AVEVA Historian vs. ThingWorx

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AVEVA Historian
Score 9.2 out of 10
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AVEVA Historian, formerly from Wonderware, is a time-series optimized data store, allowing the user to capture and store high-fidelity industrial big data, to unlock trapped potential for operational improvements.N/A
ThingWorx
Score 8.2 out of 10
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ThingWorx is an IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) development platform acquired by PTC in 2014 and merged with Axeda Machine Cloud in the same year, to expand PTC's development offerings.N/A
Pricing
AVEVA HistorianThingWorx
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AVEVA HistorianThingWorx
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
AVEVA HistorianThingWorx
Internet of Things
Comparison of Internet of Things features of Product A and Product B
AVEVA Historian
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Ratings
ThingWorx
7.9
7 Ratings
1% below category average
IoT Device Management00 Ratings8.57 Ratings
Device Security00 Ratings7.97 Ratings
IoT Data Management00 Ratings7.56 Ratings
IoT Analytics00 Ratings7.37 Ratings
IoT Integration00 Ratings8.17 Ratings
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User Ratings
AVEVA HistorianThingWorx
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.7
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
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10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AVEVA HistorianThingWorx
Likelihood to Recommend
AVEVA
Paired with Citect SCADA or System Platform, this is an excellent process historian. It also works well collecting OPC data. For basic data storage, retrieval, and analysis, this is well suited. This is not well suited for very large deployments. Multiple instances would need to be used to scale up, and the data fed into a second-tier/enterprise historian for corporate user consumption.
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PTC
It is well suited for situations where you require an end-to-end platform for pushing code and managing data and security of the IoT application. However, it is not well suited for the case when you want to scale the app up to many users and this requires more from the part of the product.
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Pros
AVEVA
  • Data storage--multiple data sources stream data in real time; it is stored without issue
  • Data retrieval--small to moderate queries and trends are generally fast and efficient
  • Cost effectiveness--it is one of the cheaper (non-enterprise) historian offers and therefore is good value for money (with a reduced feature set)
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PTC
  • Asset Monitoring - quick and easy to deploy, can connect to the plant floor and get real-time data from devices.
  • Analytics - The TWX Analytics extension has a variety of analyses that can be done into any data source input into TWX.
  • Alerts notification - you can program alerts to be sent via email/SMS seamlessly.
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Cons
AVEVA
  • Query performance--for very long-term/large queries; the latest version which we are yet to commission has some improvements in this area
  • User interface--the trend, query, and Excel add-ins are basic and could do with a refresh; web-based clients are a paid add-on and less full featured, so not a true replacement
  • Connectivity--Wonderware System Platform driver packs are required for additional data source types, where native connectors are not provided by other products
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PTC
  • Advanced functionality in control and data visualization often requires additional coding from the user.
  • Support and tutorials provided are often lacking in detail or are not readily transferable.
  • Mashup development works poorly on small monitors or laptops.
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Likelihood to Renew
AVEVA
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PTC
We started more than a year ago and do not plan to replace it
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Support Rating
AVEVA
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PTC
Experienced and knowledgeable customer support executives, Thingworx is a very large product and contains a myriad of features which is not easy to remember without enough training or hands-on experience
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Alternatives Considered
AVEVA
AVEVA Historian, formerly Wonderware, was the best of the process tier historians in terms of reliability and functionality. It is still under development and not a "dead" product. It is also more cost effective than the more full-featured enterprise historians, such as PI, which our organization is not yet ready for. The feature set is at the right cost level, coupled with current support, were the key factors in the decision.
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PTC
Well-suited - multiple streams from many data sources, highly scalable application scenarios.Good for a quick test of internet of things (IoT) connectivity and for deploying access via the web. Smooth deployment, easy to couple to devices. Easy cooperation with Splunk, which we use also.
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Return on Investment
AVEVA
  • Increased efficiency, reduction in labour for preparing reports--data is available to be queried and reported with less effort
  • Increased production efficiency--near real-time data availability and comparisons to historical data has been used to make faster and better operational decisions
  • Increased reliability--data has been used for maintenance optimization and planning purposes
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PTC
  • Good for quick deployment of customer specific control of IoT
  • Good for quick test of IoT platform
  • Difficult to debug complicate system
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