Practically any major database can be easily connected to Ignition. Ignition uses JDBC connectors and delivers out-of-the-box support for MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, IBM DB2 and PostgreSQL databases.
Using both classic OPC and OPC-UA standards, all major PLCs are simple to connect with Ignition because the software comes with a built-in OPC-UA server with drivers for the most common PLC brands, including Allen-Bradley, Siemens, and Modbus. Ignition is also easily used with third-party OPC-UA or classic OPC servers, so you can connect to just about any PLC out there.
Ignition has built-in drivers for TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) and UDP (User Datagram Protocol) communication, which makes it easy to connect and receive data from many common devices such as barcode scanners, scales, flow meters, analytical equipment, and more.
Ignition works seamlessly with any MES or ERP system. Connect your entire HMI and SCADA system to your enterprise data for collaboration unlike ever before. Ignition is designed around using databases, so you can easily connect your plant floor database to any other database in your enterprise, locally or around the world.