2018 - PI World - Barcelona - Developer Track
HowTo: Writing applications at the Edge with OSIsoft Edge Data Store
In the world of Industrial IoT, collecting and storing data close to the source is needed in order to increase end user value through the use of real time applications at the Edge. The OSIsoft Edge Data Store (DS) is a new storage technology that is used to provide real-time data storage at the Edge of networks. The Edge DS provides the necessary infrastructure to serve real time data to Edge applications and to end users while providing seamless data transfer into OSIsoft’s larger real-time systems such as the PI Server or OSIsoft Cloud Services. In this presentation, we’ll cover what the Edge DS 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.
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's 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.
Sean started his professional career as a technical support engineer at OSIsoft after receiving degrees in Physics and Mechanical Engineering. He has worked as a product specialist on the various Developer Technologies and Manual Logger products, and most recently as a software developer on the PI System Health and Edge OSIsoft products.