Wonderware (www.wonderware.com), a business unit of Invensys Systems, added support for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 to its solution set for managing industrial plant environments.

According to Wonderware, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 will allow users to reduce both planned and unplanned downtime, develop solutions for disaster recovery, and provide greater system availability. The software’s Common Language Routine (CLR) feature offers a programming environment for C#, VisualBasic.NET, and other programming languages and tools to create custom applications.

“The ability to monitor and fine-tune plant performance in real-time is giving companies the means to improve plant productivity and efficiency, directly benefiting a plant”s bottom line,” said Rashesh Mody, Wonderware”s chief technology officer, in a prepared statement. “Wonderware has worked closely with Microsoft on this new product release and we are confident that SQL Server 2005 offers a comprehensive range of high-availability functionality in the plant data historian market.”

Wonderware IndustrialSQL Server and related software offerings are designed to analyze plant data, increase plant productivity, manage, analyze and report on essential plant data, conduct statistical process control analysis, and increase overall plant efficiency in real-time.

Invensys has been a Microsoft partner since 2003. The alliance is aimed at providing manufacturers with real-time visibility into plant environments and supply chains.

— Flow Control Staff