PI Integrator for Microsoft Azure Overview
PI Integrator for Microsoft Azure presents PI System data, context, and events perfectly suited for Advanced Analytics with Cortana Intelligence and Power BI for reporting, visualization, and analytics. Business Intelligence (BI) client tools like Power BI offer the ability to run retrospective analyses on a much larger set of your real-time PI System data. BI helps you learn from operational behaviors and patterns, identifying dependencies and correlations of various factors within your operations.
Native time-series data, asset context, and event context are exposed through web-configured views. Data are perfectly dimensionally modeled, cleansed, and presented with appropriate metadata so that BI tools can properly browse, query, and consume PI System data seamlessly. Data can also be directly integrated and loaded into data warehouse platforms where it is possible to conduct data science experiments and machine learning. PI Integrator for Microsoft Azure eliminates the need for programming or SQL expertise and manages the complete data lifecycle, including access, updates, and data provenance.
PI Integrator for Microsoft Azure requires a PI Asset Framework (PI AF) model to select PI System data to produce decision-ready data. The data can be cleansed using a variety of filters and enhanced with asset, event, and time context from the PI System. The resulting data are immediately usable in BI tools without further modification.