Unifying Operations Data in Support of Digital Transformation

by , | Sep 29, 2021 | Digital Transformation

Jim Cahill

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A huge component in successful digital transformation initiatives is bringing together various silos of data to make available to analytics applications with the information generated being accessible to the right people at the right time.

An Amazon Web Services (AWS) article, Building an Industrial Data Platform on AWS with Emerson’s Plantweb Optics Data Lake, highlights how bringing these silos of operational technology (OT) data sources together enables the:

…capability to holistically analyze data across the enterprise [which] can greatly improve the value of industrial companies can extract from their OT data.

Emerson’s Ashish Umbarkar coauthors this article with two AWS consultants. They describe the Plantweb Optics Data Lake solution. It:

…provides a unified management interface with a modern architecture to ingest data from OT systems. It provides out of the box connectors to interface with a wide variety of industrial systems. These connectors can be managed from a central administration console, providing the ability to manage configuration, security, and updates from one application. The key to generating value with these data sets is organizing the data in context to the asset and its place in the overall enterprise. Plantweb Optics provides ability to centrally organize different data types (such as time series, alarms, events, files, pictures) in context to the asset hierarchy. Its built-in object data models ensure proper context is brought to the data prior to cloud ingestion. This lowers total cost of ownership by leveraging on-premises computing for lower value tasks.

In case you catch this post as it’s published, there is a live webinar at 11am CDT today, Unifying Operations Data in the Cloud to Drive Business Transformation. Don’t worry if you don’t catch it live, as it will be recorded for viewing when you have the opportunity.

In this webinar, join Ashish, Spartan Control’s Warren Mitchell and AWS’ Nishant Saini to:

…learn about how you can overcome these obstacles using Emerson’s Plantweb Optics and the AWS. Plantweb Optics is an enterprise-scale data management solution that helps manufacturers fully leverage operations data across a production site or from multiple sites by securely connecting to, collecting and contextualizing disparate industrial data at scale using the cloud.

Fully integrated with AWS, Plantweb Optics is facilitating the ingestion of operations data at scales previously not conceivable from plant data systems so that manufacturers can establish a sound data foundation from which new insights can be unlocked to drive enterprise-wide gains.

Visit the Plantweb Optics Platform section on Emerson.com to learn more about these solutions to help you managing the data and information flow to support your digital transformation initiatives.

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