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AVEVA Historian

About AVEVA Historian

AVEVA Historian is the first, large volume plant data historian to unite a high-speed data acquisition and storage system with a traditional relational database management system.

Enable smarter business decisions with enterprise data access to high-fidelity data generated by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). AVEVA Historian provides a secure, high-performance database to consolidate disparate data sources and provide rapid retrieval techniques to make sense of the increasing amount of industrial data.

System Platform Key Value Drivers:
  • Unparalleled Engineering Simplicity

  • Unmatched Operational Agility

  • Real-time Actionable Intelligence

  • Lowest Total Cost of Ownership

  • Enterprise-wide Standards Compliance

  • Continuous Process Improvement


Your data is hiding in pockets of applications, machines and people; unify it with Wonderware Historian.

Access the data you don’t see

High availability, full redundancy and disaster recovery options keep your business running continuously.

Redundancy and business continuity
Reporting and analysis productivity

Comprehensive reporting and data analysis options enable more team members to gain value from your process history.

A complete and accurate operational history provides a foundation for faster troubleshooting and easier discovery of high value process improvement opportunities.

Process improvement
Lower IT costs; faster ROI

Flexible, scalable implementation options reduce IT costs and accelerate system ROI.

Where Time-Series and Transactional Data Come Together


​Unlike conventional relational database technology which is not well-suited to production environments, the AVEVA Historian handles time-series data, as well as alarm and event data. Unique Wonderware “block technology" captures plant data hundreds of times faster than a standard database system and utilizes a fraction of conventional storage space.

Optimized data storage

AVEVA Historian combines front-end, high-speed data collection with time-series extensions to an embedded Microsoft SQL Server relational database. It does not store data directly in Microsoft SQL Server tables but lets you use Windows Explorer to transfer highly optimized “history blocks”, eliminating the need to purge your database as it grows. Additionally, our patented “swinging door” data storage algorithm greatly reduces data storage requirements while preserving important data features.

Advanced Data Retrieval Modes

AVEVA Historian’s built-in advanced data retrieval modes make your data report queries easier to build, more efficient and more powerful.

Customer Service and Support


The Customer FIRST Services Program makes it easy to receive the latest AVEVA software and associated applications. To learn more about this valuable program, which maintains and often Increases the value of your industrial software applications, please contact your local Wonderware sales representative.

Historian Features

Historian’s ability to handle millions of tags provides plenty of capability to collect and store all of your vital process, alarm and event data. Monitor a single process or an entire facility. Store data locally and aggregate at the enterprise level, fulfilling the most demanding analysis and reporting requirements.

Collecting Data
Validate Data
Archive Data

Capture data from basic single node sources or highly distributed sources, anywhere in the world.

Apply built-in data validation procedures to assure you that your data is accurate.

Preserve everything from short term diagnostics to a long term records needed to support regulatory requirements.

Maintaining Business Continuity
Easily configured tiered architectures guard against possible data loss and provide valuable summary data for system performance analysis.



Configure one tier as a data repository for backup of critical information, or replicate historical data in multiple tiers. Lower tiers can feed either their complete data stream or just summary, aggregated data, to one or more higher levels. If the system goes down while you are using a data analysis and reporting application such as Historian Client, the system switches automatically to a designated backup historian. When the primary historian comes back online, all connected Historian Client instances switch back automatically to the primary server.

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