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Welcome to ICONICS Hyper Historian ™, a powerful, high performance plant historian designed from the ground up using 64-bit and .NET. As a robust, scalable, and secure enterprise-wide, real-time data historian, it leverages the latest operating systems such as Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, in addition to 64-bit processors.



Hyper Historian was designed for the most mission critical applications demanding the highest level of availability, providing unparalleled performance with very efficient use of computer resources. Hyper Historian utilizes a high compression, advanced, Swinging Door algorithm and takes advantage of 64-bit hardware and software architectures, allowing it to access more CPU power and memory than traditional 32-bit-based historians and providing highest performance possible.


Key features include:

Hyper Historian can use Swinging Door data compression for storing huge volumes of quickly changing data. But even without the Swinging Door data compression it is capable of logging up to 50,000 data events per second, or more, on reference hardware for real-time, enterprise-wide information.


Hyper Historian has robust, built-in software redundancy for mission critical applications that require uninterrupted access and collection of data. Automatic Store and Forward technology ensure data integrity, in the event of system upset or communications disruption.


Hyper Historian uses advanced data integration, providing unsurpassed connectivity to any device via:

Users can easily collect information from multiple plants, facilities or throughout the enterprise. Data sources such as PLCs, I/O devices, HMI applications and network devices can be collected and stored for reporting and analysis.


Hyper Historian includes an industry standard SQL Query interface, enabling tight integration with Microsoft SQL-compatible database such as Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008. Hyper Historian also has a unique, automation archiving feature that allows for routine or triggered scheduling of data archives, freeing up disk space and backing up files for long term storage and/or retrieval.


The Workbench inside Hyper Historian features a thin client, optimistic concurrent design, acting as the central configuration environment and operator interface. The runtime operational interface allows for complete visualization of real-time and historical data with 2D and 3D charts. The Workbench’s advanced configuration console performs complete service management and has integrated layout/project management and remote pack-and-go deployment capabilities.


From the Workbench, operators can add fully customized 3D trends and charts. Users can choose from a wide library of 3D charts such as X vs. Y, logarithmic, bar graph, strip chart recorder, circular and more, to build clear and accurate representations of real-time and historical data. Intuitive ribbons and galleries help to customize trends by adding color, gradients, smooth animation, translucency/glass effects, anti-aliasing and more, making data analysis clear and straightforward. Users can drag and drop sources during runtime and view multiple trends simultaneously.


Users can trend production numbers against a target. Data can also be exported in tabular formats and it is possible to enter operator comments, as well as manage lab data and audit trails in accordance with 21 CFR Part 11 policies.


Hyper Historian can also connect with the entire ICONICS BizViz , Manufacturing Intelligence/Business Visualization suite, to create best-in-class reporting, analysis, portal or data bridging applications.


Hyper Historian Architecture

Hyper Historian architecture integrates with the Workbench, ICONICS BizViz , third-party applications, remote data collectors and more. The Hyper Historian architecture consists of the logger and collector members. Under the Standard license, the Hyper Historian Logger and Collector run within the same service. The Enterprise license has additional features including redundant collectors and loggers with Store-and-Forward technology, utilization of multiple CPUs, and remote collectors. In addition, there is a separate service for the logger and the collector(s).


MergeWorX is a tool for automatically or manually inserting data into Hyper Historian. It is typically used for importing historical or log data from databases, other historians, intermittently-connected field devices, and other equipment such as PLCs, providing high resolution recording from these devices and greatly increased reliability of capturing all data, even when network outages occur. You can include a configuration from MergeWorX when packing a Hyper Historian project using the Pack and Go Wizard. For more information, refer to the MergeWorX topic.


Is Hyper Historian Right for You?

Hyper Historian is right for your project if the historian must do one or more of the following.