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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 Industrial Time Series Data Connector synchronizes your on-premises systems 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 APN Partner.

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  •  What you'll build
  •  How to deploy
  •  Cost and licenses
  •  Resources
  •  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 in an Auto Scaling group. This application integrates with Data Source server, and, optionally, with Assets Server.
    • In a private subnet, a web application instance that hosts Management Console in an Auto Scaling group. The Management Console exposes the functionality of the Industrial Time Series Data Connector.
    • 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 AWS IoT or Amazon Kinesis as the data transport service.
    • In a private subnet, a MQTT Broker host in an Auto Scaling group, if you choose AWS IoT as the data transport service. The MQTT Broker encrypts read data before sending it to IoT endpoint.

    *  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.

  •  Resources
  • This Quick Start reference deployment is related to a solution featured in Solution Space that includes a solution brief, optional consulting offers crafted by AWS Competency Partners, and AWS co-investment in proof-of-concept (PoC) projects. To learn more about these resources, visit Solution Space.