Honeywell Process Solutions has launched its Honeywell Connected Plant Uniformance Cloud Historian. The product is a software-as-a-service cloud hosting solution for enterprise-wide visualisation and analysis, helping customers improve asset availability and increase plant uptime.
Uniformance Cloud Historian’s design fuses the real-time process data analysis of a traditional enterprise historian with a data lake, enabling the integration of production, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and other business data coupled with analytics tools to provide business intelligence. This allows enterprise data to be analysed instantly using tools and functions already in use at sites and plants.
“Uniformance Cloud Historian brings the full power of cloud and big data to Honeywell’s traditional process historian for the first time, connecting even the most complex multi-site organisations effortlessly,” said Vimal Kapur, President of Honeywell Process Solutions. “The solution makes it possible to leverage insights found at one plant across all plants, allowing smarter, more strategic decisions to be made and action to be taken.”
Honeywell’s offering collects, stores and enables replay of historical and continuous plant and production site process data and makes it visible in the cloud in near real time. The historian combines a time series data store, which empowers plant and enterprise staff to execute and make decisions using a big data lake and enable data scientists to uncover previously unknown correlations between process data and other business data in the enterprise.
"ARC believes that a secure cloud provides an ideal environment for applications such as historians,” said Janice Abel, principal analyst, ARC Advisory Group. “With the Uniformance Cloud Historian, Honeywell is not just hosting historians on-site, but is enabling users with new edge, cloud and data lake technologies for process, asset and business data. The historian should make it quicker and easier for users in industrial plants to access, analyse, and leverage data to improve both plant and enterprise performance. It should also help reduce the considerable costs typically associated with hosting resource-intensive applications with cloud and data lake technologies."
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