A global oil & gas company approached Infinitive with a need for an affordable and scalable industrial sensor analytics platform. They required an intuitive platform to monitor mission critical IoT industrial sensor metrics across global and organization boundaries. Customer data, held in proprietary historians, is sent securely to the cloud where the customer is able to productize the information and deliver additional value-add services to their clients.
Licensing, compute, user adoption and cost were key considerations for determining the right platform and Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Amazon QuickSight solved all these concerns. The team extracted industrial IoT data off a proprietary historian (system that connects IoT sensor-based data to process and store raw metrics for efficiency, asset health, quality and resource management). After moving data through S3, Glue, SPICE, and finally Amazon QuickSight, the client could easily see all their data being represented in simplified visualizations and dashboards could be customizable. Information displayed within Amazon QuickSight allowed the client to visualize the overall health of the industrial asset, facilitate predictive maintenance activity, and advise on optimization measures. Platform authentication is controlled through AWS Cognito and IAM, ensuring access is only permitted with unique accounts and secure AWS CloudFront URLs. Due to this client’s cybersecurity requirements and global locations, the data needed to stay on European Union (EU) sovereign soil and therefore the team and client chose to deploy the platform to the AWS’ EU regions.
- Speed of development and implementation: 3.5 months
- Ability to provide ongoing expertise (SMEs using QuickSight) to Oil and Gas customers
- Rapid scalability using CloudFormation templates which resulted in low-LOE rollout to a global infrastructure
- Ability to perform preventative maintenance on industrial equipment via information displayed in Amazon QuickSight dashboards
Why AWS & Why Infinitive
As an AWS Consulting Partner, Infinitive was able to pair our own experts in data Extract, Transform, and Loading operations with AWS’ world class professional services team to achieve tight customer requirements. AWS’ global reach with newly released Amazon QuickSight services, ensured the customer’s IT operations team would not be burdened with licensing or server maintenance costs, choosing then to focus resources on their own customers. Prototyping with a single environment, the customer is able to rely on infrastructure-as-code to multiply their operation footprint and revenue steam with ease and less overhead.