PI Asset Framework (AF) enables users to define and create a consistent representation of assets or processes, and associate data according to physical objects or properties in their processes. These asset models are flexible, can be built from templates and allow grouping or hierarchical models similar to those in the Module Database (MDB). The PI Asset Framework (AF) plays an integral role in PI System 2010 as the PI System becomes less focused on PI tags and more focused on user-centric AF Elements. PI Server 2010 integrates Module Database (MDB) and AF Database by keeping the two databases continuously synchronized. This integration allows current MDB-based applications to work with assets created in AF, so users can upgrade to AF-based products or develop native AF-based applications. We will demonstrate how the PI Server and AF work together to provide incremental value. You will also see how the MDB to AF synchronization works, the performance and scalability of the synchronization process, how to migrate MDB-based applications to AF, what is needed to upgrade, and recommended architectures and considerations for deploying PI Server 2010.