Vortex Edge Data Store Connect provides a simple way to use the real time data infrastructure of PI System in new and innovative ways, by connecting to other platforms that can potentially enrich the data and enhance its value. This solution is designed for customers that are looking to stream data directly from PI System to any data center, cloud, analytics, visualization platform, etc. The data can be streamed from multiple instances of PI System located anywhere to multiple end points concurrently (e.g. to Microsoft Azure and AWS Cloud). Vortex Edge is a vendor neutral Internet of Things platform using best in class hardware and software to create holistic IoT solutions. We have packaged Vortex Edge Data Store Connect installed on an ADLINK MXE-210 IoT Gateway along with other pre-installed microservices to connect the unconnected, stream anywhere and control the edge. This solution can be offered as a Digital Experiment or as part of Digital eXperiments as a Service to evaluate based on business value before committing to a full roll out.
The potential business value of being able to make PI System a real time data streaming source, will vary from customer to customer and depend on a number of variables. Vortex Edge Data Store Connect supports streaming to all major cloud platforms and provides edge capabilities so that not all data is necessarily sent to the cloud. This solution can also allow customers to send data from other sources to PI System to maintain a single version of the truth and to fully utilize all features of the PI System stack. We have seen significant business impact in terms of being able to stream data from PI System to multiple clouds and utilizing analytics to allow a manufacturer to develop and deliver, data driven services that enhance it’s products. A Digital Experiment or Digital eXperiments as a Service can demonstrate business impact before committing to a full roll out.
Data Store Connect is delivered as part of the Vortex Edge platform running on the ADLINK MXE-210 IoT gateway, and is user-configurable for the PI System and Tags to be accessed. Each PI System requires a valid PI System Access license.
Additional Vortex Edge microservices can be added to provide enhanced functionality.
As standard, ADLINK can provide smart gateways configured with microservices listed to provide a fully featured Vortex Edge installation.
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