DataHub® - Integrate OPC, Databases, MQTT, Historians, Modbus, Excel & More 

Securely move & integrate data in real-time without exposing your network

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 OT practitioners to collaborate with their IT & cybersecurity teams without exposing the network or taking risks associated with traditional solutions. 

See how other users have benefitted from DataHub

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SOLUTIONS WITH DATAHUB

  • Overview
  • IoT and OPC Gateways
  • MQTT Integration
  • OPC DA, UA, A&C, A&E Integration
  • Aggregation
  • Secure OPC & Data Tunneling
  • OPC/Data Bridging
  • Database & Historian Integration
  • SkkyHub Cloud Service
  • Excel Integration
  • System Health Monitoring
  • Modbus Integration
  • DataHub WebView
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Power, Choice & Room to Grow, But Flexibility to Only Pay for What You Need

  • Solutions for as little as $1200-3000 and get results and benefits in hours or days vs how long for custom software solutions?
  • Designed for speed by developers that are passionate about performance. 
  • Applications in the field with over 2,000,000 tags in a single DataHub instance
  • Tested to be able to move up to 100,000 data changes per second at minimal added latency. 
  • Licensing based on what features you need
  • Competitively priced solution packs combine common features, and then you can add other features when you want to expand how you use the tool. 

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.

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Bringing Together Different Protocols and Systems 

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 

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OPC Gateway

IoT Gateway

Smart MQTT Integration with OPC & More

DataHub-Smart-SparkplugB-Broker-400wDataHub provides MQTT client & MQTT broker functionality that is tightly and automatically integrated with OPC interfaces with capabilities to 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. 

 

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Learn how DataHub's MQTT Solution Improves Security 

Free DataHub Transforming MQTT to OPC and OPC to MQTT Virtual Training

Integrating OPC natively with other standards

Datahub-OPC-Interfaces-UA-Config-Shown-275hWhere 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. 

  • OPC Data Access (DA) Classic Client & Server
  • OPC Alarm & Events (A&E) Classic Client & Server
  • OPC UA
    • Client & Server
    • Alarm & Conditions Client & Server
    • OPC UA connection wizard 
    • OPC UA Certificate Manager
    • OPC UA Discovery Server included 

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LEARN MORE OPC UA

LEARN MORE OPC A&E/A&C

Bringing Data Together Your Way

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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

  • Reduce load on data sources when multiple clients need the same data 
  • Protect control networks and data sources by controlling data collection rates in the DataHub vs from the clients (Case study)
  • Some client applications require licenses for each data source you connect to - make DataHub that one data source and reduce your licensing costs for other applications. 
  • Combine data from different sources into namespaces/folders that group data by system, site, etc vs source

Get Data Where You Need It, Securely

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. 

  • Connect OPC clients & servers over networks, without DCOM
  • Move any data over the tunnel, not just OPC 
  • Tunnel just the data, not OPC commands, for high performance and resilience
  • Automatically resume connectivity when networks come back, unlike DCOM! 
  • Know the network is down through data quality indicators 
  • Single user configurable TCP port connections, encrypted and password protected 
  • Tunnel OPC, MQTT, Modbus, Excel, Database data and more 

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Other Resources

Whitepaper: Why Use Tunneling?

Whitepaper: Considerations in Choosing a Tunneler

Data Bridging - Connecting Different Systems, Standards, Technologies

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. 

  • Create connections between any DataHub points, not just OPC between OPC servers
  • Integrate data between different PLC/control hardware 
  • Bridge and tunnel using the DataHub tunneling feature, to connect systems across networks, without using DCOM
  • Bridge between multiple data sources
  • Point-and-click user interface
  • Linear & Scriptable transformations
  • Multi-threaded, so any one external system that goes offline doesn't necessarily slow down bridges between active systems
  • By adding the Modbus TCP option to your DataHub license, you can directly connect to Modbus Ethernet (TCP) data sources and bridge them to OPC UA and other destinations. 

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Integrate with Databases and Historians

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.

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Read or write data from any ODBC capable and compliant database, including but not limited to

  • Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Express
  • MySQL
  • Oracle

Historians (DataHub V10+) - native connections to

  • InfluxDB and CloudV2
  • AVEVA Insight
  • AVEVA Historian
  • OSISoft Pi
  • Amazon Kinesis
  • Historians supporting REST client connections

LEARN MORE - DATABASES 

LEARN MORE - HISTORIANS 

Extend DataHub to the Cloud 

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

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Securely Move Excel Data Anywhere

excel-connect-diagramMicrosoft 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. 

  • Connect any worksheet to DataHub and see live updates
  • Data refreshed when spreadsheet opened next
  • Share Excel analysis results back to DataHub and on to your control systems
  • Integrate Excel with OPC & Modbus 
  • Send Email notifications from DataHub based on changes in the Excel worksheet

 

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Integrating System Health with Control Systems

You depend on your servers and computers to manage, monitor, and control your process, but are you keeping an eye on their health? 

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The DataHub System Monitor Pack

  • Reads any Windows performance counter on the same system that DataHub is running on 
  • Includes the Datahub Quick Trend to view values over time
  • Can restart processes that stop running, using the built-in, included, DataHub Scripting engine
  • Can be integrated with the rest of your systems by adding OPC server, MQTT, or other interfaces as DataHub add-ons
  • Can send alerts with the optional Email/SMS feature
  • Can integrate multiple systems and aggregate data by using DataHub tunneling

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Connecting Modbus TCP Devices

Modbus, the well known, pervasive communications protocol found in thousands of control devices, can be directly integrated into DataHub.

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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. 

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Data Visualization

DataHub WebView ExampleDataHub 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 application for building and displaying screens
  • Unlimited WebView Client Connections
  • DataHub Web Server
  • Local historian
  • OPC DA or OPC UA support or both - your choice
  • Tunneling & Mirroring
  • Aggregation
  • DataHub Quick Trend
  • Scripting
  • Security 

WebView can also be added to any existing DataHub license. 

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DataHub Features List

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. 

Have questions? Click the Chat button in the lower right corner or request a consultation Request a Consultation Virtual Meeting

FEATURED CASE STUDIES

RESOURCES

  • VIDEOS & Training
  • Operating System Support
  • Documentation & Release Notes
  • Scripting Engine Examples

Video-Tutorial-OPCUA-DALearn by watching and doing

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 

Video Library

DataHub works on these operating systems

Starting with version 9.0, the Cogent DataHub is available as a 32-bit or 64-bit application. The 64-bit version download is available upon request.

  • Windows Server 2008, 2008R2
  • Windows server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1 and 8.1 Embedded
  • Windows 7 (excluding Home Edition)

Detailed Specifications

Access the Detailed Documentation & Resources

In addition to our video library, the DataHub documentation is installed with the product and is available in our knowledgebase

Documentation (PDF)

Release Notes History

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Jump Starts for DataHub Scripting

DataHub-Scripting-Example-Script-350wThe 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.

Case Study

Scripting Library

What Our Clients Say

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We are very grateful to the overall support from Software Toolbox . In all aspects, the OPC DataHub is performing very well.

- J. Munoz, Mukhaizna Oil Field

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Software Toolbox is one of the best at support. They help out quickly and they follow up. Thanks!

- Bill Jennings, Beverage Packaging DataHub User

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Using DataHub in our client's milling control system migration application saved us 30 days of downtime which was worth $21 million in production to them

- Rudi Van Der Merwe, Motiontronix

 
 
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