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Thanks everyone for your feedback – We have just released a new Amazon Redshift connector with the Power BI Desktop July Update!

This connector is currently in Preview and it allows users to Import data or create a DirectQuery report based on Amazon Redshift data. In future releases, this connector will also be supported in Power BI Service and Gateway for Refresh purposes. Stay tuned!

Please take a look at the Update Announcement blog ( and to this documentation article for more details:


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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When will it be added to the gateway? This is needed to access Redshift instances in private subnets. That's where lots of instances reside because of security purposes.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In the current set up, Redshift connection does not allow to flexibly write and edit SQL made queries.
    Is this something on the roadmap?
    I know that there is the ODBD way, but I would consider it a hack, rather than a fully stable solution.
    Without SQL flexibility, the Redshift connector capabilities are largely diminished.

  • Jeroen Vs commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is there any estimation on when this will be GA? I can not push this to replace Tableau as long as it is only in Beta.

  • Stu Hutson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Ah this is disappointing. I would love to use PowerBI. Great product from what I've seen and the price is extremely competitive. However, without Redshift support then it's dead in the water from my POV

  • Felipe Tancredo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Miguel Llopis any update? Because we are choosing the BI Tool, and we already use AWS Redshift... So, that's a big issue for us, because we can't refresh our data in the cloud without a Gateway!
    Do you have any ETA?

  • Ayush Bijawat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Miguel Llopis please update us on your comment that in which particular month, we would be able to use Amazon redshift gateway for refresh purpose. Thanks!

  • Brian Spolarich commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree with needing Redshift connectivity for PowerBI service for it to be a real contender. Otherwise this feels like a way to create migration pressure away from AWS to Azure to make PowerBI viable. Maybe I'll try QuickSight instead?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    connector worked for me thanks, any idea when are you going to release this for PowerBI Service?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If there's any way to make sure this connector works for the on-prem connectivity of forthcoming other cloud service purposes too, that'd be great. (Read: Dynamics 365)

  • Kevin Feit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Great to hear it is being worked on. How will this work from the Power BI service? Will Redshift be a Live Connect data source?

  • Kristin Kennedy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We are partnering with more and more startups that all seem to be using Redshift so this would help us tremendously to be able to connect to Redshift.

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