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Question asked by arture on Sep 25, 2020
Latest reply on Oct 12, 2020 by Roger Palmen

Hey guys,


I am trying to dig into OMF and I am wondering why I should prefer using OMF (via PI Web API) over simply using the PI Web API for data ingress.


As far as I understood correctly, for both data ingress using PI Web API and using OMF (via PI Web API) the data source simply needs the ability to make a JSON formatted HTTP request. PI Web API itself was a hardware agnostic solution in itself. 


So far the only advantage of OMF is that OCS and Edge Analytics are able to receive the same message as well. Though this is a big plus I am still wondering if there is more to it. In some of your videos I heard remarks like "for data ingress use OMF, this is better than simply using PI Web API".


I would love to get some input from you guys on what you think about this.