PEPITe releases DATAserver, a new data extraction platform

LIEGE, Belgium – July 14, 2015 – PEPITe, an independent provider of advanced data analytics and data mining solutions for industrial applications, today announced the release of DATAserver, a new web service solution to automate the extraction, preparation and merging process of big data coming from industrial historians. With this new component, PEPITe is a step ahead, providing a concrete example of how concepts, such as Industry 4.0 or the Industrial Internet of Things, can lead to real added value for its customer.


Automate your extraction and merging process

Much of industrial data today is stored in different data sources and multiple formats, which are often not compatible with standard data analytics solutions. In many cases getting access to these data sources can be cumbersome and complicated, due to for instance internal security reasons, multiple independent data sources, or lack of specific knowledge on how to retrieve the data.

The DATAserver service solves these obstacles by making it easy to collect, visualize, merge, and load historical process data, optimizing the use of advanced data analytics within industrial operations. DATAserver is a web service architecture with native database connectors that, at regular intervals or at the user’s request, streams data into DATAmaestro®, PEPITe’s cloud analytics platform for industrial applications. For more information about DATAmaestro, please read the press release about the DATAmaestro Summer Edition 2015


Key features of DATAserver include:

  • Automated data extraction and direct upload to DATAmaestro at regular intervals or at the users request
  • Data extraction and export to CSV files or XLS files
  • Native support for JDBC, NOSQL, Historians (OSIsoft PI, Wonderware, Wonderware eDNA, Aspentech InfoPlus.21) and CSV files
  • An open API for developing specific database connectors
  • An HTTP/REST API for easy integration into web-based environments.
  • Easy data analytics with the combination of DATAserver and DATAmaestro
  • DATAserver is a free component for new and existing DATAmaestro customers


Data Analytics workflow


Full value chain of information

DATAserver and DATAmaestro work hand in hand to offer a robust workflow from raw data to analytics. DATAserver allows DATAmaestro analytics projects to be updated automatically using the autonomous extraction and merging process, creating a full value chain of information. As soon as the data is updated, DATAmaestro will trigger the “refresh” of all data processing and modeling tasks associated with the connected project, without the need for any manual interventions. The user can also request an update on demand at any time directly from within the DATAmaestro platform. The combination of DATAserver and DATAmaestro provides a full value chain of information and optimizes the use of data analytics within industrial operations, translating them into direct business actions. This brings companies a step closer to quickly and continuously analyze their data in order to achieve understandable, useful and manageable results.


The DATAserver architecture

The DATAserver connector framework offers native support for JDBC, NOSQL, Historians (OSIsoft PI, Wonderware eDNA, Wonderware Historian, Aspentech InfoPlus.21) and CSV files. DATAserver provides an open API allowing the user to easily and quickly develop specific connectors to any custom defined database. DATAserver offers high performance ETL web services, to improve data capturing, data streaming and meta-data enrichment in both a clear or a binary format, which means that the data file can also be used for other applications besides DATAmaestro. The different components can also be implemented on different locations. The HTTP/REST API exposes the DATAserver functionalities so they can be easily integrated into web-based environments.


Availability and additional information

The DATAserver service is available as a free component for existing and new DATAmaestro customers, and can be obtained directly from PEPITe or the company’s network of partners worldwide.

If you want to learn more, you can join the next live webcast training session on Thursday, July 28, 2015. Register via the DATAmaestro webcast page.

For additional information, including product media, videos and a free trial version, visit our website or contact us at +32 4 225 58 10 in Europe or +1 979 985 5555 in the USA.


About PEPITe

PEPITe provides data driven solutions that accelerate diagnostics and improve operations performance for industrial operations. PEPITe started more than 12 years ago as a spin-off company from the University of Liège and is specialised in “industrial data mining and advanced analytics”. The advanced predictive analytics solutions are used by more than 50 customers in many different industries and operational areas to predict and understand root causes, provide analytic features, predictive maintenance, optimize the use of energy and reduce costs. Our professional consultants are passionate about sustainable and lean industry. They guide and educate our customers with a “do more with less” business approach using the most efficient technologies in big data, machine learning and predictive analytics. PEPITe’s products include DATAmaestro® –, a cloud solution for big data and advanced data analytics and ENERGYmaestro® –, a methodology to operate plants at minimum energy consumption, based on advanced data analysis, change management and continuous improvement. To learn more, please visit: