OSISoft PI Translator (osisoft-pi)

Also see common JDBC Translator Information

The OSISoft Translator, known by the type name osisoft-pi, is for use with OSIsoft PI OLEDB Enterprise. This translator uses the JDBC driver provided by the OSISoft. The driver is not provided with Teiid install, this needs be downloaded from OSISoft and installed correctly on Teiid server according to OSISoft documentation PI-JDBC-2016-Administrator-Guide.pdf or latest document.

Install on Linux

Make sure you have OpenSSL libraries installed, and you have following "export" added correctly in your shell environment variables. Otherwise you can also add in <WildFly>/bin/standalone.sh file or <WildFly>/bin/domain.sh file.

export PI_RDSA_LIB=/<path>/pipc/jdbc/lib/libRdsaWrapper-1.5b.so
export PI_RDSA_LIB64=/<path>/pipc/jdbc/lib/libRdsaWrapper64-1.5b.so

Please also note to execute from Linux, you also need install 'gSoap' library, as PI JDBC driver uses SOAP over HTTPS to communicate with PI server.

Install on Windows

Follow the installation program provided by OSISoft for installing the JDBC drivers. Make sure you have the following environment variables configured.

PI_RDSA_LIB     C:\Program Files (x86)\PIPC\JDBC\RDSAWrapper.dll
PI_RDSA_LIB64   C:\Program Files\PIPC\JDBC\RDSAWrapper64.dll

Installing the JDBC driver for Teiid (same for both Linux and Windows)

Then copy the module directory from <WildFly>/teiid/datasources/osisoft-pi/modules directory into _<WilfFly>/modules directory. Then find the "PIJDBCDriver.jar" file from the installation directory, and copy it to _<WildFly>/module/system/layers/dv/com/osisoft/main" directory. Then add the driver definition to the standalone.xml file by editing the file and adding something similar to below

       <driver name="osisoft-pi" module="com.osisoft">

That completes the configuration of the PI driver in the Teiid. We still have not created a connection to the PI server. you can start the server now.

Creating a Data Source to PI

You can execute following similar CLI script to create a datasource

/subsystem=datasources/data-source=pi-ds:add(jndi-name=java:/pi-ds,  driver-name=osisoft-pi, connection-url=jdbc:pioledbent://<DAC Server>/Data Source=<AF Server>; Integrated Security=SSPI,user-name=user, password=mypass)

this will create following XML in standalone.xml or domain.xml (you can also directly edit these files and add manually)

<datasource jndi-name="java:/pi-ds" pool-name="pi-ds">
    <connection-url>jdbc:pioledbent://<DAC Server>/Data Source=<AF Server>; Integrated Security=SSPI</connection-url>

Now you have fully configured the Teiid with PI database connection. You can create VDB that can use this connection to issue the queries.


You can develop a VDB like follows to fetch metadata from PI and give you access to executing queries against PI.


<vdb name="pi" version="1">
    <model name="AF">
        <property name="importer.importProcedures" value="true"/>
        <source connection-jndi-name="java:/pi-ds" name="pi-connector" translator-name="osisoft-pi"/>

Deploy this file into Teiid using CLI or using management console

deploy pi-vdb.xml

Once the metadata is loaded and VDB is active you can use Teiid JDBC/ODBC driver or OData to connect to the VDB and issue queries.

PI Translator Capabilities

PI translator is extension of jdbc-ansi translator, so all the SQL ANSI queries are supported. PI translator also supports LATERAL join with Table Valued Functions (TVF). An example Teiid query looks like

SELECT EH.Name, BT."Time", BT."Number of Computers", BT."Temperature"
    FROM Sample.Asset.ElementHierarchy EH
    LEFT JOIN  LATERAL (exec "TransposeArchive_Building Template"(EH.ElementID, TIMESTAMPADD(SQL_TSI_HOUR, -1, now()), now())) BT on 1=1
    WHERE EH.ElementID IN (SELECT ElementID FROM Sample.Asset.ElementHierarchy WHERE Path='\Data Center\')
ANSI SQL semantics require a ON clause, but CROSS APPLY or OUTER APPLY do no have a ON clause, so for this reason user need to pass in a dummy ON clause like ON (1 = 1), which will be ignored when converted to APPLY clause which will be pushed down.

By default this translator turns off the "importer.ImportKeys" to false.

The PI data type, "GUID" will need to be modeled as "String" and must define the NATIVE_TYPE on column as "guid", then Teiid translator will appropriately convert the data back forth with the PI datasource’s native guid type with appropriate type casting from string.

Pushdown Functions

PI accepts time interval literals that are not recognized by Teiid. If you wish to make a comparison based upon an interval, use the PI.inteveral function:

select * from Archive a where a.time between PI.interval('*-14d') and PI.interval('*')

Known Issues: TEIID-5123 - Casting a string containing a negative or zero value (e.g. '-24' or '0') to Float/Single fails with PI Jdbc driver.

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