2018 - PI World - San Francisco - Day 3: Developer Track 4
Data Collection at the Edge
In the world of Industrial IoT, collecting and storing data close to the source is needed in order to provide end users value with real time applications at the Edge. The OSIsoft Edge Data Store is a new storage technology that can be used to provide real-time data storage at the Edge of networks. The Edge Data Store provides the necessary infrastructure to deliver real time Edge applications to end users while providing a gateway into OSIsoft’s larger real-time systems such as PI Data Archive or OSIsoft Cloud Services. In this HowTo presentation, we’ll cover what the Edge Data Store is and how we envision customers will use it at the Edge of networks. We’ll show you how to use OSIsoft Open Message Format to create applications to send data into Edge DS, and then show you how you can create local user applications directly from data stored in Edge DS. Finally, we’ll show you how to use Edge DS to extend applications from the Edge to the Enterprise or the Cloud.
Frank started out his career over 16 years ago as a Networking Consultant. He has designed and managed computing infrastructures for large and small organizations. After joining OSIsoft in 2008, he worked as part of our Center of Excellence team, helping customers to design Enterprise PI System Infrastructures. In 2011, Frank joined the Managed PI Engineering team and leads the team to develop the Managed PI software as well as to maintain and operate the infrastructure that delivers the Managed PI Service. Frank has a passion for ensuring that customers are successful in keeping their PI System infrastructure healthy so that they can get the maximum value out of their system 24x7x365.
Gregory A Holt
A 25-year software veteran, Greg’s worked for a number of software companies, including Siemens Energy and Automation, Wonderware and OSIsoft. Now in his 17th year at OSIsoft, Greg’s passion has always been focused on event storage technologies. His experience with event storage spans from IOT devices on the edge, the PI Data Archive and OSIsoft’s Cloud Services. He is based out of OSIsoft’s Johnson City, TN office.
When not heads down in code, Greg tends to keep himself busy with family, home improvement projects and finding ways to make use of the latest smart home technologies. He also enjoys working with various non-profit organizations dedicated to serving individuals with Special Needs in the community.
Randal W. Glass
Randy W. Glass is a Senior Software Developer in the Philadelphia office. He has been with OSIsoft since 2007, and is currently a member of the Edge team. He has also contributed to ManagedPI, MDUS, and ProcessBook and is an OSIsoft Security Champion.
Randy has over 30 years of experience as a technologist in diverse fields including manufacturing, robotics, research, security, and audio engineering. Notably, he spent several years developing iris recognition technology (a biometric that identifies a person by their eye’s unique iris pattern) as a member of Sensar, Inc., and a founding member of Iridian Technologies. There, he developed and patented their interoperability and security architecture, as well as other products including the world’s first web-based iris recognition platform.
He has consulted in the software development, security, and biometrics domains for numerous clients including Panasonic, the United Nations, and the Executive Office of the President of the United States.
Randy earned a BS, cum Laude, in Computer Science from the University of Delaware.
He is a licensed private pilot, certified diver, and enjoys skiing, travelling, and good food. He wastes too much money and time on old sports cars, and vigorously avoids yard work, much to his wife’s dismay.