Plugins

Last updated: April 20th, 2021

What are DataBus Plugins?

Plugins can let you integrate with other systems, services, protocols or technologies. They can also let you analyse and manipulate data on the fly. We are always expanding the list of plugins available - if you want a specific plugin that we don't have then ask us to build you one or roll your own!
Also keep an eye out for updates on our Releases page. We publish all major releases and updates there, including new features and plugins.

Operational Technology Plugins

Operational Technology (OT), like SCADA systems and Building Management Systems. Integrate with the hardware or software that directly monitors and/or control physical devices, processes and events in the enterprise.

OPC UA

Indicium.DataBus.Plugins.DataSources.OpcUaPlugin

OPC is a standard protocol for interfacing with industrial control systems and devices. OPC UA (Universal Architecture) is to work with both real-time and historical data sets. The INDICIUM DataBus can read and write to OPC UA Servers.

This protocol is designed to work without Windows, allowing the server to be hosted on different platforms like Linux or directly on PLC's.

OPC DA Windows Only

Indicium.DataBus.OpcDa.OpcDaPlugin

OPC is a standard protocol for interfacing with industrial control systems and devices. OPC DA (Data Access) is designed for real-time access to data. The INDICIUM DataBus can read, write or subsribe to OPC DA servers.

This protocol is suited for real-time data integration requirements where data needs to be available straight away. Subscribing to data allows the DataBus to be notified as soon as the data changes, removing the need and delays of polling for data.

This plugin supports accessing servers that support IPrivateSecurity, as well as NTLM and integrated network security.

OPC HDA Windows Only

Indicium.DataBus.OpcHda.OpcHdaPlugin

OPC is a standard protocol for interfacing with industrial control systems and devices. OPC HDA (Historical Data Access) is designed for accessing historical data series. The INDICIUM DataBus can read and write to OPC HDA Servers.

This protocol is best suited for interfacing with Historians, though it can be used to integrate with some SCADA systems which support tracing of historical data.

This plugin supports accessing servers that support IPrivateSecurity, as well as NTLM and integrated network security.

MODBUS Serial

Indicium.DataBus.ModbusPlugin.SerialModbusPlugin

Allow reading and writing of data from a serial MODBUS Slave device, or from SCADA systems or PLCs that support exposting MODBUS Slave data feeds.

LoggerNet Windows Only

Indicium.DataBus.LoggerNetPlugin

The LoggerNet plugin allows you to connect to an existing LoggerNet server to retrieve data from Campbell Scientific loggers. The management of the PARKBUS network is managed by LoggerNet, and this plugin allows you to stream new data from LoggerNet through to your destination systems.

Internet of Things Plugins

The Intenet of Things (IoT) opens up so many opportunties to collect and analyse large amounts of sensor data. These devices can use different technologies to deliver their data, including LoRaWAN, SigFox and NB-IoT/CAT-M1.

MQTT Client

Indicium.DataBus.Plugins.DataSources.MqttClientPlugin

The MQTT Client Plugin lets you subsribe to data being sent from an MQTT Broker. You would usually setup an MQTT Client Pluigin to subscribe to data topics from an IoT provider managing devices on an IoT network like LoRaWAN Server.

The MQTT Client Plugin is designed to scale to meet your IoT needs. It fully supports the automation features of the INDICIUM DataBus. You can subscribe to a topic from the MQTT Broker and if data arrives for a device that is not known, the DataBus automation system can configure all the processing pathways to meet your requirements. This saves administrative effort, and ensures your data is being collected as soon as it starts being delivered.

MQTT allows for 2-way communication, so data can be relayed back to your device if it supports it. This can be used to send control signals or reconfigure the device.

MQTT Server

Indicium.DataBus.Plugins.DataSources.MqttServerPlugin

The MQTT Server Plugin allows you to host an MQTT Broker in the INDICIUM DataBus. This can be handy if you want to securely share real-time data with MQTT Clients.

IoT Hub

Indicium.DataBus.IoT.Plugins.AzureIotHubPlugin

The IoT Hub plugin allows you to integrate your DataBus deployment with Azure IoT Hub. This means you can use IoT Hub to manage your IoT devices and ensure you cloud deployment is secured using all the smarts that Azure has to offer. The integration with IoT Hub is simplified and you can use the DataBus automation features to automatically build processing pipelines for the devices connected to IoT Hub.

IoT Hub Client

Indicium.DataBus.IoT.Plugins.AzureIotClientPlugin

This plugin allows you to connect your 'edge' site to Azure via IoT Hub. The plugin can be configured to automatically configured IoT Hub for you, or you can manually do this if preferred. Once setup, you can have a bidirectional data feed between your Azure deployment and your edge installation. You can optionally choose the protocol used to pass the data to IoT Hub (MQTT, AMQP, HTTPS) to ensure you can meet your own security requirements.

An example deployment would be to use the INDICIUM DataBus to integrate with a SCADA system or BMS to extract data and syncronise it with Azure. On the Azure side you can setup your IoT solution and write data directly into that solution.

The Things Network

Indicium.DataBus.IoT.Plugins.TTNPlugin

If you are using The Things Network as your LoRa Network provider and device management layer, then you can easily integrate this data source into your solution. This plguin supports automation, so you can automatically setup processing pipelines automatically when new devices are added.

LORIOT

Indicium.DataBus.IoT.Plugins.LoriotPlugin

The LORIOT Plugin lets you connect with your LORIOT LoRaWAN Network Server. You can connect using either Azure IoT Hub and using Web Sockets. Very quick to setup and allows you to setup a seperate connector for each application in LORIOT.

Fleet Space

Indicium.DataBus.FleetSpaceTechnologies.FleetSpacePlugin

The Fleet Space Plugin allows you to connect the INDICIUM DataBus to the Fleet Space Nebula API to retrieve data from your IoT sensors.

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Arlo Plugin

Indicium.DataBus.IoT.Plugins.ArloPlugin

Arlo Library plugin connect to the Arlo servers using your Arlo account and allows you to download videos capture from your Arlo cameras.

Cloud Technology Plugins

Integrated with Cloud Data Stores or Processes

Azure Table Storage

Indicium.DataBus.Azure.StoragePlugin.TableStoragePlugin

Read and write time-series data with Azure Table Storage. You can choose the name of the table per series, and a standard format is used to store the data.

Azure Table Storage - Performance

Indicium.DataBus.Azure.StoragePlugin.TableStoragePerformancePlugin

Allows direct integration with Azure Storage Tables for reading and writing time series data. Data is stored in time based chunks to reduce the number of reads/writes to Storage Tables to improve read performance.

Azure Data Lake - GEN2

Indicium.DataBus.Azure.DataLake.AzureDataLakePlugin

Read and write data from Azure Data Lake (GEN2). The data can be structured and unstructured.

Azure Blob Storage

Indicium.DataBus.Azure.StoragePlugin.AzureBlobStoragePlugin

Read and write Blobs with Azure Blob Storage. Capture documents, images or videos (or more) in Azure Blob Storage.

Azure Video Blob Storage

Indicium.DataBus.Azure.StoragePlugin.AzureVideoStoragePlugin

Storage of video files in Azure Blob Storage. The files are stored in a structure way to allow for easy querying of files.

Azure CosmosDB

Indicium.DataBus.Azure.Plugins.AzureCosmosPlugin

Read and write time-series data with Azure Cosmos. You can choose the name of the table per series, and data is chunked to minimise the number of reads/writes required to store large volumes of Time-Series data.

Azure Event Hubs

Indicium.DataBus.Azure.Plugins.AzureEventHubsPlugin

Post data directly into Azure Event Hubs for processing by connected Azure processes.

Azure Functions

Indicium.DataBus.Azure.Plugins.AzureFunctionPlugin

Post data directly into Azure Function to execute the associated processes.

Azure Logic Apps

Indicium.DataBus.Azure.Plugins.AzureLogicAppsPlugin

Post data directly into Azure Logic Apps to execute the associated processes.

HTTP Post

Indicium.DataBus.Web.Plugins.HttpPostPlugin

Post the TimeSeries to an HTTP URL. Use in conjunction with the PythonPlugin to format your data into the required format. Use in conjunction with the OAUTH plugin to add authentication to your post.

PowerBI Post

Indicium.DataBus.Web.Plugins.PowerBIPlugin

Post to a Power BI Streaming DataSet to allow real-time display of data in PowerBI reports.

OAUTH

Indicium.DataBus.Web.Plugins.OauthPlugin

This plugin can make authorisation calls to an OAUTH server. The returned tokens are then attached to the data so they can be used in REST calls or Scripts.

REST API

Indicium.DataBus.Web.Plugins.RestApiPlugin

Pplugin lets you post data to the DataBus via a REST API. Data is processed as a real-time subscription. You can browse your APIs in a Swagger like user interface and test them. Calls are secured usign OAUTH, or can optionally be unsecured if your architecture requires it.

SendGrid

Indicium.DataBus.Web.Plugins.SendGridPlugin

Use your pipeline to generate a message and then pass it into the SendGrid plugin to email it to a distribution list. You can use a centralised SendGrid account, or override on a individual pipelines if required. Use the IronPythonPlugin to build email message contents as required.

Mailgun

Indicium.DataBus.Web.Plugins.MailGunPlugin

Use your pipeline to generate a message and then pass it into the Mailgun plugin to email it to a distribution list. You can use a centralised Mailgun account, or override on a individual pipelines if required. Use the IronPythonPlugin to build email message contents as required.

Information Technology

Microsoft SQL Server

Indicium.DataBus.Databases.MsSqlPlugin

Read or write time-series data from a Microsoft SQL Server database. You can write your own SQL queries to maximise the flexibility of the plugin.

MySQL Server

Indicium.DataBus.Databases.MySqlPlugin

Read or write time-series data from a MySQL Server database. You can write your own SQL queries to maximise the flexibility of the plugin.

MongoDB

Indicium.DataBus.Databases.MongoDbPlugin

Read or write time-series data from a MongoDB document database. A standard format for the data is used and has been designed to allow for efficient storage of large volumes of time-series data.

Indicium Dynamics have published the API used to read and write this data. It can be found here: https://www.nuget.org/packages/Indicium.TimeSeries.MongoDb

OLE DB Windows Only

Indicium.DataBus.Databases.OleDbPlugin

Can query data from OLE DB compliant SQL Server using Stored Procedures or SQL Queries.

Oracle DB

Indicium.DataBus.Databases.OracleDbPlugin

Can query data from Oracle Database server using Stored Procedures or SQL Queries.

FTP Client

Indicium.DataBus.Web.FtpClientPlugin

Read or write data to files on an FTP server.

WMI Client Windows Only

Indicium.DataBus.Windows.WmiPlugin

Allow querying of WMI using select statements when running on Windows operating systems.

Specialty Platforms

AQUARIUS TimeSeries Plugin

Indicium.DataBus.Aquarius.AquariusTimeSeriesPlugin

AQUARIUS TimeSeries is an industry leading platform for the storage and management of hydrological data. The AQUARIUS TimeSeries Pluglin allows you to use the INDICIUM DataBus to collect data from a variety of sources and easilty integrated it with AQUARIUS TimeSeries. You can read and write data from AQUARIUS TimeSeries, allowing you to use the INDICIUM DataBus as a collector of data for your hydrology platform. Find out more about AQUARIUS TimeSeries here: https://aquaticinformatics.com/products/aquarius/aquarius-time-series/

AQUARIUS Forecast Plugin Windows Only

Indicium.DataBus.Aquarius.AquariusForecastPlugin

AQUARIUS Forecast is a hydrological modelling solution. This plugin allows for execution of models and through the use of other plugins allows you to write data to files compatible for AQUARIUS Forecast, or into AQUARIUS TimeSeries where it can be used by AQUARIUS Forecast. Find our more about AQUARIUS Forecast here: https://aquaticinformatics.com/products/aquarius/aquarius-forecast/

SMA Sunny Portal Plugin

Indicium.DataBus.Web.SunnyPortalPlugin

Download your energy generation data from your Sunny Portal account. This plugin securely connects tot he SMA Sunny Portal API to download your raw data.

BoM AWS Plugin

Indicium.DataBus.Web.BomAwsPlugin

Read Bureau of Meteorology (Australia) data directly from their website for all Automatic Weather Stations in Australia. For more information see: http://www.bom.gov.au/other/disclaimer.shtml

Data Processing Plugins

Iron Python Plugin

Indicium.DataBus.IronPython.PythonPlugin

Write your own Pythons scripts to analyse, manipulate, raise alarms or retireve data. This plugin allows you to fully customise what your DataBus does. The possibilities are endless.

JSON Extract Plugin

Indicium.DataBus.Plugins.Pipelines.JsonExtractPlugin

The JSON Extract Plugin can be used to extract individual values from a JSON string that was created or manipulated earlier on in the 'New Data Received Event'; by specifying a path to value as well as the type of the Value.

Supported Types:

  • string
  • int
  • long
  • float
  • double
  • boolean
  • datetime

CSV Extract Plugin

Indicium.DataBus.Plugins.Pipelines.CsvExtractPlugin

The CSV Extract Plugin can be used to extract individual values from a character seperated string that was created earlier on in the 'New Data Received Event'; by specifying the seperation character and the column number of the value.

Supported Types:

  • string
  • int
  • long
  • float
  • double
  • boolean
  • datetime

BoM Rainfall Exceedence

Indicium.DataBus.BoMRainfallExceedencePlugin

Use the Australian Rainfall Runoff (ARR) Indensity Frequency Duration (IFD) curves to determine the likely hood of a flash flood event.

Evapotranspiration

Indicium.DataBus.EvapotranspirationPlugin

Calculate Evapotranspiration(ET) from weather parameters for weather station that collect the necissary parameters to perform the Penman-Monteith method.

NetCDF Extract

Indicium.DataBus.NetCdfExtractPlugin

Extract data from NetCDF files. This plugin can be used to extract weather forecast information from sources like the Bureau of Meteorlogy.

WDTF

Indicium.DataBusWdtfPlugin

Read and write time-series data to or from WDTF. The WDTF is a file format used by the Buerea of Meteorology in Australia to exchange water releated data.

Need to connect to something a little different?

INDICIUM DataBus UI

Indicium Dynamics can build custom plugins.

Indicium Dynamics can build custom plugins to meet your company's specific requirements. That could be integrating with your own bespoke systems, or integrating with an off the shelf solution.

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