As the PI Customer base has grown, so has the demand for larger systems. Just a few years ago 150,000 point systems were considered very large. Now there is demand for 1 million and even larger point counts. Of course, with large point counts, there is additional load on all aspects of the PI System: more users, more data, more interfaces, and higher security. The PI 3.4 development effort focused on scaling issues and has achieved a 10 fold increase in size and data throughput. This presentation will demonstrate PI 3.4 scalability, cover new features designed to help manage large systems and discuss some of the technology behind these improvements.
Jon Peterson has worked for OSIsoft since 1992. Jon recently took on the role of PI 3 group leader. As one of the original PI 3 developers he concentrated on inter-process communication services as well as PI Batch and Module Databases. Rulik Perla joined OSIsoft in 1993 following several years working as a PI System integrator and application developer. Rulik currently is a lead developer on PI Server internals and is one of the original PI 3 developers. Prior to PI 3 development, Rulik worked on several significant improvements to OpenVMS PI. Denis Vacher, with extensive experience in writing RDBMS development tools, joined OSIsoft in 2001. Denis designed and implemented the PI 3 Automated Test System. Denis is currently responsible for Snapshot and Archive architecture and development.