DaaS acts as a broker between data generators and data recipients. Because it is delivered as a cloud service, it means that the parties can simply connect existing data infrastructure (data loggers, smart devices, SCADA, historians, etc.) to the DaaS hub to send and/or receive data – no party typically has to install or maintain special equipment. A web-based portal is also available for visualization, reporting and notifications.
Because DaaS operates at arm’s length to each party, some of the benefits enjoyed are:
- No additional IT support burden
- Expandable and scalable
- Conforms with each parties’ existing standards
- Cost effective, secure and reliable
- Avoids anti-trust issues (when the parties are also competitors)