Technological advances over the last couple of decades have made it possible to mass instrument all aspects of processes. However, only recently business drivers have provided the motivation to implement such systems and are resulting in the automated generation of vast quantities of data. A wealth of information is embodied in the data collective, just waiting to be leveraged. Recognizing these tremendous opportunities, leading organizations are implementing infrastructures that enable extracting information from the data, gaining insights and taking optimizing actions. Such an infrastructure approach ensures extracting maximum value from the vast quantities of data in a sustainable manner. This presentation will discuss how the PI System infrastructure satisfies the needs of such a system.