Pervasive Data Collection Overview

OSIsoft has a long legacy of developing technologies for collecting real-time, operational data from hundreds of industrial data sources. These technologies are developed for industry standard interfaces, proprietary interfaces and everything in between. The majority of the industrial data sources are some type of automation system, e.g DCS, PLC, SCADA, where the sensor data from the underlying process is first collected and aggregated in the automation system. Now, sensors are being deployed on assets and in locations that were not physically or economically feasible just a few years ago. Much of this new sensor data is not used to control or monitor the underlying process, so instead of first being collected in the automation system, the data is collected by the applications that will use this data.

In order to collect data directly from these new sensors, OSIsoft is delivering a set of new data collection products and technologies that extend the reach and capabilities of today's PI System infrastructure and include PI Connectors, Edge Data Store and the OSIsoft Message Format. These new products and technologies enable partners and customers to collect data on or near the sensor and stream this data in real-time to a PI Server or OSIsoft Cloud Services (OCS) or store this data where it can be accessed and analyzed before being transferred to a PI Server or OCS, on a variety of hardware running Windows and Linux operating systems. The roadmap below highlights the major features of these new products and technologies and timeline for availability; details for PI Connectors are found here.


For details around the Connectors and Interfaces roadmap, please refer to the PI System Roadmap page.
 

OSIsoft Edge Data Store Roadmap

Featured Services Q1 2018 Q2 2018 Q3 2018 Q4 2018 H1 2019 H2 2019
Data Ingress  
Sequential Data Store        
Data Egress    
Management & Tools      
Installation        
Calculations      
Visualization      
 

Features

Release Quarter Release Version Features
Q1 2018 CTP 1 Data Ingress
  • OSIsoft Message Format - Support for data ingress via a secured OSIsoft Messaging Format (OMF) end point. The data is internally routed to the data store by a pub/sub mechanism.
  • REST API - Local and remote applications can read/write data through a REST API.
Sequential Data Store
  • Persisted Storage - Robust and resilient data store for operational data using the same storage technologies as OSIsoft Cloud Services. Data can be segregated by namespace and managed through REST APIs.
Data Egress
  • REST API - Local and remote applications can read/write data through a REST API. Read functions include raw and aggregate data, e.g. min, max, avg, std dev.
  • To PI Server - Data transmitted to a PI Server using OMF messaging.
  • To OSIsoft Cloud Services - Data transmitted to OCS using internal messaging.
Management & Tools
  • Administration - Online documentation, administration interface.
Installation
  • Windows Install Kit - Windows 10 family of operating systems.
  • Linux Binaries - Linux operating system support aligned with Microsoft .NET Core.
  • Docker Container - Docker version x.x.x.
Visualization
  • 3rd Party Support - Local and remote applications can read/write data through a REST API. Read functions include raw and aggregate data, e.g. min, max, avg, std dev.
Q2 2018 CTP 2 Data Egress
  • Filtering Rules - Filtering rules on data egress to optimize bandwidth utilization on data transfer from EDS to a PI Server and/or OCS.
  • Backfill - Historical data backfill to a PI Server and OCS.
Q3 2018 CTP 3 Data Ingress
  • PI Connectors - Selected PI Connectors integrated with EDS for off the shelf connectivity; specific connectors TBD.
Calculations
  • 3rd Party Support - Support for 3rd party analytics tools to integrate with EDS API for reading raw data from and writing resultant data to EDS.
Q4 2018 General Availability
(v1.1.x)
General Availability of initial release - All features included in CTP 1, CTP2, and CTP 3 are available.
H1 2019 General Availability
(v1.2.x)
Data Ingress
  • PI Connectors - Additional PI Connectors available for off the shelf connectivity to EDS; specific connectors TBD.
Data Egress
  • Filtering Rules - Enhanced filtering rules on data egress to optimize bandwidth utilization on data transfer from EDS to a PI Server and/or OCS.
  • Backfill - Historical data backfill to a PI Server and OCS with options for backfill behavior.
Management & Tools
  • Scalable Management - Supported for 3rd party tools for remote deployment and management at scale.
Visualization
  • OSIsoft Visualization - Extend OSIsoft visualization capabilities to EDS, targeted at EDS customers with PI and/or OCS.
H2 2019 General Availability
(v.1.3.x)
Data Ingress
  • PI Connectors - Additional PI Connectors available for off the shelf connectivity to EDS; specific connectors TBD.
Calculations
  • OSIsoft Calculations - Mathematical and logical functions to manipulate the raw data stored in the data store and the ability to store the resultant data in the store. Release timing subject to alignment with calculation capability in OCS.