TrendMiner - Self-service Advanced Analytics

by TrendMiner N.V

Self-service Advanced Analytics. Driving operational intelligence through advanced analytics for time-series data captured in the OSIsoft PI System.

Solution Overview

On the wave of digitalization within the era of industry 4.0, companies need to use the data in their OSIsoft PI System as clever as possible to remain market leader and sustain future profitability. Instead of hiring an army of data scientists, operational stakeholders can use TrendMiner’s self-service advanced analytics capabilities to improve operational performance. By putting the power of analytics in the hands of process and asset specialists, controllers and production leaders, companies can align their business objectives with direct business outcomes across departments, all while growing the production knowledge.

The subject matter experts have a good understanding of the data that is directly related to the production processes they are responsible for and they are able to turn this into actionable information. Self-service analytics enable them to quickly analyze time-series data captured in the PI System. This ensures that the majority of process behavior assessments can be handled by themselves. TrendMiner avoids the need to create analytics models, speeding up the time to insights and identifying influence factors to process anomalies.

With TrendMiner this information can be provided in an analytics-driven Production Cockpit with live data and early warnings, resulting in a business environment of continuous improvement. In this way all users at each level in the organization can proactively contribute to business outcomes in areas such as energy reduction, waste reduction, quality control, yield and predictive maintenance. 

TrendMiner works on top of your PI System and makes the time-series data directly available for advanced analytics through plug & play connectivity to all historical data. The platform can be deployed on premises, in a customer managed cloud environment or as a full SaaS solution, supporting single sites up to globally operating business units with consolidation of dispersed historians, helping to optimize fleet performance. TrendMiner can index across multiple PI Systems, increasing interoperability and enabling fast search and analytics. Subject matter experts can search through the PI Data as easy as using Google and use any tag or create new calculated tags for pattern search, diagnostics, performance comparison and advanced monitoring. 

Solution Approach

TrendMiner works directly with PI AF, allowing users to easily navigate the structure of their plant right inside of TrendMiner. AF templates can be used for cross-asset performance analysis. Good and bad behavior can be shown in dashboards for each stakeholder in the organization.

The events captured in PI EF are directly available in TrendMiner. On top of that, we offer to create additional events, either manually or automatically captured based on process monitors or information from 3rd party business systems, like SAP, LIMS, OEE or Batch systems. Each context item can be searched for, commented on and used for collaboration with experts in remote locations. 

TrendMiner supports PI Vision in two directions; from PI Vision’s process overview to dive into the trend analysis capabilities of TrendMiner or showing the analysis results in the PI Vision interface. Through TrendMiner the information shown in the PI Vision dashboard can include 3rdparty business application data, to give a full holistic view of operational performance.

Last but not least, TrendMiner is also available for OSIsoft Cloud Services (OCS). Our analyze, monitor and predict capabilities are directly available within OCS. In this way small organizations can make use of the advanced analytics capabilities in the cloud version of OSIsoft PI System, while global operating organizations can use OCS to analyze and monitor performance of their entire operations.



  • Self-service analytics
  • Time series data visualization
  • Advanced pattern recognition
  • Automated process monitoring


  • Plug & play solution
  • Predict process performance
  • Reduce unplanned downtime

PI System Requirements

PI System version 3.4.390 or later, PSA Server

Solution Type

Advanced Analytics, Process Optimization


  • Chemical & Petrochemical
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
  • Food & Beverages

Business Impacts

Optimize Processes, Evaluate Quality, Increase Asset Health & Uptime, Improve Energy Efficiencies, Manage Risk & Regulatory


Applications for the PI System, Solutions - Require Integration