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Jacklin Altman12 Apr, 2019

PI World 2019 - five exciting product developments

PI World 2019 is now behind us - let's take a look at the five biggest developments with the PI System and OSIsoft Cloud Services.

1. OCS - Data to the Cloud!

OSIsoft Cloud Services has been in a partner preview with general availability coming in late May or early June for partners. With OCS, partners will be able to quickly access customer data to provide applications, analytics, and services. At PI World, we showed off the ease of sending existing PI System data into OCS. OCS will provide a true enterprise portal to aggregate PI System data from multiple sites with identity provisioning and permissions.


2. OMF - Data at the Edge

OSIsoft Message Format makes it easier than ever to collect data from new sensors, assets and IoT data soures. With OMF, data streams can be sent to both a local Edge Data Store and directly to OCS for visibility from edge to cloud.

3. AWS Joins the PI Integrator Party

We also highlighted the latest of our PI Integrator destinations. The PI Integrator for Business Analytics already integrated PI System data to SQL Severs, Azure, Oracle, Apache, and Hadoop. Now it can also bring clean, structured OT data to Amazon S3, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon Kinesis Data Streams.

4. PI Vision - ProcessBook migrations and a new ad hoc trending experience

PI ProcessBook has been in the field for 25 years, and it still does the job. But for those ready to upgrade to PI Vision and ensure visualizations are available anywhere on any device, the migration path from PI ProcessBook to PI Vision has been cleared. Additionally, PI Vision now allows for a new and improved ad hoc exploration. Users can now selct data items to automatically appear on an ad hoc trend for on-the-fly analysis.

5. The PI Server - Easier to Deploy, Easier to Manage

With the release of the latest PI Server updates, OSIsoft is focused on a server that is quicker to deploy and easier to maintain. With a few clicks, new servers can be spun up. For PI Admins this should automate a lot of system management so they can focus on higher value tasks.

PI System 2019

As OSIsoft's VP of Product, Gregg Le Blanc said in his Day 1 Keynote, our product development aims for three goals: 

  • A system that is quicker and easier to deploy and manage
  • A seamless infrastructure that handles OT data from edge to cloud
  • A system that continues to increase its scope and value to customers

Missed PI World? You can see the Day 1 Keynote talks here

Jacklin AltmanDigital Media ManagerJacklin is the Digital Media Manager and local food critic at OSIsoft. With over 7 years of experience in marketing, software, and social media, she writes about all things tech, marketing, and the PI System.
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