Industrial IoT Architecture: 1-Month Architecture Engagement

Option 4.0 AG

This service offers a comprehensive industrial IoT architecture which builds the data estate for a Data & AI analytics platform

The Industrial IoT architecture service is a comprehensive industrial IoT architecture solution that helps you unlock the full potential of your industrial data. Whether you want to optimize your production processes, reduce downtime, improve product quality, or enhance operational efficiency, Option 4.0 can help you achieve your goals by providing an Azure-based solution architecture that addresses the following challenges:

  • How to integrate your industrial equipment with IoT devices and sensors, and collect data from them in a reliable, secure, and scalable way?
  • How to consolidate and harmonize all the equipment data from different sources and formats, and transform it into a common data model that can be easily analyzed and consumed?
  • How to store and manage large volumes of time series data in the cloud, and provide a flexible and powerful analytics workspace for data exploration, visualization, and machine learning?
  • How to leverage the best-in-class cloud solutions from Microsoft Azure to build process intelligence applications that can provide actionable insights, recommendations, and alerts based on your industrial data?

Option 4.0 provides a detailed solution architecture that covers all these aspects, and guides you through the implementation steps. It consists of the following components:

  • An on-plant data collector that connects to your industrial equipment via various protocols (such as OPC UA, Modbus, MQTT, etc.), and collects data from them in real-time. The data collector can run on edge devices or gateways, and supports offline scenarios as well.
  • A cloud solution that ingests the data from the on-plant data collector, and performs data processing, enrichment, and transformation using Azure services such as Azure IoT Hub, Azure Synapse, Fabric or Azure Data Factory, etc. The cloud solution also applies a common data model (CDM) to the data, and makes it available for further analysis.
  • A large-scale time series database that stores the processed data in the cloud, and provides an analytics workspace for querying, exploring, and visualizing the data using Azure services such as Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Data Explorer, etc. The analytics workspace also enables you to apply machine learning models and algorithms to the data using Azure services such as Azure Machine Learning, Azure Databricks or Azure OpenAI.
  • A set of recommended cloud solutions that you can use to build process intelligence applications based on your industrial data. For example, you can use Azure Digital Twins to create a digital representation of your physical assets and processes, and simulate various scenarios. You can use Azure Logic Apps or Azure Functions to create workflows and triggers based on the data events. You can use Azure Power BI or Azure Dashboard to create interactive dashboards and reports for your business users.

This solution is designed for industrial customers who want to modernize their legacy systems, and leverage the power of IoT and cloud technologies to transform their operations. It is suitable for various industries such as manufacturing, oil and gas, energy, utilities, mining, etc. It can help you achieve benefits such as:

  • Increased productivity and efficiency by optimizing your production processes and resources
  • Reduced costs and risks by minimizing downtime, waste, defects, and errors
  • Improved quality and customer satisfaction by delivering better products and services
  • Enhanced innovation and competitiveness by discovering new opportunities and creating new business models

This is more than just a technical solution. It provides you with best practices, guidance, support, and resources to ensure a successful implementation and adoption.

If you are interested in this service, please contact us today for a free consultation. We will be happy to discuss your specific needs and challenges, and show you how Option 4.0 can help you solve them.