and integrating systems together, one of the challenges managing this data is providing visualisations that give insight into how a business is performing.

One area of interest that Satalyst has been focusing on is in the area of real-time analytics and actionable insights, especially related to the growing field of the Internet of Things (IoT). Microsoft PowerBI, has the ability to create simple visualisations from real-time data and present them quickly through a web-browser using a simple RESTful API.

Whilst there is a REST API for interacting with PowerBI, there's no simple API wrapper written for Java. The prototype I’ve been working on is written in Java, so I needed to create a wrapper for the PowerBI REST API. After a lot of research on the internet, it appears that there are a large number of people crying out for a Java library to use to interact with the API, so I figured we should open source ours.

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