Data pioneers on a mission: the OSIsoft story
Customer-focused innovation for 40 years and counting
- 1980s: Meet the PC (and OSIsoft)
PCs are bringing power to the people, and so are we. Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy founds OSIsoft with a vision: get reliable operations data to help people make better decisions.
- 1990s: 1,000 PIs
We ship our 1,000th PI Server, the engine behind the PI System. We welcome 51 companies representing six countries to our first user conference—now a global event known as PI World.
- 2000s: Global expansionThe PI System is now installed in 100 countries, and can manage a staggering two million data points on a single server.
- 2010s: Welcome to the cloud
The PI System expands, sharing data not just within a single plant but also across an entire enterprise. With the introduction of PI Cloud, that reach extends to entire ecosystems of partners, suppliers, regulators, and beyond.
- 2020s: Moving to the edgeWe launch PI Edge, enabling data sharing from the remotest devices in the harshest conditions. PI System’s remote monitoring capabilities help customers safely and efficiently respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Looking ahead
Our future will be grounded in that original vision: getting better data to help people make better decisions.
Machine learning and artificial intelligence will play a more important role, as will cloud and distributed computing. The PI System will change, but our customers will always be able to rely on it to improve operational performance, protect health and safety, keep the lights on, and make the world run more smoothly.
When Dr. Kennedy founded OSIsoft over 40 years ago, he put trust at the center of the company. This means delivering high-fidelity data you can trust. And it means relationships you can trust.
Our leaders include veterans in engineering, industrial operations, software development and more.
Our researchers, engineers and developers are helping to shape the future of operations intelligence. Our pragmatic approach to innovation is grounded in strong industry, academic and technology partnerships.