OSIsoft brings PI System to AWS with ‘quick start’ and ‘integration’ tools
OSIsoft’s PI System is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The company has launched a suite of products to enable industrial players to more easily run and manage its data management platform, which unites data from operational and information environments, on AWS.
These include a set of so-called ‘Quick Starts’ templates, scripts, and reference architectures, designed for quickly spinning up the PI System on AWS, for moving PI System workloads to the AWS cloud, and for providing an aggregate PI System across an enterprise. The OSIsoft ‘Quick Starts’ will be available next year.
It has also introduced a ‘Pi Integrator’ for business analytics to extract, clean and transmit data from PI Systems and reduce data preparation tasks that bog down big data and data science initiatives.
Certain customers have already used the ‘integrator’ solution to reduce the time of data preparation in advanced analytics by over 90 per cent, it claimed. The solution integrates to Amazon S3, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon Kinesis Data Streams. Its Pi Integrator is available now.
Under the Hood Quick Starts are built by AWS solutions architects and partners to ease deployments on AWS. “These reference deployments implement key technologies automatically on the AWS Cloud, often with a single click and in less than an hour. You can build your test or production environment in a few steps, and start using it immediately,” said OSIsoft in a statement.
PI System is OSIsoft’s data management platform for connecting operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) environments. The California company claims PI System has been deployed by over 1,000 utilities, including 90 per cent of the world’s largest oil and gas companies and 65 per cent of Fortune 500 industrial companies.
John Baier, director of integration technologies for OSIsoft’s cloud analytics practice, said: “The information being generated by chemical reactors, transformers and other industrial devices is incredibly valuable. Operations data will be the most valuable asset companies have for moving ahead of the competition in the future.
“Until recently, this data has been mostly confined to the factory floor or production line in part because of the size, scope and complexity of the data generated by operations. Working with Amazon Web Services, we want to unlock the value of operations data by eliminating barriers and bringing it to as many people as possible.”