In the video "Create PI Points in PI System Explorer using AF Templates", a new database is created for managing the so called "sampled process - pumps". My question is when is it necessary (or convenient) to create a new database or use an existing one. In my case, my PI AF Server is going to collect data from different data sources (several independent laboratory plants). My doubt is if it is better so use the same database (Lab plants, for example) for all data coming from the different plants or just use a different database (lab1, lab2, lab3, ...) for each plant. What are the consequences of my decision?
Thanks in advance,
Jesús M. Zamarreño