Send OCS data to PI System
The ability to collect data directly into OCS (Cloud) but then route some data back to on premises PI Systems for merging with that data.
Elisa Castro commented
Large customers looking into IoT require OCS to collect data, which later will be sent to their Corporate PI Server.
This is a way to keep their Corporate PI System isolated from external sources, and sent data to Corporate only once its clean and fit to purpose.
Yong The commented
PI pushes data to OCS for DS/ML/AI purposes. Cloud applications create predictive outcomes which needs to be pushed back into future tags in the PI System for situational awareness.
Andrew Nathan commented
This is on behalf of a customer, Clearway Energy Group. They are a renewables energy producer and have an on-prem PI System currently. They don’t have OCS at the moment, but are looking for ways to share data with their customers, vendors and business partners. They are looking at PI Cloud Connect as a preferred method for this, as their customers, etc. also have on-prem PI Systems.
However, they are interested in OCS to complement their on-prem PI system in the future, but worry about ways moving forward that their customers etc. can get that data into their own on-prem PI systems.
Can't stress enough the importance that communication with OCS be bidirectional with a on premise pi system that is easy to configure (i.e. NOT programmatic methods - we aren't all developers). It would be preferable if this functionality be built into the existing PI to OCS Connector. We have consultants that push data into our OCS instance (which is great), but we also need to easily be able to pull it down.
Mark Faith commented
Ability to share OSI PI data with external company who has not got OSI PI as a subscriber
Glenn Moffett commented
Remote edge devices collecting data (on behalf of another company) with the requirement to share with that company and also on-premise PI Server.