PI Data Archive
Current Version: 2018 (3.4.420.1182)

PI Data Archive Overview

The PI Data Archive is a component of the PI Server that provides efficient storage and archiving of time series data. It is the cornerstone of the PI System and your data infrastructure, enabling high-performance data storage and retrieval by client software. Users can use their time series data, to monitoring their processes, data analytics, process optimization, and so on.
 
PI Data Archive Version Comparison
Version Name 2015 R2 SP1 2016 2016 R2 2017 R2 2018
Version Number 3.4.395.80 3.4.400.1162 3.4.405.1198 3.4.415.1188 3.4.420.1182
Capabilities          
Future Data
Batch To Event Frames Migration
Support For Bulk Archive Queries
Automatic Corrupt Archive Detection x
Online Archive Reprocessing x
Event Queue Failure Detection And Recovery x x
Event Queue Reset x x
Connection History x x
Collective Member Communication with Transport Layer security (TLS) x x x
Network Manager Runs Under Least Required Privileges x x x
Message Subsystem Runs Under Least Required Privilege x x x x
Scheduled Archive Shifts x x x x
Connection Balancing and Failback with AF SDK Clients x x x x
 
PI Data Archive leverages Microsoft software security defenses provided by the compiler and operating system. Due to its tight integration with the operating system, we regularly perform tests against the newly released Microsoft Security Patches. For more information, please visit the MS Security Patch Compatibility page.

See System Manager Resources for links to useful documentation and utilities, as well as tip sheets highlighting important tasks and issues that most System Managers encounter.