Evaluating OSIsoft: Adding Intelligence to IoT Analytics and Information Management

Evaluating OSIsoft: Adding Intelligence to IoT Analytics and Information Management

This IDC Perspective describes OSIsoft and the application of its PI System to bridge the gap between OT and IT and positions OSIsoft within IDC's decision-centric computing framework for consideration in solutions that may fall outside of the scope of the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)."IoT sensor data on its own doesn't have a lot of value; it is dirty, unstructured, and disorganized, and unless the context in which it was captured is known, deriving insights from it is difficult without significant downstream data preparation efforts," says Stewart Bond, director of Data Integration and Integrity Software research at IDC. "OSIsoft's PI System collects sensor data, persists it into a time series database, and connects the physical to digital with its Asset Framework in which data is organized and structured with context and provides a suite of applications for operational analytics and a set of interfaces to the PI System that enables connectivity with business applications and non-IoT technologies, avoiding the need to perform downstream sensor data preparation in business analytics and decision-centric computing use cases."

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Executive Snapshot
Situation Overview
OSIsoft PI System Overview
Alignment of the PI System with IDC's Decision-Centric Computing Framework
Capturing Events
Process and Analyze
Visualization and Integration with the PI System
Implementing the PI System
The PI System Versus Data Lakes
Challenges for OSIsoft
OSIsoft Strengths
Advice for the Technology Buyer
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