Power BI On-premises data gateway August update

The August update for the On-premises data gateway is now available. This update includes the following improvements:

  • Support for IBM Netezza connector
  • Default to TLS 1.1/1.2
  • Increased timeout for On-Premises data gateway requests
  • Updated version of the Mashup Engine

You can download this new version following this link and continue reading below for more details about each enhancement.

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Support for IBM Netezza connector

The IBM Netezza connector available in Power BI Desktop since June is now also supported by the On-premises data gateway. This support includes the ability to refresh content for reports published to the Power BI service, including Import and DirectQuery connectivity modes. After you install this month’s Gateway update, you will be able to register your IBM Netezza instances in the “Add Data Source” page within the Power BI Service.

Support for TLS 1.1/1.2

Starting with this month’s update, the On-premises data gateway will leverage TLS 1.1/1.2 by default in order to communicate with the Power BI service. Please note that older versions of the Gateway use TLS 1.0 by default. TLS 1.0 will stop working on November 1st, 2017. You should upgrade your gateways to this August release (or a newer version in the next few months) to ensure no downtime for your gateways due to this deprecation.

Increased timeout for On-premises data gateway requests

With this month’s release, we are increasing the timeout from 2 to 5 minutes for requests from the Power BI Service to the gateway. This will help avoid error cases due to long-running requests or high network latency.

Updated version of the Mashup Engine

Last but not least, this Gateway update includes the same version of the Mashup Engine as the Power BI Desktop update released last week. This will ensure that the reports that you publish to the Power BI Service and refresh via the Gateway will go through the same query execution logic/code as in the latest Power BI Desktop version. Note that there are some Beta connectors (such as Spark) still not supported outside of Power BI Desktop. Please refer to specific connector documentation for more details or contact us if you have any questions.

That’s all for this month’s Gateway update. We hope that you find these enhancements useful and continue sending us feedback for what new capabilities you’d like to see in the future.

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