IBM Integrated Information Core helps chemical and petroleum industry customers achieve integrated operations and unit efficiencyIBM United States Software Announcement 210-296
September 14, 2010
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New features available in Integrated Information Core V1.4, previously known as IBM® Chemical and Petroleum Integrated Information Framework, include:
- Support for model aware server adapters for web services as well as enhanced model access services
- Model management improvements including enhanced tooling, model change monitor, standardized model import, and new secure services
- Extended security capabilities including role-based access model managers and system administrators
- Bundling of IBM ILOG® JViews, formerly a prerequisite product
- JViews that provide model visualization capabilities within the build phase of an Integrated Information Core project
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Integrated Information Core is a software platform based on industry and IT standards. Integrated Information Core V1.4 is designed to help customers in the chemical and petroleum industry improve integrated operations through simpler and more timely access to information pertaining to upstream and downstream operations.
The Integrated Information Core software platform contains industry-specific content to help enable the consistent representation of chemical and petroleum enterprises and operations. It leverages a reference semantic model, based on industry standards, incorporating:
- Process equipment and hierarchy with connectivity
- Production calculation
- Key performance indicators
- Model access services supporting client application access of production information via the implemented model
A reference semantic model implementation is created for each customer solution. Based on IBM service-oriented architecture (SOA) software, this framework helps enable smarter oil and gas industry solutions such as downstream integrated operations for petroleum refineries and chemical plants, and integrated asset management to assist in identifying problems before breakdowns occur. This can help improve availability and decrease costs.
The same software platform enables industry solutions to connect offshore platforms with onshore experts inside the company and with partners for real-time collaboration to help respond more quickly and accurately. This capability can help optimize human and production resources.
Oil and gas companies have extensive control systems and other production systems implemented at the facility and/or plant level, and resource planning systems at the administrative and/or enterprise level. There is a need for operations management and intelligence systems integrating and consolidating the applications in the domain between these systems. Integrated Information Core helps bridge these requirements. Existing equipment can be leveraged with incremental expansion across assets and processes as business needs change.
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- Windows® Server 2003 Standard Edition, SP1 and SP2, or Windows 2008, R1
- SISCO UIB Core 413-095
- SISCO UIB Adapter for OPC Client 413-095
- SISCO UIB Adapter for OPC Server 413-095
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|Planned availability date|
- September 17, 2010,(electronic availability)
- October 15, 2010, (physical availability)
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The IBM Integrated Information Core is a semantic-model-based designed to allow chemical and petroleum industry-specific integrated solutions with common processes and services to help:
- Improve the productivity of skilled people by giving them real-time and historical production operations information visibility to measurements in the context of instrumented, interconnected equipment
- Support decision making with enterprise-wide access to real-time and historical production operations information
- Reduce costs with more informed decisions that leverage federated information with performance comparisons across multiple assets across the enterprise
- Reduce planned and unplanned shutdowns, increase production, and decrease maintenance costs based on enterprise wide, event-based information
The Integrated Information Core software platform provides simplified access, via an information model based on industry standards, to integrated information about production processes and assets across multiple facilities. Integrated Information Core V1.4 consists of components dedicated to the chemical and petroleum industry, and delivers business process management (BPM) with common services.
The components of Integrated Information Core V1.4 offer build, run, and manage capabilities:
- Build Server Edition and Build Client Edition components contain tooling and model ontology for chemical and petroleum companies to model their facilities and operations into an abstracted, industry-specific, reference semantic model. Build includes software architecture, process modeling, the semantic modeling of assets and locations, and publishing reusable services in the services repository. Visual clickable representations of the assets with process and instrumentation views are provided using ILOG JViews product based on Web 2.0.
- Run Edition component enables users to process business
events and to execute their business process using business process execution
language (BPEL) to invoke the services. It uses adapters to integrate the
operation's equipment (for example, distributed control system (DCS), programmable
logic controllers (PLC) and systems (for example, historian, equipment monitoring).
It is the platform on which the model-driven integration capability in the
reference semantic model is implemented at run time. This ontology gives federated
access to data without replication. This means that data remains in the emitting
systems, helping to avoid error-prone replication of data.
The integration pattern, reference semantic model, and services pattern facilitate access to and utility of real-time information, specifically in the upstream and downstream operations of the chemical and petroleum industry. This access to process tag data by any human or application anywhere in an enterprise, easily and in real time, provides an information transfer model that serves as a directory so users can find data and documents. Business events are defined and managed to help automate and standardize processes involving massive amounts of data to speed predefined processes and alert experts with timely insight.
- Manage Server Edition and Manage Client Edition components deliver the robust monitoring and management capabilities necessary to manage the SOA infrastructure underlying the Integrated Information Core and the business processes managed within Integrated Information Core. These editions, based on industry standards for system management, can monitor the process orchestrations and services deployed on the run infrastructure. This helps allow chemical and petroleum customers to deliver the expected systems and application performance and availability.
The Integrated Information Core helps deliver business benefits, such as:
- Reduced operating costs
- Increased production by utilizing distinctive new technology approaches, including the reference semantic model based on industry standards
- Web browser visualization software and enablement in an open SOA environment
These capabilities help enable the delivery of a consistent unit operations representation, standardization of processes and performance measures, service patterns, and business event filtering with advanced alerting and visualization capabilities in context of the equipment operations.
Integrated Information Core supports industry standards, both for access to endpoint information (OPC, JDBC, Web Services) as well as for the information model called Reference Semantic Model (RSM) used to describe the enterprise and associated productions assets (ISA S88/S95, ISO 15926, IEEE 61970/68, and MIMOSA/Open O&M).
Integrated operations personnel should be able to work more effectively as a result of the improved integrated operations from the core implementation. Today, information about integrated operations is spread across many systems such as historians, OPC servers and databases. Interpreting that information often requires deep engineering knowledge of the equipment and cryptic names for OPC tabs or database tables and fields. Integrated Information Core, using the reference semantic model, provides model-based access to the information in these disparate systems so that it can be accessed and understood much more easily and rapidly by both people and client applications. This helps to reduce risk and time to value with a pretested platform that can be customized to customers' specific needs.
The capabilities of the Integrated Information Core can help users reduce planned and unplanned shutdowns by performance analysis through integration with asset management applications. This can help increase production and decrease maintenance costs based on delivery of enterprise-wide event-based information.
The Integrated Information Core V1.4 components are:
- Chemical and Petroleum Integrated Information Framework Build Server Edition
- Chemical and Petroleum Integrated Information Framework Build Client Edition
- Chemical and Petroleum Integrated Information Framework Run Edition
- Chemical and Petroleum Integrated Information Framework Manage Server Edition
- Chemical and Petroleum Integrated Information Framework Manage Client Edition
These core components can help a business become more agile by extending business process management and best practices with the capability to incrementally add additional assets and processes as the enterprise grows.
Given extensive instrumentation across oil fields, pipelines, refineries and chemical plants, the integrated operations vision now requires improving integrated business process management and visualization in context. The Integrated Information Core components can help increase interconnected and intelligent operations with a new approach for accessing disperse control system, historian, and asset data and delivering it to key users and systems in a context ideal for taking smarter action and improving business process execution. This helps transform the way business users view and interact with their upstream and downstream assets and teams.
This core framework is designed to deliver production decision makers with new or improved capabilities:
- Visualization of contextual oil field information: View the oil field or refinery through an intuitive graphical interface, running on a thin client, where sensor and machine data is presented in clickable, hierarchal levels of detail, ready for analysis and decision making.
- Better decisions utilizing interconnected, instrumented assets, and predictive analysis: Integrated view of operations information supporting analysis of oil field or refinery production history, status, and events to aid both timely decision-making and operational planning.
- Intelligent alerts and event management: Detect, evaluate, and respond to business events with pre-defined actions involving both human and computer participants.
- Optimized automation and integration: Help provide an open enterprise data and process integration framework for existing and new manufacturing applications
- Team collaboration: Enable or extend the ability to collaborate on challenges and solutions in a timely manner via collaboration technologies, exploiting timely, shared information on what is really happening with the processes and equipment comprising integrated operations.
- Enterprise connectivity with enterprise asset management, enterprise resource planning, and other systems: Share critical operational information with other enterprise applications enabling extended business users to better plan, forecast, and respond to business imperatives.
As one of the world's largest and most successful consulting and technology solutions companies, IBM has the credentials and capabilities to deliver Integrated Information Core. This platform provides industry-specific components that support the smarter oil and gas idea that is part of helping IBM create a smarter planet.
Perhaps what really differentiates IBM from other solution providers is the deep understanding, investment, and experience in delivering solutions to enterprise-class chemical and petroleum companies around the world. Integrated Information Core is based on proven SOA software that is already in the field at top companies delivering real results.
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Integrated Information Core delivers an IBM software platform that is complementary to customers' enterprise asset management, back office, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications. In addition to the chemical- and petroleum-specific capabilities, the following are included in the component bundles:
Build Server Edition
- WebSphere® Service Registry and Repository
- WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment
- IBM ILOG JViews Enterprise
- WebSphere ILOG JRules
Build Client Edition
- WebSphere Integration Developer
- Rational® Software Architect for WebSphere
- Rational Asset Manager
- IBM ILOG JViews Enterprise
- WebSphere Process Server for Multiplatforms
- WebSphere Business Events
- WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment
Manage Server Edition
- Tivoli® Composite Application Manager for Applications
- Tivoli Business Service Manager
Manage Client Edition
- Tivoli Business Service Manager Tier 1
- Tivoli Composite Application Manager for SOA Platform
- Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Applications
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Refer to Software Withdrawal Announcement 910-211, dated September 14, 2010.
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Integrated Information Core V1.4 uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
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Part Program name number Chemical and Petroleum Integrated Information BA0ZLEN Framework Build Server Edition V1.4 for Windows, English Media Pack Chemical and Petroleum Integrated Information D0A3XLL Framework Build Server Edition Processor Value Unit Lic+SW Subscription & Support 12 Mo Chemical and Petroleum Integrated Information E07CFLL Framework Build Server Edition Processor Value Unit Annual SW Subscription & Support Rnwl Chemical and Petroleum Integrated Information D0A3YLL Framework Build Server Edition Processor Value Unit SW Subscription & Support Reinstate 12 Mo
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Chemical and Petroleum Integrated Information BA0ZNEN Framework Manage Server Edition V1.4 for Windows, English Media Pack Chemical and Petroleum Integrated Information D0A3TLL Framework Manage Server Edition Processor Value Unit Lic+SW Subscription & Support 12 Mo Chemical and Petroleum Integrated Information E07CDLL Framework Manage Server Edition Processor Value Unit Annual SW Subscription & Support Rnwl Chemical and Petroleum Integrated Information D0A3ULL Framework Manage Server Edition Processor Value Unit SW Subscription & Support Reinstate 12 Mo
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Program Value Unit number Program/Component Name Exhibit 5724-Y59 Chemical and Petroleum Integrated VUE100 Information Framework Build Server Edition 5724-Y59 Chemical and Petroleum Integrated VUE100 Information Framework Run Edition 5724-Y59 Chemical and Petroleum Integrated VUE100 Information Framework Manage Server Edition 5724-Y59 Chemical and Petroleum Integrated VUE100 Information Framework Manage Client Edition
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