AVEVA Historian

Capture and store high-fidelity industrial big data, to unlock trapped potential for operational improvements

Big data – collection, storage and analysis

Capture and store high-fidelity industrial data. AVEVA TM Historian is a high-performance process database capable of storing the huge volumes of data generated from today’s industrial facilities.

AVEVA Historian combines advanced data storage and compression techniques with an industry-standard query interface to ensure open access to your process, alarm, and event data. It enables faster, more informed decisions while keeping your team fully informed on operational performance.

Industrial data management

AVEVA Historian is the first, large-volume plant data historian to unite high-speed data acquisition and storage with traditional relational database management.


Required Data Storage Space


Million Tags





Maintaining business continuity

High availability, full redundancy, and disaster recovery options keep your business running continuously.

A complete picture of operational history

Unlike conventional relational databases that are not well-suited to production environments, AVEVA Historian handles time-series data, as well as alarm and event data. Unique “block technology” captures plant data hundreds of times faster than a standard database system and utilizes a fraction of conventional storage space.

Optimized data storage

AVEVA Historian combines front-end, high-speed data collection with time-series extensions to an embedded Microsoft SQL Server relational database. Additionally, our patented “swinging door” data storage algorithm greatly reduces data storage requirements while preserving data integrity

Advanced data storage and compression

Advanced data storage and compression combined with industry-standard query language provides easy, open access to all process, alarm and event data. This enables faster, more convenient, result oriented robust and more informed decisions while keeping everyone informed on operational performance.

Uncompromising data integrity

Regardless of your industry, AVEVA Historian will maintain the data integrity needed for the most demanding requirements. AVEVA Historian manages low bandwidth data communications, late coming information, and even data from systems with mismatched system clocks. Ensuring high resolution data is captured accurately every time.

Historian for any industry

Find out how you can gain immediate access to industry relevant data.

Make Sense of Your Industrial Data

Advanced data storage and compression combined with industry-standard query language provides easy, open access to all process, alarm, and event data. This enables faster, more accurate decisions while keeping everyone informed on operational performance.

Save money

Reduce data storage costs by more than 80 percent through ultra-efficient data storage algorithms.

Power query

Extract more value from legacy systems faster via proprietary, high-speed data acquisition and storage on a Microsoft SQL Server.

Scale safely

Apply to a single process, or grow to a large widely-distributed information management solution that serves dozens of sites and hundreds of users worldwide.


Interface via the industry leading AVEVA InTouch HMI for maximum return on your software.

Collect, validate, archive

Capture data from basic single-node sources or highly-distributed sources anywhere in the world. Apply built-in data validation procedures to ensure data accuracy. Preserve everything from short-term diagnostics to long- term records needed to support regulatory requirements.

Millions of data tags

AVEVA Historian’s ability to handle millions of tags provides plenty of capability to collect and store your vital process, alarm, and event data. Monitor a single process or an entire facility. Store data locally and aggregate at the enterprise level, fulfilling the most demanding analysis and reporting requirements.

Applications and Reporting


AVEVA Historian Client makes plant and process data accessible through easy-to-use interfaces to facilitate troubleshooting, identify inefficiencies, and eliminate the time-consuming process of locating data.

Advanced data retrieval modes

Built-in advanced data retrieval modes make your data report queries easier to build, more efficient, and more powerful. Eliminating multiple versions of plant operating data in this way increases productivity, reduces errors, and lowers operating costs Modes include time-in-state, slope, counter, cyclic and delta, interpolated, value state, and more.

Trend application

A powerful desktop data graphing tool that provides a range of charting and formatting capabilities. It is designed to allow users to create highly informative data analysis charts through trend charts, X-Y scatter plots, and batch trend charts, including ‘golden batch’ comparison.

Reporting application

Produce clear, professionally rendered reports for communication and analysis of real-time and transactional events with Dream Report. Dream Report is no-code software with simple drag-and-drop, point-and-click configuration, and integration of real-time sources and manual data to HMI/SCADA, historians, enterprise software and relational databases.

Excel add-in

This Microsoft Excel add-in is designed to simplify the creation of rich data reports using AVEVA Historian data.

Query application

Eliminate the need for SQL expertise with this easy-to-use tool for creating database queries. Our query tool can be used in tandem with trends, workbooks, or report applications. It can also be used as a standalone querying tool for the AVEVA Historian or any SQL compliant database.

Powerful web-based solution

AVEVA Historian content can be consumed with AVEVA Historian Client Web or through external applications such as Microsoft Office, AVEVA InTouch HMIor even custom software clients. Trends, reports, and workbooks can be published on the intranet, aggregating plant, and business data into a powerful web-based production and performance management solution.