Data collection and OSIsoft Message Format
You use OSIsoft Message Format (OMF) to achieve high-throughput asynchronous data collection into the Sequential Data Store. The following terms are useful for understanding the information in this and subsequent sections:
- A producer of OMF messages needs a client identity to authenticate and send messages.
- OMF topics aggregate OMF messages received from one or more clients and makes them available for consumption by a subscription.
- An OMF subscription consumes OMF messages from a topic and forwards them to a data store. Multiple subscriptions can retrieve OMF messages from a single topic.