Though plant operations typically generate mind-boggling quantities of data—both structured and unstructured—plant engineers and operations personnel can only leverage a small percentage to make better process decisions. This is because most process data from plant systems is stored in online and off-line process historian archives, and process historian tools, although relatively simple to use, aren’t ideal for analyzing data or search queries. The archives are “write”-optimized and not “read/analytics”-optimized, so finding related historical events and building process context can be a time-consuming and laborious task. Improving process performance and…Full Story
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