Our experiences based on bringing SCADA and MES systems to industrial clients shoved us the critical role of creating secure and long-term data archives. Archived industrial data are invaluable resource for management decisions. D2000 historian and depository are important tools provided by the platform dedicated to archiving of data. Mention tools are especially important for SCADA and MES systems.
For more than 25 years, Ipesoft has been offering products and implementing projects that bring high added value to customers and partners. The implementation is based on a strong development team and the unique architecture of the D2000 system.
In projects where D2000 technology uses dozens of communication protocols from various PLCs, integration to the process level of automation and other communication interfaces, huge amounts of data are processed in real-time. The data archiving is a must for any company and the collected data is highly important for cost-effective production management and optimization. The past reality captured in archive databases helps the process and industrial engineers to analyze the course of the production process and to create more effective and accurate production plans. The D2000 Historian + Depository process brings a huge array of options created precisely to handle the archiving of a large amounts of real-time data from the industry processes. It supports various operating modes to ensure high availability without any loss of archived data. From the very beginning, the archiving processes of D2000 platform were designed for continuous and unlimited archiving with the possibility to store remote history on offline media (Depository). Said features are especially beneficial for mission critical and zero downtime applications. The D2000 platform provides a significant advantage for developing MES and balance systems, because it archives not only the primary data but also other types of (derived) data, such as statistics and statistical archives and calculated archives (of course also with the possibility of recalculation).
Archived data, without outages and errors, is a critical prerequisite for new approaches to production management. The concepts of Industry 4.0 and Smart Factory are based on digitization and archiving. These concepts use archived data in many aspects of business management and often rely on artificial intelligence methods. It is the preparation of algorithms, models, simulations and their testing and verification that are based on a correctly, uninterrupted historical reality.
In recent months, we have prepared a series of several blog posts, where we describe in further detail the possibilities of archiving data in Ipesoft D2000. We focused on the basic features of archiving for SCADA and MES systems:
For more advanced users, we have also prepared blogs about the enterprise features of D2000 Historian + Depository, where we focused on various supported SQL servers, redundancy, archive synchronization and load balancing, along with parallelization and caching to maximize performance. It is very important to know the possibilities of archiving diagnostics and measuring performance in order to reveal bottlenecks in a particular application as soon as possible.
We sincerely believe that these blogs will help you to better utilize the D2000 technology in your company. If you are using the D2000 platform to develop your own SCADA, MES or some other system, the blogs can help you to provide a better product to your customers.