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OSIsoft LLC announces collaboration with Amazon Web Services for enhanced data analysis

OSIsoft LLC announces collaboration with Amazon Web Services for enhanced data analysis

April 26, 2018 — OSIsoft LLC announced a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) with the intent to develop services and capabilities to make it easier for customers to run sophisticated analyses on the volumes of industrial data from OSIsoft’s PI System.

The collaboration is intended to drive enhancements in several areas that include enabling data science in real-time, streamlining the deployment of the PI System on AWS, and enhancing operational data insights with Internet of Things (IoT) devices and sensor data. OSIsoft will enhance its PI Integrator for Business Analytics and provide tight integration with AWS services to help customers develop visual analytics, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI) applications using operations data from the PI System along with data from critical enterprise applications. This will be accomplished by providing connectivity to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Athena, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon Kinesis.

The companies will work together to provide deployment guides that encompass and enable best practices for running PI Systems on AWS. This initiative will allow customers to deploy the PI System on AWS at scale. OSIsoft will provide interaction with data generated by gateway devices and IoT sensors that use AWS Greengrass, Amazon IoT Core data, and AWS IoT Analytics. Integration will be at multiple layers of AWS IoT, giving customers many different options for integrating the PI System on-premises or on the cloud, enabling preferred connectivity, and allowing for multiple hybrid cloud scenarios.
The announcement took place at PI World in San Francisco and Hannover Messe International in Hannover, Germany.

IDC estimates that 80 percent of the time spent by data scientists is spent on data preparation. As a result, Kevin Prouty, Group VP of IDC Energy and Manufacturing Insights, estimates from his experience as a plant manager and engineer that less than 5 percent of collected operational field data gets effectively used for improving the business.

The PI System from OSIsoft captures the data streams from sensors, machinery and other devices and transforms them into real-time insights by adding contextualization, Meta data, event alarms, Asset Frameworks (i.e. digital twins) and visualization, among other enhancements. The PI System serves as both a system of record for industrial operations--generating a portrait of operations that can span decades--as well as an environment for data-based decision making.

Worldwide, the PI System manages over 1.6 billion data streams with some individual customers capturing over 25 million individual data streams.


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