1.3. Data

Eclipse SCADA is, as the name says, a SCADA system. SCADA stands for supervisory control and data acquisition .

So the main purpose of this system is to gather data from various systems, aggregate them, evaluate the state and visualize the result. In addition it must provide a way to control the connected systems. Of course it is also important to store data in a persistent storage for later evaluation.

So the main functions provided by Eclipse SCADA are:

DA – Data Access

The acquisition of near realtime process data.

AE – Alarms & Events

Monitor the data provided by the DA system. Store monitoring results.

HD – Historical Data

Store value data provided by the DA system.