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Azure Time Series Insights

Cloud-Based Time Series Data Repositories: Microsoft Azure Time Series Insights Background Producer companies in upstream oil & gas and the power & utilities space are increasingly looking at performing analytical use cases of asset data in the cloud. This trend began with coarse, low frequency data sets including lab information product samples (LIMS data), asset

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Top 3 Reasons to Upgrade to PI Coresight 2016

If you aren’t familiar with it, PI Coresight is OSIsoft’s premier web data visualization tool, which allows fast and secure access to PI system data. This article highlights the top three reasons why you should consider trying out PI Coresight 2016. Coresight was launched in 2011 and since then has gone through several updates as more

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Historian Migration Projects

iSolutions has completed several historian migration projects and has a proven methodology for success in this area. Historian systems migration projects arise for a number of different reasons and take various shapes and forms. Most commonly, migration projects are driven by mergers and acquisitions, a need to change software vendors, or caused due to a

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Wind Farms Operational Intelligence

It has been estimated that $US 8 trillion of investment will flow into the wind energy sector globally over the next 25 years (Wind Energy in Alberta, 2015). The global demand for wind energy will rise as the world tries to move towards renewable energy sources. Wind energy producers have historically faced several challenges in gathering

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iSolERA Manual Data Entry

The new standalone iSolERA Manual Data Entry system allows direct input from operations, engineering, third party consultants or data entry clerks and will synchronize the data back to any required databases. iSolERA MDE has a web interface, and a secure powerful database to store your sensitive data.  This cost effective solution can help centralize your lab analysis, operator maintenance/rounds, truck ticket, well test, operator plant log, downtime

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Understanding and Harnessing the Internet of Things and Big Data Capabilities

In the business world, it is common wisdom to know that if you are standing still, you’re moving backwards. The “Internet of Things” (IOT) and “Big Data” are current buzzwords and reflect a trend in enterprise computing world towards capturing and analyzing large amounts of data from a variety of disparate data sources. While the

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Decision Support

  WHAT: The objective of a Decision Support Center (DSC) is to Monitor, Identify & Prioritize under-performing assets through automation & integration. WHERE: DSC production monitoring occurs via CENTRALIZED CONTROL CENTERS with access to all production systems. WHY: Value added through connectivity – linking data, facilities, people and ideas with technology and advanced communications to

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BIG.DATA

        THAT REQUIRES NEW FORMS OF PROCESSING TO ENABLE ENHANCED DECISION MAKING, INSIGHT DISCOVERY AND PROCESS OPTIMIZATION TO CREATE VALUE WHAT: A Collection of Datasets so large and complex it becomes difficult to process using on-hand DB management tools or traditional data processing applications WHERE: Big data limitations are generally present in;

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PI Asset Framework

This article discusses the components and features of OSIsoft’s PI Asset Framework (AF) 2010 software system, and outlines various value-adding scenarios leveraging the capabilities of AF. What is AF? PI AF is a repository for asset-centric models and hierarchies. It is capable of integrating and retrieving data from a multitude of data sources such as

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