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Bringing a New Era of OT Data Management

Bringing a New Era of OT Data Management

Systems, data, and people spread across the enterprise and isolated in silos makes it difficult to identify issues impacting operational performance at the plant and business performance across the enterprise.

The next generation of OT data management needs to seamlessly connect people, processes, and data to deliver a unified strategy across the enterprise that brings long-term value and a return on your investment.   Process industry organizations are constrained by the data/application silos within their companies caused by inadequate integration between legacy IT & OT databases and platforms.


Emerson’s Plantweb Optics Platform securely and efficiently connects and collects global operational data from manufacturing, process control, and IT systems without disruption, contextualizes it, and transforms it into actionable information, which is presented to every decision-maker on any device, anytime, at any location. Plantweb Optics centralizes, manages, contextualizes and cleanses operational data securely in enterprise cloud environments like Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Gone are the days of OT data silos and you now have a single location to manage, protect, and easily integrate OT data with IT tools and cloud applications.
Today, large scale data connectivity, consolidation, and contextualization remain impediments to the adoption of Industry 4.0 and was a driver behind the development of PlantWeb Optics. The PlantWeb Optics platform was created to eliminate the data/application silos within process industry organizations. It achieves this by securely and efficiently gathering and exposing data from all industrial and IT data sources within industrial organizations. In doing so, the interoperability, information transparency, and decentralized decision-making capabilities required by ‘smart factories’ under Industry 4.0 become possible.

Plantweb Optics connects, collects, and contextualizes your operations data for improved insights enabling you to make the right decision every time.


  • A unified and scaleable, operational data infrastructure
  • Robust native connectivity to all OT data systems (DCS, PLCs, historians, etc)
  • Highly scalable & open data storage
  • Data ingestion of all types – real time & historical, alarms/events, ODBC, XML, text, files, TCP streams, etc
  • Native integration with enterprise IT cloud technologies
  • Advanced scripting capabilities
  • Powerful visualization tools
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Proven Results

At some of the largest process industry organizations in the world, systems are installed which currently consolidate data from dozens of industrial operations globally. Hundreds of process control systems, industrial data historians, other critical operational data sources, and other critical plant data are consolidated in a single database. Millions of independent data streams are ingested by Plantweb Optics in real-time without disturbing production OT systems. 

The read performance of these systems has been benchmarked at 50 – 100x that of traditional process data historians. Plantweb Optics helps enable the interoperability, information transparency, and decentralized decision-making capabilities required by ‘smart factories’ of the future under Industry 4.0.


Un-paralleled OT data connectivity without disrupting production level OT systems
Scalability – from very small to enterprise data consolidation
Straightforward integration to enterprise data-lake technologies
Centralized system management