Skkynet DataHub on Azure - The Cloud Companion to DataHub

Optimized DataHub in Azure for Secure IT/OT Integration

When working with your data in Azure with digital twins, data lakes, and any other application you can run on Azure, you still need to insure the best security possible for your production data. 

Available in the Azure Marketplace, the Skkynet DataHub is a Microsoft Azure Managed Application that is optimized to securely receive your data using all of DataHub's secure and robust tunneling capabilities and then integrate it with your on-premise DataHub instances.

Because licensing of the Azure service is consistent with other native Azure apps, it can be more cost effective than taking a full DataHub premise license and paying for an Azure hosted full virtual machine, as you only pay for resources consumed.

You configure the Skkynet DataHub on Azure using the same remote configuration interface that you use for your DataHub.  You'll also be able to monitor your cloud service usage via the SkkyHub web portal.

Unique Security Capabilities & Supported DataHub Features

Skkynet's patented technology for outbound-only connections ensures no exposed attack surface in your plant network. No IT policy changes, no open inbound firewall ports, no VPN, and no extra hardware on your production network.

DataHub features supported in Azure

  • Tunneling
  • OPC UA & A&C
  • MQTT (client and broker)
  • Bridging
  • Redundancy
  • Alarms and Notifications
  • External Historians
  • AVEVA, OSIsoftPI, InfluxDB OSS / Enterprise / cloud, Kenisis, REST API

Use Cases

  • Aggregate data from premise data sources including OPC DA, OPC UA, Modbus, Historians, Databases & more and Connect any of the over 3,000 Azure partner apps
  • Collect process data for analytics or AI
  • Centralize alarms & events 
  • Integrate MQTT data using SparkplugB
  • Connect & Share Data with Azure IoT Hub
  • Centralize Historians in the Cloud
  • Integrate with any cloud based SCADA
  • Create dashboards - Grafana, Skkynet Webview, any 3rd party HMI
  • Centralized InfluxDB OSS to InfluxDB Cloud for big data analytics

Cloud Monitoring Portal Included 

When using the Skkynet DataHub Managed Azure Application, you'll have access to a web portal to monitor your usage and run reports over various time ranges and look at points in use, data point updates, connection hours and see your billing charges by period. 

Ready to Learn More or Try it?

To learn more you can visit the Azure Marketplace. There you can activate a Skkynet DataHub in your Azure Subscription and learn more about Azure pricing for the cloud side. 

You can also see how to setup your connection in the Skkynet DataHub Service for Microsoft Azure online documentation.

To get your local data, you'll need a premise hosted DataHub. You can download a free Cogent DataHub trial to get started and use our training videos and assistance to get things going locally.

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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. 

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