Wonderware Historian
Industrial Data Management

Capture and store high-fidelity industrial Big Data, to unlock trapped potential
for operational improvements

About Wonderware Historian

Wonderware Historian is the first, large volume plant data historian to unite a high-speed data acquisition and storage system with a traditional relational database management system.

Enable smarter business decisions with enterprise data access to high-fidelity data generated by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Wonderware Historian provides a secure, high-performance database to consolidate disparate data sources and provide rapid retrieval techniques to make sense of the increasing amount of industrial data.

Big Data – Collection and Storage

Don't be intimidated by Big Data. This video shows you how easy it can be to tame large volumes of data and put it to work for you.

Advanced Data Storage and Compression

Advanced data storage and compression combined with industry-standard query language provides easy, open access to all process, alarm and event data. This enables faster, more informed decisions while keeping everyone informed on operational performance.

Maintaining Business Continuity

Easily configured tiered architectures guard against possible data loss and provide valuable summary data for system performance analysis.

Configure one tier as a data repository for backup of critical information or replicate historical data in multiple tiers. Lower tiers can feed higher levels either a complete data stream or just summary, aggregated data. If the system goes down while you are using a data analysis and reporting application such as Historian Client, the system switches automatically to a designated backup historian. When the primary historian comes back online, all connected Historian Client instances switch back automatically to the primary server.

  • Process improvement

    A complete and accurate operational history provides a foundation for faster troubleshooting and easier discovery of high value process improvement opportunities.

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  • Reporting and analysis productivity

    Comprehensive reporting and data analysis options enable more team members to gain value from your process history.

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  • Access the data you don’t see

    Your data is hiding in pockets of applications, machines and people; unify it with Wonderware Historian.

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  • Redundancy and business continuity

    High availability, full redundancy and disaster recovery options keep your business running continuously.

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  • Lower IT costs; faster ROI

    Flexible, scalable implementation options reduce IT costs and accelerate system ROI.

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Where Time-Series and Transactional Data Come Together

Unlike conventional relational database technology which is not well-suited to production environments, the Wonderware Historian handles time-series data, as well as alarm and event data. Unique Wonderware “block technology" captures plant data hundreds of times faster than a standard database system and utilizes a fraction of conventional storage space.

Optimized data storage

Wonderware Historian combines front-end, high-speed data collection with time-series extensions to an embedded Microsoft SQL Server relational database. It does not store data directly in Microsoft SQL Server tables but lets you use Windows Explorer to transfer highly optimized “history blocks”, eliminating the need to purge your database as it grows. Additionally, our patented “swinging door” data storage algorithm greatly reduces data storage requirements while preserving important data features.

Advanced Data Retrieval Modes

Wonderware Historian’s built-in advanced data retrieval modes make your data report queries easier to build, more efficient and more powerful.

Customer Service and Support

The Customer FIRST Services Program makes it easy to receive the latest Wonderware software and associated applications. To learn more about this valuable program, which maintains and often Increases the value of your industrial software applications, please contact your local Wonderware sales representative.

See What Wonderware Historian
Can Do for You

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