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  1. Data Science Enablement

    I have a customer scenario where I need to use Operational data for Data Science & Machine Learning purposes.

    54 votes

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    1 comment  ·  OCS Scenarios  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    With the release of two new features in OSIsoft Cloud Services, data views and metadata rules, users now have powerful and flexible tools available to apply automated context to their data streams, and to shape those streams into preconfigured tabular datasets that can be queried through the OCS REST API. This provides a familiar workflow for data scientists to access operational data and apply it to machine learning models and other advanced analytics.

    OSIsoft will continue to enhance these capabilities and others across our technology stack to support users’ data science initiatives. Provide feedback on use cases and stay informed of the next set of features in development through Uservoice updates.

  2. Power BI Integration

    Integration with Power BI

    21 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The OSIsoft Cloud Services Power BI Connector is released and available for download!

    With the OCS Power BI Connector, you can import OCS Data Views in Power BI Desktop and publish your data sets to the Power BI Service through an On-Premises Data Gateway. No developer skills are required to configure the OCS Power BI Connector. Once the data is imported, users can leverage their Power BI knowledge to analyze the data.

    - Import Data Views into Microsoft Power BI
    - Choose from Interpolated or Stored data retrieval modes
    - Configure dynamic time ranges
    - Supported in Power BI Desktop and the Power BI Service (through an On-Premises Data Gateway)

    You can download the OSIsoft Cloud Services Power BI Connector install kit from the OSIsoft Customer Portal. Navigate to your OCS Virtual Site under the Products tab and search for OSIsoft Cloud Services Power BI Connector.

  3. View Data Related to an Asset

    Ability to click on an Asset and view the current values for data & metadata associated with the Asset.

    18 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Visualization  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Capture data from remote customer sites that don’t have a PI System

    As a company that provides services for remote assets at our customers sites, we need to collect data from our customer sites without having to deploy a full PI System SO THAT we can start providing our service weeks to months faster and save on deployment and infrastructure costs.  

    Ideally, we could deploy some PI Connectors to remote sites and store the data in a Cloud Data Store.

    18 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Data Collection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Edge Data Store (EDS) was designed to meet IoT/edge deployments where a PI System is not a good fit due to environment, location, operating system, network and/or management concerns. EDS provides standard data collection via Modbus TCP and OPC UA, custom data collection via an OSIsoft Message Format (OMF) REST endpoint, persistent data storage, an API for local data access and custom application development, an API for configuration and management at scale, and data transfer to PI Servers and OSIsoft Cloud Services (OCS) using OMF. EDS has a small installed footprint and runs on lightweight Linux or Windows based devices and is a great fit for data collection and local data access for remote assets, especially when network bandwidth is constrained or network availability is not guaranteed. Link to the EDS user guide:
    https://osisoft.github.io/Edge-Data-Store-Docs/V1/

    In addition to EDS, OSIsoft has released a…

  5. Missing Units of Measure (UOM)

    If OCS is missing units of measure that you use and need for your data, please vote for this idea AND add a comment to this idea specifying what the missing UOMs are.

    13 votes

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    10 comments  ·  Data Management & Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are happy to announce that new Units of Measure are now available in OCS:

    millimeter per square second (mm/s2)
    meter per square second (m/s2)
    Cubic feet per minute (ft3/min)
    deciSiemens per meter (dS/m)
    Siemens per meter (S/m)
    Microsiemens per Centimeter (µS/cm)
    microgram per cubic meter (µg/m3)
    Count per Liter (Count/L)
    milliWatt-hour (mWh)
    Watt-hours per mile (Wh/mi)
    inverse centimeter (cm-1)
    inverse meter (m-1)
    Lux (Lx)
    Watt per square meter (W/m2)
    nanometer (nm)
    micrometer (μm)
    hectoPascals (hPa)
    millibar (mbar)
    Newton meter (Nm)

    The following UOMs were requested by customers but were not added at this time:

    pH —> not a unit; please put this in the stream name / description
    Volumetric Water Content (VWC – %) —> please use % as the UOM and include VWC in the stream name / description
    USD —> currency not supported at this time due to it’s value changing over time
    Euro —>…

  6. Encryption at Rest

    As an IT department, I need to ensure that our company's data stored at rest in the cloud is encrypted SO THAT our data is protected.

    12 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Deployment of OCS in Europe

    We need to ensure that when our company's data is stored in the cloud, it is stored within Europe SO THAT we can comply with local regulations and stay in compliance.

    We need to make sure the servers that our data resides on is located within the European Union.

    12 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Regional Deployments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    OSIsoft Cloud Services has expanded to support data residency in EMEA. In addition to the previously supported West US region, you are now able to store data in the West Europe region. You can choose to utilize one or multiple regions within your OCS account.

    Data ingress via OSIsoft Message Format and PI to OCS Connections also supports sending data to either region in OCS.

  8. Trend OCS Stream Properties

    Ability to search for OSIsoft Cloud Services (OCS) Streams by name and trend Stream Properties.

    Ability to perform basic trend interactions such as: setting the time range, configure y-axis mode, highlight traces, hide/show traces, multiple cursors, horizontal panning & zooming.

    9 votes

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  9. Asset & Measurement Context

    Be able to add / capture context for assets / equipment so that those users that are removed from the process can understand the data.

    9 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Assets & Metadata Rules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Raw data at full granularity for data scientists

    Enable bulk data access to data scientists that includes the full granularity of recorded events.

    6 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Data Views  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Data Views now includes a new data endpoint that will allow you to query your data view to retrieve the stored values for the underlying data, instead of having the data interpolated to evenly spaced intervals.

    When making a data views query, you can now use either API endpoint for any data view:

    …\DataViews\[ID]\Data\Interpolated
    …\DataViews\[ID]\Data\Stored

    To help you visualize your data set before accessing it programmatically, you can simply toggle between the Interpolated or Stored preview in the data views configuration UI.

    Both the Stored and Interpolated Data Retrieval modes are also available in the OSIsoft Cloud Services Power BI Connector.

  11. PI to OCS - More configuration options when selecting PI tags to transfer

    Allow users more flexibility and options when finding and selecting PI tags to transfer to OCS. Current implementation only allows a single PI tag name search criteria, and limits one transfer between each PI Data Archive and OCS namespace.

    5 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Data Collection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    PI to OCS now supports a more flexible user experience when selecting PI Points for transfer. You can now search for PI Points by specifying several additional attributes such as Descriptor, Engineering Units, Point Type, Extended Descriptor, and Location Codes 1-5. Additionally, you can now build a list of PI Points by doing multiple searches, to accommodate PI Points that may not conform to a naming convention.

    This functionality was released in version 1.4.84.0 on August 12, 2020. Please log into OCS and download and install this latest version of PI to OCS to enable these features.

  12. Enable Partners to Build / Develop Apps on top of Cloud Services

    As a Partner or Systems Integrator, I want to have a way to build applications on top of the historian as a service offering SO THAT we can provide our value add to customers.

    <If you have specific requirements relating to this, please add them to the comments>

    5 votes

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  13. Visualize Asset Status History Over Time

    Ability to visualize equipment statuses / states over a period of time (day, week, month, etc.) SO THAT you can get an idea of when certain statuses are the most prevalent and how the equipment has been behaving recently.

    Additionally, the ability to understand the % time each Status had over the time period (pie chart is a common visualization for this).

    4 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Visualization  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Provide Health overview for PItoOCS

    As a PI System Administrator for a global company managing our OCS implementation, I need to understand when our PI to OCS connections are healthy or need attention so I can quickly determine where I need to focus effort to keep things running as expected.

    3 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Health & Manageability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are pleased to announce the release of a new PI to OCS Agents health tile on the OCS Home Page.

    You will be able to view the health of your agents, and quickly drill into any of the available health statuses for more information.

    Please log into the OCS Portal and let us know what you think!

  15. Visualize Strings in the Trend

    I would like to be able to visualize string data (streams / asset measurements) in the Trend.

    When trending asset measurements, I also want to see the attributes associated with the same asset so that I can understand the context.

    3 votes

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  16. Let me copy the URL for the "get data" Data Views API call directly from the Data Views configuration page

    As a Data Scientist, I want there to be an "easy copy" button so that I can quickly and easily copy the API URL that can be used to query for the Data View's interpolated data, with the parameters set in the configuration page.

    This will facilitate ease-of-use for citizen Data Scientsts who will be leveraging this API call in other tools, as well as save time for both expert and citizen Data Scientists, by generating the API URL with required fields such as AccountID, Namespace, DataViewID, startIndex, endIndex, interval, etc.

    3 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Data Views  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    There are now two ways to navigate from a data view, directly to the API Console, automatically populating the Data/Interpolated endpoint and relevant parameters.

    1) From the data view list page, click on a data view, and then open the context menu on the right side (in the data view overview pane). You will now see a “View in API Console” button
    2) When editing a data view, the “View in API Console” button is present below the table

    In both cases, this function will open a new browser tab to load the OCS Portal’s API Console and pre-populate the Data/Interpolated route for that particular data view, including inserting query parameters such as startIndex, endIndex, and interval.

    We’d love to hear any feedback!

  17. UOM Support in OCS Data Views

    As a data scientist, I want to know the UOMs for the data I am accessing and analyzing so that I have a more complete understanding of the data.

    3 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Data Views  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Data views now supported including units of measure (UOMs) in your data sets! You can expose the UOM of a stream property or metadata field in two different ways:

    - Inside a column header by using the field label token {Uom} in your field label, useful if all of the data in the column is reported in the same UOM
    - In a separate column next to the corresponding data field, by editing the field and checking the “Include UOM as column” box, useful if the data in that column may have varying UOMs

    If you have any feedback on these new features, please let us know here on the Feedback Forum!

  18. Support Assets in OCS Data Views

    Support creating data views utilizing assets instead of individual streams.

    3 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Data Views  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    OCS Data Views now support the ability to query assets in addition to streams.

    When creating a query in your Data View, you can choose Asset as your query type. Please refer to the OCS Documentation for information on Asset Search syntax for querying assets by Asset Name, Id, Type, Metadata and Stream References.

  19. OCS Trending URL Parameters

    Ability to support URL parameters for data, time, etc. in the OCS Trend page.

    3 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    OSIsoft Cloud Services (OCS) visual trending supports URL parameters for data items, time range, and Y-axis mode. You can copy your trend session URL and sent to your colleagues, so it’s quick and easy to get on the same page about what’s happening.

    This functionality can also be used to bookmark trends you frequently use within your web browser.

    Please check it out and let us know what you think.​

  20. OCS Licensing for Partners

    Have an OCS Licensing Model for Partners

    3 votes

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