We have prepared another interesting IoT tutorial for you. This time we’ll teach you how to connect Microsoft’s Power Bi to the Zerynth Device Manager.

More precisely, we’ll show you to build a dashboard with the Power BI and connect it to the Zerynth Device Manager API retrieving the last month of data of a workspace.

Since we have released this new tool, we thought that it would be useful for everyone to get the hang of things with a tutorial.

What is Power Bi

As Daniele says in the demo:

Power BI is a business analytics service by Microsoft that allows building interactive visualizations and business intelligence analysis with a drag and drop interface. Power BI provides cloud-based BI (business intelligence) services, known as “Power BI Services”, along with a desktop-based interface, called “Power BI Desktop”.

If you’ve been using Power BI before, you can start the tutorial right away. But if you haven’t, you might want to check out Microsoft’s official page, and learn more about it.

What do you need for the tutorial?

To start with this tutorial you need:

  • A Zerynth Device Manager account with an active workspace where at least one device has been created.
  • A Zerynth device running the simple ZDM example.  Or a PC/RaspberryPi running the ZDM Client Python lib example (dedicated how-to guide here).
  • Power Bi desktop installed on your computer (download from here).
  • The ready to use .pbx file you can download from here.

Zerynth Device Manager

Zerynth Device Manager is a data aggregation and device management service that speeds up the development of scalable, secure and reliable IoT solutions. It is available as a service, or it can be installed on-premises in any third-party Cloud service or server.

You can use the ZDM to take mitigating actions such as pushing security fixes. You can also easily send firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) updates to your Zerynth OS powered devices, such as the latest software version or a new firmware update.

Right now it’s in its beta phase, and you could join other developers who are testing it, and reporting their feedback to us. You can report any feedback you have in this Forum category.

We look forward to your input and feedback.

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Lana Vukovic
Lana is a Classics graduate who got bored of ancient Greek and Roman texts and got into new technology instead.

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