Cogent DataHub® Version 10

What’s new in DataHub version 10

Now you can write your data to leading time-series historical databases from InfluxData, Amazon, and AVEVA. And there’s a powerful new way to create email, SMS, social media and OPC A&E alarms and notifications based on DataHub point changes.

External Historians

Connect the DataHub program to any of these real-time, flat-file historians:

  • InfluxDB: a popular open source time series database, that comes with Chronograf and Grafana for creating dashboards and doing analysis.
  • InfluxDB Cloud: a time series database as a service.
  • Amazon Kinesis: ingests and stores data streams for processing in AWS.
  • AVEVA Insight: cloud-based analysis for industrial data
  • AVEVA Historian: a plant-scale industrial historian (formerly Wonderware Historian)
  • OSIsoft PI: feed real-time data to the OSIsoft PI System, using the PI Web API
  •  REST API: connect to external historians via REST APIs

Store your data in a compact, easily accessible format.  Analyze or display your data using any of the analytical, reporting, or graphing tools available to the historian you are connecting to, as well as the DataHub WebView application and OPC UA HDA clients.

Alarms and Notifications

Configure alarms and notifications based on data changes, and send them out by email, SMS, or social media applications. You can define templates for different states and conditions, bind them to data, send messages, and run custom scripts.

OPC Alarm Generator

Create, aggregate and send OPC Alarms and Events, as the DataHub program is now a full-featured OPC alarm generator. Generated alarms and events are automatically available as both OPC A&E and OPC A&C.

OPC A&E to OPC UA A&C conversion

Convert OPC A&E to OPC UA A&C. Future-proof your system by connecting legacy software to modern OPC UA A&C clients and servers.

Send notifications based on OPC events

Connect to third-party OPC A&E or A&C servers to generate email, SMS and Social media messages when events occur in your existing control system.

Tunnelling Historical Data

Combining InfluxDB with DataHub Tunneller lets you send historical data across a network, even via proxy servers and DMZs. Built-in store-and-forward ensures no data losses during network irregularities.  No VPNs, no open Inbound firewall ports.

Importing Configuration

Do you have a large number of data points to configure? Now instead of adding points one by one you can import configuration in bulk from a CSV file. Supported protocols include OPC UA, OPC DA, Bridging, MQTT Client, Modbus, and Historian.

Store and Forwarding for Cloud Connections

Connections to Amazon Kinesis, Azure IoT Hub, Amazon IoT Core, Google IoT, and other MQTT brokers now include built-in store-and-forward using the InfluxDB historian. Local data storage ensures no data losses during network irregularities. You gain the reliability of store-and-forward and local historical data visibility with a single configuration.

WebView Enhancements

The WebView application now includes a file browser accessible from the application itself. The Desktop WebView application now includes an Undo/Redo feature.

MQTT Enhancements

Connect using MQTT Sparkplug B.  DataHub software now supports MQTT  Sparkplug B Edge of Network (EON), Primary application, and non-Primary application capabilities.  In addition, with our MQTT smart broker, the DataHub program resolves many edge case inconsistencies when using Sparkplug B.

DataHub version 10 MQTT client and server implementations use Mosquitto, a trusted high-speed MQTT library with excellent protocol support. This allows the DataHub MQTT Broker to handle up to 5000 connections simultaneously, with much lower CPU requirements.

You can now connect MQTT devices from multiple vendors using JSON schemas. New devices are automatically identified and incorporated as they are added to your system.