We have a number of applications (such as Energy Components and Aptitude) requiring access to PI Data. These applications use the Software As A Service (SAAS) model and hosted in the cloud. The PI System is installed on-Premise.
PI has a cloud offering with Cloud Connect, but my understanding is that this is currently restricted to replacing the functionality of PI to PI through the cloud and not for data hand-ff to such applications. It is in the process of being enhanced to include historical data storage, analytics and visualization but this is not yet released.
Does anyone have any advice as to how to connect these systems together? My thought at the moment is to have an internet facing box that hosts Web-API and that the apps using REST to read/write data. As claims based authentication is in WebAPI 2017 but does not yet appear to be released I will have to use Basic Authentication.