- August 10, 2017
- Softing Inc.
August 10, 2017 - The version of Softing's dataFEED OPC Suite with REST Connector and support for NoSQL databases is now available. The REST Connector, which was already presented as a beta version at this year’s HMI trade show, enables data from automation networks to be integrated into applications supporting REST protocols. Data may originate from a variety of sources including control systems from leading manufacturers such as Siemens, Rockwell, Mitsubishi and B&R as well as OPC UA or OPC Classic servers. Together with its second new feature, the support of write access to NoSQL databases such as MongoDB, the dataFEED OPC Suite is i\ suited for IoT and Industry 4.0 applications. REST protocols are used in particular for communication with cloud-based applications, such as the Production Performance Manager of Bosch Software Innovations. NoSQL databases enable high-performance processing of very large amounts of data. They are thus often the basis for advanced analysis methods ("Big Data Analytics"), which for example can be used for predictive maintenance.
Softing’s dataFEED OPC Suite combines a full package of components for OPC and IoT cloud communication within a single product. In addition to the integrated REST interface, the MQTT gateway and OPC UA support enable integration of legacy and new controllers into cloud solutions such as Microsoft Azure or IBM Bluemix. The graphical user interface with intelligent, practice-oriented default settings and intuitive user guidance facilitates system integration.
Softing is a management holding company run in accordance with the principles and values of a German Mittelstand enterprise. Due to the increasingly international focus of its operating divisions, Softing is respected as a strategic partner by global corporations too. The Automotive, Industrial and IT Networks business segments market cutting-edge software and hardware products as well as services.