Cogent DataHub ("DataHub") is a modular, configurable software application built from the ground up to be real-time middleware for industrial automation. The multiple ways to consume, organize, and deliver data securely empowers an endless array of solutions without writing custom software applications.
DataHub's unique technology implementations for secure data transport through firewalls, DMZs, and proxy servers enable operations technology (OT) staff to collaborate with their IT & cybersecurity teams without exposing the network or taking risks associated with traditional solutions.
Use the tabs at the left to explore the capabilities of DataHub in more depth and if you have questions, click the chat button at the bottom of this page, or contact us.
The OPC standards have been a key part of data integration in the Industrial Automation space since 1995 but when you say "my software uses OPC" there's more to it than that because of the many problems OPC solves. Add IoT solutions involving MQTT, Azure, Amazon, Google, JSON data, SparkplugB, and others, and your business' thirst for answers from your data.
The DataHub OPC Gateway and IoT Gateway Packs make it easy to integrate different OPC and IoT Standards
DataHub provides smart MQTT client & MQTT broker functionality with SparkplugB support (V10+) that is tightly and automatically integrated with OPC interfaces so that once you bring data into DataHub, from any source, it can be used with MQTT.
The smart capabilities overcome the many important details involved in using MQTT in industrial control and SCADA applications, especially in larger systems with multiple SCADA nodes, device types and more. For example, in V10 and newer, the SparkplugB support automatically creates DataHub tags from SparkplugB topics and the data they provide, without any complicated parsing required.
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Where some solutions require you to buy multiple standalone products and connect them together yourself, or do extra steps to make data available to other standards like MQTT, once you connect DataHub to an OPC data source, the data is just that, data, and it's automatically available to the full DataHub feature set.
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DataHub helps you gather data from multiple sources and present it to client programs as a single, unified data set, in a structure that you define as you build your connections. A single connection to the DataHub gives you access to data from all connected OPC, MQTT, Excel, Modbus, DDE and TCP sources, but also data from Historians and ODBC databases and data entered through web interfaces
Aggregating data brings several benefits
DataHub tunneling moves any data that you can get into the product, between sites, locations, even without opening firewall ports on control and business networks, working with proxies and DMZs.
Whitepaper: Why Use Tunneling?
Whitepaper: Considerations in Choosing a Tunneler
Because all data becomes "just data" once in DataHub, in the namespaces/hierarchy that you setup, you can then use DataHub's Bridging feature to move data between any systems.
Just like OPC data, data from databases and historians is data that can be used in the DataHub. Tunneled, scripted, bridged, and more. Store & forward capabilities built-in.
Read or write data from any ODBC capable and compliant database, including but not limited to
Historians (DataHub V10+) - native connections to
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Alarms & Notifications (v10+)
Unsure Which Feature you Need? Learn how to choose between DataHub Email/SMS and Alarms/Notifications features
Notifications & Integration with OPC A&E and UA A&C
Securely integrating production data with Azure has never been easier than with the Skkynet DataHub Azure Service. Although you've always been able to license a DataHub instance and run it in an Azure Virtual Server instance, it's likely that is not very cost effective. The Microsoft Azure Managed Service Skkynet DataHub complements and works with your premise hosted DataHub instances and in a pricing model that is consistent with other Azure applications. An optimized version of DataHub can be used as a service in your Azure account to receive data from local/premise hosted DataHub instances for IT/OT integration, centralized historians, cloud historian and SCADA integration, analytics, AI and more. Integrate with the over 3,000 Azure partner apps.
The Skkyhub Service provides a secure cloud relay or proxy for streaming your data that doesn't require any open inbound firewall ports on either side of the connection for Secure IT to OT or Plant or Interplant Networking or Remote Monitoring
Modbus, the well known, pervasive communications protocol found in thousands of control devices, can be directly integrated into DataHub.
The DataHub Modbus TCP feature is available with an OPC DA or UA server interface, or can be added on to any other DataHub product pack.
Other applications include Modbus to MQTT conversion, Modbus datalogging, Secure encrypted Modbus data tunneling, Modbus to Excel integration and more.
Microsoft Excel is known by everyone as a tool for data analysis, and nearly everyone has it on their work computer.
But getting data from your control system into Excel in something other than a CSV export file isn't fun. Sure you can use DDE, and DataHub can use DDE to connect any data to Excel. DDE is a legacy technology which is why we came up with a better way.
The DataHub Vine Plug-In is a native Excel add-in that brings real-time and bi-directional data sharing to your spreadsheets.
You depend on your servers and computers to manage, monitor, and control your process, but are you keeping an eye on their health?
The DataHub System Monitor Pack
DataHub Webview provides the ability to launch an application from DataHub on other systems and get a rich user experience for delivering real-time data displays.
When you purchase the DataHub WebView Pack you get
WebView can also be added to any existing DataHub license.
DataHub's secure data tunneling capability that is firewall, DMZ, & proxy friendly and supports configurations that can even move any data you can get into DataHub without open firewall ports is a key differentiating strength.
The capabilities and features of DataHub are wide and varied, so here's a reference list to take you to more details on everything, including features that weren't covered on other tabs.
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Using flexible conditional bridging in the DataHub and integrating Emerson DeltaV and Foxboro DCS systems to implement modular procedural automation, the startup process of the air separation unit went from 2 hours to 45 minutes - an over 60% reduction
The goal of this 20-year, 10 billion dollar project to upgrade the quality of drinking water production and distribution in the city was to increase efficiency throughout the system by improving their remote data collection. See how DataHub helped.
The security features of the DataHub, coupled with existing security infrastructure, allowed the solution to meet their policies, while satisfying different data hungry application needs, integrating SCADA, PI Historian, and custom applications.
The best way to learn something is to do it and have someone else whose done it that you can watch.
To support that, we offer a free fully functioning trial of DataHub but also an extensive library of videos with a combination of on-demand training, short how-to's, and deeper dives
Cogent DataHub is available as a 32-bit or 64-bit application. The 64-bit version download is available upon request.
The powerful DataHub scripting engine lets you accomplish a wide range of very unique results for your applications. Why write custom code when you can use off-the-shelf software and the built in scripting engine for that final percentage of the requirements.
Check out the case study for an inspiring solution one user implemented.
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This trial software is fully functioning and can be used to update licensed product provided you are on an active support & maintenance agreement. Once the DataHub is connected to an OPC Server, it will run for 1 hour at a time. Purchasing a license removes the limitation for licensed features.