The Enterprise Gateway accelerates SOA adoption around the PI System. Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a flexible, standardized architecture designed to better support the sharing of data among disparate applications. The Enterprise Gateway is a SOA architecture that facilitates the sharing of information from the PI System with other external systems by web services. The Enterprise Gateway uses AF for its catalog of services and monitoring. The Enterprise Gateway has a library of pre-built modules that deliver complex business functionality that transforms data into information. The Gateway can also be used for the development of modules by the customer or SI. The Enterprise Gateway is its own “component container”, whose objective is to orchestrate requests into and out of the PI System, it is fully interoperable with any system regardless of Operating System or language; therefore, it is compatible with the customer’s choice of Process Integration system, such as SAP PI, SAP MII, IBM MQ Series, or Microsoft BizTalk when needed. The initial offering of the Enterprise Gateway will have a Smart Connector Module Package for AMI and EAM (Enterprise Asset Management).
Dr. Gretchen Schwenzer has led the Enterprise Integration effort at OSIsoft since 1996, and has 13 years of experience in SAP. She has worked across multiple industries in the application of OSIsoft technology for ERP Integration. Before OSIsoft, she worked for Mobil Oil, where she was responsible for Plant Information Systems. She previously worked for Monsanto Agricultural Company and was a Research Associate at Stanford University. She holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics from SUNY at Buffalo.