OSIsoft Brings PI System to Amazon Web Services with PI Integrator for Business Analytics and AWS Quick Starts for PI System

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PI Integrator for Business Analytics and AWS Quick Starts for PI System reduce the time, cost and complexity of bringing operational and IoT data to AWS for sharing or advanced analytics.

“With Amazon Web Services we want to unlock its value of operational data and bring it to as many people as possible," said John Baier, director of integration technologies at OSIsoft.

OSIsoft LLC, a leader in operational intelligence, launched a suite of products today designed to enable manufacturers, utilities and other industrial customers to run the OSIsoft PI System on Amazon Web Services.

The PI Integrator for Business Analytics has been optimized to extract, clean and transmit data from PI Systems and reduce data preparation tasks that bog down big data and data science initiatives. Some customers have already successfully used PI Integrator technology to reduce the time consumed by data preparation in advanced analytics projects by over 90%.

AWS Quick Starts for the PI System consists of cloud formation templates, scripts reference architectures and other technologies for quickly spinning up and managing a fully functioning PI System on AWS. Customers initially will use PI System Quick Starts for consolidating PI System data across an enterprise, monitoring remote or isolated assets and integrating new analytics into operations, such as running ‘day ahead’ pricing scenarios at oil and gas operations or conducting plant-to-plant comparisons.

The announcements were made at AWS re:Invent, in Las Vegas. AWS Quick Starts will be available later in 2018. PI Integrator for Business Analytics, previewed at Hannover Messe earlier this year, is available this month.

Under the Hood

The PI Integrator for Business Analytics can integrate to Amazon S3, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, enabling industrial customers to speed up their data science experiments, combine disparate data sets for business intelligence, and operationalize the outcomes of advanced analytics that augment decision making.

Quick Starts are built by AWS solutions architects and partners to help you deploy popular solutions on AWS, based on AWS best practices for security and high availability. These reference deployments implement key technologies automatically on the AWS Cloud, often with a single click and in less than an hour. Customers can build test or production environment in a few steps, and start using it immediately.

The Life of the PI System

OSIsoft’s PI System transforms the vast number of operational data streams from sensors, devices and industrial processes into rich, real-time insights to help people save money, increase productivity or create connected products and services.

OSIsoft customers have used PI System technology to predict wind turbine failures, increase output at an iron mine by $120 million in a single year by fine-tuning logistics, reduce the power consumed by a supercomputer center at a national laboratory, deliver water services to millions of new customers in a megacity, transform how medicines are produced and improve the quality and consistency of beer. Over 1,000 leading utilities, 90% of the world’s largest oil and gas companies and 65% of the Fortune 500 industrial companies rely the PI System in their operations.

Worldwide, over 2 billion sensor-based data streams are managed by the PI System with some customers monitoring over 25 million data streams.

OSIsoft is the leading supplier in the global market for ‘operational historians/industrial data, according to the latest report from ARC Advisory Group, more than three times the size of the next largest competitor. ARC also reports that OSIsoft is the market leader in oil and gas, refining, power and utilities, chemicals, metals and mining, pharmaceutical manufacturing and water and wastewater as well as the leader in all four global geographic markets.

“Data from operations—the information being generated by chemical reactors, transformers and other devices—is incredibly valuable. It will be the most valuable asset companies have for moving ahead of the competition in the future. But until recently, it’s 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,” said John Baier, Director of Integration Technologies, Cloud Analytics Practice at OSIsoft. “With Amazon Web Services we want to unlock its value of operational data and bring it to as many people as possible.”

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