reference deployment

AWS Industrial Time Series Data Connector

Analyze your industrial process time-series data with Amazon ES and Amazon Kinesis

This Quick Start deploys the AWS Industrial Time Series Data Connector on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

The AWS Industrial Time Series Data Connector synchronizes your OSIsoft PI System data to AWS to enable advanced analytics on your industrial process time series data.

You can deploy the connector from your own AWS account in less than an hour. After deployment, you can establish near real-time managed feeds for selected data, get your data to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), keep it current, and explore and analyze your data with AWS analytics services such as Amazon Elasticsearch (Amazon ES) with Kibana and Amazon Kinesis.


This Quick Start was developed by 47Lining, a REAN Cloud Company, in collaboration with AWS. 47Lining is an AWS Competency Partner.

  •  What you'll build
  •  How to deploy
  •  Cost and licenses
  •  Get assistance
  •  What you'll build
  • Use this Quick Start to automatically set up the following environment on AWS:

    • A virtual private cloud (VPC) that spans two Availability Zones and includes two public and two private subnets.*
    • An internet gateway to allow access to the internet.*
    • In the public subnets, managed NAT gateways to allow outbound internet access for resources in the private subnets.*
    • In the public subnets, Linux bastion hosts in an Auto Scaling group to allow inbound Secure Shell (SSH) access to EC2 instances in public and private subnets.*
    • In a public subnet, a Connector Agent .NET application with OSIsoft PI Asset Framework (AF) SDK hosts in an Auto Scaling group. This application integrates with PI Data Archive and optionally with AF Server.
    • In a private subnet, a web application instance that hosts Management Console in an Auto Scaling group. The Management Console exposes the OSIsoft PI System to AWS Connector’s functionality.
    • In a private subnet, a Communication Worker host in an Auto Scaling group to allow asynchronous communication between Connector Agent and Management Console.
    • AWS Lambda, to remove managed feed data from Amazon ES after a specified period.
    • Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles to provide permissions to access AWS resources; for example, to permit Amazon Kinesis Firehose and Amazon Athena to read and write curated datasets.
    • Integration with other AWS services such as Amazon S3, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Athena, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, Amazon ES with Kibana, Amazon Kinesis, and Amazon CloudWatch.

    *  The template that deploys the Quick Start into an existing VPC skips the tasks marked by asterisks and prompts you for your existing VPC configuration.

  •  How to deploy
  • To deploy the AWS Industrial Time Series Data Connector, follow the instructions in the deployment guide. The deployment process includes these steps:

    1. Download OSIsoft software and Microsoft tools into two S3 buckets.
    2. If you don't already have an AWS account, sign up at
    3. Launch the Quick Start. Each deployment takes about 50 minutes. (See the webpages for Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics and Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose for supported regions.) You can choose from two options:
    4. Test the deployment by checking the AWS CloudFormation outputs.
    5. Use the Management Console to synchronize data and explore features.

    To customize your deployment, you can configure your VPC, subnets, OSIsoft authentication settings, servers, and other options.

  •  Cost and licenses
  • You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start.

    The AWS CloudFormation template for this Quick Start includes configuration parameters that you can customize. Some of these settings, such as instance type, will affect the cost of deployment. For cost estimates, see the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using. Prices are subject to change.

    This Quick Start requires that you obtain your own PI Asset Framework (AF) Client software. You must already own licenses for OSIsoft PI Server, and you must have access to the OSIsoft website to download the software.

  •  Get assistance
  • AWS partners offer consulting services to help you quickly discover value from this solution. To learn more about these partners and their consulting offers, and to request more information or support, see the Industrial Time Series Sensor Data Connectivity webpage on the Solution Space website.