At the 2005 UC in San Francisco, OSIsoft introduced the Foundation project. This project was aimed at unifying and extending our existing hierarchical and modeling tools: PI Module Database and PI Analysis Framework. This has led to a new version of the AF 2.0. During this presentation, we will present this new database engine that leverages SQL 2005 technology. Through the new PI System Explorer tool, we will present an overview of AF objects (UOMs, Enumeration Sets, Tables, Element templates, Attribute templates, Models, Hierarchies) and new functionalities (versioning, hierarchical attributes, scalability, searches …). Upgrade path from the PI Module Database and compatibility with former version of PI Analysis Framework will also be discussed. We will conclude with the roadmap for future development and integration with clients tools.
Ray Hall is a Development Manager at OSIsoft. Prior to his position at OSIsoft, Mr. Hall was VP of Development for Sequencia. Prior positions include control development at AccuRay and process engineering at Evanite Fiber. Mr. Hall has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from OSU and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara.
Laurent joined OSIsoft in 2000 as a field service engineer. Since the beginning of this year, he’s now a member of the new Product Manager group mainly responsible for the Data Directory core service. Laurent earned a Master’s Degree in Physical Oceanography from University of Toulon in France in 1991 and completed a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at McGill University in 2001.