eDNA™ enterprise data management | What’s new in the 2019 release?

Posted: December 17, 2019

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), fueled by a rapidly increasing amount of sensors and smart devices, is leaving organizations with significant amounts of data from a variety of sources to manage and store. As the amount of data continues to grow, so does the opportunity to gain actionable insights for sound business decisions. But how to deliver real-time and historical data to the right people, in the right format, at the right time to enable improvements in both operational processes and asset health?

eDNA Enterprise Data Management is a real-time data management platform used to collect, store, analyze, and report on operational and asset health related data. The software platform is highly scalable, counting on an enterprise data historian with lossless compression technology to minimize the required storage space while maintaining the original resolution of the data.

Each week, eDNA servers around the world archive over three trillion events, empowering organizations to achieve significant improvement in productivity, efficiency, and reliability. It easily integrates with hundreds of control, monitoring, and enterprise business systems, organizing data through an object/metadata model for easy navigation and data contextualization.

What is new in eDNA™ Enterprise Data Management 2019?

eDNA Administrator Portal

New web based tool that allows administrators to monitor the overall health of their eDNA Servers. It includes customizable widgets to view system information including:

  • License status
  • Data flows/data connector status
  • Redundancy status and more

This new feature reduces the need to create specialized calculations to monitor the system, as well as reduce the need for specialized eDNA View screens.

Security updates

Client to server communication will now be routed through a new service called eDNA Gateway. All communication is now done through a single TCP port, encrypted using the standard TLS 1.2. We have also added an AVEVA System Management server which uses Active Directory to authenticate each of the requests.

Another option that was added is the new Security Calculation Module replacing the former Notice Service. The Security Calculation Module supports Secure SMTP, and once set up and running on the eDNA Server, all calculations are backward compatible, requiring no other changes.

Updated eDNA Client and Admin Client installation tools

Upgraded the eDNA User Client, Admin Client, and Manual Data Logger to the newest AVEVA™ Installation platform. The new eDNA User Client install has improved workflow and now includes both the 32 and 64 bit versions.

CHaD Calculation Service Upgrades

Scheduling was improved in the CHaD Calculation Service – instead of only defining the intervals for the calculation, there is now the option to set the start time which improves flexibility with scheduling  calculations.

In addition to that, we’ve added the ability to use eDNA History functions in equations - Average, Min, Max, Sum(Total), Snap.

User Tools/APIs

  • Web Trend – Analog limit lines based on point alarm properties
  • Wonderware Historian Client Trend – now display eDNA Extended ID for easier point selection.
  • iHistory interface now allows query by Extended ID
  • Bug Fixes

If you want to find out more about eDNA Enterprise Data Management, visit our eDNA web page or contact us at instepinfo@aveva.com.

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