IBM Integrated Information Core V1.5 delivers integrated, intelligent operations across the enterpriseIBM United States Software Announcement 212-059
March 20, 2012
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New and enhanced features available in Integrated Information Core V1.5 include:
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Integrated Information Core V1.5 delivers new and enhanced features to provide a unified, real-time view of enterprise operations. Through a consolidated, model-based view of the enterprise, Integrated Information Core is designed to help line-of-business users drive key objectives across the enterprise including monitoring and optimizing operations, improving quality, and enhancing safety. It can help improve utilization and reduce unplanned downtime and associated costs.
Integrated Information Core delivers new and improved capabilities to production decision makers.
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With extensive instrumentation across production environments, equipment, and a variety of systems, the need for intelligent operations requires improving integrated business process management and visualization in a common context. Integrated Information Core is designed to help interconnect and improve operations through a non-disruptive approach for accessing disparate and dispersed systems and assets and delivering information to key users and systems in a context ideal for taking smarter action and improving business process execution. This capability helps customers improve operational visibility to predictably deliver on production commitments, increase flexibility of operations, better leverage high-skilled resources across sites, improve asset availability, and optimize production through dynamic, interconnected processes.
Integrated Information Core helps transform the way businesses view and interact with assets and operations while enabling enterprise-wide analytics and process optimization. Integrated Information Core can be used by customers across a variety of industries including Chemical and Petroleum, Automotive, Aerospace and Defense, Mining, Heavy Equipment, Energy and Utilities, Military/Government, and consumer packaged goods to integrate systems, enhance enterprise visibility, and gain insights to help improve bottom-line business performance.
Integrated Information Core allows customers to integrate data from production systems through a common, model-based view of the enterprise. Businesses can integrate operational solutions to the enterprise with common processes and services to:
Integration Information Core provides a framework that makes it much simpler to connect real-time operational data and related enterprise applications through a model of the real world. The architecture delivers this capability through a semantic model that provides a fundamental context for data. The semantic model is based on industry standards (such as ISA-95 and ISA-88) and enables modeling of an enterprise, its sites, and assets down to the specific measurements on individual equipment.
What is new and updated in Version 1.5
Integrated Information Core includes a new Model Manager, which allows you to integrate operational data across disparate systems to improve visibility. The new Model Manager hosts a more open and extensible semantic model of the enterprise and operations providing an abstraction layer over operational systems to improve flexibility and agility. The Model Manager allows users to create, store, query, update, import, and export models. Through the model management process, models and associated updates are automatically versioned and can be saved, promoted, and restored to support the progression through development, test, and production deployment. Integrated Information Core provides a base reference semantic model, supporting key industry standards (ISA-95, ISA-88 and ISO-15926), which can be extended or replaced as needed.
Model-driven data access
Integrated Information Core provides adapters for integrating data from Open Productivity and Connectivity (OPC) servers, Web Services, and databases through the model view of the enterprise. The adapters allow integration of existing systems without the need to rip and replace while providing a standardized, consistent view of underlying systems. The OPC Client and Server adapters provide interfaces for accessing and exposing traditional OPC data through the model.
Advanced visualization and analytics
Integrated Information Core includes one Authorized User of IBM Intelligent Operations Center. Intelligent Operations Center provides advanced analytics and visualization tools to enable insights into the operational environment via centralized information. It delivers capabilities to visualize enterprise-wide operations through KPIs, trends, analyses, and business rules across sites and organizational boundaries.
Integrated Information Core now allows applications to query and update the model using the industry standard SPARQL Query Language.
KPIs help gauge the performance of assets, equipment, and processes through a simplified view of real-time measurement values. They are derived from one or more measurement values from assets or equipment which are collected and processed through a defined algorithm and can be scheduled to recalculate at regular intervals. KPI values are displayed in the Solution Studio and can also be subscribed to by other interested applications.
Federation enables a consolidated view of operations for end-users and enterprise applications across multiple instances of Integrated Information Core. Federation provides a conceptual layer on top of multiple Model Managers to provide a common interface layer for applications to access measurement data throughout the enterprise. Federation of models enables improved scalability and can also be used to segregate the model to support span of control issues from an organizational perspective. The topology supports multiple tiers of federating and federated nodes allowing the entire enterprise model to be explored through a single Model Manager. Integrated Information Core supports federation across same version nodes and V1.4 nodes.
Solution Studio enhancements
The Solution Studio provides new capabilities to create, configure, and visualize KPIs to gain insights into how assets and equipment are performing. It also provides the ability to modify the pallet of asset symbols and their associated rules providing greater flexibility and extensibility to support new industry models.
New security enhancements enable greater flexibility and better control of data through more granular authentication and authorization for model services as well as access to individual data elements within the model. Using an LDAP-based security model, users are granted access to different capabilities and data via role and context-based security.
Integrated Information Core Enterprise Edition also provides an audit trail for all modifications to the model including updates, modifications, and deletions to capture historical changes for greater traceability and accountability.
Several significant enhancements are made to improve the user experience and the overall consumability of the system.
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Integrated Information Core is complementary to customers' enterprise asset management, back office, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications and helps them achieve integrated operations. It is designed to work with IBM Intelligent Operations Center and IBM Real-Time Asset Locator as well as other IBM industrial solutions.
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Integrated Information Core V1.5 now consists of two editions: standard edition for customers who need model-driven integration of operational data, and enterprise edition for customers who also need advanced process and lifecycle management functionality. For each edition, developer or runtime packages are available. The developer package supports nonproduction use for development, test, and staging environments. The runtime package is used to run the active solution and is integrated through the model-aware adapters and model access services with production and enterprise systems. Both the standard and enterprise editions can be used for developing, testing and running production solutions.
Integrated Information Core contains five components as described below:
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.
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Security, auditability, and control
Integrated Information Core V1.5 provides a role-based security model which enables increased control and flexibility. It also tracks modifications to the model to provide historical change information for greater traceability and accountability.
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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