Most product development happens after the first release. OSIsoft continued development and extended scope and functionality of the PI OLEDB Provider. First priority was given to support the Module Database. Version 2 of PI OLEDB provides a relational view to the Module Database, including versioning and history. Another major enhancement is the support of nested queries which for example is a prerequisite to use MS SQL Server Analysis Services (OLAP).
A number of plug and play demos will show simplicity of using PI OLEDB together with MS Access, MS SQL Server, ADO Data Controls, XML tools, etc.
OLEDB is an open specification designed to build on the success of ODBC by providing an open standard for universal data access.
Bodo is a physicist and after working in the semi-conductor industry he joined OSIsoft Europe in 1991. He started as an interface developer, focusing on European type systems. For several years he has led the development and product support group in Europe. His favorite projects are the RDBMSPI Interface and the PI OLEDB Provider.