Deploy It Anywhere, Use It
Server-Centric Web-Based Deployment
One thing that sets Ignition apart is its server-centric web-based deployment model. With Ignition, you can instantly web-launch an unlimited number of zero-install, full runtime clients on virtually any device. The central Ignition gateway can be on one central server or distributed across several servers, located on-premise, in the cloud, or a combination of both. You can even put Ignition all the way out to the edge of the network.
Common Ignition Architectures
Ignition Standard Architecture
Ignition’s most common architecture consists of a single on-premise Ignition server connected to a SQL database, PLCs, and clients.Architecture Diagram
Ignition Scale-Out Architecture
The scale-out architecture links together several Ignition Gateways to form a decentralized system.Architecture Diagram
Ignition Hub & Spoke Architecture
In the Hub-and-spoke architecture, multiple local and remote sites are linked together by a central Ignition Gateway.Architecture Diagram
Ignition IIoT Architecture
With the Ignition IIoT architecture you can set up a secure MQTT Message-Oriented Middleware (MOM) infrastructure in the Cloud, on a private on-premise network, or a hybrid of both.Architecture Diagram
In addition to being used for smaller, centrally managed single-server architectures, Ignition can scale gracefully for use in larger distributed architectures where one Controller Gateway is used to manage multiple Agent Gateways, or in scale-out architectures where the workload is distributed between multiple Gateways.
Instant Installs and Updates
Ignition installs on a server in just 3 minutes and it uses Java Web-Start technology to instantly deploy to an unlimited number of clients to any devices equipped with a web browser — desktops, panels or even mobile. Updates in Ignition work like magic: just make changes on the server and push them to everyone, instantly, without creating any downtime or taking the system offline.
Ignition comes with unlimited connections and uses the same code base to run on large cloud servers, small devices like Raspberry Pi, or edge-of-network field devices, so you can connect all your data and devices together on one platform.
With unlimited connections, you can connect all your industrial devices, databases, and business data together so you can drive operational intelligence throughout your enterprise from one central location.
“It’s like building blocks, we have it hooked up to a lot of different things. It’s really easy to use … We use it for everything.”
– Ron Mayfield
Sierra Nevada Brewery
Breweries all over the country trust Ignition with their mission-critical SCADA systems.Watch the case study
Included in the Platform
- Ignition Designer
- Web Server
- Internal Database
- Database Connectivity
- Module API
- OPC-UA Client
- System Logging
- Store & Forward
- Basic Alarming Functionality
Supported Operating Systems
- Windows Server 2008/2012/2016
- Windows 7, 8 and 10
- Ubuntu Linux 12.04 or later
- Other Java SE-enabled OSes 1
- Microsoft® SQL Server
- IBM DB2
- Java SE 8 or 9 (server)
- Java SE 6, 7, 8 or 9 (client)
- Dual-core processor
- 4 GB RAM
- 10 GB free HD space
- (Requirements vary by usage.)
- Ignition is compatible with any Java SE 8-enabled OS. Full support is only offered for listed OSes.
- Ignition is compatible with any database that has a JDBC driver.