AWS opens up its IoT managed service, SiteWise

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AWS has honed the service for its own use before making it available generally – as it did with AWS itself. IoT is facing a mighty disruptor.

The SiteWise service collects data from the plant floor, structures and labels the data, and generates real-time key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics – and now it will “help industrial customers make better, data-driven decisions”.

Customers can use SiteWise to monitor operations across facilities, compute industrial performance metrics, create applications that analyse data from industrial equipment to prevent equipment issues, and reduce gaps in production.

Biggest opporunity

“Industrial customers tell us that getting their data into the cloud and using it to understand their operational performance is the biggest opportunity they see when evaluating IoT solutions,” said Dirk Didascalou, Vice President of IoT, AWS.

“With SiteWise, industrial customers can now use the power of AWS to collect, organize, and monitor their industrial equipment data at scale. SiteWise will help industrial customers move beyond data collection and enable them to visualize and monitor all their equipment, so they can focus on their main job of optimizing their operations.

“Our customers look to us to connect disparate automation components to provide data from the shop floor for control tasks, monitoring, and further analysis”

Happy customers

Dr. Roy Sauer, Director Enterprise & Platform Architecture, Volkswagen Group, noted, “Machine data generally has no context when extracted from a machine. To make the data useful, it requires the addition of context through enrichment with other data, labelling, filtering and transforming that data before analysing.

With SiteWise we are able to easily ingest manufacturing shop floor data into the cloud, model and organize those different machine assets within our plants, and then visualize operational data from our cylinder production line in a web application."

Peri Subrahmanya, IoT Product Lead, Bayer Crop Science, said, “Visibility of operational metrics across our crop processing sites is critical in helping us identify production bottlenecks and then take corrective actions to increase productivity. Using SiteWise across 9 corn production plants in North America, we collect data from the plant floor, and then measure and analyze Overall Equipment Effectiveness of our machinery in near real-time to identify production inefficiencies.

“With SiteWise we are now able to onboard a crop site in less than a few hours instead of a few weeks, which is critical in allowing us to scale the use of SiteWise to other crop sites like soy, in a cost-effective manner."

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