Release Announcement
PI Integrator for Business Analytics 2018 R2 (Version 2.1.0.12) is released
2018-11-27
(PI-INTG-BA-STD, PI-INTG-BA-ADV)

PI Integrator for Business Analytics presents PI System data perfectly suited to business intelligence tools including, but not limited to, Tableau, Tibco Spotfire, QlikView, and Microsoft Power BI for reporting and analytics. Business Intelligence (BI) client tools 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.

PI Integrator for Business Analytics Advanced Edition serves real-time packets of PI System data to streaming platforms such as Apache Kafka. Publishing to a streaming platform allows the PI System to transmit pre-defined packets of time-series data to streaming consumers. Streaming platforms assist in operationalizing machine learning models and support Kappa and Lambda architectures for data consumption.


 

New Features

Standard and Advanced Editions
  • Publishing of asset and event views to the following targets is supported: Amazon S3 and Amazon Redshift.
  • On new installations where there are no PIHOME directories set, users can now select an installation path besides the default path, C:\Program Files\PIPC.
  • Users can now schedule views to run on a cadence of months.  Views can be scheduled on a particular day of the month.
  • Full reporting can now be enabled under the Statistics tab for a view to collect more information during selected runs.
  • When using Microsoft Edge, users can customize the transport protocol for publishing views and sending data depending on the data packet size.
  • Event views support searches including derived templates.
  • Event views support searches based on primary referenced assets.
  • Event views support building extended asset shapes by linking to a referenced asset in the event shape.
  • Saved changes to a target are automatically propagated to running continuous views writing to the target. Previously, users had to republish associated views to write to the updated target.
  • Under Licensing, unique output streams for event views are enforced.
  • Under Licensing, unique output streams used in views that have not sent data for 7 days or more are recovered automatically.

Advanced Edition Only
  • Publishing of streaming views to Amazon Kinesis Data Streams is supported.
  • The message designer is more performant when creating a streaming view with a large number of attributes loaded.

Installation Caveats 

  • PI Integrator for Business Analytics 2018 R2 supports upgrades from the following versions:
    • PI Integrator for Business Analytics 2016 R2 SP1
    • PI Integrator for Microsoft Azure 2016 R2 SP1
    • PI Integrator for Business Analytics 2018
      • For detailed installation and upgrade instructions, refer to PI Integrator for Business Analytics 2018 R2 User Guide in the following sections: “How to install PI Integrator for Business Analytics” and “Upgrade PI Integrator for Business Analytics.”
  • Currently, silent installs are not supported.
 

Components and Supported Operating Systems

  • Supported on Windows (Server 2008 R2 SP1 or later)
  • Supported Browsers (Google Chrome 45.xxxx or later (Recommended) and Microsoft Edge 41.16299.x or later)
  • PI AF Client 2018 SP1 (2.10.1.8731)
  • MS SQL Server 2012 Native Client (11.2.5058.0)
  • PI SQL Data Access Server 2016 R2 (1.5.16284.1)

Documentation

  • Please see the release notes for more details regarding this release.
  • Please see the user guide for more information about this product.
You can access all the integrator specific information on the PI Integrator for Business Analytics detail page.
 

Downloads

Self-extracting EXE (Contains PI Integrator, PI AF Client 2018 SP1 2.10.1.8731, MS SQL Server 2012 Native Client 11.2.5058.0 and PI SQL Data Access Server 1.5.16284.1)

PI Integrator for Business Analytics 2018 R2 Advanced (1,000) Install Kit

PI Integrator for Business Analytics 2018 R2 Advanced (5,000) Install Kit

PI Integrator for Business Analytics 2018 R2 Advanced (20,000) Install Kit

PI Integrator for Business Analytics 2018 R2 Advanced (100,000) Install Kit

PI Integrator for Business Analytics 2018 R2 Standard (1,000) Install Kit

PI Integrator for Business Analytics 2018 R2 Standard (5,000) Install Kit

PI Integrator for Business Analytics 2018 R2 Standard (20,000) Install Kit

PI Integrator for Business Analytics 2018 R2 Standard (100,000) Install Kit