We are aware of the interest in this functionality but at this time it is not in our short-term plans to implement.
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We have been gathering use cases and information about OPC UA Server functionality as it pertains to OSIsoft products.
There are a number of different requirements to consider, and as such we’re changing the status back to “UNDER REVIEW / RESEARCHING” to more accurately reflect the current status of the work.
At this time, we are not committing to bringing this capability to market.
We will update this thread if the status changes.
An error occurred while saving the commentMichael Bartlett commented
Given that OPC UA is a developed standard data exchange protocol in the marketplace, and the evolution of COM based OPC, it should not be dependent on use cases to drive development; supporting the import AND export of data via OPC UA should be in our product portfolio by default. Customers outside of the US are becoming heavily invested in OPC UA connectivity to integrate equipment to time series databases, equipment that is less integrated with control and more Industry 4.0/IoT centric. Increased focus on security necessitates this change as well since OPC UA is inherently more secure than COM based OPC. Cloud based technologies are leveraging OPC UA as a standard mechanism for data exchange to and from on premise systems. While we tout the fact that we support over 200+ interfaces and have built over 500 in our history, OPC has by far been the biggest seller over the past 15 years and OPC UA connectivity is naturally poised to take over the top spot. We have multiple large opportunities that will be assisted by supporting the movement of data with context in and out of PI via this technology, so we need to support it in both directions.