Industrial Data Fabric (IDF) solutions on AWS help you create the data management architecture that enables scalable, unified, and integrated mechanisms to harness data as an asset. This Guidance helps Manufacturing & Industrial companies mobilize large numbers of industrial data sets by integrating AWS Services with AWS Partner Solutions.

An IDF helps you define and understand the value of transforming manufacturing and industrial operations by applying a proven, governed, data-driven approach. In this Guidance, IDF is established using an integrated stack of AWS Services and AWS Partner Solutions. Element Unify allows IT and OT teams to build rich data context at scale with automated data pipelines. The result is a single federated source of data from which users can establish a single version of the truth, with a governance engine ensuring data integrity. HighByte Intelligence Hub is an edge-native DataOps solution built for industrial data. HighByte Intelligence Hub bridges the OT and IT gap by integrating industrial information across many systems and maintaining these integrations throughout the life of the factory.

Architecture Diagram

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1: Delivering Industrial DataOps (IDO) on IDF

This is a high-level architecture for IDF on AWS. It shows all the AWS services available for delivering IDF use cases.

This architecture helps you to create an enterprise governed model, ingest near real-time and historical data at scale from edge data sources into the IDF and interface with applications using REST APIs. 

  • This architecture helps you create an enterprise governed model, ingest real-time and historical data at scale from edge data sources, into IDF on AWS, and interface with applications using REST APIs.  

  • HighByte Intelligence Hub (Intelligence Hub) integrates operational technology (OT) with IT by providing a solution to easily and quickly integrate industrial information across multiple systems and enable OT teams to model, transform, and share plant floor data with IT systems.

  • Element Unify on AWS allows integration, contextualization and governance of industrial IT and OT data using its industrial data operations platform – Element Unify 5.0. This streamlines the process of turning industrial data in useful insights or actionable alerts in AWS cloud. 

Well-Architected Pillars

The AWS Well-Architected Framework helps you understand the pros and cons of the decisions you make when building systems in the cloud. The six pillars of the Framework allow you to learn architectural best practices for designing and operating reliable, secure, efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable systems. Using the AWS Well-Architected Tool, available at no charge in the AWS Management Console, you can review your workloads against these best practices by answering a set of questions for each pillar.

The architecture diagram above is an example of a Solution created with Well-Architected best practices in mind. To be fully Well-Architected, you should follow as many Well-Architected best practices as possible.

Implementation Resources

A detailed guide is provided to experiment and use within your AWS account. Each stage of building the Guidance, including deployment, usage, and cleanup, is examined to prepare it for deployment.

The sample code is a starting point. It is industry validated, prescriptive but not definitive, and a peek under the hood to help you begin.

Partner Solution

HighByte Intelligence Hub

Contextualize the “EDGE Payload”
Start by building your own platform the focuses on liberating plant data from EDGE  to cloud with context
Partner Solution

Element Unify

Contextualize the “Data Model”
Start by building maintaining a standardized, immutable asset model, and managing relationships across all operations data domains


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